I can’t believe we’ve now had 20 weeks of the Blogger Bump Club. Over that time I’ve blogged the second half of my pregnancy, come across some fantastic new blogs and made connections with lots of other pregnant bloggers via Twitter, Instagram and their blogs using the #BlogBumpClub hashtag. When I started this little linky 20 weeks ago I was convinced no one would join in, so I’m thrilled that so many people have linked up over the weeks.
I’m now 39 weeks pregnant and knocking on the door of 40 weeks. I know from past experience that doesn’t mean there’ll necessarily be a baby here this time next week (Frog arrived 12 days past her due date), but it does mean there’s a very high chance this could be my penultimate #BlogBumpClub linky post.
I’ve arranged for another blogger who is still fairly early on in her pregnancy journey to take over the mantle and I’ll give you the details of who that will be on my last #BlogBumpClub post. I hope people will continue to join in and share their pregnancy posts, it really has been a brilliant way to find other people going through similar things and share the joy of baby kicks and irritation of cankles – not to mention the other glamorous symptoms that come with pregnancy.
This week has been all about riding the wave of the end of this pregnancy for me. People keep asking if I’m desperate to have the baby now and the truth is I’m not. Don’t get me wrong, I’m really excited and more than ready for labour, but I’m not sitting around feeling grumpy and frustrated for baby to make an appearance. It’s a very different experience from how I felt last time and I think having another child to help distract me certainly helps. I wrote more about “the un-waiting game” end bit of pregnancy earlier this week.
This is a lovely time of the pregnancy for me, as I can finally relax and know everything is ready. There really is nothing left for me to do but continue with a bit of yoga, potter around the house while Frog is at school and enjoy not feeling like I’m living life at a million miles an hour. The nursery is all done (there’s a tour of it on this post) and the hospital bags are all packed. The clothes are washed, the house is clean and the moses basket is waiting by the side of our bed.
I’m starting to get some exciting new baby products stocked up and can’t wait to try all of them out. I’ll be reviewing the Gro-light and Gro-hush very soon, along with some beautiful products from a brand that’s totally new to me. It’s really easy to get bogged down in all the “must-have” baby gadgets and paraphernalia out there, so I’m keen to find if there are any products I missed out on last time that really do make life easier for a new mum. Do let me know if there are any products you’ve tried out recently which you’ve loved!
How are you feeling this week? Have we had any new #BlogBumpClub babies being born over the past few days? Maybe you’ve been shopping for baby goodies and have some great new finds to share. Whatever your latest pregnancy update link it up here so we can all ready your blog post and get involved in the blogger antenatal chat.
Don’t forget to try and comment on other posts that have been linked up too – it’s far more fun if we all chat to each other rather than just link and run.
And you can tweet me a link to your post using the hashtag #BlogBumpClub and I’ll RT it for you too. I’m @mollyjforbes on Twitter.