This post actually counts as my #100HappyDays Day 2 as well as I already mentioned on my Instagram.
Today, I’m 24 weeks pregnant and kind of used to it now LOL. I realised today I can’t see my feet and I’m not sure when that happened! I’m 5 and a half months pregnant now and feel like time is going both fast and slow – I cannot wait to meet this little bubba and feel impatient to do so, but I know time is going to fly with the amount that needs to happen before October.
It’s an important milestone today as it marks viability – 20 to 35 percent of babies born at 23 weeks of gestation survive, while 50 to 70 percent of babies born at 24 to 25 weeks which means Baby L’s survival chances have more than doubled in a week. A baby in my October Due Date group was born in the small hours of this morning – our first birth and is doing as well as could be in NICU.
Since my 19 week update, I’ve had 3 scans: anomaly, private & growth scan. Baby L is doing great and well on target. The movement I feel is pretty amazing and in places I wouldn’t expect yet – as far as I know, baby is transverse already so I hope and pray they stay that way!
My sciatica seemed to have disappeared but has returned in the last couple of days with a vengeance – the pain is immense and shoots down my right leg as well. It’s not fun but I expected it and just have to learn to live with it because I know I will have it long after baby is born.
I’ve started writing up my birth plan and have included a few important things that I probably didn’t last time including delayed cord clamping – TRMan and I have discussed it and he is happy to go ahead with it unless circumstances make it impossible. It was something I wanted to do with Shy but I was so exhausted by the end of my labour I really didn’t care – I also hadn’t discussed my plan with my mum who was my birthing partner to ensure she could enforce anything I couldn’t be bothered to. This time, I have discussed it all with TRMan and will be making him read it so he knows what should be happening and can ensure it does.
That’s all for this weeks update but I have quite a few posts in the pipeline, just waiting to be completed. Keep an eye open!