35+4!

It’s 3:53 am as I start this blog. My sleep has become a little more challenging of late.

And as the title suggests, my current gestation is 35+4 weeks!

34-35 weeks was what my midwife has told me is “average” twin delivery time since my booking in appointment, so 35weeks has always been an aim in my head – which also just so happened to be my husbands birthday – what finer present could I give the man?! It might have been all downhill in the present stakes after that point though, thinking about it.

Ive been plodding on since Christmas. Plodding sometimes being the operative word, as I feel more and more like overpacked donkey/small family car. I think in all honesty, I could or perhaps should have started my maternity leave in parallel with breaking up for Christmas. The 2weeks I worked into 2018 felt difficult and I ended up taking a few days off sick last week as I’d contracted some germs. I started with D&V and still have the remnants of  horrible cold. Listen to your body anyone?! But still, I managed to complete my handover and left with things in a state I was fairly happy with.

I also passed said germs to Mr Hasdogswantshumans, right in line with his birthday 🤦🏻‍♀️ So the (surprise) treats I’d lined up for him (us) have been postponed until this coming weekend which is definitely something I’m looking forward to. A night away in a fancy (local!) hotel and a reservation at a Smokehouse nearby – my husband is a big carnivore!

And lastly, but by no means least – I was given a date for a planned c-section yesterday. So no later than the 9 February and we’ll be meeting our daughters. That’s just 15short days! Eeeeeeeeep.

Its not the way I’d wanted to deliver, but you gotta roll with the punches in this game haven’t you? Baby closest the exit had turned breech at a growth scan I attended at around 32weeks and had not turned back when I attended the presentation scan yesterday. Upper baby is transverse so neither of them currently in a position that fits with natural delivery! Should I go into labour ahead of the 9th I’ll be treated as an emergency section from the get-go, which I’d very much like to avoid. But should I make it as planned, I’ll be just shy of 38weeks which I’d be very happy with.

And hopefully, as someone who’s never had major surgery before and is very squeamish, will give me time to find a little inner calm about the whole thing. Don’t get me wrong, I see the positives. My rational brain knows exactly why things are having to happen this way and I trust my doctors/midwife and consultants, I get that its for the greater good…. but the other bit of my brain is freaking out a little bit over the whole thing. I need to seek out some of my c-section surviving friends and do some relaxation exercises on the subject I think!

So over and out for now I guess, with a little luck I’ll be able to update on how the whole thing went in the not *too* distant future. Wish me luck!

Author: hasdogswantshumans

34, from The Midlands, UK. The loveliest husband, family, friends and dogs. 100% determined to become parents - one way or the other.... *During January 2018, after 4 and a half years, we finally welcomed 2 daughters to our world.

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