We are officialy TTC !

Thought I would change the tone a little and write a more personal Blog post today, Chris and I have decided after many long conversations that we would like to try and conceive again or to put it fashionably TTC.

Since having Daisy we have changed our minds (make that I have changed my mind) so many times about trying for another baby, I had my doubt’s due to my age and the fact that I’ve not been in the best of health for the last 18 months, I have also been enjoying being able to give Daisy my whole attention and I wasn’t sure I saw our family expanding any further.

But something kept niggling at me that I’m not finished quite yet where babies are concerned and I’m a huge believer in listening to your instincts, I’m also really lucky that Chris is happy to go with whatever decision I make as he will feel satisfied no matter what we decide.

I spoke to my doctor last week and discussed with her my plans, she prescribed me Folic Acid to take daily, it’s recommended that you take it daily whilst trying to conceive and then up to 12 weeks into your pregnancy.

I have decided to really think about what I would like to do differently during my next pregnancy.

Health

I found out rather late at 32 weeks that I had gestational diabetes and had to inject myself with insulin at each mealtime which wasn’t pleasant, it was a very worrying time which led to me having to be induced and restricted my movement throughout labour (although I went on to have a C-Section).

I am overweight at the moment but have taken steps in the last 6 months to eat better and to get some exercise, so becoming pregnant will be an even bigger motivation for me to stay as healthy as possible and avoid the diabetes returning.

Exercise

I didn’t exercise at all when I was pregnant with Daisy although I was working and on my feet for 6 hours a day, next time I plan to carry on exercising but gently of course, I’m going to look into yoga in pregnancy and make sure I get out for plenty of walks and fresh air.

Make My Own Decisions

I’ve always found that doctors, nurses and anyone in that sort of profession make me nervous, I feel in the past that I’ve sometimes gone along with what they have said and not asked enough questions and expressed my opinion. When you are pregnant it’s hard to make your own decisions because you don’t want to feel like you are putting your unborn baby at risk but it’s important to have your own opinion and feel part of the decision making process. Next time I shall be more confident and asking questions all the time (poor midwives).

VBAC or C-Section

I had an emergency C-Section with Daisy as her hand was on her head and was stopping her moving down the birth canal, I was quite sad that about it, I was looking forward to the delivery part and of course having to stay in the hospital afterwards wasn’t fun.
I’m going to do some more research into it but I’m fairly sure I would like to try for a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean), recovery time will be a lot quicker and if we decide to have more children I won’t have already had 2 C-Sections.

I’m feeling very excited and optimistic about trying, I already have names picked out. Hopefully in the next few months I will be able to share the good news with you all.

Wish me luck.

Angela x

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