So 18 weeks! It feels like a lot longer but it is going a little faster than it was. I think as soon as the kids go back to school, it will speed past!
My bump is still big but I don’t think it’s grown any more since week 17. I have noticed I’ve started to get a bit of a waddle 🙂
On the gestation diabetes front. Last week I was told I could try just a balanced diet to see if I could control it. Sadly I couldn’t so back to the hospital it was. I was so so nervous that day because I thought I would definitely be put on insulin because that’s what they said last week. We got to the hospital and had a big walk from the car park because we couldn’t get into the usual one, then we had an hour and 10 minute wait to see the doctor but thankfully once in there, the doctor said I had to pills. I was so relieved! Obviously I would rather not take anything but pills are more appealing than insulin. I have to take one with my breakfast and one with dinner and of course keep up with the balanced diet. And I have to go back hospital in 3 weeks (aside from my scan) so finally a break from hospitals. If the pills don’t work, then it will definitely be insulin next.
The sickness and heartburn have gone this week but sadly hay fever has reared its ugly head. And this week, for the first time in my life, I experienced indigestion. Oh my goodness, I felt like I was having a heart attack! Every time I ate it felt like it was stuck in my chest and a horrible stabbing pain. I know it sounds dramatic but if you have ever experienced it, you will know what I mean.
Baby has been very active this week, even keeping me up most of the night. It’s at the stage where it’s the odd kick, but mostly somersaulting. It feels like when you’re a passenger in a car and they drive over a bridge really fast. That, but over and over and over.
Iv’e also been having some twinges lately which I think is the baby tugging on the umbilical cord.
Harry is still excited about ‘peanut’ and will come in in the morning and say morning to me and ‘peanut’. He still loves looking at what the baby looks like now and knowing the size on the computer but he insists that the umbilical cord is its willie 🙂