Word of the Week 29/01/2015

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. 
pregnancy emotions
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.
Thanks to The Reading Residence for hosting the Word of the Week linky.
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Word of the Week 23/01/2016

Well it’s the end of another week and my baby girl still hasn’t arrived yet. I am 40 weeks on Monday and very impatient. Which is this week’s Word of the Week – Impatient.
I feel as if I have been waiting forever now. Looking back at last weeks Word of the Week which was Nesting, and my lack of it! I have to say that I think it is starting to kick in now. I woke up at about half past four this morning thinking about cleaning the window sills in the nursery, it was very strange. So that is what I have been up to this afternoon – cleaning around the windows and sills!
Hopefully this urge in cleaning means she is on the way. My patience is wearing thinner by the day! I am so excited and cannot wait to meet her and see her little face.
Maybe next week…………
Great thanks to The Reading Residence for hosting the Word of the Week linky. I love to use this linky to sum up and look back over my week.
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Word of the Week 15/01/2016

My word for this week is Nesting. As you know from last weeks Word of the Week I am waiting for the birth of my first baby. I am now nearly 39 weeks and still waiting! but this week I thought i would pick the word Nesting for my #WotW, although waiting still applies!
So apparently most pregnant women go through some sort of nesting phase before the birth of their little one. I am not sure I fit into that category as I haven’t had that nesting feeling, or so I think! A few weeks back my husband and I got the nursery ready, I washed, folded and put away all her little clothes. I have double and triple checked my hospital bag. Does this count as nesting?
I always thought nesting was cleaning and scrubbing every surface possible but that part hasn’t come to me (yet!). I really don’t have the energy to clean out the fridge or mop the kitchen floor. Nesting is a natural way of preparing and protecting your unborn baby from the outside world.
I would love to hear what were your nesting habits? if you had any.
There is an old wives tale that when nesting urges begin labour is about to come on. So maybe my little girl isn’t ready to come yet! I hope this isn’t true as I am getting really fed up with waiting. I have been on maternity leave for two weeks now ( I had 4 weeks holiday to use up from work before that) so I am all out of waiting now. It is the most exciting thing in life to wait for and I am so eager to meet my baby girl.
Maybe next week I will have a completely different Word of the Week!
Thanks to thereadingresidence for hosting the great Word of the Week linky.
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Word of the Week 08/01/2016

I have a very exciting start to the New Year as I’m waiting to become a mummy for the first time! My due date is the 25th January so time is getting closer now. I am getting very impatient now as I can’t wait to see her little face – I’m soooooooo excited! So my word of the week has to be Waiting.


It feels like I’ve been pregnant for ever. I know I will miss her little kicks and punches when she leaves my tummy but having her in my arms is something I’m looking forward to very much as we have been trying for two and a half years for her. So it has been such a long waiting game for us but the end is in sight very soon.
There you have it, Waiting is my first Word of the Week for the year and I hope you will join in every week on my journey as a first time mummy through Word of the Week. 
Thanks very much to thereadingresidence for hosting this great Word of the Week linky #WotW
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My Word of the Week 12/06/2015

 This Is My Word of the Week – Weather
Weather, a noun – the state of the atmosphere with respect to wind, temperature, cloudiness, moisture and pressure
     
               
I would just like to say thanks again to thereadingresidence for hosting this great Word of the Week linky. Over the past few months I have joined up numerous times and love summing up my week with just one word. 
So this week I have chosen weather as my #WotW because it has been so topsy turvy this week down here in the South West. On Sunday we drove up to Teignmouth which is across the border into Devon to catch up with family. It was a gorgeous day as you can tell from the photo below. Lots of people were out and about enjoying the sun although it was a bit overcast at times. I even happened to catch the sun on my face, which will teach me a lesson about not putting on suncream, even if the weather isn’t the brightest.

Today (Friday) is a complete opposite. It has been torrential rain here today. A bit rubbish for June weather I must add! I got completely soaked walking across the car park at work getting to my car. Then as it was so hot and humid I was steaming up the car inside with my wet clothes as I was driving home. 
Don’t you think that there is always more traffic and a lot more traffic queues when the weather is rubbish? I thought it was taking me forever to get home today.
                   

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and that the weather is better for you than it is down here in Cornwall. The forecast for the next few days isn’t the best down here, but at least it’s been the hottest day of the year so far today from what I gather was just on the news!
Happy Weekend!
Rachel xx
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My Word of The Week 29/05/2015

This is My Word of the Week – Tired
Tired, an adjective – in need of sleep, or rest; weary
I am linking up with thereadingresidence once again with their fabulous Word of the Week linky. I have linked up quite a few times now and really love browsing over other bloggers Word of the Week’s and seeing what they have got up to! It does seem a little nosey but sometimes you can’t help but peek into other people’s lives, as they always seem much more interesting than your own. 

So on to My Word of the Week, Tired. I have been attempting the Blog every day in May (#BEDM) challenge, and have been doing fairly well for me so far until this week……….
I think my total feeling of exhaustion and tiredness started when we went up to see Jimmy Carr’s tour at Plymouth Pavilion’s last Saturday. (I am currently writing a review on his show at the moment, which will be ready in a few days) Plymouth is 60 miles away from where I live in Cornwall so it is a really tiring journey there and back and it was Bank Holiday Weekend as well double traffic!. We didn’t get home till about 1am and I haven’t caught back up on the sleep I missed all week. 
I have always been a person who always goes to bed early and early to rise, so heading to bed at 1am does me no favours for the rest of the week…. I must be getting older!
Rachel xx
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