So I just thought I’d update you all on my pregnancy so far. Those of you who follow me on Instagram will know at my 28 week midwife check up I was measuring 3cm bigger than average for my dates. They say anything 3cm over or under is concerning. I had never heard of this before and initially just thought I’d been eating too much cake (because I definitely have) she told me it wasn’t the width it was the uterus they were measuring, so nothing to do with too much cake!
She explained one concern is gestational diabetes which you can get in pregnancy and have to be really careful throughout if you do. She also said I could have too much fluid around baby OR I could just be having a big baby, but as they can’t be sure they have to test everything and rule things out. I found out today that I thankfully don’t have gestational diabetes but just have really low iron levels which they’ve given me tablets for. I have also been for a scan which showed there’s no excess fluid, so I’m just having a big baby! His measurements are on the top of all the growth graphs but nothing that they’re concerned about, they just need to keep an eye on us both. I’m super relieved as I haven’t stopped thinking about it since my appointment. Being pregnant is a scary enough process as it is, hearing that things could potentially have been wrong with me or the baby was terrifying. Thank you for all your lovely comments of reassurance so far, they mean a lot to me and have helped so much – maybe we’ll see this baby a bit sooner than we thought!
Love Hattie xx