Pregnancy Update: Weeks 39 & 40

Well as we finally hit week 40, baby should be making an appearance soon!
Baby should:
Weigh an average of 7 1/2 pounds
Have unfused skull bones as of yet – to make sure baby is able to ‘come out’ easier – this is normal and temporary
Baby is now full term!
A sweep or induction could be done if the baby decides not to make an appearance on time
As this post is scheduled due to my due date being the 24th, I have no clue of whether I have given birth or not (if you’re interested, check my Twitter for updates!) so I could be having a sweep or induction anytime soon if the baby isn’t here!
I’m going to miss writing these pregnancy update posts, but I now have plenty of baby updates to look forward to! Would you be interested in these?

Ten To Follow.

Well, my due date has finally arrived.
Whilst I’m currently either a)looking after a newborn baby b) in labour or c) about to go overdue, why not check out these lovely blogs that I love to read?
Some of them I’ve only recently found, others I’ve followed for ages, but here you’ll find a mix of fashion, beauty, lifestyle and books. Why not take a look?
Whose blogs do you like reading? I always like to find new, interesting blogs – so leave some links below!

Pregnancy Update: Week 38

I know, I know.
By the time you read this, I’ll be onto week 39 and I’ll actually be two days before my due date.
Anything could have happened in the time since I’ve written this to when it gets posted… if you’re interested to know how I’m getting on, check my Twitter here.
Now I’m at week 38, what exactly is happening with my baby in the final few weeks?
  • My baby is ready to meet the world, although still building a layer of fat to help control body temperature after birth.
  • All my baby’s organs are fully developed, the lungs being the last to reach maturity.
  • I’m apparently meant to be suffering with feeling huge and uncomfortable in these final weeks – this is definitely true!
  • My hospital bag should be packed and I should have a birth plan ready, should I go into labour, (Be proud of me, I actually got this done!!)
  • I should have discussed pain relief and my birth plan with my community midwife – this has also been done.
Not much happening now really, is there? Seems just like a waiting game to me!
Now that it’s all so near, I can’t wait to meet them – although the prospect of me being a mother is still quite daunting in itself. However, I have a great support network – having such a large family certainly helps. I’ve also got friends with childrens, friends who’ve not only had children but work as or have worked as midwives, friends who are nursery nurses, friends who have plenty of experience with children. I also know that there’s a few bloggers that I can ask for advice if needs be, too.
Not much left to say, except…wish me luck!
& I will let you all know very soon 🙂

Things I should do more often.

Things I should do more often.
I got the idea for this post from the lovely Buttons and Bunnies. Recently, knowing that the baby could appear at any given time and frantically trying to schedule posts from me AND guests so that the blog doesn’t go completely silent has left me a little lost for words. Sometimes I’m able to sit down and write word after word – other times the words just won’t come out – Jen writes about this issue amazingly here.
So, when I saw BunBun’s post, I just had to write a list of my own!
What do you wish you could do more often?
  • Spend more time with family/extended family. I come from a big old family, & I don’t see half of them as much as I should.

  • Relax more. Even though I’m on maternity leave, I never make time to relax as much as I should.

  • Tidy my room.
  • Frequent charity shops – I love a charity shop, yet rarely visit them anymore.
  • Cook a meal for my family.
  • Read more – and not just chick lit.
  • Write more – and by that I don’t mean blogging.
  • Sleep – I know this is a hard one, because if I can’t sleep, then I can’t sleep – but I should really utilise my time better.
  • Try and be more crafty and attempt to make new outfits out of old ones, a la Vix over at Vintage Vixen.
  • Thank you, my followers, a little more. Thank You!
  • Don’t let myself get drawn into petty little arguments.
What would you do more often if you had the time, money or maybe even the bottle to do so?