Monday, 30 January 2017

23 weeks | Nesting and organising baby clothes |

I am now 23 weeks yaaay.

Each week seems to be flying by at the moment; I know that before we know it he will be here! Although this week hasn’t been much different from the last I have noted down a few things that I have noticed this week. I am really nesting this week, any spare day I have I have been pottering around the house, cleaning, painting and trying to get everything perfect before he arrives! I have been looking through all our baby stuff so much this week. We have been gifted so many beautiful grows and clothes already and have been lucky enough to be handed down so much from lovely friends too (Thanks everybody!) I just can’t help but look at it all and get excited. It also gets my crazy organised head on, as I have been really eager to get everything we already have arranged into size and age categories.

We are planning on writing a list this week of the ‘essentials’ that we need, pram, car seat etc etc. It’s really hard as we are first time parents and have no bloody idea what we really need and those things that we really don’t need! You walk into a shop and there is so much that you never even really thought about, the question is, do we need it? Will it make our lives easier? Or will it just sit in a box totally unused and a total waste of money and space! I would love any suggestions of things that have been a necessity, or something you wish someone had told you about that has been a worthy purchase!

We have also booked two holidays this week which is pretty exciting! Our first little holiday as a family of three to St Ives in September and also a trip with friends to Centre Parcs at the end of November! It is going to be so strange having our little addition at both our holidays this year and we’re so excited to see how different it may make the holiday! I just can’t wait to see the first time he dips his little feet into the sea! <3

I have felt lots of movements this week and it is becoming pretty much part of my daily routine, in fact if I don’t feel him roll or kick for a few hours I actually feel a bit lonely! My bump is also noticeably bigger this week I finalllly look more like a pregnant lady than someone who ate too much turkey over Christmas. J

Although I have really enjoyed having loads more energy and motivation this week, I need to remember to relax, put my feet up and have lazy days as I have to say by the end of last week I was pretty pooped! More bubble baths and movie days in between all the nesting are important too!


Monday, 23 January 2017

Pregnancy update | 22 weeks | Gender reveal

I haven’t been very active on my blog over the last year, mainly because life has been so busy and fun I just haven’t got round to it.
I’ve now decided I would like to make my blog more pregnancy and baby related, I want to look back one day and remember this pregnancy and be able to look back at all the ups and downs and maybe even give some help and advice along the way.
I’m planning on making a weekly diary post whilst pregnant and hope to be able to continue once our baby has arrived! Although this will be subject to the amount of sleep I have had J
So, here it goes.

I am now 22 weeks! As far as the second trimester goes, I have found it much better than the first! I have definitely regained some of my energy and thank goodness the sickness has stopped! I am definitely ‘nesting’, I have been going mad on Pinterest planning the nursery and the rest of the house. I am also gaining quite a few pounds, which at first was hard to accept, but now my little bump is coming along nicely it all feels worth it!
As for this week in particular it has not been my best. Although I have been feeling baby move and kick more than ever, which by the way is the most amazing thing in the world, I have been suffering this week. Exhaustion seems to have hit me again and have been getting lots of aches and pains, I’m presuming down to my uterus growing and ligament pains! Yay! But I have been resting up and trying to slow my pace down a bit and this seems to have helped! I have been feeling movements now for a good three weeks and I absolutely love it, kicks, rolls and somersaults in my belly! We have also been picking up more baby bits this week; we bought our first baby blanket, which I am in love with from John Lewis. I can’t wait to bring baby home wrapped up in it! We have also been buying some necessities E.G nappies, fun times! I think I got a bargain in Tesco 2 x 54 for £8!
So, we also now know the gender of our baby, which we really weren’t planning at first. Everything so far has been neutral and all that mattered to us was that our baby was healthy and well. Let’s just say, temptation got the better of us and at our 20 week scan we couldn’t resist.

We’re having a BOY!
We have only really told immediate family so I thought this would be a nice way to share with friends and family and everyone else that may read! Plus I was going to find it so hard to call him ‘baby’ in all my posts without slipping up!
I hope you enjoyed my 22 week update and feel free to leave any pregnancy tips and advice!