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34 weeks – name decisions and rainbows

It’s been another uneventful week really. I have a little spiel prepared for when people ask me how long I’ve got to go, which happens a lot as the bump is so huge! Not that we know exactly how long there is left, and I’m very grateful to have got to the start of 35 weeks, because whenever they are
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33 weeks

33 weeks – writing a birth “plan”

There’s not been much to report this week. As I wrote at the end of last week, I’m trying to get the right balance between resting and keeping active. I am getting lots of comments from people I see regularly saying how well I look and how big the bump is getting. I don’t feel particularly well but glad I
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32 weeks

32 weeks – growth scan and birth options

This week we had another growth scan and clinic appointment. It was lovely to see the babies again, it’s reassuring to know they’re OK in there, even though I do feel them move lots anyway. They are getting so big that it’s really hard to make anything out on screen, unless you’re a trained sonographer and know what you’re looking
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31 weeks

31 weeks – keeping as fit as possible

This week there’s little to report in terms of pregnancy; the main event has been Andrew’s operation to remove his adenoids and insert some grommets. We spent the day in hospital, and thankfully all went well so he was discharged in the evening. I wasn’t sure how I would feel spending all day in hospital, though admittedly the children’s hospital
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30 weeks

29-30 weeks – rest and getting prepared

There wasn’t really much to write about for 29 weeks. We were away for the long Easter weekend, down with Tom’s parents in Devon. It was good to get away, and I’m glad all is going well with the pregnancy so far, which meant that we were able to go that far, even if sitting in the car wasn’t that
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28 weeks

28 weeks – growth scan

This week we had our second growth scan. I get routine scans every 4 weeks now, so this is 4 weeks since the last one. I can tell they’re growing as I’m getting a lot bigger, but the hospital are mainly checking that they are growing at a similar rate and that one isn’t taking more nutrition from me than
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27 weeks

27 weeks – positive birth thoughts

It’s been another fairly uneventful week really, which is good! I’m concentrating on resting as much as possible still, whilst still getting out and about for exercise and looking after the boys. The result of the glucose tolerance test that I had at the end of last week was negative, so I don’t have gestational diabetes. I didn’t think it
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26 weeks

26 weeks – glucose tolerance test

This week has been fairly quiet again in terms of pregnancy – not much to report. I’m still feeling pretty much the same, with no major changes. I’ve been doing some pregnancy yoga once a week using a DVD that I bought. I found this helped me relax, learn breathing techniques and keep my hips and back as comfortable as
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25 weeks – babywearing and breastfeeding preparation

This week has been fairly quiet, which is good, because last week was quite busy, as far as busy for me goes these days anyway. As well as our first growth scan on Thursday last week, which was the main topic of last week’s blog post, I also went to my first La Leche League (LLL) South Birmingham meeting and
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24 weeks – first growth scan

This week has involved our first growth scan, and our first meeting with a consultant (as opposed to registrars) at the hospital. It’s also an important milestone to reach in pregnancy, because this is when a foetus is deemed “viable” – a baby born at 24 weeks has a 55% chance of survival, compared to just 15% at 23 weeks
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