Hello 3rd trimester! I also had to starve from 10pm tonight, for my GTT tomorrow. I hate this bit…
Thurs 5th December – 28w 1d
GTT day. I knew the drill as I also had one done with little man. My appointment was at 9am, though I had to get the bus and along with strong winds, a 10 minute walk, and being 28 weeks pregnant, I arrived a couple of minutes late but they weren’t too busy at that time so it was okay. I was only waiting a few minutes until I got called through to the consultation room. First I had my blood taken from my finger, and then the midwife finally managed to get some from my arm, after finding a vein on the 2nd arm! (Everybody always has trouble finding my veins). As I hadn’t eaten since 10pm last night I did feel a little dizzy, but it wasn’t as bad as last time. I then had to drink a bottle of Lucozade which I was actually quite grateful for as it filled a space in my tummy! A student midwife then came to do my 28 week check up. My BP was fine, she listened in and baby sounded fine, then I had my bump measured for the first time this pregnancy. Baby is currently head down, and I’m currently measuring 2 weeks ahead. I was always measuring bang on or just behind with little man, but it could be water retention I suppose, or just the fact that a lot of people measure bigger with subsequent babies? After this I had to go sit in the waiting room until my 2 hours was up, I had remembered to take some reading material though so it went quite quickly. During this time I was told by another pregnant lady that I looked huge for 28 weeks. Thanks for that. My time was up and I had to have my 3rd lot of blood taken – this time it took 2 midwives to get it out! That was that and then I was free to go, all I could think about was food. In the process of walking back to the bus stop I was whacked in the face numerous times by crunchy leaves (ouch) and told to be careful by a lovely old lady. Since I got home I haven’t stopped eating though!
Saturday 7th December – 28w 3d
I’ve started getting SPD type pains quite recently. I swear it didn’t happen this early with little man. Though two things I had very early with little man haven’t started yet – leaky boobs (at 20 weeks exactly!) and BH (at around 24 weeks). I think my cold has finally disappeared though, I just have a few sniffles now but obviously to be expected with the winter weather. I’ve been looking for a new baby ring sling to cheer me up though!
Speaking of BH, it seems they have started now! Along with body parts sticking into me all over, I just cannot comfortable nowadays and I’m so fidgety.