Monday, 5 March 2012

Pregnancy Patter - 36 Weeks And A Bumper HiPP Giveaway!


The winner chosen by random number generator was:

Zoe Corkhill

Congrats Zoe :)

1.     Emmainbromley (comment)
2.     Jenny (comment)
3.     Zoe Corkhill (comment)
4.     Zoe Corkhill (tweet)
5.     Katherine De Riera (comment)
6.     Katherine De Riera (tweet)
7.     Marianne Whooley (tweet)
8.     Alison T (comment)
9.     Alison T (tweet)
10.  Gifts From Nature (tweet)
11.  First Time Daddy (comment)
12.  First Time Daddy (tweet)

My last update at 34 weeks was a bit of a low point. For that, I apologise.

I know I've thanked you all for all the support you gave me but I wanted to do something else to say thank you (more on that in a moment).

I'm feeling more positive about things now, although the feeling of anxiousness won't dissipate until our baby is in my arms, safe and healthy.

We've had our consultant appointment where we discussed whether it was to be another c-section or a VBAC. Well, after lengthy talks we came to a decision and all will be revealed in due course. You know me, I've kept the sex secret and now the birth...I just love surprises! All I can tell you is it wasn't an easy decision to make and I'm nervous.

Since the last update Matt has been away to America for a job interview which was extremely hard. I didn't realise just how difficult those days without him would have been. The time difference and distance was just awful being so heavily pregnant but he's home now and it's helped ease my feelings. He's still waiting to hear about the job but because they've kept him waiting so long he doesn't think he's got it. He told me again last night he'd be relieved as at least he wouldn't have to make the decision on whether to take it or not. We'll see...

Whilst he was away I've been busy 'nesting'. I've washed all the baby clothes and bedding, sorted the nursery (got everything ready for the new arrival and hung the new curtains) and I've made sure my hospital bag is completely packed. I've bought a brand new change bag which I absolutely love! I've also got all birthdays, anniversaries and weddings up until the middle of May covered by buying cards and presents in readiness so I don't have to think about it for the first month of the new arrival. How organised am I?

My heartburn is getting worse. A lot worse. I seem to be living on Rennie at the moment. Chocolate gives me bad heartburn. Does it stop me eating it? Hell, no! I'm not mad! Om nom nom.

So far *touches as much wood as I can* I haven't got the dreaded 'cankles' that I did when pregnant with MC. Also, I keep checking my stomach for stretch marks and so far, I'm escaping them again. Huzzah! However, over the weekend my hands decided to swell. I have been in total agony (even with ice cold water and soap) trying to get my engagement and wedding rings off. Thought I was going to dislocate my finger at one point and was close to tears it was so painful. Managed to get them off and I now feel naked without them.

Anyway, on to more important things. The very lovely people at HiPP Organic got in touch with me a couple of weeks back and offered me some goodies that I could keep for the new arrival or giveaway. Being the lovely and generous person I am *ahem* I'm putting them ALL up on here for you to have a chance to win the whole bundle as my way of saying thank you to all my readers.

I've always been impressed with the range of HiPP Organic products and I used to buy them for MC. I also joined the Baby Club online which is a great source of information. There, amongst other fabulous things, you'll find a wealth of information for your exact needs, polls, quizzes and superb special offers. What I loved most was the chat forums and the fact you could even 'ask a HiPP expert' a question. It's a fun and friendly place to be. Basically the club has everything for mums (and dads!) and mums-to-be. Make sure you sign-up.

So, fancy winning this bumper pack of HiPP Organic goodies for your little one?

2 x Banana Porridge Cereal
1 x Banana and Peach Breakfast
1 x Apple, Organge and Banana Cereal
2 x Apple, Strawberry and Banana Fruit Pouch
3 x Mango, Apple and Peach Fruit Pouch
1 x Coco and Vanilla Dessert Jar
1 x Apple and Vanilla Dessert Jar
1 x Spaghetti Carbonara Jar
1 x Spaghetti Bolognese Jar
1 x Celeriac and Tender Beef Hot Pot
2 x Little Nibbles Organic Carrot and Pumpkin Rice Cakes
2 x Little Nibbles Organic Apple Rice Cakes
1 x Little Nibbles Organic Apple and Blueberry Rice Cakes
1 x Little Nibbles Organic Tomato and Sweet Red Pepper Rice Cakes

Yes, this giveaway is worth over £30! I can also guarantee your little one will love it - as will you.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below saying you'd love to win and what you think your little one would like from the pack (if you win, you will receive the whole bundle). It couldn't be simpler!

