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Pregnancy | 40 Week Bumpdate

 

Well, well, well here we are at 40 weeks and no baby just yet! It’s been a tough couple of weeks, pregnancy has really taken its toll on me. I’m feeling much more tired and I even ache when I walk. This baby boy is literally digging in everywhere.

I’m trying to rest where I can. I get my housework done first thing. I’ve got workers doing the the exterior of the house too still which is slightly stressful but I’m trying to not let it bother me that much, when we’ve had bad weather they haven’t been here.

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Pregnancy | What’s Inside My Hospital Bags??

Even though there are thousands of posts about what to pack in your hospital bags I thought I’d share with you what’s inside mine. I don’t really remember packing much last time and got away with just 1 bag but we ended up in hospital for a week so the OH ended up bringing in more stuff for me and baby. This time I’ve packed a bag with toiletries for me and baby in one bag and clothes for us both in another. When I went to my 36 week appointment with the midwife she asked if I had packed my bags and to be honest I didn’t, I’ve finally gotten myself organised and had them packed for about a week now. I really don’t seem to be in such a rush this time but I’m glad I’m finally organised.

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Pregnancy | 38 Week Bumpdate

 

14 Days left!! Eeeeeeek!! Can you believe this little one is due in 2 weeks! It’s really flying by now but at the same time it’s taking forever! He could literally come any time now as I’m classed as full term.

I feel ready for him to make his appearance, I’ve got my hospital bags packed and the house is ready. However, we do have exterior works going on now which can’t be helped, it’s not the best time but we need it doing, the workers have been so great over it and said they’d try and get things done as quick as possible but with the bad weather it’s given ahead we can only hope.

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Pregnancy | Second Pregnancy Struggles

I have to say that pregnancy isn’t always about that glow, and looking amazing. I have to say that this time around I’ve found pregnancy to be the complete opposite of my first. I’ve felt a little more relaxed as I’ve kind of known what to expect, I did find out early on this time and so it seems like a much longer pregnancy. I’ve had a few of the same symptoms as I did with Mason, chronic heartburn and constipation, going off my tea and coffee. However, I have suffered with morning sickness this time around. I have found that I’ve had lots of different things during this pregnancy and thought I’d share my struggles with you today.

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Pregnancy | 36 Week Bumpdate

ARGH!!!! 4 weeks until my due date! I can’t believe I’m only 4 weeks away from having this little boy! We still have no names and I’ve still not packed my hospital bags. But I have now finished work and I am finally feeling like I’m getting somewhere and slowly feeling ready for this little one to make his appearance.

I’m glad you’ve all enjoyed reading my bumpdates but I can’t believe they’re almost at an end. I’ll have to do baby updates instead. I’m so glad I’ve been writing these though. Gosh, I didn’t realise I’ve been such a moany cow this pregnancy though! Haha!!

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Parenting | Baby Number 2 – Things I Plan On Doing Differently This Time

When I was pregnant with Mason I had no idea what to expect, I was never really around babies growing up and I most certainly never had those mothers instinct. I’ll be honest, I never wanted children. So when I found out late on in my first pregnancy that I was, in fact, pregnant I had one of those panicky feelings that never really disappeared throughout the remainder of my pregnancy. How would I know what to do?? What if I didn’t bond with the baby?? What if I didn’t even want him when he was here?? Could I cope with a newborn?? So many questions I kept asking myself. What if I never had those motherly instincts kick in?? I seriously doubted myself quite a lot. But I have to admit, as soon as Mason arrived (even though it was traumatic and I get anxious thinking about going through it all again) those instincts kicked in and I went from being the most un-maternal person to someone that is very much so a maternal woman. I think I surprised a lot of people, myself included.

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Pregnancy | 34 Week Bumpdate

I’m officially only 6 weeks away from my due date and I’m really excited but nervous about having a newborn in the house again. I just hope that the other boys will be able to sleep.

I’m glad you’ve all enjoyed reading my bumpdates but I can’t believe they’re almost at an end. I also finish work a week on Sunday so really excited about being on maternity leave so I can make sure I have everything ready and I can pack my hospital bags. I still don’t feel prepared for this baby’s arrival.