I cannot believe I'm 24 weeks already, where has the time gone? Still some breathlessness and blurriness in the eyesight but nothing major. I'm still not feeling much movement at all. I've felt baby move about 6 times throughout this pregnancy so it's few and far between. I spoke to the midwife last week and she said possibly because of the anterior placenta that I might not feel kicks until the big kicks come through. I got to hear the heartbeat last week and it was sitting at 150bpm so that's all good.
The renal clinic doctors all came in and congratulated me when I was there two weeks ago which was nice and funny at the same time, that I've been attending for so long that they all know me. My biopsy always makes one of the doctors laugh as it was his worst one he has ever experienced and far from the norm. Every time I see him he still apologises, even 11 years on. All in all my kidneys are doing ok and they are happy for me to be monitored by the maternity consultants and see my back once the baby is born. And I've to remember to bring the baby next time. I'll still get infections, loss of blood, etc but that's par for the course with the kidney disease. I'm used to it all and to be honest it's just one of those things.
I have been discussing finishing up work with my boss and that is totally freaking me out. I don't like the thought of someone else doing my job, I'm a bit of a control freak when it comes to organising. But at the end of the day someone has to do it. I think I'll do a post about this separately as I got so upset about it the other day. On the other hand I can't wait to be off with my boys as I miss them so much while at work.
I have nothing organised for the baby, no pram, car seat or any of that type of stuff. I do have a cot and moses basket so that's a start. The boys had a double buggy which I won't need this time around so will need to get looking. I'm waiting on getting the loft converted into storage as I'll have no spare rooms, so don't want to decorate the nursery room until that's done. Then with Christmas coming up and both the boys birthday it's a lot to organise. I'm letting myself get overwhelmed and stressed by it all which I shouldn't be. Not good for the baby, blood pressure, etc, but I can't help it. I'll get there. Lists and online shopping is the way to go.
I feel my bump looks a very strange shape this time around, it's as if it's spread across the way rather than the nice little neat round like bumps I had with the boys. No, I'm not saying it's a girl this time, I think it's just I'm all stretchy!! The bump isn't hard at all it's all soft and squishy, like I've got a beer belly and the middle looks funny. What do you think?
Bump picture 24 weeks.
All in all it's going well so far and fingers crossed it stays that way. I'm sure it will. Bump is getting bigger and things are a little different this time around. The boys can't wait to meet their brother, yes it has to be a boy in their eyes. And they keep giving him or her stickers, which is a lot of fun peeling off my belly before bed. It's different with the boys this time around as when Tyler was born Lucas had just turned two, so they are both a lot more aware of this one. Until next time and hopefully a less strange looking bump?