Easter, Laughing, Rolling and Christmas

We’ve had our first easter with little man, he’s now 15 1/2 weeks he’s still not on solids as we’ve decioded to go with baby-led weaning, so until he can sit up and has a better hand-eye co-ordination he’s going to be staying wholely on milk, so no easter eggs for little man! (Though I did let him have a quick little like of a chocolate button, but shhhhh) so instead we bought him a lovely little peter rabbit rattle 🙂 amd he nought us a lovely little imprint set (nana actually bought it and put his hand and footprint in) it was such a lovely little present! I teared up when we got it!

One set of his godparents (my sister and brother-in-law) bought him a darling little book full of rhymes and stories and his other set of godparents (our Best friends) bought him a gorgeous Gruffalo t-shirt and even more gorgeous peter rabbit dungarees!  (In all I think we can say my little man has had a fairly decent first easter!)

Everytime I walk into his room in the morning he always smiles and giggles at me and it fills my heart with so much love I feel that it will explode! However, during the night he’s still waking up, some nights more than others, we think he’s going through his 4 month development leap and growth spurt! (Also his teeth are coming through so the poor little lamb is having a right mare of a time!!)

He’s only 15 1/2 weeks but already he’s out growing his 3-6 months clothing! His great nana bought him a 6-9 month jacket that fits him perfectly already! It’s totally mad how long he is!

Yesterday he did his first ever proper roll, I was so proud! (It was from his tummy onto his back, he hasn’t quite mastered rolling from back to front and gets stuck on his side, which is so cute) his face when he found himself on his back was a picture! So shocked and confused!

Everytime I see something that I like for him I have to buy it! Even if he’s too young for it I feel the need to buy it! And all I think is ‘Oh I’ll put that up for christmas or his birthday’ haha (I feel like I really am turning into my mother!!)

My cousin gave birth to a little boy on wednesday, they’ve named him James Jnr after his daddy 🙂 He made my little man look like a giant baby! I honestly cannot remember him being so small!! It’s amazing how quickly they grow and how fast you forget how small they were!

 

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So, again I have left it absolutely ages since I last posted. I would have liked to post about my labour and adjusting to having a little spoglet around the house, but alas, no such post can exist seeing as my little trooper has decided that my womb is much too warm and cosy to leave.

I am now 4 days over my due date, and my god it is testing my patience! I set myself up for having a baby by now but instead I still have a bump. It is actually rather upsetting… you think you’re going to have a baby by your due date (you know that there’s always a chance that you’ll go over, but you don’t really think it’ll happen to you) and then your due date comes and goes and it really is heart-breaking 😦

I just want to see what my baby looks like, I want to know if it’s an Annabelle or an Oscar, I want to know how heavy he / she is, I want to hear them cry, I want to have their little fist grab my finger, and most of all, I want to be able to hold them close and know that I am finally a mother, to feel the bond that mothers have with their child.

We’ve bought him / her Christmas presents, I know it’s a bit ridiculous seeing as baby wont even realise that it’s Christmas, but I couldn’t resist! My own parents have bought him / her something too, it’s really cute, all my family are so excited! Next time I don’t think i’ll tell people the due date as I’m inundated with calls and texts asking if baby has arrived yet! It’s quite upsetting having to say ‘No’ all the time!

And the wait continues…

I am 33 weeks and 4 days. This Thursday I will be 34 weeks, and I wont lie, I just want this baby out of me, I want to be able to hold him / her, to be able to finally see the little nose and ears, to hold his / her tiny little hand and to play ‘This Little Piggy’ on my little babies tootsies.

I am constantly being kicked in the ribs and am suffering from heartburn / acid indigestion – which is awful. I can’t sleep very well, I am always way too hot I can never get comfy and if I do find a comfy spot then baby decides to wriggle and I have to dash to the toilet and then lose my lovely comfortable position.

And my partner, don’t even get me started on him! He does just not understand pregnancy, He doesn’t understand why I’m so tired all the time, I’m now on maternity leave and he thinks that I no longer have a reason to be tired… The fool! I want to slap him half the time, he tells me I can’t do this or that, then moans at me when the washing up isn’t done, because I couldn’t stand due to freakin’ pelvic pressure!! I love him, but he makes me so so mad.

I’ve got my maternity bag(s) sorted, the pram is bought (I’ve had a good play with it, running around the house) It’s a travel system from Mothercare, and I LOVE it 😀 my parents are going to have the car seat due to the fact that we don’t have a car. Babies nursery is painted, 2 of the walls are a lovely yellow and the other 2 are cream with ducks stenciled on as a border 😀 babies cot is up, am going to take the mattress out of the plastic at the start of next month, so that is it aired and fresh for babies arrival.

We have pretty much all babies essentials bought, we have his / her coming home clothes, stacks and stacks of nappies, we have the steriliser and even have babies Christmas outfit sorted 😀 (he / she is going to be dresses as a reindeer!!! – I know, so cute)!

So in all, we are prepared for baby, all we really need are the monitors and a set of curtains…

But I wont lie, I am absolutely terrified. I have NO idea what to expect when labour starts….. What if baby is too big to fit out? and I have to have a c-section? What if my baby is starved of oxygen when coming out and becomes disabled? I am terrified of something going wrong! What if I get pre-eclampsia? What if my baby is still born? I just don’t think I could handle that. I love this little sproglet so much, I couldn’t handle it if something happened…

Get this Baby Out

12 weeks and counting.

It’s been a while!

But last week I had my 12 week scan 😀 and everything appeared to be going well 😀 It was so amazing seeing my little baby on the screen.

She was wriggling and squirming so much at first! and then she decided that she was comfortable and didnt move much except to wave now and again. It was such a precious moment.

12 week scan

But oh my goodness. I think she’s (or he maybe) might take after her daddy. We were meant to do a fluid measurement to find out whether or not she has any risk of Down Syndrome but we couldn’t because baby didn’t want to go into the right position and no matter how much i wiggled on the bed baby just did not want to move and get into the right position. So like her daddy she she clearly doesn’t do as she’s told.

SO, we can’t do that test, but I am having  a blood test. Bleerrrgh Do not like them. The y make me feel queezy.

 

A few days after the scan we went for our first baby shop, and to be honest, we didn’t quite know what we were buying, so we just went for one or two things to stock up on:

  • Baby wipes
  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby wash and soap
  • Sleepsuits
  • Bodysuits
  • Baby socks (which are so cute and tiny!)
  • Nappy bags

We’ve decided that w’re just going to stock up on essentials like the above for now, that way we’re not forever running out of things 🙂 (I thought it was a good idea)

We’ve also got some yellow bum cream (which you can’t buy in stores) which is amazing for nappy rash.

My mum has also said that she wants to buy us our cot, which is so nice of her and she’s also got us a Winnie the Pooh baby bath.

I’m so excited but I know it’s still fairly early and I still have 6 months  left! Which thinking about it, really isn’t that long, as these last 6 months have flown by…

I can’t wait for my little Christmas bundle