Don't I look like an old misery guts in this picture! Smile for god sakes! Summer is upon us In New Zealand and aren't I glad to get some heat, so many people have said to me "oh you poor thing, having to be heavily pregnant in summer", when actually I think its easier, less clothes to try and struggle over the giant bump.
Things have been going really well, I have now stopped work (apart from 3 days in January), which is really weird, I wake and have nothing to do, well of course there is always things to do, especially at this time of the year, but nothing I have to do that I don't want to do!. I had another midwife appointment yesterday and really there was very little to report, I had had my bloods done the week prior to test for gestational diabetes and other various things, all those came back fine and nothing is wrong, I don't have HIV, good to know. Baby's heartbeat was nice and strong as usual, my blood pressure is normal, baby is still measuring normal so really at the moment I'm a fairly easy patient, perhaps I wont be such an easy breezy patient of hers when I'm screaming in her ear demanding pain relief and acting like a big baby myself! My next appointment is in 2 weeks and will be at the hospital again to get another anti d injection and also will be meeting her backup midwife in the next few weeks too.
As you can see from the picture I'm getting pretty big but luckily I have managed to avoid stretchmarks so far. Not a one, but I know I may be speaking too soon, they will prob all pop up right at the end. Walking too far is becoming hard, I think I have got a bit of a pregnant lady waddle going on which is pretty funny! the wee man is darting and rolling and doing all sorts of crazy movements, its insane, he just wont sit still! ADD??????. My baby shower is starting to get all organized, my amazing friend who is a whizz at baking and organising things is hosting it, we have decided on the date and she is making up some invites, I have got every ones address's and am starting to buy some wine for the occasion and getting together a list of some food I need to buy, I am looking forward to it but at the same time I don't want too much of a fuss. Will see how it goes! Will be sure to let you know all about it. Antenatal classes begin on the 7th January, I am not really looking forward to these, I hate being in a class type setting, again Ill see how it goes, Ill probably really enjoy it, I guess its just the unknown, I always tend to set things up to be bad in my head and then they end up being fun, although watching a women pushing a baby out of her fanny and then realising that's going to be me soon isn't exactly my idea of fun, mind you I do seem find creepy stuff like that rather fascinating at the moment.
On a closing note, I am letting you know in advance that I have decided to end my blog once my wee guy is born, I feel it's right to end my blog on a really happy, high note. My last post will be about the birth of our baby and my feelings on being a new mum after having been through fertility treatments. I thought I can always pick up and start a new blog when we start a frozen embryo treatment cycle, as that will be a new chapter for baby number 2. I feel this blog is all about our quest for baby number 1 and getting baby number 1 finally in our arms. I want to print out my blog and give this to my son to read at some point, I know he will probably cringe at most of it and wish he never laid eyes on it, and yell at me and say "mum, your so disgusting", but it's his journey into the world, and it will be there to read if he chooses too.
So thank you so much for all who have followed my blog, we have 9 or so more weeks of my ranting to go and then the grand finale!!! which I believe will be the best post yet, watch this space, not long now!