I’ve been a little on edge this week, I ended up in the pregnancy day clinic with bad stomach cramps on Tuesday. Normally I don’t bother to go to the hospital or doctors, I have an aversion to health care professionals but I knew I really had to get checked out, ignoring it could be catastrophic. Luckily I was fine, my cervix is still closed which is good and it was some sort of virus. Phew! I remained pretty calm throughout, my hubby was panicking, but I just felt calm, and packed just in case. Hopefully I wont have another scare! The nurses at the clinic were awful, they told me to show up at 1pm and I would be seen quickly. I turned up at 12:45, and wasn’t seen until 2:15!!!! I was sitting there wondering what one earth was going through these nurses head. Here is a woman, with a history of very early preterm labour, sitting in a corridor, with strong stomach cramps, possibly in preterm labour at only 23 weeks, and they are in there with overdue women on monitors for hours. I was so upset, and in the end I nearly just left to go home as I felt I would be safer lying down on bedrest rather than sitting on a plastic chair in a corridor.
Then the midwife tried to find baby on the doppler. I use my doppler regularly so I know how easy it is AND that you don’t need to press hard. This midwife tried to find his heartbeat right down by the pubic line…at 23 weeks?? I told her that he kicks me right up by the belly button and politely informed her that although I was overweight she did NOT need to press so hard. So…she ignored me and pressed harder, it took her ages to get his hb (by my belly button of course) and I was covered in red welts!! Unbelievable!
It’s like my own midwife, “You wont feel kicks until 20+ weeks because of your weight.” And then refusing to believe me at 16 weeks when I was able to tell her exactly where baby was because of the kicks. I’m overweight but I’m not NUMB inside!! 20 plus weeks? I was feeling him at 13-14 weeks, by 20 I was getting thumps!
I really hope I don’t need to go back to the hospital again, they drive me nuts!!
So, I’ve just been chilling out, bedresting, knitting of course. I knitted my first hat on double pointed needles in the round. This means that there is no need to sew up the hat, and therefore no seam. It took me a while to get right, but I did it. I also used some fluffy wool, which was doubly hard as you can’t tell which stitch you’ve already knitted. But I like a good challenge.
It would probably fit a 24 weeker, maybe up to a 25 weeker. And it’s so soft and fluffy!!
Strange how this blog has developed. From a premature baby blog, to baby loss to trying to conceive and infertility, to high risk pregnancy, bed rest and knitting. I hope to turn it into a post loss, new baby blog. You know the ones, where I post thousands of pictures and every detail of my baby’s life, including poo, pee and milestones in explicit detail? Hopefully…one day, but that’s a while in the future.
Strange to think this blog wouldn’t even exist if Gideon hasn’t been born too soon, I started it to keep everyone up to date on his progress, without him there would be no blog.