Not quite the usual structure but this catch up has kept me away from social media for a little while as…well to be honest I didn’t really know what to say.
To summarise: I had my routine midwife appointment last Thursday when I successfully got my fit to fly ready to travel out on holiday Saturday morning. I was still measuring big though which wasn’t surprising considering the gestational diabetes, but their process is that it needs to be checked out in case I have too much water. Quick scan arranged for late Friday afternoon and we’re still on track. My brother came along to help with the bear seeing as he was up for the holiday and thank goodness he was as what should have been a quick 10 min scan, turned into almost 2 hours at the hospital as my waters were actually showing really low.
That means holiday was off as they wanted me back in for monitoring on Monday and Thursday this week. I was absolutely gutted as although I know it’s not worth the risk, I felt like I let everyone down. If it was just Alex and I it wouldn’t be too bad but with my parents and brother too though, I felt so guilty – I know I know…..unwarranted and not my fault but you tell those damn pregnancy hormones that !! However with the fear being that my waters had already gone, there was no way we could ignore the advice.
Queue chaos of cancellations and trying to get as much money back for everyone as we can and on a whole the companies have been great. Car hire have given full refund and Ryanair have given us a full credit note for flights later in the year. It may even work out for the best as we are double booked at the house this week in France whereas if we go later then it may work out better, especially if we rearrange for my dad’s birthday. We shall see though as we have a baby to get here safely first!!
So Monday came around and we were monitored and scanned again; this time we had great water levels which we such a relief. We were 99% sure that was going to be the case all along but it just wasn’t worth the risk as if something had happened we’d never have forgiven ourselves.
So, next steps are the although they’re keeping me on twice weekly monitoring at the moment, if all is good again on Friday at a follow up appointment they think I could maybe get discharged from consultant care to high risk which I’m already on anyway because of the gestational diabetes. Fingers crossed!!
And that’s it! Scary few days, canceled holidays but ultimately ending in good news. My brother and parents managed to get a week in Cornwall instead *waves hello* and we managed to come away for a few days in North Wales just so we enjoy the time off together until Friday.