Happy New Year!
Sorry I’ve been missing.
Christmas, my birthday and New Year all passed in a bit of a blur as we planned, packed, survived heatwaves and MANY 2 year old tantrums, organised Aunty J to travel to Jakarta for her visa interview (already!) and generally just kept very, very busy.
And then my husband used up all our Internet allowance downloading who knows what so I was reduced to dial up speed. The slowing down was actually a pleasant relief – getting on line being one less thing to do. An enforced break from the Internet right at the time when there was so much to do ‘in real life’.
And now, here we are. It’s Jan 7th. Tomorrow I will be 38 weeks pregnant. The baby is not quite engaged, and possibly quite big. I had a scan which suggested he was 3.4 kg last week but the doctor at my most recent appointment dismissed this, saying 3rd trimester ultrasounds are notoriously inaccurate and I don’t ‘look’ big.
Hhmm. I don’t feel big either. But at the same time. I don’t particularly want to give birth to another 4kg baby with the associated risk of his shoulder getting stuck during the delivery.
Again, the doctor worked on alleviating my fears saying that with a history of shoulder dystocia there would be little chance of anyone involved in the birth (probably me included) missing the signs of this happening and the situation would be dealt with swiftly, avoiding any injury to either myself or the baby.
Still. I am not 100% convinced.
I have another doctor appointment tomorrow and I kind of hope they’ll be inclined to consider inducing me at 39 weeks (next Friday or soon thereafter) JUST IN CASE he is bigger than he seems. JUST IN CASE something could go wrong.
I would prefer to go into labour naturally and have no intervention at all, but most of all I just want a healthy little baby boy in my arms.
I am STILL swimming. Still walking. And still hoping for another wonderful birth experience. But feeling remarkably relaxed about whatever will happen…
And we move house on Tuesday. We’re still busy packing and cleaning, sorting and decluttering. It still seems a little surreal that we’ll be moving into our own home, paying a mortgage and being very grown up with our almost complete family.
It’s going to be a busy year. Hopefully a great year.
Happy New Year to everyone! I hope your year is wonderful too .