Born Saturday 29th October
Weight 6 lb 11 12 ounces
We are both doing well
I will be taking a short break from blogging. See you in a llittle while
I cannot believe I am 38 weeks pregnant. It only seems like five minutes ago that I was announcing the news of my pregnancy to everyone. The last couple of weeks have gone very fast. We had a maternity photoshoot with Jay Mountford and I cannot wait to see the results of the photoshoot. I have never had a photoshoot before. It was a bit strange but we had lots of fun. I will share some of the photos with you as soon as I can.
At 36 1/2 weeks, I had a scan and we discovered that my placenta had moved out of the way so we are go for a natural birth. At the scan, we found out that the baby’s estimated weight was 7 lbs 2 ounces which is higher than expected. Because of this, I had to have a gestational diabetes test. This turned out to be negative for diabetes which is good. My midwife thinks Bump had a growth spurt but that it has eased off now as there is no more room for it to grow.
I have still been going to Bumps & Babes and coffee mornings with my local NCT branch. I have volunteered to help them and I am now a publicity officer looking after their Facebook and Twitter activities. I look forward to helping more once the baby has arrived.
Over the weekend, I went into false labour. I had backache, period like pain and some contractions which started Friday afternoon and carried onto Saturday morning but then stopped. Stuart and I got excited and thought it was the real thing but it was not to be. My midwife thinks I will give birth in the next two weeks as the baby’s head is nearly fully engaged. I am hoping it will be sooner as I have been feeling really uncomfortable for the last few days. My midwife says this is a good sign and that I am mentally and physically prepared for the birth. I really cannot wait to meet the little one now!
Infacol, the UK’s leading colic relief treatment, is offering one lucky person the chance to win a £500 worth of baby goodies and raising awareness of colic in the process.
Infacol’s new social media pages officially launched on 3rd October 2011 (Facebook / Twitter / Blog / YouTube) and together, are dedicated to creating the ultimate parenting and baby wellbeing social community where you can learn, share tips and advice and get updated on all things relating to the wellbeing of your new addition – with a focus on colic of course.
To celebrate the launch of this new initiative, Infacol are running a sweepstake competition on their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/infacol), the prize being approximately £500 worth of baby related goods.
It’s simple – Just ‘Like’ the new Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Infacol) then answer 3 colic related questions correctly and follow the instructions to enter the contest – one lucky winner will be picked to win the prize on 2/11/11.
Competition Start Date: 3/10/11
Competition Finish Date: 1/11/11
The Prize: The goody bag contains an exciting range of premium brand unisex baby related goods, ideal for a newborn. The actual contents of the goody bag remain secret but the total value is equivalent to £500 of goods (RRP).
Many thanks to Blog Match for informing me about the competition.
This week, BritMums are asking bloggers ‘What is the best thing that has happened to you as a result of blogging?’ This is quite easy for me to answer. It is all the wonderful people I have got to meet through blogging.
I have had the opportunity to meet fellow bloggers and celebrities at such events as the BBC Good Food Show (not once but twice!), attend a cookbook launch and I have (with a great deal of help from Louise of Comida Y Vida) been able to set up the Midlands Food Bloggers. A group to help support and promote everything to do with the Midlands and its food. I would not have been able to do any of this without having started my food blog. I am very lucky and I now have many more friends through blogging than I ever thought was possible.
One of the main reasons for me setting up a pregnancy/parenting blog was to meet new people in a similar situation to me and I have been very lucky to have met lots of fantastic people. People like Wholesome Cook, Cafe Bebe, Simply Hayley and many more who are always there if I have a pregnancy niggle that is concerning me. I know they will be there for me as I embark on the next stage of the adventure: parenthood and looking after a newborn. This is quite simply the best thing about blogging for me and it is the people you get to meet. I look forward to meeting many more people in the coming years
Here is a video book review for You and Your Bump by Emma Cannon. I hope you like it