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>Due date

>Woohoo today is our due date!
I woke up early again and was just lying in bed enjoying the bird song and the comfyness of my bed when I started to get a rippling sensation in my lower back. This then started to shoot down my bum and into my legs. It was coming in waves. After about 45 mins of this, my bump started to join in with mild crampy sensations. Stacy woke up and was convinced she could feel a hardness in my bump, I was not too sure.
I have since got up and eaten a fish finger sandwich. They are still coming every now and then.
Please please please let this be the start of something! I would LOVE to have him on my due date 😀 I have had several bouts of false labour now and am beginning to feel silly at getting excited at signs.
Part of me is temped to go out to the post office and I have a real craving for cupcakes. Knowing my luck my waters will break in the queue!

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>I just spent 15 mins on the birthing ball and Stacy grabbed the camera and got some really funny shots of me bouncing on it! Honestly I do pull some funny expressions! Here are some of the best ones, plus a more conventional bump pic.
1 day till our due date!!!
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>2 days to go!

>That is what my ticker says…. I have a feeling I am going to go overdue though and I am ok with that.
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We have been having totally gorgeous weather, Stacy is being so sweet and attentive with me 🙂 I am enjoying feeling his movements inside me. I don’t feel as uncomfortable, the period pains have gone away, the heartburn is a lot better and my feet don’t hurt as much (probably as I don’t really move off the sofa!)
I have taught myself to crochet and have made 2 hats already today. I love my crafts! I won’t have much time to do them soon, so I am also just enjoying having the time to do these things also.
I feel very calm.
Which reminds me, we really must take a bump picture. We don’t have one for the last few weeks and the bump may be going very soon! I am sure he will want to see what a full term Mummy looked like! My stretch marks really are bad, some of the worst I think anyone will get. I am tempted to post a picture of them to show people just how awful they are! I will resist though as they might scare any small children that may happen to see! I like to think of them as love marks, love for my unborn child and love for our future. I will always be able to look at them and remember this pregnancy. (really trying hard to not hate them here lol)
Stacy doesn’t seem to mind them and that is a great thing about our relationship, that neither of us are particularly bothered by the physical. That being said I did have to attack her with the tweezers the other day as her eyebrows were beginning to take over the world!

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>Saturday

>We woke up to such a beautiful day today! So warm and sun shiny, makes you so happy to be alive 🙂 We went for a drive to Hardwick Hall and walked around the old ruined house and had some lunch. We were careful for me not to overdo it this time and kept it gentle.
When we got home I had a nap.
In the early evening Stacy had made some tea and asked me to help her serve up. At that moment I experienced a contraction and bent over the side just as she sploshed burning hot lasagne onto the plate splattering me in burning sauce. I burst into tears. I felt so silly afterwards but the experience of contraction + being burnt was so intense. We sat down to eat and I mentioned I felt a bit sick. 3 mouthfuls later and I was in the loo being sick 😦 It was truly horrible. This was followed by more painful contractions and I thought, this is it, I am in labour. My reaction to this thought was to cry more… I am not ready to not be pregnant anymore, I am not ready to be a Mum, I am not prepared for the pain of labour. I was sobbing hard and Stacy gave me a hug, a tad bewildered bless her.
A couple of contractions later and it all went away. I have not had a contraction for a couple of hours.
And we carry on waiting…..

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>Alfie didn’t come in last night, and hasn’t come home this morning. I have been out looking for him 3 times walking round the block calling his name 😦 It is so unlike him and I am very worried. He might be trapped somewhere, or hurt or injured or he might have been stolen as he is really beautiful! He is microchipped so if the worse has happened we should be informed…. I am so worried though.
I just got back from a walk around the block and felt kinda squishy downstairs and went to the loo and there was a bog blob of mucous there! I am losing my plug and it’s pretty gross!
I am just about to head out for an antenatal class. It is about a 15min drive away and Stacy has taken time off work to go with me and is meeting me there. My midwife is running the class and there is a drop in clinic afterwards which I intend to go to and get a check up. My stomach is mildly cramping but I think that might just be excitement/nervousness. I better take a spare pair of leggins with me just in case 😉
Let’s hope that Alfie cat is home when I get back.

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>Clumber Park

>I woke up this morning feeling full of energy so I said to Stacy I would like to go to Clumber Park. After eating a sausage sandwich (which half way through eating realised the bread was mouldy!!) we drove there. The sun was shiny and I was armed with my camera.
I took a few photos of some bees with my macro lens and Stacy took a few of me sitting in the bluebells.
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We did quite a bit of walking though and my SPD started to really hurt so we headed back to the car. By the time we got back to the car I was in quite a bit of pain! We stopped for lunch in a pub on the way home.
At home I was feeling quite poorly, and took myself to bed, but not before Stacy stroked and massaged my sore bits 🙂 I love her.
Since waking up my hips are still very painful. I definitely overdid the walking…. but we had a beautiful day.

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>Mum and Dad stayed the night yesterday after spending all day with Nanny Hilda. She seems to be improving a little, but the situation is still on the edge. We shall just have to wait and see.
Dad said to me last night, don’t ever expect him (Grandad) to change. He doesn’t care you are having a baby, it doesn’t make any difference to how he feels. So there you have it. I am not going to dwell.
We went out for a slap up full English breakfast this morning and Mum bought Charlie an England football outfit for the world cup complete with football boots, so cute! Before they left they took a few photos of us in the garden. It’s really nice to have a few shots of us together which doesn’t happen very often.
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We are due to exchange contracts on our house next week! How exciting is that! What I hate the most about life is insurance….we pay out a stupid amount of money each month in insurance, pet, car, breakdown, house, contents, professional, life, income protection, health etc….. if we didn’t have to pay out for insurance we would be able to save so much money!! Grrrr to insurance.
My bump feels a lot better today, the contractions are still present, but quite infrequent and still not painful. Stacy is upset they have got better, she wants him to come this weekend as the next 2 weeks would be great weeks for her to take paternity leave hehe

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