Bye Bye Mr/Mrs Bump.

Bye Bye Mr/Mrs Bump.
Seeing as Mr or Mrs Bump is being vacated in the very near future thanks to an induction, I thought I’d post my last gratuitous bump picture. I haven’t been the greatest at taking pictures of my ever-changing body, and have been frantically taking pictures recently so I have some actual memories of my pregnancy.
This is at 41 weeks exactly (and yes, it is edited, thanks to Photo Enhancer on my HTC – the original was just horrid!)
I think I’m going to miss lugging that big old lump around, you know.

125 Books In A Year: An Update

125 Books In A Year: An Update
So how am I doing so far?
I have read a grand total so far of….
one book.
Not so great, is it? I’m three quarters of the way through my second, but I just can’t seem to motivate myself to finish it just yet, what with everything that’s going on.
Book Number 1
How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran
Hilarious, crass and all the things in between – this book had me in stitches talking about issues that affect the modern woman such as dating, periods, sex and everything else. I had seen this recommended on plenty of blogs, and I follow the woman herself on Twitter so bought this in Waterstones a little while back to see what all the fuss was about. Definitely one of the funniest books I’ve read over the past year.
Have you read this book? What did you think of it? If not, are you interested in reading it?
Also, have you any suggestions for some good books that I should read as part of my challenge? I’m currently trawling through Play and Amazon’s books sections, and sending my mother out on charity shop searches for some great new books – and I’m open to suggestions!

Things to look forward to; December

It’s the 30th of November and at this very moment, I could have given birth already, be in labour as we speak or be overdue (yes, this is a scheduled post!)
I’m sure you’ll all already know by now which of the above applies to me, but until then, here are a few things I’m looking forward to this December:
  • My baby’s first month in the world
  • Spending Christmas with my family and our new addition
  • Taking my baby to meet all his/her family and friends
  • New Years Eve
  • Presents…yes, I want presents too!
  • Buying presents – especially for the baby
  • Snow on Christmas Day (the chance of this happening is very unlikely, but a girl can dream, right?)
  • EDIT: And of course, seeing my gorgeous girl Charlotte very,very soon 😉
Of course, most of my things to look forward to involve my new little bundle of joy, but what are you looking forward to this December?
Here’s a big hello to December with wishes that it brings everything you wanted & a wave goodbye to November which I hope brought you plenty of smiles & laughter.

My Little Place Of Happiness.

My Little Place Of Happiness.
Whilst I’ve been ‘nesting’, ready for babys imminent arrival, I’ve made some changes around my bedroom, both baby wise and non baby wise – (expect a post coming very soon) – however, I recently placed a few things on my computer desk to remind me of the people I love and to keep me motivated when it comes to blogging.
Not the greatest picture I’m afraid. But this reminds me of the people I love and the people who love me. There’s a picture of me – I love this picture and it’s my boyfriends favourite too – it reminds me to be confident like I was when the photo was taken; a Me To You Special Friend snowglobe from my friend Sophie for my 21st birthday – reminds me of the friends that are always there for me; my boyfriends golf trophy from the memorial day held in memory of our friends baby daughter – this reminds me how lucky we are to be here, and to be welcoming our own baby into the world; a picture of me and Steve from 2009, not long after we started going out – just because; a Rottweiler statue – I may not have pets of my own, but my brother owns a Rottweiler called Benn and used to own his gorgeous mum named Skye – she was almost like my dog, so loving and caring. They’re pretty much my dogs too, and this statue reminds me of them, and also of my brother who is there for me 24/7.
Where is your little place of happiness? I’d love to read about it!

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?