A change of [birth] plan…

As we say in the UK, there’s been a slight technical hitch… No sooner had I gotten my head to that zenlike state of pre-birth blissful ignorance calm excitement (based on doing it all naturally, or as far as possible, pending any surprises) but I had a hard knock back down to earth. Long story…

Tired

Not much of an excuse, but today I spent 5.5hrs straight at a conference and I’m tired. I’m also almost 33 weeks pregnant and realising that things are changing in the way of I really don’t feel as sprightly as I used to! I don’t feel ill in myself, but I just feel like I’m…

Day 1 as a (gestational) diabetic…

Last night T and I went on a mini date night to the cinema. (Side comment: We invested in Unlimited cards for the cinema a few months ago, which we got at a discount – they have been a great investment as it means once we’d been a few times, we now have effectively free…

GD Gestational Diabetes (31 weeks)

GD stands for Gestational Diabetes. (It also stands for goddamn, which I feel is more appropriate!)  Today I had my gestational diabetes appointment which was delayed a week from last week after they didn’t manage to get the appointment letters to me in time for the actual appointment. There’s something rather annoying about receiving a…

Gestational what?

Well that’s just annoying. Apparently I have gestational diabetes. Background: The last 2 NHS scans showed a massive growth particularly on baby’s abdominal cavity measurement. They seemed to indicate that he’d grown from the 50th percentile a few weeks before to the 99th/100th percentile last week. So they insisted I go and get tested for…