This week I will turn 35 weeks pregnant! This means 5 weeks to go until due date and only 2 weeks until my baby is officially full term. Any baby born before 37 weeks is classed as premature, but any day after... your'e good to go! I cannot wait to reach that milestone. I'm sure once I reach 37 weeks I'll be tempted to try all those old wives tales of getting labour going... spicy curry, raspberry leaf tea, eating 6 dates a day. The list goes on! I'm so desperate to meet the baby already but I reckon it will be just my luck that baby wants to stay in there for a good 10 days over due!
This past month my hubby and I have been and completed our NCT course! It's actually been so interesting. We have both learnt loads and feel a lot more like we know what to expect when labour starts. I literally cannot wait for the day! We have met some really lovely people too which I think is quite a big reason why most people go to these courses. It's lovely to meet other first time Mum's and Dad's and to all be going through the same thing together is reassuring. I actually have the latest due date out of the 6 couples on the course, so some of the girls I've met will be meeting their babies in no time at all!
The nursery is now finished!! I literally could not be happier with it. I love it so much! If you didn't catch my nursery tour post then have a read here. It's very white but with some colour pops added as I didn't want it to be bland. I'm so happy with how it has all come out though. I often go and sit in there on the rocking chair just to admire it all. Crazy to think a little baby will actually be using it soon!
Since hitting the third trimester, tiredness has struck! It's hard work carrying around all this extra weight and easy tasks are now so much harder. Socks are SO hard to put on. Last night I just about managed to paint my toe nails but I'm not sure I'm going to be able to reach them again! Each day I wake up and look in the mirror and think.. blimey that bumps got bigger again! All a good sign I know! Baby growth is so rapid at this stage, it is putting on at least half a pound a week. Sleeping at night is really quite awkward, I feel like I wake up every hour. Something I might as well get use to I guess!
There really isn't anything I need now as have all the essentials, but that doesn't stop me looking. Here are just a couple of bits that I'm loving. Surprise, surprise it's knit wear! Actually, also on my wish list are some patterned muslins for swaddling. I've found them really hard to find... but on pinterest there are so many gorgeous pictures of babies wrapped up in them! Please let me know if you've spotted any. I LOVE this little cactus print one.
Over all, the last 5 weeks have been nothing to complain about. I'm SO excited to get the next 5 out the way and get to due date... even better if baby decides to come before that!
I'm so excited to be publishing this post! I could not be happier with how our baby's nursery has turned out. I'm totally in love with it!
I took so much inspo from Pinterest and have had this all planned since the first time I got pregnant so to finally see it all put together in my home feels amazing. As I walk past it on the way to my room it really does make me smile.
Not knowing what our little bundle of joy is going to be, we have had to go fairly neutral although I'm not sure I actually would have done it any differently if we did know. Maybe just a couple more pink or blue accessories but I really like how fresh this looks with the odd colour splash!
I always knew I wanted some sort of colourful pom pom garland in the baby's room. I wasn't sure how I was going to do this, but am so happy with the way it's turned out where I've hung it almost as a bed head. It adds the perfect amount of colour to the room which I really didn't want to be too white! I found this garland on Etsy (all links below)
These prints were also an Etsy job. Initally found via Pinterest, I knew I wanted some little baby animals for the wall art. Again, rather than going for two grey animals which was very tempting... I went for this little duckling to add just an extra bit of colour to the room. Aren't they just so cute! I'm so in love with them. Super easy to do as well as you could pay for these on Etsy and just download them. I then got them printed and have used some good old Ikea frames so all very reasonable too!
All of the furniture in here is Ikea. The two chests of drawers we already had, so just made an order for the cot which I think is so gorgeous! I added the little padded bumper round the top of the cot which I found on amazon. I just think it makes the cot look a little cosier!
A couple of items that I was SO excited to get where my rocking chair and footstall. Again... these were things I decided would be going in the nursery so long ago now. To finally order them and see them looking so lovely in the room feels amazing. The rocking chair is so comfortable and I cannot wait to sit here feeding the baby.
I am beyond happy with how the nursery has turned out and cannot wait to see it in use. I come and sit in here most days and just admire it (does that make me sound like a crazy lady?) I just love it so much!! We are all ready for a little person to arrive... I hope they love it as much as I do!
As we come in to September it certainly feels like we have said farewell to the summer... And I'm secretly quite excited to be wearing knitwear again!
This jumper is a new TOPSHOP purchase of mine and isn't maternity, although I did get it in tall for a little extra length to cover more bump. I thought this would be great post pregnancy as I'm already far to excited to treat myself to some new winter clothes for my bumbless self!
