For the last 2 weeks I have been signed off work on bed rest due to sickness & a fainting spell. I’ve never fainted before & it was very scary. I immediately booked myself an emergency doctor’s appointment as I’ve learnt during this pregnancy, that it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Thankfully my blood pressure was normal & the doctor explained that it may have just been a dip. However as I am still having bad morning sickness they decided it was best for me & the baby that I take some time to relax, which I thought was helping until two Sundays ago when I was rushed to A&E after an awful 2 hours of continuous sickness, which was not pleasant lol. The scariest part was not being able to feel baby kick. Little monkey is always very active in the evening & for those few hours I didn’t feel a thing, until we arrived at the hospital that is haha. I was given the all clear & sent home & monkey kicked me all night long just to keep me reassured.
Whilst we were at the hospital we had an exciting experience. Kirsty noticed a little stain on my top & when I looked down I realised that I was producing colostrum in my right breast. Knowing that my breast is producing already is such a relief. I want to be able to breast feed my baby more than anything.
During puberty my left breast didn’t develop, which meant I had a fully developed breast on my right but nothing on my left. I did have correctional surgery to increase the size when I was 16, however I have since suffered major complications & unfortunately the nerves in my left nipple have been damaged, which means that it would be too painful to feed baby on that side. I am determined to not let this stop me. I didn’t even think that my left breast would produce milk so have been thinking that we may need to top the baby’s feeds up with formula, until yesterday when I started producing from the left! Yay! This now means that I can express & use the milk for night feeds.
Although I have been having quite a tough time with morning sickness, I really love pregnancy. I love to see & feel baby’s movements. It now recognises mine & Kirsty’s voices, as when we’re talking it kicks a lot! Kirsty also has these little conversations with it every evening when she tells bubba about her day & baby loves to kick when she’s talking. I love these bonding moments we share & I can’t wait until baby is here & we get to have cuddles together.
I can’t believe I am coming to the end of the 2nd trimester; time seems to be going so quickly. I do get quite confused about the weeks lol. Some people say at 27 weeks I am now in the 3rd Trimester & some say I have another week. I’m not sure, so if anyone has the answer, please let me know lol.