Another consultants appointment 

Yesterday was yet another consultants appointment. 

I have been feeling rather good recently. I don’t know how or why, but I’ve been using my crutches less, the pain has become a little easier to cope with. The only thing I can think of is that baby has moved off a nerve and it’s making my right side more even with my left. Don’t get me wrong I’m still in bits by the evening but I’m not waking in agony in the morning and struggling through to bed time. This has happened in the last 2/3 weeks. It’s quite miraculous really. It’s helped me a ton and I actually look fairly healthy. I’m attributing that to the bit of sun we had, I made the most of that and sat out as much as possible. A little bit of vitamin D does wonders. 

Anyways, that all attributed to this comment “wow, you look like different lady. This the best you have looked when you come see me” why thank you Mr consultant. I knew I looked rough before but for you to notice so spectacularly…. It was nice, but because of me looking well and feeling well, the plan changed. 

I was still allowed my stretch and sweep (more on that in a bit) but I’m not allowed to be induced early. The hospital only induce early in extreme circumstances, which when I saw him at 36+6 I was in agony and I would have been able to be induced next week if I was still in that level of pain. I’m not. 

So the plan now, stretch and sweep on Wednesday with the midwife, he put PLEASE in the notes because they’re reluctant to do it before you’re over. Then two the following week, then eventually induction at 10 days over. If however, I deteriorate they are to phone him and he will book me in for an induction earlier. Seeing as I wanted to avoid induction all along maybe it’s better that I’m feeling more able to cope? Maybe it’s happened for a reason and I will go naturally with the help of many sweeps? Who knows… 

Back to the sweep I had yesterday evening though. Ouch frickin’ ouch. That poor HCA, I bet she’s regretting giving me her hand to hold. I shouted at him and it look all my restraint not to kick him in the face. 

It was apparently a good sweep. He felt he stretched and swept very well. My cervix is still a little posterior, about an inch in length but it was 1cm dilated. He managed to get it more than that. He said it could work, it might not. Baby’s head is definitely in the right direction. 

Since the sweep, I had a few contractions last night. Nothing major though, I am exhausted and feel like I need to sleep all day. I’m getting the period like cramps again and feel s bit sick. We shall see though. I’d like it to happen today/tonight other wise baby will have to wait till Monday. Not that you can tell them that can you? Baby will come when he comes. So the waiting continues. 

The consultant reassured me that what I had been feeling was definitely positive, I mean when you compare it to M, I didn’t have any contraction pains or anything that made me think I was in labour. My cervix with M didn’t dilate until I was on the drip and even then it was super slow to get going. So we are already doing better than before. I was obviously wrong though with my feeling he will arrive early, I mean technically if he arrives before Friday he is early, but I thought he would have been here by now. 

It’s the final count down though… 39 weeks today, 1 week till DD. 

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