My Pregnancy – 32 Weeks with Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Welcome back to my pregnancy weekly updates – the below are extracts from my journal which I have been writing each week, I am currently almost 35 weeks pregnant so a couple of weeks behind which I am hoping to catch up with soon! I try and post an update each week so check back for further updates.
For some reason in my head 32 weeks seems like a bit of a milestone, I have no idea why as such it just does. I guess I know babies that made an appearance at this age so maybe thats something to do with it. I do know that these last few weeks are going to fly by and I can almost taste maternity leave. I am so looking forward to doing nothing for a couple of days. Monkey will continue to go to nursery Tuesday through to Thursday while I am off. Unless I suddenly dream up some days out or adventures we want to partake in before Kipper (Pip has been replaced!) arrives and I keep him out. Having a sibling is going to be a big upheaval for him as well as us and I want to keep his routine as similar as possible, plus going to school in September means he needs those valuable pre-school sessions. I am looking forward to planning some days out with the two of them once things have settled down. I have big plans for my maternity leave albeit only 6 months which I will be sharing in coming posts.
So the biggest thing that happened this week was our 4D scan! I have written a post all about it here, so will not go into it now. Other than we did get one good photo which I haven’t been able to resist sharing on social media. Monkey was very impressed with he photos and it lead to me getting his little album out with his own 3D photos in. We were also pleased to find out that Kipper is no longer breech!! He’s moved head down and his spine is to my left so a perfect position. The trick of course is to keep him there but I am finally starting to use my ball more so hopefully that will help.
We had our last NCT class this week, as its a second time mums one you only get four sessions. Which seemed like a bit of a shame. Its left me motivated to sort out my birth preferences and to try and avoid induction. We mainly covered natural ways to help things along and I have booked weekly Acupuncture sessions in from 37 weeks. We also talked around ideas of how to help our first borns accept the new baby. One of the girls recommend a book called “Calm Parents, Happy Siblings” which is now sitting on my book shelf ready for maternity leave reading.
Weight wise I have not put on anything more so still at 2.7kg although all I really fancy eating are foods high in sugar and I am addicted to orange squash. which I am trying to curtail as much as possible. The upstairs looks like a bombs hit it as we are finally starting to move forward on the decorating and shifting clothes around. I threw out another four black bin liners full of clothes in addition to the eight we had done previously and Hubby has been taking the furniture apart so he can start papering the room next weekend. Socially we have kept the calendar empty to allow for whatever needs doing. I have arranged a carpet fitter for the beginning of my 34th week. After that we can move back in and then sort Monkey’s room out. I can see me painting murals on the walls as I go into labour!
Work wise this was my last full on week, I had several early starts and Hubby had to do the nursery run a couple of days. However after this week I will be ore desk bound and I only have one more planned trip into London which is also good. I am seeing clients now that I won’t see until I come back after maternity leave. In a strange way I am feeling less stressed about it and my insomnia is finally subsiding. Touch wood sleeping is going okay and I am yet to need to sleep with my cushion which is just as well as theres not a lot of room. Sometimes I am a little stiff after a long car journey (a number of my clients are 2+ hours away) but I will be seeing the chiropractor again soon so I am sure she will help to sort me out.
Expect more pregnancy related posts as we head towards my maternity leave starting on the 8th April as I finally get my head into baby mode!!