Sunday, 24 September 2017

Pregnancy Diary 36-38 Weeks



I've had a pretty eventful two weeks with my big old bump filled with lunch dates, coffee dates, shopping dates and a horrible incident with a bus driver. Splodge is now the size of a Pomeranian and kicking away making me a little uncomfortable with the odd rib jab. Nothing that a quick push back doesn't fix though. 

We're all sorted now so we're just sat waiting or at least that is how it feels. I've had a couple of twinges and signs but I'm not hoping it's anything just yet, we're looking at it as though we technically have up to four weeks left and if he comes, he comes. I would really like some baby cuddles now though. This weekend has been spent putting some final boxes in the loft, building the pushchair oh and baking a cake! Getting some inspo from GBBO.

After such a lovely week, seeing friends and just enjoying the time I have left as me the weekend took a shitty turn. Throughout my pregnancy I have been complaining to our local bus company, First Bus about the lack of passenger safety on their buses and how drivers just do not wait until you've sat down to drive off. I have nearly gone flying many a time and the concerns just fall on deaf ears. Last weekend, I did end up hurting myself followed by being verbally abused by an aggressive driver. This also then resulted in having to go into hospital to be monitored due to reduced movements. This has been reported but I'm not holding my breath over a result to this any time soon. 

After spending last Monday morning in hospital, I'm feeling much better. Baby was fine and as soon as I was strapped up he started moving around. He hates the monitor and it took Arran, the midwife and I a good hour taking turns holding it before finally getting a full heartbeat trace to check he was okay. We're clearly going to have a major fidget on our hands! 

I also had my 38 week midwife appointment last week. Baby is still in position and ready to go, measuring bang on and with his bum in the air, well under my ribs actually. If I lean back in a certain way his bum pokes out, it's interesting and really creepy at the same time. My 40 week appointment is booked in but I'm hoping he's here before so if you need me, I'll be eating curry, pineapple, dates and anything else that apparently brings on labour. We're so, so excited!


Pretty pink maternity pyjamas were sent by Next
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  1. Oh gosh what an awful experience, happy to hear that everything's ok with little one. Such an exciting few weeks ahead for you - make sure you get lots of hot cups of tea in, once baby arrives it'll be so difficult to finish a cup whilst it's still warm!! X

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    1. It was horrible, I think it has bothered me much more than I realised at first xx

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  2. oh my gosh Im so so excited for you! I also feel like Im learning so much about pregnancy reading your posts haha! Its so interesting!
    xx

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    1. Ah I'm so glad! I can't wait to read back on everything one day xx

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  3. How exciting!! Not long now, I'm sorry to hear about the bus driver & bus incident, it's the same where we live, many times I've almost gone full length of the bus face down! Enjoy the last couple of weeks, baby will soon be here & there's nothing like it, best feeling in the world! Lots of love xxxx

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    1. I hate them, so so much! It's been such an ongoing battle :( xx

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  4. What a horrible experience with the bus driver! Awful! I hope they address it! Glad you're all ok though and realy for the next few weeks! Alice xxx

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    1. Thank you! I'm hoping so too but we shall see! I've avoided them like the plague ever since xx

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  5. I'm so glad everything is ok after the bus driver incident! Fingers crossed the next few weeks fly by, baby will be here before you know it! x

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    1. Thank you! I just want him here now xx

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  6. I can't believe you're 38 weeks already! That has flown by. I'm so sorry to hear about the incident with the buses & I really hope something comes from that soon. Can you take a complaint further if not? Ridiculous treatment. I'm so glad everything's okay and baby is doing well as are you lovely. I'm so excited for you :) xx

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    1. It's gone so, so quickly! We've taken it further so just waiting on an outcome at the moment xx

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  7. Gosh I'm sorry you had a bad experience, how awful. 38 weeks is nearly there, how exciting!

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    1. It was horrible but thankfully bubba is fine! xx

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  8. Oh this has made me crave dates, I ate so many towards the end of my pregnancy! I hope the bus company take your complaint seriously and deal with it appropriately.xo

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    1. Me too, but we shall see. Not holding out much hope xx

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  9. I really hope the bus company takes your complaint seriously. I am dreading the movements again, as much as I adore them, Rory made me worry like a crazy lady. Pregnancy is such a scary time. I thought I was just anxious because Rory was my first, but I am just as anxious with this one. It's so hard having so little control over your babies safety and wellbeing.

    Georgina x

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    1. That's what, what the worst because he just went so still and I didn't know why. I just want him here now xx

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  10. Raspberry tea too, don't forget the raspberry tea! Actually, I say that, I was a week overdue but I still say that tea made my labour as easy going as it was😂😂 Well, as easy going as labour can be. That's shocking about the bus company, let's hope they take it further!

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    1. I love the tea! haha I need to buy more tbh. xx

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  11. That must have given you such a fright. Hope you get an apology and they do something to stop it happening to anyone else too. xx

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  12. I'm so sorry to hear about your bus experience. I find that most drivers don't bother to wait for pregnant, elderly or disabled people to sit down before driving off :(
    I'm so excited for Splodge's arrival though, hurry up little one!! xx

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    1. I know, bastards. So fed up with them. Just waiting for him now, I can't wait! Xx

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