Yes, I have been pregnant for 30 weeks (7 and a half months!). Yes, I do have a rather sizeable bump. And yes, I’ve been to five scans and seen the baby.
But…. do you know what made this pregnancy suddenly seem very real and baby’s arrival seem very soon?
Having the car seat fitted!
How silly is that! We’ve bought furniture, decorated the nursery, collected clothes, muslins, bedding, a moses basket, thought of names and signed up to ante natal classes. But until that car seat was in my car, I honestly felt like we were playing Mummies and Daddies!
So now it’s really happening, in the very near future, I’m upping the ante on the Mummy-to-be posts.
Yesterday I went shopping for all the bits and pieces for the hospital bag and baby’s first couple of weeks of residence in our home.
Watch this space for a hospital bag post (which I’m sure I’ll soon update and alter and even be amending after the bubba is born)!
So today we had our 28 week growth scan….. and everything was perfect!
As always it’s super exciting and special to see your little one on the big screen, but following the dramas of the last few weeks, today carried extra significance for us.
It gave us quite a giggle when we walked into the ultrasound room and met the consultant sonographer, who asked how I was. When I replied ‘so much better thank you’, he wanted to know what had been wrong. So I very briefly said I’d had a parathyroidectomy a few weeks ago. His priceless response? ‘Oh yes, I know all about you, we all do here!’. Right, ok then! Good to know that I’m a minor celebrity at Tommy’s thanks to my crazy pregnancy journey!
It worked in our favour though as he gave us a fantastic print off of 6 photos and even did a cheeky 3D scan setting for us to see the little ones face. What a special day.
I haven’t stopped smiling all day, and I finally feel like I’ve got all the good news I need to thoroughly enjoy the remainder of my pregnancy!
To top off a fab day, I got home from the hospital to find that the nursery’s paint job has been finished! You can’t see the colour here, but I’ll try and get one in a better light when it’s not rainy and bleak outside. It’s Laura Ashley’s Duck Egg White, a very very pale blue that will work beautifully whether beanie is a boy or a girl.
I’m beside myself with excitement to get the furniture in (21st November) and then add all the trimmings. I won’t finish it off completely until we’ve had the baby and know whether it’s a boy or a girl – but I’ll keep the updates coming of my fun little finds and how I decide to personalise it!