Morning my lovelys.
I must admit the passed 30 weeks have seemed to flown by. I have had ups and downs good days and bad. We found out on the 01 August 2013 that we were pregnant with our 2nd child after 2 years of trying, this was most defiantly a massive high. I expected that my pregnancy would be quite similar to my first ( really how different can it be?) but believe me they are worlds apart… I will say now my 1st pregnancy was a breeze.
By 6 weeks the morning sickness kicked in, by 10 weeks and unable to cope i visited the doctor as i just simple could not eat or drink. The doctor diagnosed me with Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) signed me off work for 6 weeks and gave me anti sickness meds. The HG settled down around the 17 weeks mark by which point i had lost a stone in weight. My high points in this time were my 12 week scan, seeing baby on that monitor knowing they are growing inside is beyond words. My other half also pop the question :0)
Week 18 saw me going back to full time work and life pretty much went back to “normal”. Little man was back enjoying Pre-school, me and the other half was both working, running a home and getting ready for Christmas. Week 20 saw us go for our 20 week scan, the other half wanted to know the sex of the baby, and it was not hard to see when the sonographer showed us the potty shot…. we are expecting another healthy little man :0) Me and the other half were over the moon. Shortly after week 20 i noticed that something was not quite right with my hips and pelvis, i spoke to the midwife about this who then sent me to physiotherapy where i was diagnosed with SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction is most commonly associated with pregnancy and childbirth. It is a condition that causes excessive movement of the pubic symphysis) I tried to carry on as best as i could, but walking and getting a decent night sleep was becoming near impossible. By week 26 the doctor signed me off work for the rest of the pregnancy.
Week 28 saw me go for my first routine growth scan ( little man was a low birth weight baby) so they are keeping an eye on this one. According to the scan this little blue bump is a little under size and weight for the gestation but no real cause for concern.
I have hit the 30 week mark this week and things are becoming more of a struggle, most days i take little man to pre-school and see to the daily running of the home ie cooking, cleaning. My other half has been so supportive not only does he work full time he helps out as much as possible when i am in too much pain to do anything. We have a lot to do in the next 10 weeks to prepare for the arrival. Hospital bags need to be packed, the nursery needs to be finished and all of little mans baby things need to be brought out of storage and sorted.
I cant wait until the end of March when i get to meet this little man in my belly, to see his tiny toes and kiss his button nose. I am looking forward to the day where my two boys get to meet and we all get to make a lifetime of memories.