Monday, 19 March 2012

Pregnancy Patter - 38 Weeks And About To Lose My Foof!

I can't believe the end is almost here. It's the home run now and it can't come quick enough.

I've been suffering the past week or so with sickness, dizziness, tightenings and pressure 'down below'. I actually said to Matt the other day "It feels like my foof is going to fall out!" He just looked at me confused and slightly disgusted. Men!

It only seems like yesterday I was sat in Tesco cafe crying (with happiness) after founding out we were expecting a baby again and here I am 34 weeks later about to bring another baby into the world. It's been a bit of a roller coaster this pregnancy. It's been SO much harder than when I was pregnant with Mini Cheddar. How I ever coped driving 124 miles every week day to and from work I'll never know.

We still aren't entirely ready for the new arrival. I still have washing, ironing and sorting to do but if the baby did put in an early appearance then we'd cope which is the main thing. Problem is, we are considering putting our house on the market and have gone so far as to have valuations done on the house. We certainly pick our moments don't we? What with MC being ill it's been a bit crazy this last week or so. I have a list as long as my arm of things to do but most of the time I'm too knackered to do a thing!

I'm feeling more and more at ease about things as I near the end but I'm still so scared that something is going to go wrong or there will be a problem with the baby. I just can't seem to shake off the feeling. It wasn't helped by the fact I bumped into my neighbour who lost her baby the other week. We hadn't had contact apart from me sending her a card and her texting me as she's been keeping herself to herself, understandably. It was in a place neither of us expected to see each other and all the time I was trying to cover up my bump with my coat so as not to flaunt it in her face. I could see the pain in her eyes and it broke my heart.

My new baby!
Matt went away down to London this weekend for his best mates stag night. Unfortunately, the timing and location of the wedding means we won't be able to attend. It's really upset us as this wedding has been planned for over 18 months and I was really looking forward to taking MC to her first wedding. I wasn't too worried about Matt going away - even if he was missing for the morning of Mother's Day. MC had made me a lovely card and a painted heart in a trinket box in play school which she brought into my room of her own doing - melted my heart. We picked Daddy up from the station just before 1pm and we went to McDonalds to grab a quick lunch. Nothing like being treated on Mother's Day! Anyway, Matt excelled himself totally as, when we got home, he produced a beautifully wrapped present and card from 'MC & Bump'. As I was opening it he said "Don't get too excited, it's not much". My jaw hit the floor when I realised it was a new iPad3! The boy done good...he can go away more often!

Heartburn is still getting to me although not as bad. The dreaded 'cankles' have started to form slightly. I took to wearing Matt's socks the other day as the sock marks mine left were getting pretty bad. Thankfully they aren't as bad as when I was pregnant with MC. It was proper baking bread in my shoes that time (in case you don't get that reference then watch this you tube clip - don't watch it in front of the kids!). The amazing news is I've managed to get through another pregnancy without a single stretch mark! Woohoo! You watch, now I've said that I'll get one overnight.

I've been sent some fabulous goodies to review for the new baby. The superb new Sanamama baby carrier which I can't wait to try out. It certainly looks and feels excellent quality. Having tried a carrier with MC which she really didn't like, this one looks 100 times better (easy to use and a better position for baby) and I'm hoping bump will enjoy it when the time is right.

This morning I received the new Mirano change bag from Pacapod. I had been looking at the Pacapod change bags following recommendations from some Twitter friends but I had opted for Logan style as I reported in a previous update. So imagine how delighted I was to be offered the gorgeous new Mirano. It's such a beautiful bag and I'm in love already - can't wait to use it!

So, that's about it for now. I wonder if I'll make my next update due at 40 weeks? Guess you'll just have to wait and see...

2 weeks ago I ran a competition to win a bumper pack of HiPP Organic goodies. 
I'm pleased to announce that the winner (selected by random number generator) was 
Well done Zoe!


Claire said...

OOOH, im very jealous of the sanamama baby carrier that looks perfect! Isn't it funny how quickly time passes for second and third pregnancies. Im here sending you restful vibes before the big day and hoping my hubby takes the hint about ipads ;) xx

dreamingofbeer said...

Wow, that's really flown by! Try to enjoy the last weeks with MC - its a very strange feeling knowing that it'll never just be the two of you again so treasure it (and I'm sure I don't need to tell you that.) Can't wait to meet the new arrival! x

Looking for Blue Sky said...

I love reading your pregnancy updates: it really takes me back. And as you know I moved house a few weeks before DD2 was born and we were finishing off an extension when DS1 was born! It always seems to be like that. Best of luck, waiting to hear the news xx

LauraCYMFT said...

Not long to go now! Hopefully we'll hear news of a beautiful new arrival in the blogosphere very soon!

PhotoPuddle said...

38 weeks!!! So exciting!! And an iPad - the hubby did good eh! Have you not lost it to MC yet though? If we got one I know my daughter would be wanting to be playing on it! My husband lost his iTouch that way. He's given up now and it now only contains various children's videos and games!

All for Aleyna said...

Oh Heath, just 2 weeks to go!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are doing so well and what a lovely lovely treat from Matt.  He is a good'un isn't he? Is MC excited about her new brother/sister? I am soooooo excited. 
So it is Aleyna's birthday on 25th March and our anniversary on 3rd April (your due date) so either of those will be just fine!
BTW wetting myself at "foof"

Honest Mum said...

Amazing, you are so nearly there. I had Oliver at 36 and 6! Please try not to worry-I know it's hard but think positive. Everything will be a ok, ok? I'm 13 weeks with second pregnancy and this time have felt so much better than with O-hoping it continues. Still doesn't feel quite real though. Can't image being ready to pop but know it's not that far away! Your newborn goodies are gorgeous. 

Claire Toplis said...

 I can't wait to see the new arrival gosh that has gone fast.. x 

would like to be ayummy mummy said...

Wow, you are nearly there. I remember all those feelings at the end so it really could be any time now! Try not to worry, I am sure everything will be fine and lucky you with all those amazing goodies to review. We recently reviewed the Sanamama baby carrier and its superb, I cant wait to use it with my new arrival. Good luck over the next few weeks and cant wait to see photos x!

Actually Mummy said...

Aw that last bit is horrid, just waiting and feeling rubbish. You sound just like me - I was a worrier, and I think you notice all the bad stuff so much more when you see how it could relate to you. Fingers crossed that everything will be fine and good luck

SAHMlovingit said...

MC is very excited - as we all are. Well, I'm excited and bloody scared too! It's my Mums birthday 3rd April and my late Grandads birthday too :)
Hope Aleyna has a lovely birthday tomorrow.
Big hugs to you gorgeous xxxx

SAHMlovingit said...

Good news that you feel so much better this time around - long may it continue! I didn't know so huge congrats :) and thank you. 

SAHMlovingit said...

Every now and again I come in and MC is lying on the floor playing on the iPad. She can use it better than Matt! 

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