So now we’re at the 29 week point!

Everything is going really well. Today I took Loz for her Anti-D injection and a slightly late 28 week check. Loz did find the Anti-D a little more painful than the last one she had at the start of the year. I had to look away; I can’t stand injections! The midwife did all the usual tests and little man was ticking all the right boxes: good strong heartbeat, size is spot on, not giving Mummy wonky blood pressure, so all is perfect.

Last week Loz had to go for a GTT (Glucose Tolerance Test) as there were some concerns she may be diabetic. For those of you who haven’t had a GTT the general idea is you go to hospital (having fasted for 12 hours), have some bloods taken and then given a VERY sugary drink. You then have to sit in the hospital for 2 hours and then have more bloods taken, if there is a significant change in sugar level this means you have diabetes. Thankfully they are fairly quick at getting the results back to you, and a few days after we heard that Loz was indeed fine, which was a relief!




With little man getting bigger, it’s starting to affect Loz more and more. She’s doing lots of huffing and puffing when she gets up and she’s struggling with her shoes and socks, and picking up stuff from the floor seems to be getting harder and harder. It’s not very nice seeing someone you love struggling, I do try my best and help where I can – but it’s only going to get worse!

It is lovely to feel him move more and more. The kicks and punches are so much stronger now and the other evening I was ‘playing’ with him, gently poking at the bump and then receiving a swift kick back. It’s so very cute! The nasuea and tiredness from the first trimester seem to be coming back and she seems to get hit with random waves of both at various points. This coupled with the kicks and movements keeping her up at night is only making things worse. Again, I think this will probably only get worse, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it!

With the big 40 weeks heading fast we’ve decided to start thinking about the birth and birth plan. Loz is a very straight Northern girl; there isn’t any messing or nonsense, she just gets on with the job in hand. The general gist of the birth plan is at the moment ‘I’d like a water birth, and I’ll do whatever the midwife asks me to as they know best’. I do tend to agree.

Beware the scary dolly.
Image Credit – British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC)

We’ve booked the Parentcraft Class at the Hospital. We had the choice of three evenings, or one Saturday, so we chose the Saturday option. I am looking forward to it as it will be nice to meet some other parents and also for me to have a little ‘refresher’. I did Parentcraft classes nearly nine years ago. I can’t really remember much aside from pelvic floor exercises, and the creepy dolly – the same as Dawn French has in Psychoville – being forced through a skeletal pelvis. Also with it being nine years ago I imagine some of the procedures have changed. Still, it’ll be fun, and no doubt you’ll hear all about it on here!

All in all, everything is going well! I know I shouldn’t wish the time away, but I am looking forward to meeting my son at the end of April!

So, if you’re in your third trimester? How are you finding it?

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