Pregnancies diaries Week 37/38 MLBU birth

 

The end is in sight and so is my MLBU birth,   very soon we’ll be seeing Baby M and the back of having hundreds of pillows in the bed, waddling and back ache. I fear I’ll have to come to terms with more stretch marks. I know they’re to be celebrated but I don’t think I’m kind to myself and will feel very conscious of them. Still I know I can’t do anything about them it’s just one of those things.

On a positive note my iron levels are up and my MLBU birth is round the corner. My hospital bag is packed, give or take a few things and birthing plan sorted. I’ve finished work and officially on maternity leave plus Jasmine has started back to nursery so my days are slightly lighter and princess role play has calmed down!

 

My focus has been organising Jasmine’s 3rd birthday party which was a success thank goodness.

 

Andy questioned whether it was the longest children’s party ever but we got through it. I completely have every admiration for the bakers out there. I managed to make a butterfly cake for the family gathering we had last week, as requested, but not quite sure it would make a local cake competition let alone GBBO! Still, it was edible with lots of sponge, buttercream and sweets. For the kids party I admit I cheated and bought a cake. I just didn’t have enough time, energy or creativity to bake again! As it was Andy and I spent a day prepping everything and hoping the rain would stay away. And it did.

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Sadly I’ve finished my pregnancy aqua course, however I’m keeping myself going by fitting in a few pregnancy yoga classes. My back pain has been pretty uncomfortable at times so anything I can do to ease it is worth motivating myself. We’ve even started sleeping with our pillows at the bottom of the bed so I can lay on my right side and we can still cuddle! One thing I’ve managed to avoid is any swelling to my feet and ankles and I can still bend down. Result!

I’m also conscious that I need to practice breathing and properly get into the right mindset for birthing. Some might not agree and just say go with it, however I like to feel in control and prepared as much as possible. Which reminds me I need to buy that first ‘going home’ outfit for Baby M!

I’m now trying to put my feet up more although it’s difficult with a 3 year old, when there seems to be washing, ironing and cooking to be done constantly.

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Oh not to mention playing, crafting and pretending. Still we’re thoroughly excited about meeting Baby M soon. All I’ll say is watch this space as next time I blog I may be introducing our new arrival. In fact feel free to guess her weight, eye colour and the most important of all, will she be born with or without hair.

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