September 17, 2014
I’m now on the single hand countdown. I’m wondering when it is actually going to start to feel real that I am having a baby, and that it will be quite soon.
We finally ordered the snuzpod this week. I can’t wait for it to arrive. I’ve looked at all the alternatives and think this one looks great. I’m looking forward to being able to safely co-sleep. I know for my anxieties (I had previous PND) that having the baby close will be really good for me.
I had the midwife today and baby is growing well and 2/5 engaged, which means only 2/5 of the head can be felt. In other words she is getting ready! I thought she had engaged as my ribs feel less sore, but I’m needing to wee much more often, my spd is worse and my bump is hanging!
I’m starting to get nervous about my appointment with the consultant next week. We are going to be discussing birth options. My physio wants me to push for a c section as she is worried about how my pelvis is and doing more damage to it. I had a difficult last labour with my 8lb boy and think pushing him out for 3 hours (he was stuck in my pelvis) didn’t do me any favours. The midwife agrees as I also suffered from other complications due to the extended pushing time.
We went for a bump photoshoot the other day and are going to view the photos tomorrow and I can’t wait to see them. The last couple of weeks I’ve really started to embrace the bump. This is my last pregnancy so I’m making the most of it. Each day I’m trying to spend some time connecting with the baby, having a little stroke and a chat. (I do this when no one is watching!) Each time I’m feeling tired, heavy, grumpy, sore, I’m trying to remind myself that this will be the last time I am 35 weeks and to enjoy it!