20 August 2018


WE'VE REACHED VIABILITY! Not that we're anywhere near ready or wanting them to arrive yet. The thought of our baby arriving now scares the life out of me. I've seen the emotional rollercoaster of NICU with two of my friends now and I can honestly say that they're inspiring and brave as I don't think I could cope with NICU at all. I just don't feel strong enough. That being said this tiny bean better stay put and keep growing and growing ready to meet us in December; just in time for a turkey dinner via breastmilk.
I am technically 24+3 today but i'm a little behind this week.
This weeks been a bit exhausting, we've had a long ol' week and the heartburn has gone up a gear and the exhaustion is just crazy and with going into the third trimester in 4 weeksish, it worries me slightly how i'll cope with the exhaustion if it gets any worse?

This week has been up and down medically, apparently I have had a UTI since around the 26th July when I had that slight spotting incident and they couldn't get hold of me due to the broken Iphone and number change. I started some antibiotics even though when I tested my urine at work I didn't show up still having one. The antibiotics didn't agree with me, AGAIN, like last time so after taking a fraction of the dose I have stopped and will contact my Midwife to advise me on the next step to take. I am seeing her on Friday anyway. Weirdly this pregnancy antibiotics do not seem to be agreeing with my body and making me worse if anything so I am not sure what course of action to take so hopefully the Midwife will be able to come up with a solution.

I have also been blitzing my house which I wouldn't say was down to nesting as such, just a need to do it. I could have easily stopped and put my feet up. I did end up having a nap too.
The Christmas preparation has started and wrapping stuff is bought and we're starting to get presents bought. I feel like i'm getting on top of everything now. It's great. I just wish my bank balance would grow and not deduct when I make these purchases! Haha.

Bump seems to have had a growth spurt this week and I have been struggling with my back, hip and left thigh mostly and have been starting to waddle now.
I am still super emotional this week and my anxiety is back and that is something I am struggling with, I am not enjoying the breathlessness, fuzzy feelings in my hands and constantly worrying over every little detail. It's becoming a real bother and I just don't really know how to change it.

BABY IS THE SIZE OF: Ear of Corn or GI JOE on Ovia
IM LOOKING FORWARD TO: Reaching 30 weeks now. Once I have reached 30 weeks it's the home stretch and Maternity leave is in the near distance.
MY FAVOURITE MOMENT WAS: Actually taking a nap. I do love a nap!
I HAVE BEEN FEELING: Anxious and exhausted. Not a nice combo!
I HAVE BEEN BUYING FOR BABY: Two onesies from "Father Christmas" for Disneyland Paris... Lucas keeps asking what Father Christmas is bringing the baby and I've said the same as him and Iris but not as much as they will be too small to open them. Lucas has thankfully already decided he wants costumes for Disneyland Paris, so that's what he's chosen for Iris and the baby too. Here's to hoping he doesn't change his mind before he writes his letter at the end of November.
IM CRAVING: Still nothing!
IM LOVING: The movements, I am really appreciating them this time
I'VE BEEN MEANING TO: Remind Brad to put in his paternity leave request before he misses the cut off.

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