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32 Weeks & My Birth Choice

I am currently 32+4 weeks {in my 33rd week}, and the baby is the size of a durian!


I am getting a lot bigger now as you can see. I've had to get a new winter coat to last me through the winter months.


I'm not due to see the midwife again until 9th Jan, when I will be 35 weeks, as the surgery is shut the week before when I should normally have seen her. However, last week I saw the consultant for my appointment to discuss options for the birth.

I have decided to have a planned (elective) caesarean section, as I was given a general anaesthetic during Holden's birth and by the time I woke up everyone else had met him. I would like to make sure I'm awake for this birth and get to see and cuddle my baby first. They would not induce me again, and I would probably have refused it anyway and they also said they would be fairly quick to perform a section if the baby was in difficulty, so I feel better having it planned so we know exactly what will happen. The consultant was lovely…

28 Weeks

I am currently 29+5 weeks {in my 30th week}, and the baby is the size of a cucumber!


We went for a 4D scan when I was 26 weeks so that we could see the baby again, show Holden what a scan was like and confirm it was a girl before we buy anything else.

It was lovely to see the baby again and show Holden the baby in mummy's tummy. The sonographer confirmed it was as girl and think she thought around 2lb. She wasn't really in the best position for the pictures but we managed to get a few after wriggling around a bit and eating some sweets and fizzy juice. Although my placenta is also at the front this time around, I'm definitely feeling a lot more movement than I ever did with Holden and this time I can even see her moving at the front, and Graham can feel some kicks, which we never really did with Holden. On the way home from the scan we stopped at Gap so I could buy a dress I had seen for the baby.

As you can see my bump is growing a lot and there are only some of my normal to…

24 Weeks

I am currently 25+6 weeks {in my 26th week}, and the baby is the size of a lettuce!


My bump is definitely growing but I still don't feel too big yet.


I had another midwife appointment at 22 weeks and everything was fine. Holden came with me and we got to hear the heartbeat and I was measuring slightly under at 20 but the midwife wasn't concerned. A couple of weeks ago both Holden and myself also had our flu vaccines. I will see the midwife again when I'm 28 weeks. I have arranged to finish work in the middle of January, taking 2 weeks holiday before my maternity leave begins at the start of February.

This time around, Graham's sister is also pregnant too, about 10 weeks behind me and due at the end of April. It's lovely to be able to compare as we go along. I'm excited to be an Auntie again and it's lovely that Holden and our new baby will have another cousin who lives a bit closer than the others. I'm already looking forward to our next family holiday wit…

20 Weeks: Its a...

...GIRL!
I am currently 21+4 weeks {in my 22nd week}, over half way and the baby is apparently almost the size of a papaya!


We had our 20 week scan last Monday and all was well, its a girl, and we could see her wriggling around. I had to go out halfway through the scan to get some chocolate to eat and hope that she would turn as the radiographer was having trouble getting some of the measurements.


I'm growing now as well and have a definite bump, as you can see from the photo below. I will try and keep a record from now on, the same as I did with Holden. I don't think I showed as early this time which I was quite surprised about.



I saw the midwife at 16 weeks and got to hear the heartbeat. Graham and Holden were able to come too. We already knew from last time that I'm AB negative so will need an anti-D injection at 28 weeks, probably at the same time as the new whooping cough vaccine and the flu vaccine. I had an appointment to see the hematologist last Friday and I've to…

My Life in Transition: "Moms Make it Work"

At the end of last month I wrote a guest post for Julia at My Life in Transition for her "Moms Make it Work" guest blogging series. She had put a call out on Instagram looking for some international mums to take part and as I've followed Julia's blog for ages, I thought it would be a nice series to contribute to.

I did write the post quite a while ago so of course there are now some changes that I could also have written about since baby 2 is now on its way. Go and take a look if you have a chance, I hope you enjoy reading and would love to hear your thoughts. There have been loads of other posts from mums in lots of different situations and how they all make it work!

#100happydays - Weeks 13 & 14: 17th July - 1st August 2014

Day 85: Helping build the new shed!
Day 86: Lots of fun on the jumping pillow with My Spare Thoughts & A Dizzy Girl at the farm today!

Day 87: Fun with second cousin Amy at uncle Brian's birthday lunch!
Day 88: Garden slabs almost finished; just the cut ones to do!

Day 89: New cube table & chairs, final bit for the garden!
Day 90: First dinner outside!

Day 91: Ready for nursery!
Day 92: Enjoyed another lovely day in the garden!

Coming soon (version 2)...

...the newest member of the family; Holden's going to be a big brother!

Due to make an appearance 12th February 2015!

#100happydays - Weeks 11 & 12: 3rd - 16th July 2014

Day 71: Nap time in the car!
Day 72: Soft play fun with Lucy

Day 73: Auntie Hazel & Uncle Jake brought Olaf back from London!
Day 74: Got to meet 4 day old gorgeous baby Grace tonight!

Day 75: Free ginger loaf from the sandwich shop at lunchtime!
Day 76: Mummy best friend me!

 Day 77: Finding Nemo!
Day 78: Luca's salted caramel ice cream is amazing!

Day 79: Lovely hot day for a picnic in the park with friends!
Day 80: Garden progress thanks to my mum & dad!

#100happydays - Weeks 9 & 10: 19th June - 2nd July 2014

Day 57: Much better this morning so we got to come home!
Day 58: Attempting to help daddy wash his truck this afternoon!

Day 59: Lots of fun at the Highland Show today!
Day 60: Finishing Graham's birthday chocolates!

Day 61: Popcorn!
Day 62: Center Parcs booked for September!

Day 63: Another new necklace from A Weathered Penny
Day 64: Ice cream!

Day 65: Putting more bits into Holden's baby book; might actually get it done before he's 3!
Day 66: Tucking in to the duck & pancakes!

Day 67: Strawberries!
Day 68: Catching up with Modern Family!