Week 26 – Day 4

I had a strange dream last night about my boobs leaking haha. I’m guessing it’s perfectly normal, but it got me thinking that maybe I should start ticking off the section on my “to buy” list that concerns breastfeeding.

So far we’ve only got little bits off the list, and the biggest thing we got is the cot (which arrived yesterday, and sort of fits in the room, classic me to not measure first :/), but I still feel like it’s too soon… Technically there’s around 10 weeks left until she could come at any time, and in the back on my mind I’m still worried that something will go wrong, and then we’re just sat in a flat full of baby stuff. I know it both makes sense and doesn’t. It’s natural to be scared, but at the same time I’ve had such an easy pregnancy that if I don’t think about it, it’s like everything is completely normal.

I should probably just bite the bullet and get on with sorting stuff out.

 

Week 26 – Day 3

No picture over the weekend cause we’ve been camping! I wasn’t really sure how it was gonna go with sleeping in an air mattress for two nights, but it’s been really good actually, and my back has been fine! My body was totally beat and tired though when we got home yesterday. I had a nice long bath then fell asleep on the sofa at 8 and slept til almost 8 this morning! I guess it wears you out more than I thought!

On the Thursday before we left we had our 4 weekly checkup at the midwife. Blood pressure is good, and the little ones hear beat is good too! It sounded higher than usual when we listened, and turns out it was because I’d just had a coffee before I went.

Then on the Saturday I had a little panic cause I didn’t feel her kick all day. It was probably cause we’d been out on a boat and my mind had been on all the stuff we were doing at camping, but my head still got really worked up about it, and then when she eventually moved I felt so relieved! My little baby ❤

Week 25 – Day 5

Today we’re down to double figures. 99 days to go, down from 280 at the beginning. Exciting and scary! And a bit of another milestone happened this week, we ordered the first large item for the baby! After a quick decision that she would start off sleeping in our room, and then a bit of research on co-sleeping we settled on a bedside cot! It’s on it’s way from Amazon, and I’m actually quite excited to see what it’ll look like in real life when it stands in our room. Life is slowly but surely changing.

Week 25 – Day 3

I’ve had a really nice weekend with just the right amount of activities, although the hormones and mood has still been a bit up and down. On Saturday we drove down to Rotterdam for a friends housewarming. I didn’t know very many of the people there but we’re definitely entering another era of life, there were 4 babies under 6 months there, and another person who’s pregnant. It was quite a lot to take in and a lot of baby talk, and I felt completely overwhelmed in the evening. On the upside it’s nice to see how couples with such young babies are still going round to peoples houses and socialising and having a good time.

I had another little dip that evening about how different everything will be, and how I’m scared of losing myself, and ourselves as a couple. I guess there is no way I can actually prepare for this though, so need to just accept that change will happen, and take it as it comes.

We also planned the logistics a bit for the start of next year. There are so many people I want to get around to and and see and introduce the baby to! Not sure how tiring it’ll be to travel a lot, but I’m sure as hell am gonna try to make the most of it.

Yesterday we headed out to the imax to see Dunkirk which everyone’s been raving about. It was really different for a war film, but really good. Cried a lot as usual, but these day’s I can’t tell if it’s because I was genuinely affected by it, or cause of the hormones!

Week 25 – Day 0

I know I say this every week but daym time is flying! 


I feel significantly heavier, think I’m on +6 kg by now and my lower back is noticing! Lying in bed for too long in the morning is no longer nice and on the sofa I need an extra back support pillow to be  comfortable.

We’re going camping next weekend and I really wonder how my body will cope with two nights on a camping mattress! Will be fun though for sure 🙂

The last week there’s been a lot of news and changed to my little world here and in my emotional state they have been tricky to accept, but all will be good and change is usually not the end of the world! 

Week 24 – Day 6

This morning ended in a big crying breakdown… So many changes are happening all at once and I guess it triggered something. I’m so happy I have Dave by my side ❤

Wrore a little something about it on the other blog.

Week 24 – Day 3

I’m loosing track of time, and which week I’m in, everything seems to be flowing into on continuous stretch. But I do know that tomorrow is August, and that was a bit of a shock to realise. It feels not long ago that we were in April/May and I was thinking it was an age until I would be this far along. I still don’t know what to expect and I still don’t feel particularly ready or prepared, maybe it’ll never happen.

After the week back in Sweden it was really nice to be back in the flat yesterday. Nothing beats your own bed really, does it.

This week is a pretty uneventful one in terms of pregnancy. No appointments or check-ups. Just prodding along. Next week we will pass the 100 day mark, and we have our next check-up. But until then there’s not much happening. I’m pretty happy with just continuing the way it’s going tough. Baby is kicking and rolling around every day, so I know she’s there. She’s most active after every time I eat, so morning, after lunch and in the evening. I wonder if she can feel the weight of the stomach pushing down on her?