My first outfit post since having the little bub! I feel like I'm slightly out of practice and it's so strange seeing myself with out my bump!
Today I've gone for a fairly neutral wintery look. This fur gilet I've had for a couple of years now. I bought it from WHISTLES and absolutely love it! Luckily, there are lots of similar things out there at the moment.
Paired with some new jeans from TOPSHOP and simple grey roll neck from ASOS. I've stocked up on some new basics post baby but they aren't all fitting me quite how I would like them to. I've got some work to do for sure... but its advised you don't start exercising until 6 weeks post baby! But... I actually can't wait! So excited to go for a run. Not sure I thought I would ever say that!
A simple look for my first post back in blogging action! I'm hoping to get back in to the swing of things, but sometimes baby takes over! So... my posts may not be quite as regular as they were for a while. I'll be trying though!
What a week it has been. Last Thursday, November 2nd... this little bundle of joy made her long awaited appearance!
It was a long 24 hour labour but I feel like it all went so well. I actually wouldn't change a thing. Our midwives were just incredible and made the whole process amazing. By 4.04pm she was here. Every second since has been a dream. I could waste my days staring at her!
Florence Poppy Harding, welcome to the world you beautiful girl!
When your due date comes and goes with no sign of baby, the days seem longer than ever. I have realised the key is to keep busy! Each day over I've made sure I've had something to do. Whether it's cleaning the house (again) going out for coffee... going to get the car washed... absolutely anything, but i've realised that I've needed to at least have a reason to leave the house!
I'm actually not going as mad as I thought I might do. In my head I always imagined having a promt arrival. I don't do late... so I guess I thought that baby would have got the memo. Apparently not! I'm only a few days over due now and did'n't realise how much I would actually trust my body and the baby. When it's time, the baby will know. It clearly hasn't done cooking just yet which is fine by me. It makes me think I must be doing a good job! The hardest bit, is knowing that baby COULD be here... and when you are just so desperate to finally meet them it can definitely make you feel impatient.
I'll just have to make the most of these quiet nights and peaceful mornings. Being able to shower when I want, having the time to put on my make up... because very very soon I know that is all going to change!
In the mean time... I need to find another way to use my time than online shopping. It's getting just a tad expensive!
Hopefully by the next blog post, I will be plus one!
It's THE week this week. I cannot believe how quickly it has actually come round, although at the same time I feel like I've been pregnant forever! The bump is now suitably huge... getting up off the sofa is the least elegant thing I can do and I could not feel more ready to finally meet this baby!
So many people say the last month of pregnancy is the hardest... but it has 100% been my favourite. Despite not being able to sleep, and my mind being completely consumed by what is about to happen... by 36 weeks I was just so excited to be on the home stretch.
The end has been so exciting. Finishing work is so lovely and having time to do as little or as much as you want to do is brilliant. I've had lots more time to meet up with the girls I met from our NCT course which has been so lovely. I'm now the last person in our group who is still pregnant!
Also in my final month I have had my baby shower! When this was planned I thought having it 10 days before due date was leaving it a little too close to the end, but it's actually worked out perfectly. It's made the last bit go so much quicker because I was focussed on that date in my diary for so long... and now I'm focussed on due date!
I'm so so excited to think in the next 2 and a half weeks I WILL meet my baby! Could be tomorrow.... but it could also be a good couple of weeks away. All the girls in my NCT group went overdue so I am fully expecting to. Hopefully I won't have to wait an extra 2 weeks... but I think I could cope with 1. Fingers crossed!
I'm doing all the things that supposedly bring on labour. Long walks, spicy curries, eating 6 dates a day, raspberry leaf tea, evening primrose oil, clary sage oil... the list goes on and oh the amount of googling I do about it! In the mean time I'll be here, bouncing on my birthing ball hoping to get things going. I cannot believe this is my last pregnancy update! Time to meet this tiny human.
Over and out!
This weekend I had my baby shower and it was SO amazing!! We had the most lovely afternoon tea over at my parents house and it was just perfect. It has come at just the right time too. This last stretch has been the slowest of them all, and the shower has given me that final boost I need!
We ate so much cake and sandwiches which were all so delicious! All the food was from M&S which was so easy and hassle free! These little bags of caramel fudge were the party bags for the girls! Can't wait to tuck in to mine!
I was so lucky to be given so many beautiful presents and I just cannot believe that now it's almost time for the baby to arrive!