As you might have noticed I haven’t written a blog for a while and that is mainly because I have gone into hibernation since being pregnant.
To my surprise, this pregnancy has been a lot worse than my twin pregnancy. Considering I am only pregnant with one baby this time I just don’t know how!
I have had morning sickness, which I didn’t have with the twins. The tiredness this time round has been very difficult as well. A lot of people have said it is because I am running round after two toddlers but I don’t think I can blame them. I honestly think I would feel this awful if it was my first pregnancy.
I have been having a two hour nap when the twins have their nap in the afternoon and my god I have needed it. I have slacked on making their homemade food everyday and often found myself shoving some fish fingers in the oven instead. I simply don’t have the energy to cook.
I have also felt quite low with this pregnancy, again something I didn’t suffer from first time round. They do say every pregnancy is different!
I have also voiced my concerns about this pregnancy to the midwife since the twins were born at 29 weeks after my waters broke unexpectedly. I was referred to Stepping Hill Hospital to have a little counselling session with one of the doctors at the antenatal clinic.
I had questions such as:
What are the chances of me going into labour early again?
Will I be monitored more closely with this pregnancy?
Will I have extra scans?
What are the chances of me having pain relief this time? (The thought of no pain relief this time makes me panic)
I certainly have a negative association with giving birth after the last time was so traumatic. The doctor I spoke to was an American lady and she was lovely. She reassured me that I would be monitored more closely and has booked me in for a check up at 28 weeks and 36 weeks, which is great.
She also said there is no reason why I can’t ask for pain relief and the reason I wasn’t allowed any last time is because the twins arrived very quickly due to them being so small. Phew!
I love the Maternity Unit at Stepping Hill Hospital. The hospital always seems to get bad press but I have had such good experiences there. The staff are fantastic.
On the pregnancy front, I have decided I just don’t enjoy being pregnant. Lots of women do, saying they feel wonderful during pregnancy and have that amazing glow. Where my bloody glow is I have no idea as I currently look a character out of The Addams Family. Pregnancy for me is definitely a means to an end.
Anyway, to lighten up this blog the girls had their first haircut recently and were as good as gold. In fact, they loved it! I have kept their hair in an envelope for keepsake. Plus my poppa got a rare photo of them both looking at the camera and smiling at the same time. That never happens!