Saturday, 27 October 2012

Hospital Stay!

I feel i've neglected my blog this week but unfortunately I landed myself in hospital with dehydration and had to go on a drip overnight and be monitored. All is fine with baby and I am home now on the instructions to rest and drink lots!! I am still feeling quite tired so this is just a quick update post but my husband has put a long post on his blog for anyone who is interested -

And hopefully I will rest tomorrow and be back next week with some fun Halloween posts :-)

Friday, 19 October 2012

Chilli Loaded Skins

This week I wanted to make a healthy meal but slightly different from our normal choices. So although chilli on a jacket potato is something we would eat, I decided to load the chilli into jacket potato skins and melt some cheese on top!

I cooked my chilli as I normally would, using extra lean mince, onion, mushrooms, peppers, kidney beans and chopped tomato’s along with my herbs and spices. And I also put my jacket potatoes in the oven, however when the potatoes were cooked I cut them in half and spooned out some potato leaving enough to support the skin.

Then I spooned in the chilli and melted some grated cheese on top. Yummy, healthy and best of all, all the family loved it!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Christmas (Im early I know!)

Now I know we haven't even had Halloween yet but as I am having a baby at some point between now and Christmas, I have to get started on my Christmas crafts early. With this is mind I have started making my cards this week and I have to say I am very much in the Christmas spirit!

I have taken a photo of the ones I have made so far......

I'm trying to cut back a little this year as I always seem to send out so many cards and hardly get any in return. I obviously don't send my cards just to get one back but with budgeting for a new baby and the ever rise in the cost of stamps, this was one way I could save a few pennies! I have made a list and I need to make around 40 cards so this is just a little start.

I am writing this before going on holiday and scheduling it to post so that my blog is not quiet for an entire week and I can enjoy my precious family time to the max!!

Monday, 15 October 2012

Growth Scan

Well we went for our scan today and our little one was estimated at 6lb4 at 35+1weeks and we are assured that our baby will not be massive but average for us. Probably between 8 and 9lb.

We got two pictures at the scan and I have to say I absolutely LOVE the one we got of his/her face its fabulous and so clear with baby being that much bigger!
It was reassuring to have the scan and be told not to worry etc but I was fairly confident all would be ok as we had a growth scan with Charlie and just got told he would be big :-) It was so nice to have James with me and I think he loved it just as much as I did!
We are off on our holiday in a few hours, I am just relaxing a little while James packs the car up. I have scheduled a few posts for when we are away so all will not be quiet, check back in a few days to see :-)

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Baby Bump-35 Weeks

Well 35 weeks today!! 5weeks/35 days till due date. Although I am secretly hoping for a few days less till baby arrives?! We shall see though!

This was taken just now, I am feeling huge! We are going to our growth scan in the morning to find out how big bumpy is as I was measuring so far ahead at my midwife appointment. So excited and really hoping we will get a picture!!

That is as much as I can say about my ever expanding belly for now but I will be sure to update after we have had our scan!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

34 Week Midwife Appointment

Well today was my 34 week appointment with the midwife. When I finally got in 15minutes late after her previous lady coming back and wanting to speak to her again (I didn't mind this at all as we all need a little extra time sometimes) we went through all our normal checks and chatted. All was fine except at 34+3weeks pregnant I am measuring 39.5cm! For those that dont know you should measure 1cm for each week and they will give you 3cm either way for position and different body shapes.

So my midwife is going to ring the scan department at our local hospital to try and book me for a growth scan, although she warned they may want to wait until after my next appointment in two weeks to check that it wasn't a one off! I have to confess I would LOVE to see our baby one last time before it is born and I would also quite like the peace of mind that they checked?!

We shall see, I have been promised a phone call at some point today after she has spoken to the scan department so we shall see!!

I was very lucky and a good friend of mine came round to sit with my boys whilst I attended the appointment, i'm very grateful as I think they would of gotten restless waiting!

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Countdown to Christmas

Now with our baby being due so close to Christmas, we decided most people family wise would be receiving a framed picture of all three of our children as a present. However I have seen a very cute idea of hand decorated jars of sweets.

I'm not sure if I will do this for every one of maybe just parents or good friends. It all depends on how many jars I can collect between now and Christmas!

It’s now 11 short weeks until Christmas. We've made a start on presents for the boys, but I’m feeling a list of 'left to buy' presents coming on!

Monday, 8 October 2012

34 Weeks!

34 weeks down and 6 to go! Due date is approaching so quickly, and it will probably continue to do so! We have a mini holoiday at Haven next week and then there will be less than one month to go!

I'm not sure how much difference there is between this picture and my 32 week bump picture, I wore the same mish mash pj’s so that it would be obvious if I had grown much!

I am also secretly hoping that this baby decided to come a little early, even if it's only a day! Charlie arrived bang on 40 weeks on his due date and Harry came at 39+5, two days early! So here's hoping!!

We have a few things left to get but have most and I’m feeling quite organised and prepared! Left to get is a new double pushchair and a winter snowsuit!

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Eek! So much left to do!

I have so many projects that I want to do, and so many other things generally in life too!

I need to finish my baby shopping, finish my christmas shopping, finish organising all the new baby bits and then all the crafts/projects I would like to do too!!!! I think I will need to choose a few and get those done as we go on holiday on the 15th and then our baby is due nearly five short weeks later!!

Time seems to be rapidly slipping away from me and my due date seems so much closer and so quickly too! I will be 34weeks tomorrow! Which I think calls for a bump picture? James will have his camera at the ready tomorrow i'm sure.

We did get one more christmas present for the boys today, a Fireman Sam playset! Which they will love as they are both obsessed with Fireman Sam at the moment! However I am still a very long way off being finished! (But then I do actually enjoy christmas shopping, even when the shops are crowded and busy)

For now, happy Saturday and I will be back tomorrow with a baby bump update!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Mummy muddle!

Ah hormones are a wonderful thing, your never sure if your upset with good reason or just a little hormonal! At the weekend someone really upset me, not intentionally I am sure but it got me thinking.

Have I ever upset someone and not even known about it? I hate that I might of as I think manners and apologies are free and there's no reason to upset others! But how would I know?

Just a little mummy muddle going on in my brain as I worry and over think things!

Has anyone ever been told they'd upset someone and they isn't realise? How did you deal with that situation?