Week 27 – Day 3

I was home by myself this weekend while Dave was in Hamburg on a lads holiday (cannot wait to go away with just friends after the baby is out!). It was a really relaxing weekend, but I noticed that it’s really important for me to have Dave around to talk to. Baby was a little quieter than usual between Friday and Saturday morning, and without Dave there to reason with, my thoughts very quickly went to worst case scenarios. Luckily she started moving around again so it was all good.

I also realised that I don’t speak out loud to the baby the way Dave does. I talk to her in my head, thinking that she knows what I’m saying, but clearly I need to actually say stuff out loud. Still feels a bit strange though to talk out loud to someone who isn’t there yet..

Week 24 – Day 2

It feels like a lot has happened since last week’s bump picture! There’s a proper belly now! 

Being home has been super chill and the week has gone by way too fast. But we’ve got some useful things done, like figuring out which pram to get! Tried a bunch in the shop here, actually the weight and seeing how they fold in real life. 

Plus with all the stuff from my mum we’ve made a bit of a dent in that list! 

Week 23 – Day 4

It is so so nice to be home!! And it’s so fun to see how excited my parents are about the baby coming! We went through some old stuff in the basement yesterday, and some of things from the 80’s is so on point hipster today that it’s insane. I was gonna by a new sling, but the one my mum had is so cool! Definitely need to use it πŸ™‚

Unfortunately I have to work for a couple of hours every day, but will make the most of being home and relaxing anyway πŸ™‚ Already managed a trip to Saluhallen for lunch with my two favourite Daves!

Week 23 – Day 1

Gong to MalmΓΆ on Monday and I’m so excited! Have no clue why I would have booked a Monday afternoon flight rather than today, but oh well. A quick little update and bump pic for today I think πŸ™‚

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Check me out, proper little bump! Some evenings mu stomach feels so stretched I honestly don’t know how it’s supposed to grow more. But I’m sure I’ll look back at this thinking that I’m tiny right now in comparison. So what’s happening?

  • Rash is spreading… and itching like crazy! Gonna call the docs on Monday and see if I can get a same day appointment, and hopefully some hydrocortisone cream prescribed. I just keep itching it :/
  • For the first time yesterday I felt really really tired from walking for 10 minutes. Not in pain or uncomfortable, just out of breath…
  • Made a more comprehensive list that my old one, and actually started researching all the things to see if we need them need them or if it’s just an item that consumerism is trying to sell us. There are surprisingly many useless things out there that are labelled as a “must have”.
  • I feel like I look awful with clothes on, but awesome in underwear or naked! Wish I could just walk around with no clothes all the time πŸ™‚

Week 22 – Day 4

I was talking to a colleague at lunch today who has a friend who’s also pregnant. She commented on the fact that I’ve booked a trip to Ireland in September, asking if I’m not worried about stuff going wrong. Got me thinking a bit about attitude. She said her friend is panicking and worrying about everything and anything that could potentially happen, even though it hasn’t happened yet.

I know I’m quite an optimistic person by nature, sometimes over optimistic. But it hasn’t really crossed my mind to plan for things as if though it wouldn’t work. What would be the point in that? Some people have the mindset of “everything that can go wrong will go wrong” with the goal to have a plan of action when the bad stuff happens. Maybe I’m naive or unprepared, but I’m pretty sure IF anything was to not go according to plan, I could handle it when it happens. It doesn’t make sense to me to walk around worrying about all the potential horrors of pregnancy… cause what if they DON’T happen? Then I would have worried for nothing, and not enjoyed the times that did go well.

Is it just me? I mean, I’m a firm believer in planning in general and to be prepared for the baby. And I’m very much aware that things may not be this easy in a month, or two or three…. but as long as it’s all good, it’s all good right?

Week 22 – Day 3

Today was the first time someone asked me if I’m pregnant! Haha, pretty brave right, and I have to give it to her, very subtly handled. She came up to me when we were both heading into the office.. “Cata, can I ask you a bit of a personal question and sorry in advance if I’m wrong… but are you pregnant?”. I answered truthfully straight away rather than acting offended like I’d planned to. But to be fair, out of all the people, she would have found it funny!

We’re officially in month number 6, and baby should pass the half kilo mark this week! Time moves quickly and slowly all at the same time. I can’t wait to hang out in Malmo next week πŸ™‚

Me and Dave met up with a girl I know from London on Saturday. She lives in Rotterdam now and is also preggo, a week behind me, and it’s nice to know that when I’m off work before the baby comes I’ll have someone to hang out with. She’s very similar to me in the sense that she’s not feeling over emotional about the whole thing. We spend a lot of time talking about bonding with the baby, and how neither of us feel that “super connection” that people keep talking about. I wrote about this earlier on in the pregnancy but will follow up, as I think it’s worth talking about.

 

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 πŸ™‚