Blimey! I feel I've been away for agggges! Work has been exhausting me!
35 weeks tomorrow time is definitely flying by! All of my on call shifts have now been done (swapped some of my later ones for earlier ones - worked my whole pregnancy coming off the night rota at 28 weeks only -last weekend was a killer!), and three weeks of 'normal days' is all that stands between me and my maternity leave! Why I thought that working til 38 weeks was a good idea I will never know! It is getting very difficult to do anything at work as my bump is now huuuuumongous! My chest compressions are comical (although still effective!) and trying to get close enough to anyone to pop a catheter or cannula in is interesting to say the least!
Apart from an incident involving me and a tube station escalator, I've also managed to keep myself out of hospital since my kidney infection! The best news is no delivery at 37 weeks for Flump! My obstetrician is happy for me to get to 40 weeks with induction then :-). I've also managed to get through 2 weekly growth scans without finding out the sex of my baby :-D! I've had my lightening, which is great as I was carrying really high, but now I can breath!!! It was slightly 'scary' when I realised Flump had dropped as I know I now have to acknowledge that this baby is coming out soon one way or another! Bubba is still humongously active, so assuming (s)he will not be the lots of sleeping kind of newborn!
I'm still hugely superstitious about buying clothes and all the little things, but my friends' threw me an amazing Baby Shower which more or less took care of Flump's wardrobe and toy needs! It's weird to think that in 5 weeks time my little one will be here, hopefully all safe and sound! Then I need to try to work out how to switch from 'little doctor career driven' to 'little miss new mum'! It's also going to be odd not being pregnant anymore! Despite the nocturia, insomnia, rib pain, etc. I think I'm going to miss it! So far, no matter how excited my other half is, Flump is mine! I'm going to have to accept (s)he's ours!!! Grrrr ;-p
Hope everyone else is doing well