Paired with my trusty WHISTLES leather that gets a whole load of use and my little MANGO bag. A couple of staples that I can't be with out! Also... one item that is very definitely maternity are my jeans. These are the Joni jeans from TOPSHOP and are by far the best maternity jeans I've come across. So comfy and stretchy and actually stay up top (always handy!)
A fairly simple look for the summer/autumn transition... still in sandals so clearly not completely ready to say goodbye to the sunshine!
Until I got to 28 weeks I had only bought one item of clothing for the baby which I bought back in December before I was even pregnant! That first item was a little fluffy white company onesie (as seen below!) which I could not resist! But since then... I've been very restrained until just recently and now feel like I'm fully prepared for a little arrival!
First up... this gorgeous little knitted cardigan which I bought from M&S. I got this in new born but love it so much, I've already decided as soon as the baby is here I'll also get one in either blue or pink!
The white fluffy suit is the one I was talking about just before... isn't it cute! THE WHITE COMPANY have some such lovely pieces but cost that little bit more so are more treat items rather than necessities.
Next up are a couple of basics from JOHN LEWIS. This was one of their few unisex multipacks so had to get it as just loved the grey! I've found lots of shops actually go quite garish for their unisex pieces where as I love all the softer greys and whites. I'm sure some people think this is really boring but I love them!
The little hat and mittens are also JOHN LEWIS and great basics to have... should go with everything!
Next up, super basic!! These little vests are M&S and great value! You can get a 7 pack for £9 which is amazing. These go under all of their sleep suits so I'm sure we will get through these pretty quick. Also... you can't really tell in these photos but they are so tiny!
Now for a bit of velour! When I saw this on the JOHN LEWIS site I knew I needed it for the little bub! It stayed in my basket for a good few weeks until I saw the stock going down so made the purchase! I actually got this in 0-3 months because I love it so much and want it to last.
The gorgeous little knitted hat and boots were actually a present from my friend, and aren't they adorable! I'm completely obsessed with anything knitted. I've see a little knitted jumper and trouser set on H&M which is next on my shopping list!
Next up, a little embroidery! I love all things embroidered (for myself) and it seems I'll be passing this on to our little one. These three suits are from JOJO MAMAN BEBE. One of these I bought as baby's very first outfit... I had it in mind for months and actually bought it a few weeks ago. The other two suits were gifts and am so happy the baby has this gorgeous little range of sleep suits!
They are such lovely quality and aren't the matching hats so cute... definitely the sleep suits for when the baby has visitors!!
If only baby could see all these lovely things there are waiting for him/her to wear!
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Knitted cardigan - MARKS AND SPENCER
Fleece pramsuit - THE WHITE COMPANY
Grey & White Suit 3 pack - JOHN LEWIS
White Hats - JOHN LEWIS
White Mittens - JOHN LEWIS
White Vests - MARKS AND SPENCER
Velour Suit - JOHN LEWIS
Knitted Hat - BABY GAP
Knitted Boots - BABY GAP
Grey Embroidered Suit - JOJO MAMAN BEBE
Grey Embroidered Hat - JOJO MAMAN BEBE
Multi-Colour Embroidered Suit - JOJO MAMAN BEBE
Duck Embroidered Suit- JOJO MAMAN BEBE
Duck Embroidered Hat - JOJO MAMAN BEBE
Black is supposed to be slimming isn't it? Well that was the hope! This dress isn't actually maternity... It's one I got years back from ASOS and I actually wore it on my first date with my hubby (although it looked very different then!) so it has a little sentimental value too!
As you can probably tell, I've kind of been living in these stretchy dresses. They are so comfy whilst almost still being quite flattering. I think now at this size... you almost need to show off your shape more rather than swamp it with material!
I'm also wearing my WHISTLES leather jacket which has to be more most worn item in my wardrobe (I don't know what I'd do with out it) and also my new shoes!!
This is no exaggeration, but I have wanted these shoes from R&B for 2 years at least. I've never been able to quite justify getting them though. Until... they went in the sale a few weeks ago, and then got reduced a second time and that was when I knew the deal had to be made!
I'm SO happy with them. They were slightly big so have added insoles but so worth it for the joy I have got out of them. A practical shoe too so are already getting plenty of use!
Last to mention but definitely not least... my new straw bag! It's super late in the season to be buying a new summer bag, but for the last couple of years I've been looking for a straw bag and I never seem to find one. This bag missed all my holidays but it is ready and waiting for next year!! Also... it was such a bargain. Hoping it's still in stock for you guys!