Sunday, January 25, 2015

Baby Caterpillar - 31 Weeks.


I'm so so over this pregnancy. I'm going to be so honest, I feel like I'm stuck in such a bad place. Gestational Diabetes has just topped it all off. I cannot wait for this all to be over and will be begging the doctor for an earliest cesarean as possible. I didn't think it would be this hard, with this many issues! I pictured an easy pregnancy and then following my VBAC plan, but due to so many issues I've decided that I need to plan something. Have a set date, know that I won't end up with an emergency cesarean and going through a cesarean before, I know what's going to happen.
I'll get onto writing my Cesarean Section Birth Plan soon.

I'm having a terrible sickness day today, so I'm feeling more down. I haven't stopped throwing up since 5.30 this morning! My teeth are so over this sickness and my throat is on fire! I've also been prescribed another medication for reflux cause my throat just burns all the time.

Also my pelvis! Oh my goodness, my pelvis! Baby is engaged and I'm pretty sure I could sneeze her out. Last night Jydan had a meltdown and I ended up on the floor for ages consulting him and literally got stuck. I'm glad Tim was home because I could not move my pelvis to get myself to stand up. I was in tears!

Oh! And to top of my week, I'll be starting insulin for my gestational diabetes on Thursday because I can't keep my numbers down. I'm trying to do more exercises to help. This stupidly included trying to do some laps at the pool. I ended up having an asthma attack.

I should really be on a sex ed commercial. Pregnancy is hard!!



Symptoms this week:
Hyperemeis.
Vomiting.
Reflux.
Feeling Faint.
Protein.
Swelling/Fluid.
Pelvic Pain.
Exhaustion.
Gestational Diabetes.
Colostrum.
Baby's Engaged.

Weight gain: 7 kilo. .. I haven't gained any weight for a while now.

Doctors/Midwives Appointment:
I saw a midwife, a dietitian, and an physio specialists for the diabetes this week and will see the doctor and midwife on Thursday where I will start my insulin injections.
Scan:
Next scan in two weeks, but I need to book it!

Size of baby: 
Baby is now around 1.5 kilo and 41 cms long.
About half the weight she will be born at!
About the size of a bunch of leeks.
leeks

Baby's doing this week:
Organs are maturing and baby is practicing passing urine.
Time left:
9 weeks!!
Next Milestone:
33 weeks, after the next scan.
Baby's Gender:
GIRL!
Nickname for baby:
Caterpillar - because of the hungry caterpillar themed nursery.
Cravings:
No cravings this week, but I would loove some icecream!!
Names:
We've decided to incorporate my Opa's name into the baby's name as he's battling cancer. His name is Adriaan, and the baby will be Arabelle Adrianne.

3 comments:

Georgia Edmunds said...

Hang in there, you are doing a great job!
Its all going to be totally worth it when you are holding your baby girl. I hope the next few weeks are kinder to you. x

Georgia Edmunds said...

Hang in there, you are doing a great job!
Its all going to be totally worth it when you are holding your baby girl. I hope the next few weeks are kinder to you. x

Camille Griffiths said...

Oh I am so sorry! What you are going through sounds so awful. At least there's only 2 months left to go, and then it will all be worth it!! By the way, I love her name, it's so beautiful. :)