Friday, 20 August 2010

Big Day Tomorrow

Well it's almost time...

Despite me wanting to have a 'natural labour' and experience all the excitement of waking Chris in the middle of the night and telling him "It's time!" followed by a mad rush to mum's with Mister A - the doctor has advised that I will have to be induced after all.

I went for my term appointment today and was expecting the dreaded 'sweep' but because of all this DVT business she decided not to do it.

As you all know I have been self-injecting my lovely blood thinning medication, Clexane, on a daily basis since they found 'the clot'.Well, I say self-injecting but in truth Chris has been my wonderful nurse and has been doing it for me.

Anyway, it turns out that I need to really have 12 hours between having my medication and actually giving birth or there's a slight possibility that I may bleed to death! Not only that but I need to make sure that I don't miss a dose of my medication or there is another slight possibility that I could end up with a pulmonary embolism! Sounds great!

So, here's the plan...

I am off to the hospital tomorrow to be induced at 6pm ( i take my injection at lunch time) the hope is that baby will be born between midnight and 9am on Sunday so that I can take my medication on time after baby arrives. Simples!?

I don't know what exactly will happen if this little plan doesn't work but, hey-ho, there isn't really much I can do about it!

So there you have it... by the end of the weekend 3 will become 4 and our lives will never be the same again - I'll really be a second time mummy and poor Chris will have 2 girls to deal with!

Wish us luck -  next post will be my birth story!! Bye bye bump xx


  1. Blimey that's a lot to take in!! I really hope everything goes well for you and baby sticks to the plan. Good luck, can't wait to see pics of your new bundle xxx

  2. Goodness me good luck! I wish I was going to have a baby today LOL

  3. Good luck! Hope to see you safely back on here with babe in arms! xxx