My Pregnancy – Week 26 with Antiphospholipid Syndrome
This is the next instalment of our pregnancy journey. The below are extracts from my journal which I have written each week (I am now 29 weeks in the final trimester). You can read about how I felt when we found out here and our 20 week scan here. I will be posting other weeks extracts in the coming days (normally a Thursday).
I am starting to see this pregnancy fly by, which considering how long it has taken to get here I am grateful for on one hand and wondering if I am making the most of it on the other. There is no question this will be our last baby. A friend asked me if I have made that decision during this pregnancy as she has done with hers. In some ways the decision has been made for us, having our second child at the ages we are wasn’t really on our plan. Medically its probably not the best idea and hopefully we will be as lucky with Pip as we have been with Monkey and he will be born healthy and fit like his brother. What more could we really ask for.
I was lying in bed early one morning trying to create a light bulb moment of feeling the baby move, as Pip tends to move around 4.30/5 most mornings. I want to try and remember it. I have also been hit quite hard with pregnancy insomnia in the last couple of weeks. I am not sure if some of this is taking on a bit too much, worrying about work or just that pip kicks and wakes me up. I am trying to train myself to fall back to sleep, I have a little way to go but I find thinking about Pips arrival and the things we have to look forward as a family helps. Generally I don’t suffer with insomnia so I am finding it difficult but hopefully I’ll get past it soon!
This week I went to the Toy Fair, which was great fun but tiring. There was a time when I would have been there from start to finish. However I managed around 6 hours which was pretty good and an indication I need to plan The Baby Show better and accept I am probably not going to get round the whole thing! Courtesy of the Toy Fair I have had my first illness of the pregnancy, which is good really all things considered to get to 26 weeks over the winter months and not to have had anything. However I have been pretty grotty with a heavy cold almost flu. Hubby has been making me lemon and honey drinks to try and help. I have avoided all medication and managed still to get to work. I am hoping its not going to spread round to Hubby and Monkey.
As far as my continued concern with my weight Im still not putting on and still lighter than I was when I fell pregnant. I am assuming I will start to put weight on soon. I am eating three meals a day and snacking when I feel like it. I am taking my multi vitamins, folic acid and fish oil supplements specifically designed for pregnancy and he moves around a lot so I know all is well.
I am looking forward to the 28 week scan and being able to see Pip again which is less than two weeks away now. I also need to start thinking about the birth and making plans for his arrival as the third trimester is going to be here before I know it.