Week 20 – Day 5

All quiet on the baby front? Not exactly, I’ve just been on holiday! A super relaxing week in the middle of nowhere in Finland. Cabin by the lake, hot-tub, sauna and lots of fun games (plus one million mosquito bites). Oh and we bought a super cute moomin outfit for the baby!

I was starting to panic a little bit as we’re now over the half way point and we haven’t prepared anything yet, but we’ve decided to wait until after all of the holidays are done. We’re off to Malmo in a couple of weeks, so will be looking at lots of baby shops there for things, and to compare prices. Not to mention rummaging through my parents basement for cute 80’s baby clothes, and potentially a pram. Then in August we’re going to Liverpool where we’re booked in with John Lewis who do a free two hour consultation with expecting couples. During that time, they talk you through things you may or may not need (obvs they wanna sell stuff, but there’s no obligation to buy), and we get to test out their assortment of all things baby. Hopefully after that we’ll have a clear picture of what we actually want.

Other than that I’m happy to say that there’s finally some movement coming from the baby. I started feeling in almost a week ago now, just after we got to Finland, so pretty much at the half way point! And not I can feel it all the time. It’s sort of like bubbles bursting, or how you’d imagine that that would feel. Very cool actually! And yesterday when we got back and were just relaxing on the sofa, it got so powerful that Dave could feel it too! So happy about that, as he doesn’t feel excluded now.

Today we have the next ultrasound, to do a foll check on the development of the baby. Hopefully they will determine how accurate the due date is, and we’ll get to see a bit more of who’s in there 🙂


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