Monday 10 January 2011

Baby Update

I'm still here, and baby isn't with me just yet. He will be very soon though, so I've been busy finishing up work projects, having ultrasounds, visits, trying to sort out changing my British drivers licence for an Italian one, blood tests - you get the gist.

Baby is technically due the 30th of January, but since I am classified as 'high risk' due to my diabetes, the doctor wants me to give birth early. If the diabetes doctor had her way, I would have given birth last week...but she was just paranoid as everyone is when you mention some sort of medical condition out of the norm. I have to start going to the hospital to have babies heart monitored twice a week, and then have a chat with my gynecologist on Thursday to see what she says. According to her baby may come of his own accord early since the neck of my uterus is soft and his head down, waiting to go, so we'll just have to wait and see. If he doesn't come of his own accord, then she is not happy for me to wait until 40 weeks so we will have a bit of negotiating to do!

My parents are flying into Calabria on the 25th of January, what we thought was plenty of time before baby came, but now I'm not sure if they'll either be greeted by baby at the airport, greeted by a relative then taken to hospital to find baby and I, or greeted by a pregnant me with baby safely tucked away in my tummy. Only time will tell.


Yvonne Anderson said...

Found your blog when looking for flights between Oz and Italy...I live in NZ for now though...long story.
I am really interested by your story as I am a lover of Italy.

Yvonne :)

Carolina said...

Wow. the time is almost here! Glad to hear you're doing well and hope bambino can hold on until your folks arrive! If not, just let everything go well for you and him...will be thinking of you :)!

Claire said...

Can't wait to find out what the plan is for induction- or if the obstetrician will leave you for longer to see if you go on your own. How Exciting Anthony is nearly with us.

Hope your almost ready- that you have your heat pack and chill out music ready for the birth. Remember to stay as upright and mobile as physically possible during labour and you will do fabulously.

Speak soon and good luck!


LindyLouMac said...

Ciao Leanne, all the best for 2011.

Wow I have certainly had a lot of posts to read and news to catch up on since my last visit here. I hope you and baby are both well, you may have even given birth by the time you read this. Oh and a belated Happy Birthday. Take care xx

Unknown said...

Really, I like your story.... its interesting ...

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LaLa said...

It's nice to have your family there for the birth of the baby. How comforting and exciting!!

Leanne was in Italy now in Australia said...

Hi Yvonne,
Thanks for stopping by my blog, glad you like it!

Ciao Carolina!
Bel bambino looks like he may just wait for my parents to arrive. He is in NO hurry to come out.

Hi Claire,

Already been induced 5 times! He doesn't want to come out!

Hi LindyLouMac,
Thanks for the late birthday wishes!

Hi Tom,
Glad you like the blog.

Hi lala,
Yes it is nice that my family will be here, but not sure if the baby will wait for them to arrive!