Tuesday, 30 November 2010

We're no closer :(

We had a midwife appointment today to see how things are progressing. Unfortunately I'm no closer to shoving this baby out than I was.... well, anytime before now. I'm not even a little dilated and I've been booked in for an induction next Tuesday. I'm not particularly happy about it because it means I can't have the birth that I want but at least the baby will be here, safe and sound. That's the important thing. So by next Tuesday/Wednesday we'll be parents!

Thursday, 25 November 2010


There’s a little over an hour left of our due day and no sign of ET yet. There’s no doubt about it, it’s going to be late like its Mummy :) Everything has been going well and we’re not worried. The baby’s head is engaged and is still in the correct position so it’ll come when it’s ready. We have a midwife appointment on Tuesday where we’ll be talking about induction if things don’t start moving on their own. Hopefully we’ll have some news for you by then!

Saturday, 13 November 2010


Now as some of you will already know, I've not really been sleeping well for quite a while now. I usually manage to get 4 or 5 hours in, then am wide awake (and I'm a 9 hour a night kind of girl). This often results in me having a lovely afternoon kip. I know what you're thinking - my body is preparing me for all those sleepless nights once the baby arrives. Fair enough, I'm not complaining. However, Thursday night I had the best sleep I've had for MONTHS! Not only did I sleep through the night - no 3am toilet break - but I slept until about 9am! I had a good, undisturbed 9 hours! It wasn't long before I realised that this probably meant that was my last decent sleep.

So last night we went to bed after having been out for a lovely meal to celebrate Dad's 65th birthday. We were both pretty knackered but I was feeling so uncomfortable that sleep didn't arrive for a good hour and a half. It was just after 1:20 when I last looked at my clock. Then 4am arrived and that was me up and wide awake. I did manage to get three hours of sleep in at 8am - thanks Frans - but I now feel so out of sorts that I'm glad I'm on maternity leave.

Sadly I think I may be getting used to this kind of sleep deprivation....

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

All done!

Frans and I put the crib together last night so now we're officially ready to have a baby. We've got all the 'stuff' so we'll be fine. Right?
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Tuesday, 2 November 2010

3 weeks, 2 days and counting

I had an appointment with the midwife today. As I'm close to my due date, I have an appointment every two weeks to keep track of my progress. I'm pleased to report that everything is going well and that the baby is 2/5 engaged! I've been trying to think of how I can explain what this means and came to the conclusion that I should let someone else do it. Have a look here for more info (specifically the third post by ellie223). So it doesn't mean that I'm about to give birth, it just means that things are moving in the right direction :)

Monday, 1 November 2010


A few weeks ago, Charlotte very kindly offered to throw me a baby shower. After a short discussion we agreed that cake and a catch up would be fabulous but the event would NOT be called a baby shower - I didn't want people spending their hard earned money on presents.

So two days ago, my not-a-baby-shower happened. All my high school girlfriends gathered round at Charlotte's place and it was so wonderful to spend the day with them. Charlotte made some gorgeous cupcakes:
There were also brownies and fruit & nut cake. All delicious!

Then it turned out that some people had bought some presents. Thank you girls, they are all wonderful :) Gemma gave us a Grobag - a baby sleeping bag basically - and a hooded towel, both of which feature a Disney character called Roo (from Winnie the Pooh). There was also a wooden toy to clip to the pram, some rubber ducks for bathtime and a cuddly sheep which doubles as a pillow.
Lucy gave us a very cool sheep-themed baby book. It makes noises and is nice and colourful. The little green thing on the left of the picture below is a baby gro (some people call them onesies). It's wrapped up as a little cupcake. It's a bit big for a newborn so we'll open it up once the baby is a few months old.

Next up are the gifts from Fiona and Fahri. I've been given some scented candles for any 'me' time that I get once the baby comes. There is also a lovely keepsakes box with space for a photo on the lid. I think this will probably be the baby's little treasures box.

After all the presents were opened, we ate LOTS of cake and just generally had a catch up. We talked for quite a while! Then Charlotte got out some pumpkins for us all to carve. The artists of the group carved some truly amazing designs - mine is the rather basic one on the left. It's my first pumpkin and I love it :)
Thank you girls for making Saturday such an amazing day. xx