So the final instalment of the pregnancy diaries is here. The moment it was all leading up to… the arrival of our baby! Maisie arrived on Thursday, July 22nd at 4.22pm. It started on the Saturday before. I had passed my due date by three days and had come to terms with the fact I… Continue reading Maisie’s Arrival
From week 37 I was scheduled for weekly appointments at the midwife clinic (common practice, nothing special!) and along with that also came the change in provincial rules around Covid so Tom was also allowed to join me from then on! Yay! It was exciting being able to have him there to hear the heartbeat… Continue reading The Shortest Week of Pregnancy (so far…) & Week 40 Update
The last time I shared about Gestational Diabetes (at the beginning of June), I mentioned being able to take a two day gap between each of my blood sugar testing days. Testing at that rate lasted for about two weeks, then I had another phone appointment with the Endocrinologist - who was again very impressed… Continue reading Discharged from the GD Clinic
It's been on the news in the UK and anyone here in Vancouver will have been acutely aware of the heat wave we had last week. We were in a heat dome cause by La Niña pushing a bunch of hot air over the Pacific North West and BC which meant that there was hot,… Continue reading 37 Weeks Pregnant in the Heat Dome
At the beginning of May I turned 30 and reached 30 weeks pregnant in the same week which I thought was quite novel! I think I mentioned it in a previous post, but since reaching second trimester, I felt like time was flying by, this lasted up until week 37, where it suddenly seems to… Continue reading 30 and 30
With all the restrictions around from Covid I wasn't sure if I'd be able to have a baby shower, especially not in person. One of my friends reached out to me asking me if I wanted her to organise something for me, so we tentatively booked a date (May 8th - week 30), hoping that… Continue reading My Baby Shower!
Time is flying by at the moment, so I thought I'd do a general overview of the second trimester! I've shared some specifics of symptoms and food cravings/aversions in separate posts so you can read about those things there. My mum and sister bought me a My Bump & Me book to fill in as… Continue reading Second Trimester
One very exciting piece of information coming from this pregnancy, besides the obvious, is that I have been de-labelled penicillin allergic. When I was a kid I had an allergic reaction to penicillin so for the rest of my life I have had to write the allergy on forms, during school I wore a bracelet… Continue reading Penicillin Allergy No More!
It's been around four weeks since I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes (GD) so I thought I'd give an update as to how it's going! I got a referral from my midwife to go along to the GD Clinic at BC Women's Hospital for a total of six appointments over two days. The first day… Continue reading Gestational Diabetes Update
I'm not usually one for opting in to a photo shoot, but I decided to book one with a friend for some maternity shots! I generally find being in front of a camera really awkward. When Tom and I got married, hiring a great photographer to capture the highlights of our day was really important… Continue reading Maternity Photoshoot