This week has seen us attending two maternity appointments. The first was down at the hospital with the consultant who’s been watching over me. I’m technically classed as a high risk pregnancy again for preterm labour so they’ve wanted to keep an eye on things, however, on Monday they decided to “discharge” me from their care.
On the same day I also had my routine appointment with the community midwife. I had my blood taken and as normal my blood pressure is quite low. It seems to average at 80/50 give or take a few numbers and with this heat that is the most likely explanation for my dizziness I had last week. She also measured my tummy and came to the conclusion that I’m measuring up small, at 28 weeks I should be measuring 28cm but I’m only 26cm. She’s a little concerned so has booked to see me in just two weeks to do more measurements. At this point I don’t feel very worried by it as I’m small myself.
I’ve been feeling very tired this week. I’ve been napping when P2 naps but still by their bedtime it’s a struggle not to fall asleep next to them on the floor, and by 10pm I’m snoozing on the sofa and hubby is sending me up to bed! I’m still taking liquid iron 3 times a day and depending on the result of my blood test they may refer me for more tests.
The heat is still awful but I do feel like my body is getting used to it though. I’ve found one of my really baggy, long vest top things that I’ve been wearing as a dress when at home. I feel very frumpy but it’s the only thing to keep me cool so I’m really not bothered whilst in my own home. The hospital bag is still a mess but I bought my first pack of maternity pads the other day so apart from pjs/nightie, it’s all ready. I need to find some
time motivation to sort through P2s old clothes to see what we have and don’t have.
The past few days have been awful. This little lady has been sitting in the most uncomfortable of positions. Very low in my pelvis and then wriggling around a lot!! I’ve never known a baby to move so much in all honesty. I spent last night in agony, worrying I was about to go into premature labour or something. Other than the past few days I’ve been feeling great in myself!