Friday, 6 January 2017


I am now more pregnant that I have ever been (by one day).  And while my bump is bigger this time (Bubs 2 is measuring on track so far and I am also fatter than I was when I was preggers with Bubs 1), I am only just now starting to feel big bump can't touch my toes pregnant (I can probably still touch my toes but I am not really interested in trying).  My umbilical hernia, which was only a slight problem with #1 is quickly becoming a nightmare (thanks to constantly having to lug around Bubs #1 who often wants to be carried).  Other than that, things are chugging along nicely.

My BP has been about 130/80 for most of this pregnancy, but we hit a spike of 142/90 just at week 27, which sent me to the hospital for observation.  By the time I arrived there it was back to 130/80 and it just kept falling while I was in the hospital, until the last time they took it and it was 100/59.  Yeah.  In all fairness, that was while lying down for a nap with Bubs #1 on the hospital bed.  Last week my BP was 120/60.

I was talking with a woman who had pre-eclampsia in both her pregnancies- in her second it came on quick.  That has made me paranoid.  That and my "level of care".  I will go into details on that later.  At least I know what to look for and can be my own advocate, so I don't feel like my care is actually being compromised (good Dutch midwife is pregnant and off for the next 6 weeks or so- her partner is flaky- nice but flaky and my ob is a whole other post). 


  1. That's great you've made it this far! fingers crossed that the next weeks go smoothly too and Bubs2 can stay put as long as possible!

    1. Thanks! I've got my fingers crossed too! And am thinking more and more about that drawing you did of the transition phase of labour during your antenatal classes as I will hopefully get to attempt a VBAC. Eeks!