31 Weeks Pregnant...Bump Diary.
I am a little bit behind with my bump diary as Christmas and fun have made me be lazy at uploading the photos- I am 33 weeks this week so in a few days time it will be time for a new entry- but still it is nice to make sure I include it every 2 weeks.
So I have reached the 30's, I can't quite believe that I am now in single figures until we meet our new little person. The first 20 weeks seemed to go so slowly but now it is going quite quickly, which is good because as much as I love my bump and feeling her kick, I can't wait to have her here with us.
This week has been quiet in terms of pregnancy. I had a midwife appointment where I was told I am now measuring exactly according to my dates, whereas the last one I had I was measuring 2 weeks ahead. However it was a different midwife this time, so you can never be sure as obviously ideally you would have the same one each time.
I am still unsure about my birth choice, but ultimately I think I would like a c-section. I have fears for it because I know what to expect this time, and I also know how I felt afterwards, the first few days were just awful- but I think that you want to recreate the birth you had last time if it was perfect- and our c-section was wonderful. However I won't say I am not scared about the thought of going through a major operation- I guess time will tell on what I decide. I know that natural birth is 'natural' and that women are geared up to birthing babies, but there are lots of things to consider if I decide to go for a VBAC, and I still just don't know what to do.
We haven't bought anything else for Bug the last two weeks, bar an adorable swaddling blanket from the Gro Company, as we had a couple with Mads and they worked wonders. We have just started to decorate Mads new big girl room- we have cleared everything out and Mr E has painted it- just waiting for the furniture now which may not arrive until February.
I feel quite achy and tired at the moment, especially after a day running around after Mads, but I have found out at my last midwife appointment that I am anaemic and my iron levels are slightly low- this could explain it. I am now on iron tablets to hopefully build up my levels- I didn't have this with Mads, but it could explain why I am a lot more tired than I was.