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Preparing for baby

My waters broke with The Toddler about an hour after we got the keys to our current house.

I’d picked up the keys with OHs mum and we were looking round making notes ready for the decoration party that weekend.  I was a week away from my due date and didn’t really think about being early.  Well, I went to the toilet and thought I’d wet myself. Then shortly after realised I still needed to go.  Bugger.

So I phoned the midwife and carried on regardless for two days before being induced.  The party went ahead without us being here and thanks to a combined effort by all parents, the house was ready a week after we came out of hospital.

This time we are not moving. The OH is changing jobs, and the timing could have been better, but there are some things you can’t help and we don’t like to do things by halves!

Instead we are just being blatantly disorganised.  My bag is not packed, despite baby being engaged.  We have not finalised arrangements for The Toddler when the time comes.  We haven’t got the moses basket down from the loft.  The cot is in pieces.  The baby room is still covered in crap.  All the small baby clothes are in a chest of drawers at OHs parents house. Our double pram needs a bit of TLC.

This is how NOT to be prepared.


Engagement ring

I am not married.  The OH and I will have been together for five years in July.  we have been engaged for most of this time.

We were due to get married on the 21st of September 2008, but funds were short so we decided to push it back a year.  Our first baby arrived in August of 2009 so we didn’t have the opportunity to get married.  Then we made the decision that we wouldn’t get married until we had had both the children we wanted as we didn’t want it to be a big deal that The Toddler was born before the ceremony.  So, I’m not married.

I got my engagement ring a while after we actually got engaged and as I proposed to him, it was a case of “We’ll buy it when we see the right one.”

Well, I wore it all the time before my first pregnancy, but my fingers swelled up so much that I had to take it off and wear it on a chain around my neck.  I intended to put it back on after I lost my pregnancy weight but this didn’t happen and when I found myself pregnant the second time, I kept it on the chain.  Sadly, that pregnancy ended in a miscarriage for which I had an operation and removed the chain from my neck, placing the ring and chain in a box.

Today I found the ring and chain.  It fits on my finger at the moment, although it is slightly uncomfortable.  However, it has pleased the OH so it’ll stay on my finger for the next couple of weeks at least.

Not the one I was expecting

I was hoping to post a blog about labour, induction and birth for my good friend who is going in tomorrow, although I’m sure I’ve recounted most of it numerous times over the past few weeks so she’s probably a bit sick of hearing it tbh.

Fortunately, that blog post is currently sat on my phone in draft form and as it is taking me forever to write, and as I want it to be perfect, there it shall stay for another couple of days.

Tonight, I’m not feeling too clever again.  When I was pregnant with the Toddler, I had mild morning sickness (retching mostly if I didn’t get something to eat) at the beginning and no serious symptoms apart from cramps and general aches and pains at the end.  This time, however, I’m 34 weeks and I’ve been suffering from lack of sleep and stupid third trimester sickness, which tends to kick in as….I’m trying to go to sleep.  Helpful!

I’ve not actually vomited (yet) but I tend to spend a lot of my time feeling uncomfortable and sick, coming over all cold and feeling like I have to dash to the loo.  Argh.  I’ve already had two bouts of stomach flu with this pregnancy and now this, which is increasing in frequency.   And I have 6 weeks left to go.  Will I go insane?  Quite possibly.

Anyway, I’m just glad I’ve started maternity leave and can focus on nesting.  I mean getting the house ready.  It would be awesome to have the The Toddler already settled in the big room before number 2 arrives, but it’s looking increasingly more unlikely.

There’s always something isn’t there?

Final words for tonight:  Trust yourself, you’ll know what to do!

The shame!


This is why I’m going insane.

Welcome to the kids’ bedroom currently.  I was hoping to get it clear before the end of May so The Toddler and her sibling would be able to go in there and OH and I would finally have a craft room come office.

However, I’m getting a bit large to climb over the rubbish in there now.

I have nightmares about this room.