We are now entering the Fat Elvis stage of pregnancy! I kid because I know that I’m pregnant and supposed to gain weight, but this is the heaviest I’ve been and I am absolutely feeling it head to toe.
On Sunday, I woke up feeling like I wanted to do something fun that afternoon – and took a chance on emailing a mobile 3d/4d ultrasound company to see if they had any time to come see us. They did! I’d never had a 3d/4d scan before and because THIS IS DEFINATELY OUR LAST BABY, and it was my birthday week, I thought why not… And look -
His little cheeks & nose are just like mine <3 He was very chilled out and didn’t move much during the 45 minutes (maybe an arm or a leg, or to move away from us). I even ate half a bag of marshmallows (Fat… Elvis… ) and bub didn’t want to move. We did get some great pics though and a video of the whole thing, so I cannot complain. It’s such a treat to see bubba boy before he arrives, and it was also really good for the kids to be there for the scan. Jasper talks about ‘his baby bruh-ther’ all the time and Jovie is fascinated with my growing belly.
It was my 32nd birthday on Monday and I had a nice relaxing time – just what I wanted! There was cake, many many cakes actually, friends and flowers. A girl doesn’t need much else
On Tuesday, I had my last planned newborn bub shoot and loved spending time with the little Koah. I wish I could of kept the session long, but knowing the limits of my back, we kept it short and sweet.
Then on Wednesday, I started to feel a bit funky, had a shooting pain in places you can only imagine and just felt a bit off. I called my midwives who were actually more concerned with bub’s movement (he’s not a big mover), so I went in for monitoring straight away, and then again yesterday (Thursday) morning.
They were checking his heartbeat (perfect), contractions (none) and then I had to press the kick count button everytime I felt him. Maybe he was a little quieter than they’d like (10 movements in 2 hours? maybe half of that?) but we were still OK to go home and just keep an eye on it. My regularly planned 34 week check up today went well, but they again warned me to sit down and count those kicks throughout the day. It really is the tail end of pregnancy and even though I’m a little flustered and sore, I am trying to calm my mind down and get ready for the big day.
I haven’t really made a birth plan again this time, I am happy to go in with an open mind (drugs or no drugs, whatever happens happens). I’m only a bit concerned that Regan won’t make it in time if he’s at work (is gone 6am-6pm, can’t carry his phone with him in clinic, messages don’t get passed and he doesn’t drive), and if I’m alone with the kids and the bub comes quick (Jo came in under 3 hours). I have organised ambulance coverage just in case but still don’t want to do it on my own or with the kids. Oi. I’m sure things will be ok either way, just want bub to be here safe.
So today, Friday, is supposed to be my rest day. In between school picks ups, I am catching up on my nesting (the bathroom cabinet is screaming at me to come at it!) and some computer stuff before a busy weekend ahead. I have planned absolutely nothing for the rest of the month apart from seeing my midwives and Jovie’s birthday on the 21st. And I kinda like it that way! xx