Week 31 ~ Pregnancy Update

31 weeks alhamdulillah!!
The weeks have flown by!
I keep being told that there is not long to go now and it will continue to fly by. But I remember in my first pregnancy the final weeks dragged!!
I have now left work. I am on annual leave until the end of July and maternity leave starts 1st August. It is kind of early and I probably could have continued to work until the end of August. But I thought it would be nice to spend the summer holidays with munchkin and also because it is Ramadan I did not want my parents to end up looking after her; not that she is any bother to them…but still.
It was a bit emotional leaving work. I have been there for 8 years and this time it is unlikely that I will have a job to return too. Although if our financial situation allows it then I am in no rush to return. My work colleagues did a collection and gave me some Marks and Spencers vouchers and a baby rattle.
A few other colleagues gave me some separate things which included a mothercare voucher, a hat, comfort blanket and a photo frame. It was soo nice of them all. I did manage to stop myself getting too emotional!! Obviously the hormones were behaving today! 
I will miss them all.
As there is only 9 weeks to go inshAllah, (7 if I am induced) I have slowly started to buy bits and bobs. I have most of the things I need for my hospital bag and just need to pack it and figure out which items I have missed out. I have also brought a few baby items but need to buy a few more vests and babygrows to take to the hospital. Really must try to get everything in the next week.
I have my next appointment with the diabetes team on Thursday. My sugar levels are slowly creeping up so am worried that they will consider insulin. I really am not good with needles so have no idea how I will inject myself if they do put me onto insulin!!
I will also be having my next scan to check baby’s growth and ensure the placenta has moved out of the way. I think they will also be discussing whether I need to be induced at 38 weeks. 
Will update you all next week inshAllah.
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5 Comments

  1. Pregnancy Week by Week
    July 21, 2012 / 6:53 am

    Regular checking and scanning will helpful to know the growth of the baby.by knowing growth of baby you can take care of baby by taking advices of the doctors.

  2. July 21, 2012 / 11:44 am

    Salam, dont worry too much about the diabetes. So long as your sugar intake is controled inshallah everything will be fine.

  3. July 21, 2012 / 6:35 pm

    That's a sweet gesture from your colleague.
    I pray for you and your soon-to-be-born baby's well being.

  4. July 24, 2012 / 2:13 am

    Glad you now have some time to spend with your family especially during Ramadan.

  5. July 25, 2012 / 9:45 pm

    Don't worry foz! Cheer up and enjoy time with little girl!

    It is so nice that your work colleague gave you a memorable sent off. Alhamdulillah, that your health is good…:)

    Ramadan Mubarak!

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