Hello there third trimester! Well, those 28 weeks flew didn’t they?! How am I now until single digits of weeks until my induction?! I remember when I never thought I’d be pregnant again after Theodore, but here I am, packing hospital bags and building cribs – how things change ay?!
I am having mixed emotions about this pregnancy slowly coming to an end. We’re pretty sure 2 is our magic number when it comes to children. Will this be the last time I’m ever pregnant? Will I miss it or will I be happy to see the back of this part of my life. Who knows – I sure don’t!
I had a growth scan last week as the community midwife said I was measuring small when it came to my bump. I also had to have a GT test (of which I had 6 in my pregnancy with Theodore!) The scan showed baby was actually measuring perfectly on track and we had nothing to worry about size-wise, I must just have a smaller bump this time. I also never heard anything back on my GT test which means results came back normal. Though I won’t be surprised if I’m sent for another as glucose in my urine has always been a problem for me.
If you compare my bump shape with that of Theodore’s pregnancy at 30 weeks you can see a huge difference! This babe is already so so low. I was told at my 28-week scan that baby was already head down ready for birth, Theodore wasn’t head down until around 34 weeks – though he always measured ahead in size.
Stretch marks are doing – ok. I keep lathering them up with all different kinds of creams and oils, I spoke about my favourite pregnancy products in a post a couple of weeks ago. I haven’t gained any new ones yet (fingers crossed!) though I do think some of my previous ones have become deeper, though after birth and some time they should slowly start to fade like they did with Theodore.
These Movements are Crazy!
I’m feeling this little one move constantly – way more than I think I ever felt Theodore move. All day every day I’m given a poke or a kick in the ribs. I’ll be sure to know if movements reduce that’s for definite! Baby likes to move A LOT when they can hear Theodore close by, hopefully a sign that they’re excited by his presents? Most nights before Theodore’s bed time he insists to ‘look baby’ (I must have my top lifted), he loves to poke and giggle at my belly button, and enjoys blowing rasberries perhaps a little too much! I wonder if he realises what’s really to come.
Just like with Theodore I am suffering big time with heartburn. Perhaps that’ll mean another baby with a full head of hair. I wonder if this little one will be another red head. Though I’m expecting a brunnett baby this time, saying that I expected a brunnet baby last time too but Theodore shocked us all!
Names are Finallised
Pretty sure we are completely set on each full name for both a girl and boy. Brad seems to think we’ll change our mind once they arrive though, but I’m pretty set – so we’ll see!
As you know we’re team yellow so we’re not finding out this little one’s gender until they arrive. I’m leaning more towards this one being another boy, but Brad is so certian it’s a little girl. Everyone in the family seems to be leaning towards a girl too. I’ve also shown close ups of the scan photos on Instagram and the majorty of guesses are also girl. But in my mind I just feel like it’s another baby boy!
Obviously everything surrounding CONVID-19 is scary, but the idea of giving birth during this pandemic? Awful. I’m worried how it will affect my hospital stay, how long Brad can stay with me and baby. I’m praying that everything goes smoothly and I won’t be spending a week there like I did with my birth with Theodore.
I’m also worried about afterwards. Will social distancing still be in place? Will we still not be able to mix households or visit family. Will grandparents have to meet this baby through the living room window? No cuddles, no newborn smell, no tiny finger grasps – nothing? The idea of it breaks my heart because of course the family are so excited to meet our new little baby.