36 Week & Gestational Diabetes Update…

Ah the last month. Where time stands still!!!  Today I’m 36 + 2 and starting to feel like I’ve been pregnant for 100 years.  But my spirits were lifted slightly yesterday at my latest check up because it’s finally feeling like we’re near the end!  So basically, when you have GD they won’t let you go over because they don’t want the baby to get too big. “Generally” they will induce you around 38 weeks. So that seems to be the plan so far – which means 2 weeks to go!! Now, THAT sounds better!  It’s too hard for them to get anywhere near an accurate measurement of the baby […]

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34 Week & Gestational Diabetes Update…

So, today I am 34 + 4.  On Wednesday I had my 34 week update. Technically I was just due a GP visit this week but because I was sent for the Sugar Test after week 32 and subsequently diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes I was to go back to the Coombe to check on the toddler’s… – sorry, baby’s – … size.  Wednesday was one of those days in the Coombe. It was swamped. Mad busy. My appointment was at 11.10am and honestly about two minutes before my name was called at 12.35pm and the room was emptying I was starting to panic that my file hadn’t made it into […]

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32 Week Pregnancy Update… 

So, up to now on this pregnancy I’ve had a lot of “You’re a nice size for your dates” from the Doctor/GP, and ,as a petite person who’s had 2 fairly large babies for my size I was starting to think “Ooh, maybe this one will be all small and dainty and be out in 3 pushes!”  Yeh that’s not gonna happen it doesn’t seem. 32 + 1 and I went in for my next check up in the Coombe. The baby is measuring 2 weeks larger than my due date. She smiled and told me in a jolly tone that it’s likely to be a big baby. Wonderful. She […]

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30 Week Pregnancy Update…

Wow 30 weeks. How are we here already?? Genuinely flew in!! I suppose moving house & changing schools in the middle of it all probably helped! It was a hectic time to say the least!!! If you want to catch up on what that was like you can read our announcement here. or our post on changing schools here. 30 weeks feels like a massive milestone. 10 weeks left and the countdown will be well and truly on after Christmas.  Everyone is telling me I’m neat, that the bump is small and cute. I can’t say it particularly feels small and cute. Certainly not in the middle of the night […]

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9 Questions You Will Always Get Asked During Pregnancy…

Be prepared. As soon as you announce you’re pregnant, you’re going to hear the same questions over and over again for the entire pregnancy. They don’t bother me in fairness, it’s just funny, but don’t touch my belly! Not unless you at least know me and you’ve asked first! WHAT IS THAT?  Here’e a little preview of your life for 9 months:  ~ How far along are you? A fair question, but you’d be better off just hanging a sign around your neck with a countdown or stating your due date for the amount of times you’ll be asked this question.  ~ How are you feeling? I sort of take this […]

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What’s In My Hospital Bag…

There’s about a billion posts about this but here’s another one anyway 😉  34 weeks gone. 5 to go! Hospital bag is more or less ready to go!  I greatly considered buying those pre packed hospital bags. I was so close to clicking that “Buy Now” button, but the budgeter in me decided I could do it on the cheap myself. Great idea though if you just don’t want the hassle. My bag is from Penneys. It was €17! I have a wheelie travel size bag too and the baby changing bag. (I know, I’ll look like I’m booking in for a month!)    Everything I bought is either Dealz, […]

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25 Week Pregnancy Update…

Today I’m 25 weeks & 3 days. My “tip” for today according to my app is that I’ll get frequent back pain. (Hardly a tip really..) and yes, the app hasn’t told me anything I don’t already know. Back pain is alive and well. Getting up from slouching on the sofa or lying down has become far from glamorous I’m sure to look at. I’ve started to ask the boys to pick things up for me (to be fair it’s usually their own pants!) Yesterday my 6 year old responded that I should just “bend with my knees”. Yeh. Pick up your pants thanks!!  I’ve been low on energy this […]

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23 Weeks Pregnancy Update…

I’m finally in that nice part of the second trimester. Well, more or less.  I’m not falling asleep half of the time, and my face doesn’t look like a dot to dot puzzle anymore with all the spots I was getting in the first trimester.  I have what they call an “upper anterior placenta” which means the placenta is to the front. Sorry for using the word placenta so much if you’re leisurely reading this over a cup of coffee and a snack!   Anyway, it means I wasn’t feeling that many kicks when all the websites were boasting “Oh your little baby is kicking away now” on those weekly updates […]

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