T Minus 5

…and counting.

Did you know I’m having a baby next week? In five days, actually (though I still haven’t completely given up on the “if not before” part of that).

Mostly, this pregnancy has been smoother than the other two, but it has had its moments. Opening gameplay with a scary high blood pressure reading (which ended up happening only the once) wasn’t a sterling way to begin. Breaking my wrist at 19 weeks wasn’t great either. Diagnosis (again) of gestational diabetes at week 27, and the really tricky time I’ve had getting on top of my blood sugars without insulin has been a bit of a bitch. (Though on the brighter side of that, I currently weigh 7kg less than I did at week 0, and I’m not sure what I’ll have to wear at all, post-birth). But the worst really has been this last several days. That gastro I mentioned last post? Well it just wouldn’t stay gone – I’ve been up and down for two weeks now, and my energy is pretty much sapped. I’m currently waiting on pathology results to see if something can be done about this before the big arrival, but as things stand at the moment (and I’m trying hard not to introduce the gory details), a second VBAC is looking pretty unlikely for me. So from his mother’s womb untimely ripped it will be for my second boy as well. At this point, I think I’ll welcome the moment.

Have a happy, chocolate filled Easter for me, would you? I have another day or so without the kids (they’re off camping with their grandad and lots of other family) – my one Easter wish is that I get to spend more of that time on the couch or in bed than in the bathroom. :ill:

8 responses to “T Minus 5

  1. Ugh. I do hope you get your wish to spend more time on the couch or in bed than in the bathroom – that is a feeling I know all too well and is really not a pleasant way to experience pregnancy.

    Crossing fingers for a safe birth and healthy baby.

  2. And crossing fingers for a healthy mum also 🙂

  3. Oh Melanie,

    lashings of sympathy!
    I have had the dreaded Gastro for the first half of this week too. I felt bad enough and I’m not Extremely Up the Duff like you!
    At least the end is in sight.
    I hope you get to enjoy your kids free days.
    Good Luck for next Wednesday – can’t wait to meet your new son. (I’ll keep thinking labour inducing thoughts for you – lets just hope you go early – but only if you are feeling stronger).

  4. melanie, take care, hope all goes to plan but sorry to hear of this latest hurdle..its gotta get better from now!

  5. Hope all goes well and that you and the new addition are both happy and healthy at the end of your delivery.

  6. Best wishes with your delivery, Mel! I can’t wait to see pictures of your new bundle of joy.

  7. I hope you he comes soon, Mel. And I hope your issues settle down in the mean time! Good luck!

  8. I hope you managed to get some rest in (away from the bathroom) before the crew came home. Good luck for the next few weeks – so exciting and exhausting at the same time.