Friday, 19 September 2014

Bump Watch 2014: 38 Weeks



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!



*How far along?: 38 weeks
*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.

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14 comments:

Melaina25 said...

Yep. Def' a pumpkin! Glad all is well other than the SPD xx

Melaina25 said...

Aww not long to go now. How exciting to have your mom come to visit. I'd be excited about that too. I hope you can get a good nights sleep.

Melaina25 said...

WOW! I can't believe how quick your pregnancy has gone in! I had an emergency c-section and I had nurses at each hand taking off my nail polish as they check your circulation from the colour of your nails... I'd be wary of the comment saying you're allowed to have your nails done. In all my ops I've always had my nail varnish taken off x

Melaina25 said...

The midwife called the operating theatre at the royal and asked them :)

Melaina25 said...

Ah great! My ops where Wishaw General and Hayrimers x

Melaina25 said...

Thanks; I think part of it is just having them so I know they are there if I need them.

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Claire x

Melaina25 said...

You are looking fantastic, so close to the end! :) Can't believe how far along you are - seems to have flown by, but that's easy for me to say, I haven't been dealing with all of the pregnancy aches and pains and waiting excitedly for a baby to arrive! :)

Shame about the acupuncture, but maybe a good thing you can't have it as it can induce labour - you wouldn't want that ahead of your c-section!

Hope all goes well next week!

Away From The Blue

Melaina25 said...

Wow not long to go now at all! Hope the cocodamol helps with the pain and allows you to get some sleep this last week! xx

Melaina25 said...

Eeeeek not long at all! When I had my section I remember staying up til 11pm to eat toast as I knew I would be so hungry the next day! We were also at the hospital for 7.30 and told we were third on the list so due for surgery around lunch time. Then the midwife returned to say something had happened and we were first up! Turned out we only had 10 mins to chat before I was in theatre! I really hope it all goes well for you and that your SPD disappears as soon as possible! x x x x

Melaina25 said...

Yay you're so close!!! You look great! And that is crazy that baby is the size of a pumpkin! My 28 (maybe it was 27) week update on my baby app said my uterus is now the size of a basketball, and that is still beyond me! Anyway, I'll be thinking of you! So exciting!

Melaina25 said...

Eek, that's so exciting!! All the best. I'll be thinking of you :)

Melaina25 said...

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Melaina25 said...

Eeep so exciting! Really looking forward to hearing your news when baby is safely here xx