I’m a week behind (and missed week 30 completely) as I’m now 33 weeks but I’ll stick to this update then try to keep on track!
Baby: Now weighing in at 1.7kg, baby is getting rather cramped in there.
Symptoms: Feeling a bit more uncomfortable now, and getting comfy in bed is becoming quite a task. Getting the occasional backache but it’s manageable.
Weight: I’ve put on about a stone since my booking in appointment at 10 weeks, which is only about half a stone up on my pre-pregnancy weight as I lost a bit at the beginning. I seem to be all bump which is a good thing.
Clothes: Yep, definitely maternity! Had a couple of new dresses to wear for a wedding and a christening last weekend. Was nice to have new clothes!
Movement: Lots, though it’s more whole lumps sticking out of my stomack than cute kicks. It’s getting painful too.
Sleep: Getting comfortable to begin with is getting harder, and I’m usually up twice for toilet breaks but overall not doing too badly.
Appointments: Ha! You wouldn’t believe what’s happened since my 28 week update! I had my glucose tolerance test which came back at 7.8, the exact cut-off level for gestational diabetes, so I had to go to see a midwife and get a blood sugar monitoring kit to test myself with after every meal.
I then attended a diabetic clinic. The specialist diabetic consultant looked at me and my details and decided I probably didn’t actually have GD, the test was probably a one-off high reading, and that I didn’t need to monitor my blood sugars anymore. However, the obstetrician I saw 10 minutes later says a level of 7.8 is within GD levels so he will continue seeing me every 2 weeks and I’ll also get growth scans at 32 and 36 weeks to check baby isn’t too big.
I had my 32 week scan which showed things to be normal with baby but when I took my results to pregnancy assessment for them to plot baby’s weight on a growth chart, it turns out that baby is measuring small and on the 10th centile. I therefore have another growth scan booked for 34 weeks to check on baby again.
Baby has now turned head down though so there is good news!
Best moment: Feeling baby move every day
Worst moment: All the fuss over gestational diabetes
Anything else: Nothing I can think of
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