Pregnancy is a funny time. On the one hand it seems like 2 minutes since we found out back in August, but then the thought of 8 more weeks till the baby arrives feels like an eternity. The reality of course is that the time will fly by as always. It’s just a week and half till half term, then I have a scan at the beginning of March, then a few weeks after that I’ll be 37 weeks and really on the countdown.
I’ve been feeling great up until the last week or so, when the baby seems to have a new hobby of constantly punching me in the hips, which is a very odd sensation and sometimes quite painful. I’ve also been having lots of very strong braxton hicks contractions, which I am finding a little concerning, but plan to ask the Midwife about at my appointment tomorrow. I have a feeling this baby might come early, which probably means he’ll be two weeks late, now I’ve said that!
The thing with already having three children is you just don’t have time to stop and think. I still have work to do, school and gymnastics runs to do, homework to fit in, food to cook. There really isn’t much spare time to sit back and appreciate being pregnant or think about how our lives are going to change very soon.
We’re still in a bit of house chaos too, parts of the loft are unpainted and the baby’s room is full of the contents of the loft piled up. Every week we say we’re going to clear it all out, I’ve even picked a paint colour for the walls, but something always gets in the way.
I have ordered some bits from Boots which makes me feel slightly more organised, including waterproof mats ( I’m still hoping for a home birth ) and some nappies ( on buy one get one free ).
Boots Mini Club kindly sent me this super cute outfit, which has made me quite excited about having a boy! We STILL don’t have a plan for a name, do you have any ideas for me? Something not too obscure, definitely not very common and a bit cool?
The camera is my treat to myself for finishing a huge piece of work, although I have yet to try it.
If you’re getting organised for a new baby or have a baby, you might be interested in these great offers from Boots too! I will definitely be checking out the clothing range again.
Week 2 (8-14 Feb): 300 extra Advantage Card Points when you buy SMA PRO Follow-On Milk 6+ Months 800g
Week 3 (15-21 Feb): Free single wipes pack when you buy Bepanthen 30g Nappy Rash Ointment, £3.39.
Week 4 (22-28 Feb): Only £1 for Pampers New baby sensitive single wipes.
Plus from weeks 1-3 you can buy one get second half price on mini club baby clothing++
If you can think of any must-have baby items I should buy this time round, please let me know in the comments.
Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
Pregnancy is strange, at times the weeks pass by so quickly then others seems drag by. I love that little outfit, Boots Mini Club have a great selection of clothes.
Oh wow 31 weeks already, that seems to have flown by Emma! Your little one will be here before you know it… exciting times x
I got so much stuff through Boots Advantage points. My children both wore the same Boots outfits going home from the hospital.
JuggleMum, Nadine Hill
Such an exciting time for you and yes – with 3 other kids you must be very busy. Hopefully you will get chance to rest a bit on the final run up though:-) As for names, everyone likes such different kids names so what I like may not be the same as you, but for a few ideas, when we were thinking of names for our son (who is called Jensen) I also liked Dominic, Ripley and Rowan. Do let me know if you like them too! Good luck with it all.
Oh my that’s gone fast! I know what you mean – it’s such a shame isn’t it. The first time I was too stressed to enjoy being pregnant, and the second I was too busy! Good luck getting sorted in time, I’m sure you’ll do it. And… Evan! Not common, not weird, and very cool 😉
I used to LOVE miniclub clothes for the boys. Your pregnancy has flown I think it is always harder after the first one as you have so much else to concentrate on.
Sylvia @ Happiness is homemade
What an exciting time ahead! Good luck, hope you get it all sorted on time 🙂
Wow baby number 4, how exciting! When the time comes, you will get everything sorted out, it always works out in the end. I love that little outfit, how cute is that!
It’s so lovely to be back in the UK for Boots alone! 😀 I have found so much great stuff in there… Enjoy the last few weeks of your pregnancy, I cannot believe you are 31 weeks already. Not long now! xx
Baby is coming soon now – other people’s pregnancies go so fast. Enjoy your last few weeks.