We are home, no not the royal ‘we’ but Hubby and I and I are home from the States, the State of Jersey, Channel Island. The weather was not much better there than it was at home, but we made the most of it, from experiencing the War Tunnels, very salutary and extremely well presented to peering hopefully into enclosures at Durrell, Jersey Zoo as was, and convincing ourselves that we had just seen a maned wolf. The break was good though, the travel was excellent, the hotel was okay, good restaurants, beautiful beaches but, the seagulls never sleep or they take it in turns so there is always one to screech loudly outside the hotel.
We very nearly didn’t go as pregnant daughter was ‘tightening’ ferociously all day Sunday and I had worked myself into a state of high anxiety. Van and Lorry were scanned again on Wednesday, they are now both on the 90th centile, in other words big babies, and wallowing about in too much liquor, as with Amy daughter has developed polyhydramnios. Today she had a GTT, glucose tolerance test, and she should hear the results on Monday/Tuesday, the concern is that she may have developed gestational diabetes but as this is mirroring her pregnancy with Amy I think she just has big babies! Her CS is booked for 23rd August, another 7 weeks away, I wouldn’t put money on the pregnancy lasting that long but she hung on in there with Amy, so who knows. During the week daughter had met a Mum at a playgroup and they had got chatting. It turned out that this woman had been expecting identical twins, was scanned at 29 weeks, all well, but at her next scan at 32 weeks one of the babies had died, daughter is now well and truly freaked.