Week 37: Full Term!

This week I am feeling very happy to have finished work. I’m exhausted! Full term has brought with it huge feet, fat fingers and an incapability to use my legs.

I no longer fit into any of my shoes. I had to buy a pair of size 6 flats. Size. Six. I’m usually a 4. I’m just praying that this is temporary and that my feet will go back to normal once the boy has arrived. I’m also unable to wear my wedding and engagement rings, and my hands feel like they’re 90 years old.

For that reason, it was a great idea to treat myself to a manicure & pedicure this afternoon. My feet were starting to look pretty knarley, seeing as I can barely reach them, and it was lovely to relax and be pampered for an hour or two.

So here’s what’s been going on in my baby countdown…

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Day 8: July 8th

Kitty is patiently awaiting the arrival of her new friend, curled up on the pram.

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Day 9: July 9th

Delivery from Bob & Blossom! I can’t wait to get some use out of this amazingly cute spotty hat and blanket.

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Day 10: July 10th

Full Term!

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Day 15: July 15th

I spent the day with my brother and nephew. We took a train to Blackheath and wandered through Greenwich park, to the Royal Observatory and then into Greenwich for lunch with a friend. I was unbelievably knackered once I got home. But it is always nice visiting Greenwich.

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Day 17: July 17th

Pedicure time! A much needed treat. Blue for my boy! I wonder if it will last until he arrives.

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Sparrow x

Week 28: Painting & Pain

We’ve been busy preparing our house for the arrival of baby. We have so much to do, it’s consuming us. 

We’re living in what was my grandfather’s house, and the room we are decorating as the nursery used to be my mum’s bedroom when she was a little girl. 

In that room, we have one wall where we’ve stripped back wallpaper to the bottom layer, to the wallpaper that was up in the mid 50s. It’s amazing! Lots of cats playing sports on a pink background. Before we got pregnant, this was our crafty room, and we’d planned to keep the cats up. But now… With a little boy on the way, what should we do?  

It seems such a shame to take it down, so instead we’re planning to wallpaper over the top. When we started renovating the house, we found lots of memories that had been covered over rather than removed. Waiting to be found by a future generation, perhaps. Maybe if we cover the cats, we’ll find them again in years to come. 

Other than painting, this week, pregnancy has brought some pain and discomfort. Sitting at a computer at work all week is getting increasingly uncomfortable. My ribs have felt like a balloon is being blown up beneath them, and they’re trying to burst through my skin. When I sit up straighter to give my ribs more room, the pain just moves around to my back. Gah! Constant aching. Just six more weeks at work… I hope I can last. 

On top of rib pain, the bloating seems to have gone up a notch. I’ve been getting trapped wind that hurts like never before. It’s like a stabbing pain. I keep pushing my belly around to try and move things around – I must look like a nutter. I’m now testing out peppermint tea – supposedly the best solution to this problem. Let’s hope it works! 

Until next time,

Sparrow x