I cannot believe March is here already. A lot has gone on in my life in the past few weeks so I haven’t really done any serious comping since the end of January. The big thing in my life was the arrival of my gorgeous baby girl on the 8th February. So these past few weeks I have been enjoying every precious moment with her.
I only now feel ready to get back to some kind of normality. My birth experience was everything I didn’t want it to be. As you all know from my end of January posts that baby girl was keeping us waiting – in fact she ended up being 14 days late by the time she arrived!
Another Friday is here and still no baby!
This week I have been taking it easy and resting up ready for the big day tomorrow. The day I’m going into hospital to be induced. I have never had to stay in hospital before so it’s going to be an experience for me. I have packed and repacked my bags in preparation to make sure I haven’t forgotten anything. It’s been really nice relaxing and resting in the evenings with my husband knowing our exciting journey we have ahead for us.
I have had lots of time this week to reflect back over the past couple of years and our struggle to have a baby and I still find it hard to believe we are nearly there.
Today is going to be a restful day with plenty of sleep because I am sure I won’t be having much over the weekend!
So my one word that sums up my week is Resting.
I hope you have all had a lovely week.
Now that February is here I wanted to update you on my competition wins and freebies that I received last month. I was planning to post this earlier in the week, but some how time has got away from me. I have worked very hard last month entering 100’s of competitions throughout the month as I know when my baby arrives at the weekend my time in the next few weeks is going to be limited.
I had 11 competition wins and freebies arriving through the post last week. I am grateful for each and every one of those as it is getting very hard to win anything lately. I am guessing because people are struggling with money in this time, lots of new people are taking up comping as their hobby. I really don’t blame them. It is a fantastic way of getting stuff that you could not necessary afford. I love to win things for my family and friends for Christmases and Birthdays.
This week I have felt very emotional. My baby girl still hasn’t arrived and I have been having a few tears over silly things. I am not normally an emotional person but these pregnancy hormones are having me shedding a tear over everything. A few people I know who were pregnant and due after me have have had their babies and this has made me upset more than once. I know my time will come very soon and I really cannot wait.
My midwife told me yesterday that I have a very relaxed and chilled out baby in me and she will come when she is ready. I just came home from my appointment and burst into tears. I managed to hold it in walking across the waiting room coming out.
I have been booked in to be induced 6th February if she doesn’t arrive within the next week. I am trying everything I can think of to help bring her along without being induced. It is not something I thought I would have to have.
So this week I have been feeling very emotional and I felt it appropriate to use emotional as my Word of the Week.
Welcome back to another 7 Hints and Tips post. This week I am giving some tips on what to pack in you and your baby’s hospital bags. It has felt like I have had mine packed for ages in hope of her arriving just before her due date. Here I am at 40+4 still waiting with my bags packed at the bottom of the stairs.
Mine has been packed since 34 weeks!
As a first time mum to be, I have been reading various articles on how to prepare for your new arrival. Some things I have read seem a bit extravagant so I have decided to come up with my own simpler list, and thought I would share it with you. Hopefully helping other new mums coming along after me.