The speed at which this regular weekly feature comes around is a little bit terrifying for me. I literally feel like I blinked and went from being 12 weeks pregnant and announcing our impending arrival, to suddenly being here – 31 weeks and with birth just around the corner! Anyone else feel their pregnancy going scarily fast?
The last week has been mainly about getting organised. It’s like a switch has been flipped and, as soon as the (self-proclaimed) Northern Love Machine broke up for summer, I went into overdrive to start getting things done.
I (finally) washed the moses basket retrieved from the loft a while ago. It’s now all gleaming and clean, and the white lining is sparkling rather than slightly yellowing. This pleases me – you’ve got to take the small pleasures where you can when wine and your favourite cheese are off the menu.
We also made some proper decisions about the baby’s bedroom. After umming and ahing whether to do a feature wall in wallpaper we’ve opted for a cheaper scenario, with mint coloured paint on that wall and some beautiful wall decals from the Mamas and Papas Patternology range. I can’t wait to get it done and blog about our mint, yellow and grey nursery.
I’ve also nearly finished upcycling my grandmother’s old rocking chair, to give it a new lease of life as my nursing chair. Good old Annie Sloan chalk paint.
I’m well and, apart from feeling a bit uncomfortable at night as I struggle to sleep on my left side (I’ve always been a tummy sleeper!), I have nothing to complain about. The cankles and puffy feet are still here and I’ve just accepted they’re probably not going anywhere until after this baby is born. Hey ho.
The baby continues to wriggle and have regular parties in my belly – I even managed to film a bit of kicking action and share it on Instagram the other day! I do find this part of pregnancy pretty amazing. As much as it freaks the husband out – “It’s like an ALIEN! In your BELLY!” – I think it’s incredible to think there’s a little person in there kicking about, getting hiccups, wriggling and moving.
We’re off on holiday on Saturday for a week in Cornwall and I’m looking forward to some family time and a bit of a rest. Being at home is just a constant reminder of what I need to get done and I’m still juggling lots of work deadlines, which sometimes makes me frustrated I can’t cut myself in two and get double the amount of things finished!
Have you had a good week? Anyone else getting the baby’s room ready? Or perhaps you’re in the hospital bag packing stage? Or still eating biscuits, enjoying the fact you’ve got aaaaages left…
Last week we had a brand new #BlogBumpClub blogger join in – go and say hello to Kelly at Scissor Paper Rock and leave a reassuring comment on her post “27 reasons why I’m too immature to have a baby“!
To link up couldn’t be easier – just leave a link to your latest pregnancy post here and don’t forget to display the badge below on your own blog so other pregnant bloggers can find out about us.
If you want to join in the chat on Twitter then just tweet with the hashtag #BlogBumpClub – and if you tweet me a link to your post I’ll be sure to RT it for you. I’m @mollyjforbes on Twitter.