38 weeks and fully cooked as far as I'm concerned! I feel huge, I can no longer put my socks on by myself and I swear if I go a day longer I'm going to birth a monster 10lb baby. My face is getting fatter and my pubic bone is breaking every time I get … Continue reading 38 weeks.
I was 37 weeks a few days ago and boy am I ready for this little baby to come out now! Although I was reminded the other day that I could still be pregnant for another month if I went overdue (Thanks Emma!), so I'm trying not to be too impatient. It's been a lovely … Continue reading 37 Weeks.
Birth plans are funny things, really. I don't actually know anyone who has ever completely followed their birth plan but I did see this amazing episode of 'One born every minute' once where this couple had a laminated list, laminated focus cards and laminated inspirational quotes to help get them through. That's dedication for you. I'm … Continue reading The birth plan.
Hi all! So I'm now 36 weeks + 1 and we visited our midwife yesterday for the usual antenatal check and to get our birth plan together. I'll go through the birth plan over the weekend in a separate post but thought I'd write here about how this week is going. LONG! Each day/week continues … Continue reading A back-to-back baby.
I'm not naive enough to think I'm going to look flawless and not-sweaty-at-all in labour, but I definitely plan to START off looking nice, if I can. I do plan to do a full face of make-up before going into hospital, if my pain/contractions/time allows but if I don't, that's fine. Looking good during labour … Continue reading My Labour Face.
Yesterday my mum and my sister threw us a surprise baby shower! I did know that my mum was organising one as I had given her a list of invites and I got twenty-four hours notice for this so I could make sure I didn't turn up at her house having not made any effort. … Continue reading Surprise baby shower!
So only a week has past since 'week 35' (duh), and what a long week it's been! Time is slowing down, days contain 100 hours and each night is LONG. I'm so impatient for this baby to be here now! Except I have two baby showers (both mine!), one works lunch and plenty of social … Continue reading 36 Weeks.
Sorry if the last few 'purchase and planning' posts have been rather dull, but I want to document everything with this baby, and that means all the thoughts and effort that went into planning! I'll get back to moaning about my aches, pains and impatience soon enough... We chose and purchased our nursery furniture set … Continue reading The Nursery furniture.
Choosing our pram or 'travel system' was probably the most difficult and time-consuming item to buy when preparing for this baby. There are so many things to consider and so many questions! There are hundreds of makes, models and systems out there and every guide, review and mother has an opinion on which ones are … Continue reading The Pram.
I've been very aware throughout my pregnancy of the importance of monitoring and getting to know baby's movements so I'm fairly used to what feels normal now- She likes to wiggle and kick early morning and late afternoon a lot, and usually if I sit quietly at any time of day I can see her … Continue reading Counting the kicks, and a CTG trace.