Week 27

I’m here. I’m at that gestation where everything started going wrong in my last pregnancy, and I am on edge. I know everything is different this time. The placenta is at the back, not the front and it’s not low-lying, but I can’t help but feel a little apprehensive that things could turn so quickly.

I am seeing my Consultant on Wednesday and will be asking for a re-assurance scan like my Midwife and the Birth Reflections Midwife agree I should have. I just need to make sure that the placenta isn’t moving down again like it did with A. I know it’s very rare to move down anyway, but it’s happened once, so what’s to say it won’t happen again. I also wish I didn’t have to wait until 39 weeks to deliver. I know the reasonings and know it’s better for baby, but I am so anxious and I worry that I won’t get that far. I know to go straight to hospital if my water’s break or I go in to labour so they can deliver me straight away. I just don’t like the thought of the C-Section being a semi-emergency. Oh well, not much I can do about it until it happens (if it does).

I am feeling well within myself. Bump is growing well, although no weight gain again this week. I really don’t know if I should start to be worried that I have only gained 2lbs so far? Maybe its something to bring up at my next Midwife appointment.

According to the App on my phone, baby should weigh around 900g (roughly 1lb 9oz). Well, we already know he’s probably a bit bigger than that already from the weight estimate at our 4d scan just over a week ago. It also says that he is sleeping and waking at regular intervals, which I have noticed, as well as opening and closing his eyes. Although his lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning if he were to be born now, although medical help would be needed.

As always, new bump picture taken. I feel like I’ve sprouted.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Amy
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 10:56:56

    Don’t worry too much about lack of weight gain. With Toby I didn’t gain any until the final trimester and then I only put 7lbs on in the entire pregnancy. Admittedly I was overweight to start off with but basically it was still my body just just being efficient.

  2. Shell Louise
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 12:04:08

    It feels like only yesterday I was checking FB everyday to make sure things were ok when you were in the hospital with A and now here I am reading about week 27 already with a precious new one!
    I’ll keep my fingers crossed they let you have the reassurance scan xx

  3. Confessions Of A SAHM
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 12:23:11

    Wow 7lbs isn’t a lot at all! I was overweight before I got pregnant, so perhaps that could be a reasoning as to why I’m not gaining as much too?? x

  4. Coombe Mill (Fiona) (@coombemill)
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 23:05:29

    I gained about a stone with the 1st and not much with the others so don’t worry. Your bump looks beautiful and very neat! Exciting times ahead x

  5. Confessions Of A SAHM
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 09:54:54

    Wow, that’s impressive! Especially not gaining much with the triplets. I’m hoping to not gain much this time. Only gained 12lbs last time x

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