Friday, 1 May 2015

39 Weeks Pregnant With Baby #2

Week 39 has been a bit up and down, it started off with me having back contractions and we thought it may of turned into proper labour, but it ended up fizzling out to nothing although the next morning I did loose a huge bit of mucous plug and it had blood in it. Over the weekend I was feeling really crampy and not myself, we really felt like he was going to come, but then on Monday I had no signs of him coming anytime soon and its been the same all week. Monday I went for a long walk - over 4 miles to be exact but all it done was give me sore feet and my SPD was killing me afterwards. The rest of the week has been OK, I have been in a good mood and keeping positive - he has got to come out at some point and it will be soon. 

I have been so thirsty this week, I always want a drink and I have been craving Sprite - its so refreshing and I have also been craving Tesco chocolate caramel shortbread slices! Just typing it is making my mouth water, and I might just have to run downstairs and grab a slice now. My back has been really hurting this week, its at the top around where your bra strap goes, I hate having back ache, id much rather have belly pains instead. Weeing has been a nightmare this week, although I only really struggle in the evenings, I'm not sure if I just notice it more because I'm back and fourth out of bed, but it really makes me fed up. I wake up in the night around 4-5 times and when I go its the tiniest amount! The evenings I find so hard, that's when I get really fed up and sad, especially now that its my due date today! 

I had my midwife appointment yesterday at 39+6 and everything went well, my urine, blood pressure, babies heart beat was all perfect, I am now happy to report that my bump is measuring 39 which is good. She said that he is lower than he was 2 weeks ago so that's another good thing as well. I see her again next Thursday and she will be coming to the house for that appointment, she said she will do a sweep - but I am still undecided on if I want one or not. She said a induction will be booked for around day 12 of being over due, but obviously we are hoping it won't come to that. Hopefully this will be my last pregnancy update? 

I have otherwise been in a good mood and still seem pretty happy to still be pregnant, so that's good. I just want him to come safely and healthily that's all that matters, for now we are just enjoying the last few moments as a family of 3 and spending quality time with Isla. We are so excited to meet him, I am so ready for labour I just want to get it over and done with and then enjoy newborn snuggles, we are still hoping for a water birth so I hope they have a room free when the time comes. He could even be born the same day as the new royal baby as well so that's exciting! If he was I would so take back all the moaning that I have been doing ha ha. For now I'm enjoying everyone being nice to me and being able to get away with just going and laying down when I want to - only when everyone is home though. 



39+6 


Today at 40 weeks, seems like he may be even lower now.



Quality Time With Isla

I have been planning special days and activities with Isla so we can get a bit of special bonding time before Baby #2 gets here, it can be easy to sometimes get into a routine and just do cleaning, washing, cooking etc and then you realise that you are not actually making any special time with your little ones. I know I'm a little guilty of this, but with the new baby coming any day now I thought I should really make the effort of getting some quality time in with Isla. I thought id share a few of the things we have been getting up to the past few weeks, I want to record these memories to remember some of the times we had before we are joined by Isla's Baby Brother. I wanted to make a note of some of the things we got up to so I can always remember them.

1) Isla's first time crabbing - Me and my friend took her down to the harbour and went crabbing! I remember coming here when I was young and doing the same, so it was really nice to take Isla.





2) Lots of eating out - this was her with her Ice cream factory treat for eating all her dinner at Pizza Hut.



3) Making cakes together - she was so excited about this, I got one of them Disney Princess cake kits and she loved it, she done such a good job at decorating them all!



4) Lots of walks - this time I let her bring her baby pram out with her and she thought it was the best thing ever. 


5) Being spoilt - Mummy splurged and spoilt her best little girl, she loves playing with water and I know this will keep her so amused over the summer, it will also be something for her to do in the garden when we are at home, she can have a bit of independent play while I'm busy.


6) Lots of painting fun - we was both really pleased with how this one turned out.. yay for no Pinterest fail! 


These are just a few of the things we have been getting up to, I have enjoyed these special moments so much, I cant believe soon our lives will change once again when the baby arrives, I'm nervous, excited, happy and worried all at the same time. I really want Isla to adjust to being a big sister well, I hope we can make it as easy and happy as we can for her. I will also continue some of these activities when the baby is sleeping so we can still share some special times, I must remember to do it and not just get into the rut of just doing housework, I need to make time for Isla and Mummy.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Beautiful Beach Day

The other week we had some beautiful weather, it got up to 24 degrees here, with no breeze so it was extra hot. As soon as I woke up I knew it was going to be the best day for the weather, luckily me and my friend had already arranged to meet up so we decided to head to the beach for the day. I smothered Isla in sun cream and got her dressed, we packed up our beach tent, mats, bucket and spades, plus sun cream and a change of clothes for Isla. 





The beach is within walking distance for us so after piling everything on to the pushchair we left at around 10:30, once we got to the beach we set up our little camp and waited for my friend to arrive. It was so lovely, you could of closed your eyes and been anywhere you wanted! Isla was enjoying playing with her bucket and spade set, the last time she used them was last year and so this year she enjoys them even more and even knew how to make a proper sand castle by herself - even if it did get knocked down straight away. Me and my friend had a good catch up while Isla was playing and then we walked down to the sea so we could cool off. Isla was loving it, she did go in a little too far and ended up getting her outfit wet, but good ole Mum was one step ahead and had the second outfit ready and waiting, as well as a poncho towel. 



After bribing Isla back up to our tent my friend took her to go and get some chips, you cant beat having sea side chips at the beach, they just taste that bit better? It was starting to get really hot and I was getting a bit irritable, I just felt huge and having a big bump didn't help the situation. We then got a ice cream to help cool us off a bit, but shortly after we decided to pack up and head home. Isla was due a nap and was getting mischievous so it was perfect timing really. 



It was such a lovely day, I cant wait for the weather to get warmer and have more days down on the beach, it really is my happy place! I hope wherever you was that you had good weather and enjoyed it as much as we did. 

Mummy & Me | April 2015

This month Isla and I have been enjoying the last moments before the baby gets here, which has meant lots of special moments, we have been painting, making cakes, going on walks, swimming, the beach, crabbing, soft play, and of course Isla has been a little spoilt by Mummy! The weather has been lovely and we have been making the most of it when we can, I do feel a little sad as I haven't actually been in many of the photos, but it has definitely given me a reminder that I need to make more of a effort to stop and get a photo of us both. 

Today I took a few pictures as these really could be our last ones together as Baby Boy is due tomorrow.. I guess I also haven't wanted to be in photos as I just feel so big and don't look great, but never mind, these are the photos I got today, I couldn't choose just one! 



I feel like the book says it all really, haha! 


She wanted to press the remote button and be like Mummy.


So I can now officially say that Mummy & Me May, I will have 2 beautiful children to have photos with! How exciting, I cant wait! 

Tara xx

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