I am sorry it has been a while since I last wrote a blog – the honest truth is that from a pregnancy point of view not a lot has been going on and life has just got really busy. Just the way I like it, I have been left in peace by all the health professionals aside from a phone call from a midwife at our local hospital to tell me the doctors didn't write anything in their notes following my appointment at 18 weeks! I have been doing really well, still completely seizure free which is a miracle! I can feel the baby moving every day and feel fine in myself aside from having quite a lot of acid reflux and some Braxton Hicks contractions – but that’s just normal pregnancy things and all part of the experience!
The most eventful thing to happen is Riley turned three – I think she had a pretty good birthday! We went to Hobbledown farm park on her birthday itself and then had a Peter Rabbit party at our house at the weekend. She also seems to love her presents – she was adamant she wanted a camera and a scooter for her birthday and is definitely making the most of both. We've had some very interesting photos and she hasn't been in her buggy since her birthday and is scooting everywhere which is fantastic (although maybe not for the wear on her shoes which she uses as a break!).
I'm almost in my third trimester now and the next few weeks hold a lot of appointments so I will be busy blogging about them as and when they happen. I guess now is the time for me to start writing my birth plan and making sure things are in place to try to make this labour less traumatic. So in the next few weeks I am seeing the anaesthetist, my epilepsy consultant, the epilepsy midwife in Winchester and the community midwife. I will also need to have my whooping cough vaccine and Anti D injections – so lots going on. But I am hoping that by the time I am 30 weeks I will have made a plan with my specialists, and I can then make appointments to see the doctors and reflections midwife at the local hospital to lay down exactly what we want to happen during labour.
But for now I will leave you with some photos from Riley’s birthday. I can’t believe how grown up she is getting. She is so excited about her brother or sister coming and hugs and kisses my bump and sits and talks to it, it is amazing to watch and brings me close to tears. Riley Roo you are amazing, we are very lucky to have such a wonderful little girl. Happy 3rd Birthday.