For an extra entry, those of you on Twitter can tweet the following:

I'd love to win the Bumper HiPP Organic Giveaway with @SAHMlovingit & @HiPPOrganic

I'm not asking for follows but if you wish to follow me, or HiPP on Twitter, please do so - my ramblings can be quite entertaining sometimes...even if I do so say myself (there are other ways to follow me... just look at the top of the side bar of my blog). It won't get you any extra entries though. Sorry!

One lucky winner from the entries below (and from Twitter) will be drawn at random. The closing date for the competition is 9.30am Monday 19th March so you have two weeks. Go!

Competition is open to UK residents only.
Competition closes at 9am Monday 19th March 2012.
Entries will be drawn at random after the closing date and notified by Twitter/Email as soon as possible.
Winner will receive the complete bundle of HiPP Organic goodies listed above.
As always, views, opinions and words within this post are entirely my own.


would like to be ayummy mummy said...

Aaaahhh sounds like a much better week for you. I cant believe how soon your little one is going to arrive, its very exciting.Glad your Husband is back and love your new changing bag. You take it easy and fingers crossed the last bit goes smoothly for you xx

Emmainbromley said...

Hello :)

What a generous gift! I would love to win, I'm in the early stages of weaning my baby girl so this would come in very handy!

I can't imagine what you are feeling, must have been hard to make a decision on something like that, I've never been through a c section but I have had two very very different births!

I'll enjoy reading which decision you made!

Emma xx (@beachpebble)

Jenny said...

I would love to win! I'm about to start weaning soon so this would be really handy. I think my daughter would love the banana porridge and I know my toddler would love the rice cakes!

Zoe Corkhill (Mama Geek) said...

What a fab prize! I would love to win - Georgie loves rice cakes and there are some interesting flavours there we haven't tried! :-)

Katherine De Riera said...

Lovely prize! thankyou for the chance to win! My little one would love the apple and blueberry ricecakes but I'm sure he would love everything! :) 

Katherine De Riera said...

Tweeting as @sweet_Kat30 

Alison T said...

What a wonderful prize
I'd love the chance to win and my daughter would absolutely love the Apple, Strawberry and Banana fruit pouch aswell as all the others :oD

Alison T said...

Tweeting as @alihalfpint 

Blue Sky said...

Aww great to hear you sounding happier :)  It's a lovely prize but I think I'll pass! Though my kids did used to enjoy Hipp baby food when they were little, and I was really excited when I first found it! Also I love that bag - I tried to see would they deliver to Ireland as it would be perfect for all Smiley's stuff, but it wasn't possible/or too expensive, I can't remember which.  Perhaps next time I'm in Wales I'll go and hunt one down...

Michelle Twin Mum said...

So glad Matt is back home with you were he should be. What will be, will be with his new job, hey?

I had desperately wanted a VBAC with the twins as I had such an awful crash section under general with JJ and I was adamant and in the end found out that they would allow me a VBAC but it could not be in water and I would have to have an epidural in ready and be constantly monitored on the bed.   That took away all the things I really wanted and thus I went with the section and knowing in advance and planning for it made it a completely different experience.  I hope things go wonderfully for you.

Mich xx

HonestMum said...

lovely to hear you are feeling more positive. Not long to go now. Good luck with everything-vbac or csection, you will have a lovely baby in your arms soon enough x

first_time_daddy said...

Glad to hear you are more positive and it wont be long now!

I would love to win this prize and I know BB would love for me to win it.
We sat down and I read him the list of goodies we could win and he decided that the Apple and Vanilla Dessert Jar sounds very yummy.

Take care

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