Wow. Into the single digit countdown with around nine weeks to go!
Christmas came and went. I ate lots, felt too full often and was exhausted most of the time. Family members felt sesame move for the first time and everyone was amazed at just how much she moves.
|Christmas Day - comfy clothes|
As I said in my last post I started iron tablets, FGF tablets to be exact. They didn't work miracles, in fact made me so sick I thought gastro was back in the house. Naturally, I stopped taking them. I just couldn't function while on them. I have, however, modified my diet so I am having a lot more iron and making sure I have less dairy and more vitamin C so my body absorbs the iron better. Already I'm noticing I have a lot more energy and generally feel better. My diet hasn't been the best this pregnancy but it's all changing this year. Less sugar, more vegetables.
I went for the glucose re-test (GTT) and got really sick again meaning they couldn't complete the test. I had the first blood test, glucose drink and vomited it all up before the second and third blood tests could be completed. The Prof (the birth centre God) has said they need to redo it (again). As I have family history of diabetes (my grandma) they need to see that my body can metabolise the glucose correctly. So I'm booked in to have another GTT done Monday morning. I have no idea what I'm going to do to make myself not be sick again. I'm tempted to take a pillow and lay down on the long chairs at the entrance of the hospital. Camp out and try to relax. Any tips?
|30 weeks - all dolled up to go to a friend's party|
We got a fair bit of money for Christmas to spend on lufflump and sesame which was so much fun! We now don't need any more size 3 clothes for lufflump and just a few more size 00 clothes for sesame depending how she grows. I held out from buying anymore 0000 and 000 because we probably have enough for her and will, again, to see how she grows. Lufflump was in each size for longer than normal and now at 32 months still wears some size 1 pants. I hope that sesame has the same long limbs that lufflump has. Maybe she can make some good money for her parents by modelling when older ;)
I've chosen the date for my baby blessing which is different from a baby shower like what I had for lufflump. It's more centered on the spiritual aspect of birth. Now I just need to get these invites out that I've had ready for ages. Procrastination is still my strong point. I'm excited about it though as it's something I've never been to and I doubt any of my friends who are coming have either. New territory! What I've read about them sounds like it would be a perfect fit for me at this point in my life.
|31 weeks - about to go for a nap|