This is my latest post for the Emma’s Diary Blog.
Today is officially 38+3 and so in theory by the time I’m due to blog again, our little family should have increased in size. Apparently first born children are often late but I’ve got my fingers crossed little man won’t be!
As I’ve mentioned before we don’t have a ‘Birthing Plan’ as such, aside from ‘get the baby out as effectively and safely as possible, listening to the advice of the midwives and doctors’. Although from day one Loz has had her heart set on using the birthing pool and the midwife is a big fan of it. There is one slight stumbling block which is a ‘BMI limit’ for those wanting to use the pool. With little man’s healthy weight gain and Loz being slightly overweight when we found out she was pregnant, Loz has now crept over this limit. (I’d like to point out that Loz has said it’s ok to divulge this information!) Thankfully the midwife is happy for Loz to have the birthing pool (if it’s available at the time), but we do have to see the consultant to get the thumbs up as well. We’re hoping, as the rest of the pregnancy has been pretty text book, all will be okay – we get the verdict tomorrow.
In the last week or so the Braxton Hicks have started to appear and the baby has dropped too! The bump is definitely sitting lower and Loz isn’t as breathless after climbing the stairs. The baby dropping does seem to have increased the pain in Loz’s hips and a very strange side effect of restricted movement in her left leg. If she lifts it too much she gets a terrible pain. This has made getting in and out of the car/bed very difficult and it’s horrible to watch a loved one in so much pain.
Loz has her own blog too – here.
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