From finding out you are pregnant for the whole duration of the pregnancy it seems that you count down from one appointment to another or from one month to the next, everything is a countdown to the next phase.
For me this has certainly been the case and I have counted down from one hospital appointment or scan to another and in the mix I have had 3 normal midwives appointment …. This week I have had my 4th and final midwife appointment and it all seems very real.
I am not sure why it’s feeling like its come as a surprise but this final visit marks the end of a chapter, I am not sure if it’s because this pregnancy has been by far my easiest in terms of less complicated than either of the two previous pregnancies but it certainly does feel like its come round very quickly now.
With no more babies planned for the future it seems rather exciting to be ending my time visiting the midwife as we are looking forward to the new arrival, however it’s also a little sad that this time has now finished.
I certainly won’t be missing the urine samples … or blood tests … or the battered pregnancy notes that have followed me round for the last 9 months but I will miss the feeling of my baby moving in my tummy, I will miss hearing his heartbeat inside me and knowing I am growing my son and giving him everything he needs to become a person.
But I will miss that this part of my life is over and a new chapter is about to begin and although it’s exciting I am still feeling scared at the body shocker that is a new-born baby!
The only thing left now till we get to meet this baby is the pre-op appointment in just over a 14 days and then that’s it the end of the pregnancy and a new chapter being Mum to another little boy.