Becoming Mumsy

My journey through motherhood and everything in between.

37 week update - Hospital trips galore!

Another day, another blog post.

I've not posted in a few days, so I thought I would do a little update about what I've been up to. Definitely not a glamorous week, by any means. In fact, it's been filled with emotion and nerves.


37 weeks - What?!

I am now classed as 'full-term', meaning that my little bun in my oven is now fully baked. It still amazes me that we have been lucky enough to get to this point, and like I've mentioned in previous posts, I'm so going to miss being pregnant. Yes, I've had days where I feel like the most uncomfortable potato in the world, but I've also got my baby kicking inside me, reminding me that I'm not alone. Pure bliss!

37 Weeks - What even is a 'winter melon'?
Scares

I woke up on Monday morning, feeling blissful that we'd made it to this point in the pregnancy. Baby had woken me up with numerous kicks and wriggles, so I felt great. Then panic set in. I'd noticed that I must have had a small bleed during the night and I immediately got on the phone to the Assessment Unit at my chosen hospital. I was told to go straight in to be monitored and to check over on baby. After this, I had to wake Max up and let him know that he would have to take me to the hospital.


Fetal monitoring 

We had been in for a good few hours, and I had to have many invasive tests carried out, to make sure all was ok, with baby and I. Luckily, everything was fine and eventually we got to leave.

Appointments


I did have to go back to the hospital the next day, for another appointment, which I'll write about in a different post, once baby is here. 

It's safe to say though, I was incredibly nervous for this appointment. I ended up staying in the hospital for most of the day, because my blood pressure would not stabilise. Mainly because I was so nervous to be back there, it remained quite high. I can't fault my hospital at all though, or any of the midwives that took care of me because I knew deep down that I was in the best place, and they really looked after me.

Luckily, my mum had offered to come up and keep me company and to support me at the hospital (Max had a new job to start!). When she offered, I felt reluctant to accept, but I knew deep down that I needed to have someone there to support me, and I'm so glad she did. 

Mum and daughter time

Now, we've not really had the opportunity to have time like this, to ourselves and just 'hang out'. It was typical that it had to be when there was a lot of stress floating around, but I think this made it all the more sweeter. Especially when we had the most amazing desserts from a local dessert house...yum!

Nutella, strawberry and banana crepes...yummy!


This week has definitely been a stressful one, but it's taught me that self-care is so important and that it's ok to voice your concerns and emotions. Plus, I know that my baby will be here so very soon!


Thanks, lovelies.

A.x

3 comments

  1. Congratulations on your pregnancy and for reaching full term! I can understand the stress, with my Rainbow baby I had to go hospital for various appointments at least 2-3 times a week!

    Soffy // themumaffairs.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! It's so scary isn't it?! My anxiety was particularly bad in the first trimester, but these last few weeks have been pretty tough too.

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