Friday, 11 October 2013

A month to GO (36 weeks)


So here we are a month away until my due date!  I'm so not ready, I keep on thinking its happening to someone else and not me! I'm uncomfortable and have awful backache sometimes but still I am not going to have a baby soon am I. Its all lovely too we have been given loads of clothes which are all folded and sorted for this little boy who is due to make his arrival soon!

With our care this time were not on our 3rd community midwife which is a little annoying as its as if its all over the place. I get told I should be taking vitamin D by one, folic acid by another and a whooping cough jab! Fortunately this is my third pregnancy and although different protocols have changed I know I'm fine and what I should and shouldn't do!

Anyway she does all my checks I say how much pain Ive been in and she recommends to stop taking pain killers if they are not working, which I don't mind because I awful at remembering/ taking any tablet (hence why pregnant twice in two years), but I suppose its good to know there is something that makes me think its going to help with the pain.


She also measures me and I am coming up small at 30cm when I should be 34cm, she asked me lots of questions where I told her I always measure small, and have done with all my pregnancies. So off we went for a scan, sadly my husband was busy so he didn't come which is a shame as he is more confidant than me and probably would have asked more questions. The lady doing the scan didn't say much did some measurements and I was on my way, I didn't see much just some ribs and a spine, but everything is ok and he is estimated to weigh 6lb at the moment! exciting!


So now Im currently packing my hospital bag in the event that he shall come any time now! I dont hold much hope the other two were a week late but its best to be prepared! I cant remember what to put in it (even though i only had a baby last year) So far vests, baby grows and breast pads! oh dear!!


What was vital for your hospital bag? any hints?


8 comments:

  1. Funny how much we forget about pregnancy and newborns. If it helps here's a few things I remember my husband having to buy more of whilst I was in hospital: sanitary pads (I bought maternity ones which ran out really quick and leaked so my husband bought me always night time ones and they were AMAZING), extra sleep suits and scratch mitts.

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    1. lol yes night ones are good and probs a lot cheaper too! I seem to be such an airhead cant think what im doing most the time!!

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  2. awww honey i remember packing my hospital bag so well. I forgot a cardigan and hats for Joshua! x

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    1. ha yes im bound to forget something i always do!!

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  3. I've totally got dejavu! I was always told I was coming up small and sent off for scans, all was ok and I had perfectly healthy 7lb something babies! I have that same sheet with both the previous boys pregnancies marked on it so this new baby can somehow be compared! Remember that back pain well.. Laboured in my back for the last few weeks! X

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    1. so annoying isnt it, I hate back ache so much never had with any other pregnancies, especially when i wake up i seem to be stuck in a position and cant turn over! good times!

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  4. snacks and juice for me! and something to make you feel nice after you've had your bambino, whether it be a little bit of makeup, a nice outfit... anything of the sort :)

    Practical stuff... I had nappies, wipes, muslins, change of clothes for both... I found that worse comes to worse, if you forget something, the hospital can help out or your Partner can go and get it for you :)

    Good luck, not long now! :)

    Fiona x
    www.greenlovinggirl.com

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    1. thanks yes coming round far to soon!!

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