I can’t really believe I’ve nearly hit the 30 week mark of this pregnancy. I think I’m actually 30 weeks at the time of writing. I have no idea why I keep forgetting and the only way I am really remembering is when the midwife or consultant calculates it on their chart. This last week and a half has felt slightly strange as I’ve had no consultant or hospital appointments, only a straight forward midwife one and it was a fairly boring one which makes a nice change. I have however learnt how to order a repeat prescription for the very first time ever. I was almost tempted to whisper the question to the receptionist so no one heard me. I went through the whole spiel of explaining I had gestational diabetes and then was surprised I had to wait 48 hours to collect the prescription for my huge batch of test strips and needles. Which is pretty logical really when you think about it but means I have to fit in yet another visit to somewhere in the juggle that has become this pregnant life. I have become an excellent stabber though. Gone are the days where I bleed all over myself. It’s now discreetly done within a few seconds and the results noted down quickly. It’s still an arse, to say the least, but I am hoping I can remain diet controlled and not have to take any tablets for it. That’s my one incentive not to pop a marshmallow in my mouth, as much as I want to!
The baby is doing well and is kicking regularly. It’s very similar to Little Z where it’s wide awake at night but it seems to be the only time I get some quiet moments to actually listen and pay attention to movements properly. I’ve also made a baby list, at long last! I just need to go out and buy it now and organise it all. We definitely need a crib and car seat which are pretty crucial really. Who know things would change so much in just 5 years. There are so many options out there. I think I love the idea of having a crib that attaches to the bed so think that is definitely going to have to factor into our choice.
I am getting a lot slower and more shuffly now which I guess is understandable. I find myself doing lots in the day then feeling the effects of it in the evening. I know I do need to start thinking about putting my feet up a bit more but I just need to finish a tiny bit more organising. With my wonderful storage. And maybe put a couple more shelves up. Which would give me so much more space. And then clear out one more cupboard, possibly. I did buy these wonderful things this week. I really am not into floral things whatsoever but they were so pretty I just had to. I am considering getting another box. So I have a nice neat 8. Because that’s normal, right?