‘Your baby’s eyes are beginning to open and they’ll start to respond more often to loud noises. You’re coming to the end of your second trimester and headaches may come more frequently as your hormones change.’
After seeing Ellis post about her pregnancy over at EllyBellyBaybee, I thought it would be a nice idea to include a weekly post too, letting you know the developments in my pregnancy. I haven’t been very good in talking about it so far, but I’m hoping by writing a weekly post, I can keep you informed of my progress and also have a record for after the baby is born.
As mentioned above, my baby’s eyes are beginning to open, and they’ll start to respond to loud noises. The latter has definitely happened! Our friend Dunk has been a regular visitor in the past week as we prepare for the move, and he can sometimes be very loud. I often find the baby kicking me when he’s round – much more than if me and Steve were spending a quiet night in on our own.
This week, I have had two appointments.
1) Gestational diabetes test
2) Midwife appointment at my local doctors surgery.
Let me tell you a little more about them.
Tuesday, I had my diabetes test. As those of you who follow me on Twitter may know, I was not overly impressed that I had to be up so early on my day off, but I knew that this was something I had to attend. Basically, I had to have one blood test when I arrived and there were two outcomes from the result of the first blood test: you either went home, or had to have another test.
I had to have another test. This involved sitting for two whole hours in the waiting room (thank god for Twitter to keep me sane!) after drinking a sweet glucose drink diluted with water. I was not allowed anything to eat (and hadn’t been able to eat since the night before) and believe me, I was hungry!!
I then had to have my second test – which was a nightmare for me, being petrified by both blood & needles! – before being allowed to go home. Although I know its bad for me, I made Steve drive to the nearest McDonalds just so I could get some food! *the shame*
I was told I would find out my results in a couple of days – I’m still waiting.
Friday, I had a midwife appointment. I know its rare to see your midwife all the time, but I have seen about five different midwives during my pregnancy and it’s starting to grate that I don’t really know any of them, and I’m also feeling slightly unsupported by them.
The midwife I saw was the very stern, matronly type who checked my blood pressure, my stomach etcetera, but I can honestly say she helped me more in ten minutes than all the others have in six months!
I now have plans to go a local antenatal class which I hadn’t been informed about before, and also found out a lot more about tax credits and child benefits for when the baby is born. I can now say I’m feeling much more informed than I was this time last week.
I hope you have enjoyed my pregnancy update! See you next week (hopefully, if the internets up and running after the move!) for week 27 🙂