Here we are at the magical 25 week mark with a baby growing happily inside. It’s been hard not to focus on the countdown to this day. Since last Sunday, the same gestation that I went into labour with Eva, I keep focusing on how this baby is already so different and so blessed. Luckily it has been an uneventful week in terms of no twinges or anything to make me worry. I have been visualising having a big full term baby put on my chest after birth to give my body and mind lots of positive vibes. I have been quite distracted and haven’t been sleeping well. I do hope that it improves soon! Andrew says that my pregnancy brain has been a little worse this week.
This week I have had my carpel tunnel diagnosed as severe which means that it has been around for longer than this pregnancy and has just been exacerbated instead of a new case. Really the only options for me are physio and acupuncture along with wearing the splints. If it doesn’t improve post partum I may need to consider surgery to release the pressure and to prevent permanent damage to the nerves and muscles. In the meantime I just get used to waking up in pain. Oh the joys of pregnancy.
This week the chiropractor suggested a back support belt so I was chuckling to myself yesterday while doing the shopping with splints and the belt on looking rather incapacitated. My fingers have swollen to the point of my needing to remove my rings and replace them with another bigger ring. All these new things to remind me that this pregnancy is different to Eva’s.
I had an obstetrician appointment on Tuesday will a good report all round. Nothing showed up on tests from the previous appointment and the urine specimen this week looks clear (a reassurance for my mental health this week). Good blood pressure and baby measuring perfectly. The ultrasound report was online so the doctor could confirm that although the placenta is low the implantation point is in the upper part so it’s a good chance off moving safely out of the way.
Today Eva lay down on my belly as we talked about the baby with her for the first time really. It was a beautiful moment for all of us!
From this point everything is a blessing to us although I can’t envisage this pregnancy making it to full term maybe this baby and my body will surprise me!