How the little bean has developed;
- I’m now the size of an aubergine
- I’m 27.8 cm and I weigh 15.17oz now, nearly 1lbs, when I’m born I should be 7 times this weight.
- Hair is starting to grow on my head but at the moment it’s white.
- I’m moving a lot more and practising my co-ordination, hopefully it will be better than mummy’s!
- Tooth buds are forming below my gums ready to start the fun of teething after I’m born.
- My eye’s are fully formed but lack any colour I think they’ll be brown like mummy’s not blue like daddy’s.
The last 2 weeks I’ve generally been feeling OK due to the fact I’ve cut down a lot of my activities. I’ve been working from home on reduced hours, as recommended by the doctors and making sure I ‘m not doing anything too energetic. I may have got a bit complacent as I’ve been feeling much better and now it’s all gone a bit wrong!
Baby seems to be happy and healthy I was a bit worried when I didn’t feel her move for about a day earlier on in the week, I sat quietly and waited for her to move but nothing. Maybe it’s still to early to expect to feel her move every day? However Tuesday morning I came down with a sickness bug, although I felt awful for about 24 hours she started moving a lot, no doubt in protest to everything that was going on.
Day to Day life
We’ve settled back into a routine now the boys are back at school and I’ve just about got the hang of what uniform and activities they have on each day. Honestly I have a whiteboard in the kitchen to organise their activities, they have a busier social life then me! Slightly worried about how the new baby is going to fit in with all of this.
We’ve started getting the house ready for the building works to start on Wednesday. The garage has been cleared and everything put into storage. The decking and planting have been removed, hubby has done lots of tip runs! Just got to start packing up as much of the kitchen as possible and get that into storage now.
I took a photo of the back of the house before this all started as my ‘before’ photo.
So as I said things were going really well from a pain perspective and I may have got a bit complacent. I got myself into the mindset that actually this pregnancy thing wasn’t that bad and maybe I was being over cautious. On Wednesday my oldest son was delayed coming out of school for 10 mins, this meant I had to stand at the school gates in the rain waiting for him, it also meant that we were then in a major rush to get to son no 2’s to his tennis lesson at 4pm. I hurried the kids into the car and got to the tennis centre, it was still pouring down so I rushed inside and this is when it all went wrong.
My pelvis and back have completely gone, walking back to the car after the lesson I was nearly in tears and wondered how I would actually make it. I didn’t have any crutches as had swapped cars with hubby and I was in a right state. I hoped that a good nights sleep might help and I’d feel better the next day but unfortunately no luck.
I’m now going everywhere on crutches, even small distances, last night I struggled to walk up the stairs to bed. It feels like a real bone pain, very similar to what I had after the spinal fusion. I’m just taking paracetamol and using a heat pack which to be honest isn’t doing anything for the pain. I will contact the doctors on Monday to ask about other pain relief which I’ve been putting off, in the back of my mind I’m worried it’ll affect the baby and I should tough it out as long as I can.
So I’m on a bit of a downer this week and pretty cross with myself for being in this position, I just hope with some rest and physio that things will improve next week.
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