Thursday, 14 December 2017

Countdown to Flynn - 1 Week!

It's incredible! To me, the last two weeks have felt like they have dragged on but when I opened my blog up today, I suddenly realized just how fast the time has gone. How has it been 15 days already?! But yes, as the title explains, Flynn is due to make his appearance in exactly 1 week from today.

Things have been chaotic and unbelievably stressful to say the least. I feel so unprepared for what is
to come but trying desperately to get through everything. I've been back to hospital multiple times with reduced movements and countless extra scans. Flynn has always been fine though. Just likes to keep us on our toes. Either that or he really is just lazy like his dad. I had my last appointment and scan on Tuesday and got all the paperwork for me c-section filled out and completed. Flynn waved to us on the last scan and showed us his winky on the scan before that. He's gaining weight nicely, though will be a big baby when he's born we're thinking. He was weighing approximately 7lbs 10oz at the last scan with his abdominal circumference still following the 97th percentile line. With 9 days between the scan and his due date, I'm guessing that he will be around 8lbs 06oz - 8lbs 10oz at birth. Vala was 8lbs 03oz at birth and she was born at 39 weeks. Flynn will be born at 38+6 weeks but I'm taking the gestational diabetes into account and assuming he will be bigger than his sister.

Final preparations are being made now and words cannot describe how excited I am for next week. We're moving all the baby things from Jordan's parents to ours and deep cleaning the house. We've got the car seat now and going to practice putting it in the car tonight. Mine and Flynn's hospital bags are packed and in the car ready, just in case he decides to make an early appearance. I've packed for a 3 day stay in hospital like I experienced with Vala but according to my consultant, if everything goes to plan and Flynn is fine, we'll get to go home the very next day.

It's all very real now and I cannot wait!
Until next time,
Alli xo

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