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Bump Watch: Week 40 – is today the day?

Today's the day! I've carried this little boy around with me every second of every day for the last nine months. He's meant to come out now, right? Right?! Wrong! Well, if he is making an appearance today, it'll have to be in the next three hours, which is incredibly unlikely. Those of you who… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 40 – is today the day?

39 weeks pregnant
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Bump Watch: Week 39 – pregnancy essentials

So it may be seven days until my due date but who knows when he's going to decide to make an appearance? No, really, who knows because it's killing me! I'd love it if he arrived beforehand, as long as it's on or after Saturday - any earlier than that and Luke will have to… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 39 – pregnancy essentials

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Bump Watch: Week 38 – packing my hospital bag

Oh my god, I'm so uncomfortable! But it's ok cos it's nearly time, right? Right?! He's gonna arrive some time in the next four weeks but if it's more than four days I might have to hit the hot curries and epic power walks. I get more uncomfortable as the day goes on and it's… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 38 – packing my hospital bag

37 weeks pregnant
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Bump Watch: Week 37 – writing my birth plan

Today I'm officially full-term and although he isn't technically 'due' for another three weeks, I honestly wouldn't mind if he made an appearance before then. I was initially excited to have a few weeks to myself before he arrives but if this pregnancy carries on as it is now, I reckon I'm gonna Hulk out… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 37 – writing my birth plan

36 weeks pregnant
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Bump Watch: Week 36 – maternity leave

Shit just got real! Tomorrow is my last day at work and this time next week I'll technically be full term. I'm adamant that this pregnancy hasn't 'flown by' but I still don't feel ready. Mainly because the baby's room and my hospital bag both still aren't ready. Luke reckons the baby's room isn't a… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 36 – maternity leave

35 weeks pregnant
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Bump Watch: Week 35 – summer maternity wear

It's my due date in five weeks - you can count the number of remaining weeks on one hand! But it still feels like forever away... I think once I hit 'full term' in two weeks it will feel a lot more real. In the meantime, each day gets a little harder, especially now that… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 35 – summer maternity wear

34 weeks pregnant
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Bump Watch: Week 34 – things I’ll miss about being pregnant (and those I won’t!)

It's been a helluva week and as I get bigger and more uncomfortable it's hard to remember the more 'fun' parts of being pregnant. The pelvic dysfunction is giving me more trouble in the evenings, particularly moving around in bed and getting up multiple times for a wee, and my increased weight has given me… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 34 – things I’ll miss about being pregnant (and those I won’t!)

baby shower decor
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Bump Watch: Week 33 – baby shower

One of the worst things about not having internet access for the last TEN DAYS (!) was that I couldn't post a pregnancy update last week - sad I know. So here's my 32 week picture from last week - taken in my new bathroom! It's the only mirror in the house at the moment...… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 33 – baby shower

31 weeks pregnant
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Bump Watch: Week 31 – the last time

This week the less fun sides of pregnancy have been intensifying. Don't get me wrong, I love being pregnant. I still think it's crazy what's going on in there and every time he moves, even though his little feet are rooting around in my ribs as he tries to kick his way out, it's reassuring… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 31 – the last time

30 weeks pregnant
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Bump Watch: Week 30 – One Born Every Minute

I never understood why pregnant women watch One Born Every Minute. Do you really want to spend the rest of your pregnancy panicking about the inevitable?! But as I get closer towards D Day (ten weeks and counting - maybe. You never really know...) I'm more aware that I don't really know what to expect.… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 30 – One Born Every Minute