This is my story, written by me during my second pregnancy with my daughter Nikita who was born on 02/01/2018. Let me warn you – it’s raw, emotional and up front – it’s not meant to be used as a scientific resource so if that’s what you’re after then head to the resource section of my website where you’ll find plenty of helpful articles. This is just me and my thoughts as I survived the world as a pregnant lady…..
38 weeks pregnant:
I made it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so excited to finally be on maternity leave and it’s Christmas in 4 days time! The last 2 weeks actually went by quite quickly, maybe due to the fact that I had a few Christmas parties on to break up the work week. Overall I feel pretty good, even when I’m hanging out drinking my 10th glass of sparkling water while my colleagues are onto their second bottle of French champagne! Physically, it was quite easy to get through the last 2 weeks of work but mentally it was a bit tougher. It’s hard to see a new patient as a doctor when you know you won’t be the one following them up and with holidays so close around the corner it was hard to completely switch my mind into work mode each day.
I almost feel euphoric that I’m on “holidays” now, the same feeling I get when I’m about to travel overseas on a holiday! I have to keep reminding myself that I’m not in fact going on a holiday but just having a quick break before starting a new job! Even though this is not my first child, it almost feels less real than it did first time around that I will have a newborn baby in the house in a few weeks time. People keep asking me if I’m ready but what does that even mean? If they mean are my bags packed and the house set up then that’s a definite no!! I’m quite relaxed about things like that though, worst case scenario is I go into labour, head to the hospital in the clothes I’m wearing and then get the things I need bought to me after the baby is born! Sometimes people worry too much about the small things that don’t really matter in the long run. Anyway, I’m sure I’ll get around to packing some sort of a bag at some stage, hopefully before the baby comes! Right now I need to go Christmas shopping and enjoy some family time before the family expands. Hang in there a little bit longer baby girl, I can’t wait to meet you but it would be great if you could wait til the new year!