Wednesday, 10 February 2016

38 Week (possibly final?) Bump Update + COMPETITION!

 This could well be my very last bump update - who knows!!

We don't really know when it's going to happen!

We were given a date originally - which was at some point around the 39 week mark (I don't like to share the date as I like the surprise element!) - but due to my ever declining health with extreme pain from my previous scar, extreme SPD leaving me unable to walk, and extreme mental and physical exhaustion from the pain leaving me unable to sleep - the hospital have suggested we bring the date forward.

The only problem is - they don't know when!

Instead I've been given a few different dates to simply turn up at the hospital ready to go into theatre if they're able to slot me in - so I could still end up going all the way to 39 weeks-ish and merely spending a few mornings at the hospital between now and then, or I could end up being admitted and having the baby sooner! It's genuinely anybody's guess at this point!

How many weeks am I? 37 weeks + 6 days

What are my symptoms?

Still a lot of intense pain in my previous scar - I stood up to get to Noah quickly a few days ago when he was trying to pull on a wire he found and I ended up collapsed on the floor in tears because it genuinely felt like it was ripping open! This is the main reason they're talking about bringing the delivery forward.

Still terrible SPD pain - I can now pretty much no longer walk unaided, and I can't turn over in bed without the pain waking me up so I'm sleeping perhaps an hour or so at night. 

A lot of physical and mental exhaustion but this is probably more so from lack of sleep than anything else, although I am anemic and still on iron tablets too.

Other than that symptoms haven't been much, no heartburn at all during this pregnancy, no nausea since the first trimester, no headaches etc.

I have had lots of period pain though!

What's happened at medical appointments? 

I had my last midwife appointment last week and she went over some of my birth plan with me, she seemed to think none of it would be an issue but wouldn't really commit to anything saying I'd have to discuss it all with the anesthetist at the pre-op - my pre-op appointment is coming up in a few days time so that will be my last appointment before the baby is born.

She felt around my tummy, baby is still measuring large - eeek! She also pointed out that babies femur length is on the 97th centile so it seems that this is a tall baby which is odd as, despite Jon and I being tall, Tyne and Noah were both shorter than average!

How is the baby prep going? 

It's pretty much as done as it's going to be! The last thing I need has just been ordered (Breathing monitor) and should be delivered in two days time, my cord ties arrived a few days ago so we're all set! I just need to put clean sheets on the crib and co sleeper, and we're good to go!

How am I feeling emotionally?

I'm feeling pretty nervous about the birth at the moment!

Especially since I just don't know when to expect it to happen, I don't know how many days I'll end up sitting around the hospital waiting for a c section and being sent home without one, I'm worried incase I end up with a really incompetent surgeon who ends up killing me when if the date had been left at the original one I may have had an amazing surgeon - all these thoughts are plaguing me!

How are the big brothers doing?  

Noah is oblivious - the thought of seeing him around a newborn is hilarious to think of, he just isn't going to have a clue whats going on at all!

Tyne has been very focused on the baby for the past week or so which is a big change from how he's been the rest of the time - he knows I'm going in to hospital for a few nights, and keeps talking about how somebody on Caillou went into hospital because the broke their leg - so he seems to understand it somewhat!

He asks everyday if the baby is coming out today, and seems to be quite excited about it - though when we ask him if the baby will be a boy or a girl, he still says " a train"!

Anything else? 

I think that's pretty much everything!!! My only issue now is finding a suitable outfit for coming home from the hospital, as I usually wear leggings or jeggings but I feel like these will be too uncomfortable with my scar - with Tyne I wore a maxi dress which was perfect but I can't seem to find any non-strappy or dressy ones anywhere!


With each of the boys, I ran a little blog competition to give someone the chance to win a nice prize - this time the prize on offer is a £20.00 Amazon gift voucher.

To be in with a chance of winning, just complete the Rafflecopter follow options below and then comment below with your answers to the following questions! Whoever is the closest to answering correctly and has completed all follow options, will be the winner!

The draw will close as soon as I have announced the babies via social media so please check my Instagram page first incase I'm unable to close the rafflecopter draw straight away!

The Questions

*What date will baby be born?
*What time will baby be born?
*Will baby be a boy or a girl?
*What weight will baby be?
*What will baby be named? (Guess one name for each gender!)

Here are some clues to help you:

Date Clue: The due date is 25th February - baby is going to be born at some point between 38 weeks (11th February) and 39 + 5 (23rd February).

Time Clue: C-section deliveries are done between 8am and  1pm at my hospital.

Name Clue: One of the names we've chosen is to do with nature (Such as Rain, Orion, Lily, Fox) , and one of the names we have chosen is also a word in the dictionary/an occupation (Such as Porter, Miller, Piper, Harper)

Weight Clue: Tyne was 6lbs 13oz and Noah was 8 lbs exactly - they say each baby gets heavier but who knows?!

Gender Clue: Incase it helps with the gender question, here is babys 12 week scan photo:

Good Luck...and wish me luck too! ;)

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