37/38 weeks

My bags are packed, all the baby clothes are washed and we have got everything off the list. However I still don’t feel ready!

Now that I have a date, not like a due date, a date that the baby will definitely be here by it’s definitely feeling more real. After seeing the consultant I was booked in for a c section on the 13th. I can’t tell you how upset I was when at my midwife appointment she tells me that due to the strikes it had been moved to the 15th when I will be 39+6! 

The last two weeks have been filled with hospital visits. Baby bump has been very quiet on and off so I actually spent some of my 30th being monitored. I also hadn’t grown in fundal height measurement for 4 weeks so we got sent for another growth scan. All is looking good and baby was weighing in at 7lb at 38+1. Very surprising as I’m measuring 4 weeks under now. The next drama is that the itching I’ve been having for a couple of weeks got worse and is keeping me awake at night. This can signal a problem with the liver, so I was back in again with more monitoring and blood tests.

I’ve been in and out of the hospital so much this pregnancy. I didn’t have to go in once with either of the boys. I’ve also had more scans than I did with both of their pregnancies put together. It’s definitely been a very different pregnancy experience this time. 
Inbetween all the drama I had a lovely baby sprinkle, a lovely 30th and have managed to spend some quality time with the oh and the two monkeys. I’m hoping for a more peaceful last week of pregnancy! 

4 responses to “37/38 weeks”

  1. I’m so sorry you’ve had a rough ride during this pregnancy. I can totally relate, having been on weekly scans and regular monitoring for growth issues. It’s so hard but you have your date (hopefully it won’t change again!) and you will soon have baby in your arms. Wishing you the best of luck for this week x x x x

  2. Eek all getting very close now, sorry you’ve been in and out of hospital so much but better to be safe than sorry and so glad to hear all is going ok! Exciting to meet your new baba soon! Xx #blogbumpclub (Becoming a SAHM)

  3. Bex says:

    So close now! I hope everything goes well with the birth x

  4. Molly Forbes says:

    Oh blimey – as I write this I hope you’re relaxing the night before the planned c section. I’m so sorry you’ve had a rough time, here’s to a lovely calm birth experience and plenty of r and r post c section. Thank you so much for sharing your pregnancy journey with us all via the #BlogBumpClub. I’ll look forward to hearing about your new arrival! xxx

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