3rd trimester

My Amazing Birth Story the 2nd Time Around (TMI)

I woke up at about 3.30am on the 19th of February after scheduling this post around 12 midnight earlier that day thinking I was feeling different. For the first time I was having proper contractions with period like cramps and not just Braxton hicks contractions. They seemed relatively far apart so I didn’t take it seriously.

By about 4am i realised this could be the real deal so I got out my Full term app and started monitoring the contractions. Next, I got on my birthing ball and started bouncing away. Initially the contractions were about 9-12 mins apart so I just continued bouncing while everyone slept. I wanted to be certain before I started waking anyone up. (more…)

40 + 5 - Baby where are you?

40 + 5 weeks – Baby, where are you? #Pregnancy 2

I realise now that Aj spoilt me…

I had given birth by this time so it’s quite strange to find I’m still pregnant at 40 + 5 weeks. All things considered, it’s still ‘early’ days as I’ve still got at least 5 – 7 days to go before I can get induced but it really does seem odd as I always thought the second and subsequent babies would come earlier and quicker – I stand corrected!

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39 weeks! Grandma is back in town – #Pregnancy 2

Yippeeeee! Now, I can officially say we’re ready for this baby 🙂

All my bags are packed and I’m ready to go… but I don’t feel like this baby is rather to make an appearance though!

Plus it seems like I still haven’t dropped based on my picture, although I looked about the same thing last time, only bigger! My parents were also in town already this time with Aj at 39 weeks! So we decided to mix it up this time and invite my mother-in-law over instead! It should be fun, especially as she’ll be here for a few months! Another person for Aj to harass with her chatter – yes, we’re getting to that stage with the little madam, she’s absolutely hilarious!

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February - Due this month

February! I’m due this month! – 38 weeks #Pregnancy 2

Thank You Lord for another month, and what a special month it is/will be! I can officially say I’m due this month! How exciting is that 🙂

Among being the birth month for our unborn child, February is also the month I was born and our wedding anniversary month! How blessed is that? So much to be thankful for… No, we didn’t plan to have a child this month either, it just happened… So this month will always have a special place in my heart!

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37 weeks – Maternity Photoshoot with a Toddler!

This pregnancy is definitely shaping out to be the first of many isn’t it! First it was my surprise baby shower which I didn’t get with AJ and now it’s a Maternity photo shoot which I also didn’t have with AJ! We did this earlier in the year when I was about 35 weeks and it was COLD so had to stick with an indoor shoot.

Now this is something I had mixed feelings about for a number of reasons…

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Baby Shower

36 Weeks – Baby Shower and First Week Off #Pregnancy 2

This second pregnancy of mine is turning into the first of many! For one thing, I had my first every Baby Shower over the weekend! It’s one of those things I didn’t have the first time as we were in a new town with most of our friends back in Newcastle so didn’t do anything and the same for this second time as well! We’ve been living in North Wales for just about 2 years so once again I really wasn’t planning anything but surprise surprise it happened, and it was a lovely surprise…

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Maternity Leave Part 2 Starts Here!

Wow! My Maternity leave starts here! It’s getting closer now…

Yesterday was my last day at work and it got a little teary for me. I primarily work in a small team with guys only so I really wasn’t expecting them to do anything for my last day but I had a lovely surprise waiting for me when I got into work! They decorated my desk and made some lovely cupcakes! I was really touched I almost disgraced myself. Thanks a lot for that guys, it means a lot 🙂

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35 Weeks – Countdown to Maternity Leave! #Pregnancy 2

I’m on a one week countdown to kicking off my maternity leave! Excited much!!

I can’t wait to have my lie-ins, although who am I kidding? Once you have a toddler that is out the window! Plus, I need to get Aj ready for nursery in the mornings as normal, but at least once she’s gone I will definitely be going back to bed! So I will be one of those mums dropping off her kid at the nursery in their pyjamas or something close! I don’t care!! 🙂 Orrrr, maybe I could get hubby to do it…

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Guess My Delivery Date Giveaway! - When do you think we'll have our 2015 Valentine baby

Guess My Delivery Date – My 1st Giveaway!!

Happy New Year people! Welcome to 2015 and to kick start it I’m doing my first giveaway, how exciting!!

I’ve never done a giveaway before so I thought now would be a good time as any! Since this is my first time I’m going to try to make this as easy as possible for everyone, myself included! As you all know, we’re expecting a Valentine Baby!! So the giveaway is quite simple: Guess my delivery date! You can include the following details to stand a chance at winning a prize!

  • Date of arrival
  • Sex of the baby
  • Weight of baby
  • Time of arrival

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