Pregnancy Diary 25 Weeks
Pregnancy Diary 25 Weeks – I think last week will be written off as it was a bit of a miserable disaster. Thankfully Isabelle is better and so far nobody else has got her germs.
As I’ve had really bad backache I had been thinking we need to replace our mattress which we haven’t had very long so we could do without the expense. As an alternative we’ve bought a mattress topper that was on offer at Lidl’s to see if that makes any difference. Fingers crossed.
I’m glad to report that I don’t feel and sound like a creaky sofa when I get up each morning, but there is definitely more to this back ache. As this is my third pregnancy, I feel that I know a little bit about what feels right and what doesn’t. Walking around has become a little bit of a chore. The pressure that I’m feeling on my lower back is making it really difficult to walk very far without having to stop and I’m getting out of breath as well. This is definitely something that I only experienced at the very end of both of my previous pregnancies so I might have to give my midwife a call on Monday.
Back to work and I’ve spent the most part of the week sorting out major IT issues. However, it was nice to be out and about and not caged at home.
Thinking about giving birth
As I’m so big now, everybody asks about the impending birth. I’m really trying not to think about how the baby is actually going to come out. Of course I have, but I really don’t know what to expect.
My first labour was ridiculously quick with no contractions, resulting in being force fed toast for fear of going into shock.
My second labour was an induction. Not because I was overdue but because I had gestational diabetes and they insist on being induced for fear of an enormous baby and associated complications. This was long and extremely painful.
If I had to choose, I would opt for my first labour, but the worry of going into labour so quickly and not getting Isabelle sorted or not making it to the hospital in time fills me with dread.
I have my second glucose tolerance test on Monday which fingers crossed will be negative, BUT I’m trying not to think about it too much.
I watched an episode of Call the Midwife last week where this poor woman was terrified of giving birth so much so that she was in denial and hadn’t been to any of her appointments etc. This is known as tocophobia which is a genuine fear of giving birth. This was brought on by her first labour being a forceps delivery where she described the baby as being pulled out of her. Just what I needed to watch.
Anyhoo, I think I’m just going to stay in my own bubble of denial until my waters break!
At 25 weeks my baby is the size of a grapefruit although I would argue watermelon! It weighs around 1.4lbs and measures about 34.6cm.
Apparently it will have developed it’s own little routine and will react to certain sounds and noises. There’s always a lot of movement around 5.30 – 6am when it’s at it’s wriggliest.
A little gross fact is that most of the amniotic fluid will be sterile urine – poor baby!
The rest of the stuff that I read on the Bounty website were stuff about Restless Leg Syndrome (yup I got that) and Symphysis pubis dysfunction (this could be what I’m suffering from reading the symptoms).
Oh the joys of pregnancy!
I’m linking up with the Bumps & Babies Linky over on Lets Talk Mommy Blog which you should check out if you are pregnant or have a baby.