Currently 38 weeks and 5 days pregnant, can’t believe where all the time has gone and also CANNOT wait to meet our Little Man. The last few weeks have seen us getting the house ready, lots of purchases made, wondering would we need this or that to make the baby more comfortable. It has truly been an amazing journey.
A pregnancy is considered term at 37 weeks, meaning the baby is fully cooked (lol) and ready for the world. Our hospital bag(s) have been packed because it could be any day now. Even though I know we’re having a baby, sometimes I still cannot believe it. I cannot imagine what life after he makes his appearance would be like. I know it’s going to be splendid because well, we love him so much already.
Hard to imagine what our life would be like this time next year, but I know it will definitely be filled with even more love and joy.
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. -Elizabeth Stone
I came across this quote when reading a blog post and it certainly rings true to what is already going on in my life right now. I worry about my baby boy; his entire well being. In the past few weeks I’ve been researching baby skincare products and I’m very worried about the reports of dangerous ingredients or ingredients of concern.
I had originally decided to buy a popular brand of baby skincare products, but started to see posts in my mummy forums and internet articles against these. Now I’m scoring the Internet in search of products that do not contain the supposedly harmful ingredients. Sometimes I think to myself that these products have being around for ages and used by generations so can they really be that harmful? Or are they just proven harmful to some people who have more sensitive skins?
We really want to provide the very best, safe environment for our Little One and so help us God we will.
Pregnancy Progress Report
How far along: 35 + 7 weeks
Weight: 61kg (as at 24/02)
Baby Size: Honeydew Melon
Earlier this week I had a moment of reflection and it suddenly stuck me how incredibly blessed I am. I’m in a very happy place right now. I realised I may not have the best of everything and there’s still room for growth and improvement but; I am thankful for my little family, where we are now and how far we’ve come.
On repeat: Happy by Lighthouse Family
Oh! This is really happening!!!
I’ve just set up my little man’s cot and I’m so excited 🙂 still waiting for the mattress to arrive so I can finish setting up his little baby corner in our bedroom.
Dear Little Man,
I don’t know where to start, I have so much to say to you. You’ve been in my womb for the last 30weeks and we’re accustomed to each other. It’s great feeling you move, kick and having your occasional hiccups. Your daddy and I can’t wait to see you. You already rock our world.
This morning I went through your already growing wardrobe and started prewashing some of your clothing items ready for the hospital bag. I guess this is how I’m going to be for years to come, preparing things so you can be comfortable. I also placed some orders for items for your nursery.
People keep saying when you come you will change things; you’ve already changed us! We changed the moment we found out about you. You’ve made me read lots about your development whilst your still in the womb and trying to ensure I eat right. Your daddy’s more concerned now about making sure we’re both okay. We’re reading about baby care. We’ve had to think about hiring domestic help, creches and career. We know we want you to have the best and would work to provide this.
We pray for you son, that you would grow up to be a man of honour. You will be full of joy and cause no sorrow or shame to your family. You will serve the Lord and make an impact on the world. You will be the best. You are our shining star.
I love you son.
Lots of Love,
Currently 23+5 weeks and getting along nicely. Have a few aches and pains, the major culprit being leg cramps in the middle of the night. That wakes me up a lot, most times also waking the hubs when I exclaim.
Little Baby K is doing nicely, movements are more pronounced.
A number of times I’ve read childbirth experiences and must say, I get so scared. I learnt about the book by Jackie Mize on Supernatural Childbirth, read it and have been trying to stay in faith for that. Just like all things one stands in faith for I do get a lot of doubts and fears, but have learnt to confess the positive and pray against fear. I love the prayers in the book which includes prayer points to pray for the baby’s development, praying over eyesight, speech, body organs etc.
I want to write but just cannot focus. I’ve thought of shutting down this space but I can’t. I love having it.
A lot of times I intend to write posts but I just cannot focus.
I need to sort this out.