Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Still here...

Sorry for the silence. A few things are going on but everything is fine with bub.

I spent most of last week at my mother's house cashing in on some much needed pampering. It was great to escape from my noisy, busy house and catch up on some quality rest. I think bub appreciated it the most. Every night s/he would put on a show for our hosts by rolling from one side of my stomach to the other. My mother keeps telling me that although this will be her 5th grandchild it's special because she can be more involved with me than with her daughters-in-law. I hadn't really thought about what that meant until we were in the Ob's office and she said she'd never seen an ultrasound. The Ob was gorgeous with her pointing out all bub's features and printing out a pic for her to show off to her girlfriends.

My blood pressure was up a bit high which earned me another round of tests and a repeat visit last Saturday. I failed the Group B Strep test but passed the pre-eclampsia blood and urine tests which was important. We also got to experience the wonderfully named Pregnancy Day Care Centre while they recorded bub's movements over an hour. We had the bags packed for this appointment just in case... and I think DH was disappointed we were sent home. I have another appointment on Friday and a date with the chemist every other day to keep an eye on my blood pressure.

I have got the most hilarious waddle going on this week. I think bub must be pushing on a nerve somewhere because I am experiencing intense discomfort in my lower pelvis which is making moving around an interesting exercise. Otherwise all is going well. I have always had a feeling that bub would arrive early but at this stage it appears likely we will go full term. Not long now!


SassyCupcakes said...

It's so nice you're getting to spend some special time with your Mum. You sound so happy and relaxed!

Vee said...

That is so sweet your mother got to see bubs. Glad they are keeping an eye on you.

Not long to go at all ! Very exciting.

Wordgirl said...

Oh Louise!!

I've been so thinking of you - - and I am so happy that you had that time -- sometimes I think it's really powerful to be in a community of women at at time so close to birth --

eee!! so close to birth -- my goodness -- I'm so excited for you my friend...so happy, I want you to know that I think of you and yours often,



AussieJenn said...

So happy to read an update from you. It's good you got some pampering in at your mum's and that she got to share in the fun of the ultrasound. It really isn't long to go now! Rest up as much as you can...

Lisa said...

You are getting so close!

jungletwins said...

Wooo hooo, look at you go! 36 wks- holy crap! So awesome. You're going to be a Mommy very soon, and love every moment of it :)

andi said...

Hi my dear - thanks for your comment.

Finally - had first beta today - awaiting the results.

You have no idea how hard it is to get a blood test when you have no IVF doctor as I am back in London.

I went to my GP this morning - and he said HCG in the system is very common after a miscarriage and I should wait until AUGUST to check if it has 'gone away'.

Freaking great. Needless to say - I have finally found a private clinic (where I saw Rod Stewart in the hall way - that is how posh it was) - and have paid through the nose to have a blood test.

I should know at 3 this afternoon - but obviously assuming it is more than 50 or 60 - it will be the next test to see if it is going up or down.

Soooo odd. I have the same quesy feeling as I had a month or so ago. And my AF type cramps from Monday have gone.

It is in the lap of the gods now.

Good to hear you sounding soooo happy.


Mrs M@sk said...

Oh how exciting to be going full-term. I can't wait for your birth announcement.

eden said...

Ok, I'm totally having baby thoughts. I hope you are going well, lovely lady!!! Thinking of you. XOX