Last Monday with my daughter in tow we made the nerve wracking trip to the hospital. I say nerve wracking as not only was it the first time I had driven my husband’s car but you also never know what the doctors will find.
Parking spaces are rare at the hospital so I was really pleased to find one straight away. We then spent the entire morning seeing midwives and doctors. A trainee Midwife examined my bump and as she did so felt little one kick it is sooo lovely to feel baby being very active.
I keep wondering whether I will feel baby’s feet walking up and down me like I did with my daughter but so far I haven’t felt that. Instead I feel like they are a puffer fish and have puffed themselves up so much I can feel them in every crevice of my body. Things are starting to feel rather uncomfortable and clearly they are running out of room.
I was awoken one morning by baby who I swear was trying to find an exit on one side of my body! I've also increasingly felt Braxton Hicks with this baby. These seem to be increasingly more hard hitting movements than I remember ever feeling with my daughter.
It’s fair to say my emotions have been all over the place during the week and I've been feeling pretty cheesed off having to continuously take my medication due to my Diabetes. I have also felt like the house has become somewhat of a dumping ground at times so I was relieved when my mum stepped in to take the mini whirlwind away so I could de-clutter the house from top to bottom. I even managed to get my hospital bag packed.
My bag is now pretty much packed. I was questioning whether I ought to buy travel size bottles of lotions and potions to take in with me or whether to dispense some from bigger bottles into little see through ones. I plumped for the latter and when my hubby went to buy them he was asked whether he was going somewhere nice on holiday.
I also bought a Close Parent Caboo to put little one in and aim to take it to hospital with me. I've heard good things about this product and hope I can get on with it better than the long scarf type one I had with my daughter. Hopefully if I can use it easily enough I’ll be able to have my hands free to help my toddler and we can go for walks in the countryside without having to lug a buggy about.
Talking of pushchairs I'm wondering whether I ought to buy a double one or not. Do you have any recommendations?