I’ve got to be completely honest with you. It is all feeling very surreal! My friend gave birth to a beautiful little boy on Tuesday and she was due exactly 2 months before me. I am totally over the moon for her, her family and the healthy little boy but its scared me. Everyone in the playground kept saying I was next! AH! My friend was at school yesterday to show us all her little man and I all over a sudden became over come with emotions! Everyone kept saying they expect me to be at school the day I give birth.. Um.. I was going to have a week off school duties haha! I may feel differently when he’s born and want to show him off but if we have the cold wet usual January weather I can’t imagine I’ll want too. I know most of them say it in jest but I am an over hormonal pregnant woman.
I saw the midwife this week. Baby is measuring bang on 28 weeks! I listened to the heartbeat which is my favourite part. She felt my tummy to see where the baby was positioned and I’m pretty sure at one point she had his head in her hand! She was so rough. He was a bit quiet that night. Think he was a bit traumatised by it. The next day he was kicking away with a vengeance though. She mentioned my Iron but said she wasn’t allowed to give me anything unless my levels were 105.. Mine are 108. She’s asked me to come back at 31 weeks instead of the 34 weeks just to make sure everything is ok. Although you have set weeks to see the midwife you, of course, can contact them before then. Hopefully seeing her a bit sooner will make time go faster. My patience is wearing thin now.
I was thinking about getting the pram in the house from 30 weeks but the more I look at my little house the more I realise I don’t have room for a pram and a Christmas tree haha! We currently have 5 trombones in our living room as well as a fish tank and the usual front room furniture. I am so excited about my pram. In case you wanted to have a sneak preview we’ve gone for the iCandy Peach All Terrain in Sneaker. We got it for an absolute bargain. All the accessories, car seat, chassis, car seat adaptors, seat unit, carrycot and rain cover for less than half its usual price! What else was a major selling point for us was we had supported a local business. Mike wanted something that we could take through the woods and not worry about it getting stuck.
I really don’t have a lot left to buy. I think I’ll end up bulk buying after Christmas. The babies hospital bag is packed and ready to go. Mine only needs a few bits. We’ve got everything important so if baby was to come early we’d be prepared. I’ve done a lot of breastfeeding research as this is possible what I’m most nervous about. I didn’t manage it with Flo and felt a lot of pressure. I think this time I’m just going to take a bit of time to establish breastfeeding before I start making ventures all over the place. I’m going to try my best to be a bit more relaxed about it. I know I’ll have a great support unit around me this time so I feel a bit more confident. I’m going to get a breast pump when I’ve managed to etasblish feeding just so I can allow Mike and the kids that special bonding time and also I can sleep! I will eventually have to return to band too but that’s all up in the air as to when I’ll go back.
We were supposed to be changing my car but I’m finding it really hard to part with my little Corsa. It’s been nothing but a pain but I love it. It’s really sentimental to me and it’s eating me up to have to say goodbye to her. I know it’s going to be tight with the 2 kids in the back with a car seat but I know someone who did it with no problems! Mike will be getting a new work van in December and we will no longer be able to travel in his van as a family as it’ll be for business use only. I chose the car seat that I know fits in my car. My friend has the same car seat and I looked after her little boy for her one day. My sister has the car seat slightly bigger from the same company and it fits but its a struggle to get it in the car.
We’ve started to ensure Henry doesn’t just jump up onto the sofa so when the baby comes he doesn’t just think it’s ok to jump up onto my lap but instead he has to be invited. I resorted our bedroom yesterday making sure there is as little clutter as possible. I feel like if I keep on top of everything now it’ll be easier when I’m 40 weeks pregnant! I also decided that the beginning of December I am going to bulk make meals that I can freeze. Like cottage pie, lasagne, stew, mac & cheese, spag bol and curry. I have so many lists I have a list to keep them all in order.
I’m really excited, although anxious, about the next few months. It’s a scary but exciting time. I can’t wait to show you all a bit more of the baby prep but right now it’s a bit all over the place. I’ll be doing a posts with pictures soon, including the pram, hospital bag, his crib and his drawers which all his current stuff will live in. I also want to show you the baby carrier I have but that might be easier when I have a baby to put into it!
Thanks for your time.