Monday, 9 August 2010
28 weeks and counting
Unbelievably, I am already 28 weeks pregnant. It's funny, because the first 12 weeks (when you can't tell anyone) went by painfully slowly - but since then, it's flown past. And whilst I haven't exactly loved this pregnancy, it hasn't been that bad either. I am, however, really bad at keeping up with the various milestones of pregnancy - so I did some Google research and this is what I've found:
1. The baby is now about 15 inches long and weighs just over 2lb. Which is interesting, because I look somewhat similar to a whale. Guess all the rest of it must be fluid. Definitely not all the additional cake I've been 'craving'.
2. The baby's eyes are now open. Good-o.
3. My weight gain will start to steadily increase (it hasn't already?) and I'll be more tired, apparently. Good to know that full on exhaustion is headed my way.
4. "You may start to get headaches, backaches, more itching and heartburn. These are all common." Brilliant.
Now I remember why I don't pay too much attention to what's going on. Apparently, I should also be thinking about packing my hospital bag. I'm not falling for this old trick again. Last time, I diligently packed snacks, my mp3 player and other items to keep me entertained. What you actually need is a big sign saying 'Give me the drugs NOW' (so you don't have to speak) and lots of pillows. Yes, really, St. Thomas' isn't so big on these luxuries. And maybe an eye mask, so you can sleep once the drugs kick in. Because, I remember well, it's the last chance I'll have for some shut eye in quite a while...