July 2020 Round Up

Hey everyone, how have you been?

I mentioned in my recent update that I would restart my monthly round ups this month… spoiler alert – not much happened! So, this post will be short and sweet… unless I ramble… we shall see!

Some Nice Photos

I had to take, well Ewan did, some pictures of myself for Scope (will explain more in due time). Its very rare that I find photos of myself that I actually like, so imagine my surprise when I saw them and LOVED them!

Close Up Version- Ami is sitting in her wheelchair in the garden. She is wearing a black t-shirt with a Wonder Woman baby design which covers the bump area. Ami is looking down and smiling while cradling bump.
Close up version- Ami is sitting in her wheelchair in the garden. She is wearing a black t-shirt with a Wonder Woman baby design which covers the bump area. Ami is looking at the camera and smiling while cradling bump.
Side view version - Ami is sitting in her wheelchair in the garden. She is wearing a black t-shirt with a Wonder Woman baby design which covers the bump area. Ami is looking down and smiling while cradling bump.
Close up side view version - Ami is sitting in her wheelchair in the garden. She is wearing a black t-shirt with a Wonder Woman baby design which covers the bump area. Ami is looking down and smiling while cradling bump.

I couldn’t resist the t-shirt… obviously! Plus, I love how my hair looks too!

Glucose Test

The Glucose Test is commonly taken during pregnancy as it tests for Gestational Diabetes. It involves blood tests and having a glucose drink – every mum that I have spoken to has said the drink is horrible.

So, I was dreading it! BUT due to all the medication I am on, it would have caused problems as I wouldn’t have been able to eat at least 8 hours before the test, and a further 2 hours until the final blood sample had been taken.

Not eating for that length of time would mean increased shaking, lack of concentration especially when transferring, fatigue, etc. So, thankfully, I was exempt from having the drink and only needed a standard blood test.

At this appointment, I got to hear our baby’s heartbeat… and I mean I actually heard it! The midwife put the doppler (a device which can detect a baby’s heartbeat) on the loudest volume, I couldn’t hear from a distance but she let me hold the device close to my ear.

Little Avenger is a thumper!

I also found out that, somehow, I’ve managed to lose a bit of weight – even though baby girl is growing! No complaints here!

Pregnancy Milestone

On Monday 27th July, I became 24 weeks pregnant – which is also known as the viability week. This means if Little Avenger was to make an appearance now, her chances of survival would be higher than if she were to be born before 24 weeks.

*I’m not a medical professional, just sharing my experience and what I’ve been told by midwives.

I now realise that this post only consists of pregnancy updates…

What’s Happening in August?

We are buying a cot this week! Gosh, I’m so excited to finally get it! I’m, hopefully, going to attempt a trip to Primark this month, well preferably soon before bump gets any bigger otherwise I won’t be able to see my feet!

To be on the safe side, we will be packing our hospital bag/small suitcases. Best to be prepared, plus its one less thing for me to worry about nearer the time. I’m thinking about writing a post about a hospital bag checklist.

Towards the end of the month, we have our 28 week midwife appointment and 28 week scan (2 separate appointments but in the same week). So excited to see Little Avenger again!

August seems to be a busier month so am looking forward to it!

– Ami πŸ’š

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Hey fellow superheroes! I'm Ami, I'm 24 and I live in Norfolk, UK. On my blog, UndercoverSuperhero, I openly talk about my recovery journey which stemmed from being in hospital and a specialist neurological rehabilitation centre for 9 months. I talk about how I maintain a positive mindset whilst coming to terms with my disability. I love superheroes, so much so that my partner and I are having a superhero themed wedding! I generally like to talk about anything and everything on my blog, I also have an ongoing series called "The Reality of..." which allows readers and bloggers to raise awareness of the disabilities, mental illnesses, chronic illnesses, impairments, that they live with as it is so important to raise awareness! Everybody has a voice! πŸ’š

36 thoughts on “July 2020 Round Up

  1. OH MY GOODNESS!!! You’re pregnant?! Oh my goodness. Wow! I’m so excited. Ah, this has just made my day. I had come to tell you I had nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award and I ran into this. Wow, wow, wow. Oh, I hope everything’s been going well for you and Ewan. This is such great news. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’ž

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    1. Thanks Annlyel! Long time no speak! I’ve been missing your posts and only discovered yesterday, I don’t know what happened, but I no longer followed you! So I quickly changed that and am following you again, must be a glitch or something. Thank you for the nomination – look forward to catching up with your posts and perfect timing too, I saw The Secret War has resumed, which is by far by my favourite fan fiction of yours! πŸ’š

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      1. Yeah, I’m kind of revisiting the story and tweaking it because I may have some new ideas to add or can hone conceptualize the story plot points better.

        Once again, I’m so happy for you. I’ve missed our conversations for sure but I figured you’ve been busy. Love talking with you again.

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  2. hey Ami
    lovely post xx
    hope all goes well for you πŸ™‚ I’m so excited to know the name! I’m glad I am able to follow you on this journey thanks to your amazing blog πŸ™‚
    by the way, I was born at 25 weeks πŸ™‚

    all my best wishes are with you πŸ™‚

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  3. I absolutely love the pictures of you cradling your baby in your belly and the Wonder Woman picture on the T-shirt! Does that mean you’re going to name her Diana after the Wonder Woman character? That’s just a joke, but you know you are the undercover superhero πŸ™‚

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      1. Me too! Hopefully at our next appointment we will find out when they have booked me in for a C-section! πŸ’š

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  4. Oh it is good to see you Amy looking so blooming and reminds me of my own pregnancy way back in 1972 .. my hair has never looked so good since. X

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  5. Oh my gosh, YOU’RE PREGNANT! Congratulations! I’m sorry for not noticing this until now but I’m so happy for you! Those pictures are adorable. Love the shirt. Oh man, I’m so, so happy for you!

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  6. Best of luck Ami, πŸ’œ the photos. Glad you didn’t have to have the drink. I get shakier when I don’t eat for awhile too. Not a nice feeling! Cannot wait Little Avenger makes an appearance.

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      1. Ewan’s had a stressful couple of weeks at work, will be glad when he starts paternity leqve! I’m not too bad thanks, hormones are on a roller coaster at the moment! πŸ’š

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! Glad to have you with me on this journey! Not as far as we know, I’m just paranoid as I’ve read that quite a few mums have given birth recently, anywhere from 24 weeks. I know every pregnancy is different but I’d rather be packed and prepared! πŸ’š

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      1. The only thing I’m concerned about is not being able to walk or transfer and need to be taken to hospital. So, I will speak to my midwife and see if there can be something put into place like being monitored weekly or something. As soon as I know anything I will update you all πŸ™‚πŸ’š

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