Its been a long time since my last entry so I'll do the pregnancy stuff first.
Baby moves so much I feel like I'm on a bad ride. Strange that it took so long to feel constant movements but now baby is making up for it. Keep forgetting why my tummy feels like its doing flip flops.
Look very pregnant.
Sick again - stuffy nose etc (probably alergies)
Start taking anti depressants
Had OB appointment. Everything looks good, early Glucose test was discussed as I am incredibly thirsty ALL the time and a walking zombie who never feels anything but beyond exhausted.
Still very itchy.
My craving for ice cold drinks increases and I have atleast 2 slushies a day and handfulls of icypoles (popsicles).
Oh, this is also the week I started having an insatiable need for strawberries. Cant think of anything else but biting into them, sucking the juices, devouring the flesh and then having another. By far the most intense craving I've ever had.
Get anxious over the effect the anti depressants will have on the baby and so I stop taking them again. This is a vicious cycle.
Have appt with OB: not my regular but a senior Dr. He is rude and I want to punch him in the face. Tells me that they will probably organise my c-sect for the 23rd or 24th of December meaning I'll be in hospital for Christmas. I tell him that seems ridiculous and surely being Xmas and having 2 other young children I would be able to have the baby earlier in the week. His reply: "well if thats what it takes for you to have a safe, healthy baby then thats what you need to do". Hmm. The admin ladies I see on the way out ask why I'm grumpy and after I explain what he said they told me to ignore it, no one ever schedules C-sects for that close to Xmas unless its absolutely needed (or an emergency). Also ask him about still being thirsty and tired and he said "well thats what happens when your pregnant". Whatever.
Baby has good HB and my uterus is measuring 30 weeks.
Thank god their cheap because I am going through 2-3 punnets of strawberries a day. Cant help myself - good thing their healthy.
Baby is quiet Sunday and Monday. Tuesday I have light spotting when I wipe. I already had a Drs appt (with my GP) planned for Tuesday late morning and ask her to have a check with the doppler. More interested in the lack of movement than the spotting. Baby has good HB but no amount of prodding changes it (and because of the bleeding) she decides that I should go to the hospital.
At the hospital I'm told that baby has great HB, they cant detect reason for bleeding and that I need to stay overnight. Scan shows nothing terrible but they think a tiny part of my placenta came away (Placental Abruption) and that I need to take it easy from here on in. Baby was funny during the scan; had its hands over its face and then when the probe was moved over its tummy it very clearly pushed it away. Baby had its knees firmly together again which made it easier to stick with my decision not to know the sex.
Baby is quite the sticky beak and moves like crazy when the kids talk to it or when it hears someone new. Last night Isabelle was blowing raspberries on my tummy and was so confused when she felt the baby kick her.
Pregnancy aside I am doing OK. Havent written an entry in forever as my laptop was in being repaired and my phone wouldnt let me save a entry on it. Will have to update on the other things happening later as I have things I need to do before Isabelle wakes up.