25 Weeks Pregnant...Bump Diary.
Another fortnight has passed and another bump diary- I wish my pregnancy was going as quickly as it feels when I write these posts.
This past two weeks have been exciting times in the world of pregnancy. Firstly Bug is 'viable,' not exactly the most endearing term but it means that god forbid if something went wrong, there is at least a chance that she would have a chance of survivial. While I am aware that things can go wrong at any stage, not always with a happy outcome, this at least is a nice milestone to get too. I remember being excited at this milestone with Mads too.
The second exciting thing that happened is I handed in my MATB1 form to work- this is the form that helps officially get your maternity leave sorted. I am due to finish work in the middle of January, and am literally counting down the days.
I had another VBAC appointment last week- this time with a midwife rather than a consultant. It was really interesting and we sat and chatted for an hour about the pro's and con's of having a VBAC or an elective c-section. I still really don't know what to do- I explained to her that last time I was desperate to have a natural birth and the matter was taken out of my hands. This time with the added risks involved, I just don't know if I want it. If I had a crystal ball that could guarantee I would succeed at natural labour then I would do it, but unfortunately I don't have that luxury.
At the moment I am still leaning towards a c-section, however I haven't made my decision yet and will wait until I see them again at 36 weeks before I fully make up my mind. I am well aware of the recovery with a c-section and that is putting me off, although last time I started feeling quite well again after a week or so and Mr E is one of a kind all year round not just during pregnancy, so I know he will help me lots.
I am starting to get very achy. It is nothing I can't handle and is more uncomfortable rather than painful, but it is worse than it was at this stage with Mads. I get really restless in the evening and need lots of leg and foot massages from Mr E which he is thrilled about. Not. I am also starting to get uncomfy at my desk at work, something which didn't happen until the very end last time.
Apart from the odd uncomfy niggle, this pregnancy is going well and I am loving the anticipation of becoming a family of four.