Well we have reached 28 weeks, something had you asked me 29 weeks ago I would have said would never happen.
Time seems to be flying by so quickly, I still feel like there is ages to go until we can meet our little Bumble.
I say I never thought this would happen. I am not sure why but I always thought that I would never be able to have children. There is no reason for this, just a nagging doubt that has always been in the back of my mind.
We decided to start trying for a baby in April as I had hoped I might have a baby before I was 30. Little did I know that after one attempt we would be expectant parents – I had thought it would take a year or more at least.
But here we are and so far we are doing well.
I had my 28 week appointment on Wednesday and my blood pressure was fine, urine clear (what do they test for in your urine?), and Bumble’s heart was excellent.
I was measuring small – 26 weeks when I should be 28 – but I am not going to worry myself about this as I am small, 5ft 3, and husband is 5ft7, so neither of us are tall. There is the niggles at the back of my mind that it is not growing right but I am trying to pushing them away.
I got my bloods taken but I am not sure what I am meant to do. Do I phone for results like you would at the Drs or will they contact me if there is a problem?
Starting to get a bit organised now as well. We have ordered the pram, which comes with a car seat, and an additional car seat. We put it in the Mothercare baby plan but the only concern we have is that deliveries stop over Christmas and so the first day they can deliver to us is January 6. This is fine, unless I deliver the baby earlier than two weeks. If we come two weeks and two days early we will be January 5 and so may end up without car seat or pram for a wee bit. Hopefully this won’t happen.
I still have horrible rib flare, getting worse every day and now I am getting stomach pains and back ache but otherwise well. Trying to spend as much time as I can lying down as this helps ease the pain a bit but then I risk the dogs jumping on my tummy and irritating me.
There is less than 12 weeks to go and I just can not wait to meet Bumble and start the next chapter of our life as a family.