Only one week left. It's been a crazy week. I went in Monday for acupuncture again and had a bad reaction to it and almost passed out. The first odd reaction I felt unwell but I really felt like I was going to pass out this time; because of that I'm not allowed to try acupuncture any more for my pain. Frustrating but makes sense. So after crossed wires with my doctor today I've finally gotten some co-codamol to try when I really need it. I've not taken any opiate based pain killers since I was 17 and had some post tonsillectomy and they made me puke. I'm a bit nervous to try them but if they help me sleep through the pain at night it will be good.
Otherwise we (and by we I mean mostly NBH) are getting things done around the house. Our Shnuggle Moses Basket is built and my mother-in-law has been taking away loads of baby clothes to wash and bring back for us as well. I went through and separated and washed all our smaller size cloth diapers so slowly but surely hopefully we will be somewhat ready when baby arrives.
My pre-op appointment was pretty uneventful. I've put on .5kg more than the average weight gain in pregnancy (not too shabby) and everything else seems fine other than my SPD. I'm also allowed to have my nails done for my c-section which is awesome because I'd heard different conflicting things about nailpolish and surgery. I have to fast from midnight the night before and take an antacid before bed and then take another the morning of my surgery. We have to arrive at the hospital at 7:30am but we don't know when my actual surgery will be; the midwife said there are normally 4-5 scheduled for a day and they prioritise on a case by case basis.
So now we just wait. I'm working through Tuesday (still from home) and my Mom and her husband arrive in Glasgow on Thursday so I hopefully the next week will fly by. I haven't decided yet if I will take a late night bump photo for one last post next Friday or not yet but no matter what within a week I will not be pregnant any more!
*Total weight gain: 13kg since my first weigh in
*How big is baby?: A pumpkin. Now I want a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
*Maternity clothes?: Yes but I only have a few tops that fit.
*Sleep?: It's crappy but hopefully co-codomal will help.
*Best moment this week?: Am I allowed to say getting a new iPhone 6?
*Movement?: I actually think this baby is now MORE active.
*Food cravings?: No.
*Labor signs?: No, the bebe is in this for the long haul like their brother.
*Belly button in or out?: Innie.
*What I miss: Still miss being pain free and being able to go where I want when I want.
*What I'm looking forward to: My Mom arriving!
*Milestone: Had my pre-op appointment
Here is Blondie Boy's 38 week update from 2009 if you like to compare/contrast.