I am so very pleased to introduce our gorgeous baby boy, yes that’s right our yellow baby was indeed a boy, little Joshua! It was a complete shock to find out that he was a boy considering I was set on the idea that we were having another girl, I’d even started washing Keira’s baby’s clothes! Not that that has gone to waste because I can now pass them on or sell them.
Joshua is the most chilled out little dude I could have asked for. He sleeps most of the day and wakes up for nappy changes and feeds, Keira was never like this as a newborn!
Speaking of Keira, she’s been an absolute angel! She loves her little brother so much. If Joshua cries then Keira is right there with her blanket to try and comfort him, she’s forever giving him kisses and cuddles! She’s already the greatest big sister ever!!
Ahhh 18 months! What an age! This crazy child definitely knows how to keep me on my toes these days but I am loving every moment of it, even if I do moan about the tantrums!
Keira has learnt so much this past month and I am so proud of everything she does. She’s developed a proper little personality and she’s so cheeky!
Keira has gained another two teeth, making her total to ten now! She’s still proving that she doesn’t need all these teeth to eat her favourite foods! Brushing them is a completely different story though. It has become a workout just to get them brushed.
Teeth brushing isn’t the hardship we have to face, Keira has decided that getting dressed and nappy changes aren’t for her. It has become a constant battle to get her dressed, one that neither of us wins.
KEIRA HAS FINALLY STARTED SLEEPING THROUGH AND I AM SO OVER THE MOON ABOUT IT!!! If she does wake up during the night, she normally just wants her dummy and goes straight back to sleep. I cannot express how happy I am to finally get a full night sleep, even though I’ll be doing it all over again very soon!
Another good point is that Keira has started eating veg. Well frozen peas, carrots and sweetcorn but it’s better than nothing. Keira is the worlds fussiest eater so the fact that she is eating something that isn’t her usual food is amazing!
Keira now knows where both her head and her feet are. She still thinks that her belly is her head and its super cute. When you ask her where her feet are she sits down and puts her feet in her mouth, or she tries to put your feet in her mouth. Whichever is closest.
New obsession, colouring. She loves her colouring book and crayons. She won’t colour in a page that already has marks on it, it has to be a fresh page. As cute as it is, she has now started trying to colour in a lot of other items including the television!
A few new words that she has learnt are; woof (when she hears a dog bark), quack (when she sees a duck or a chicken). She shouts gar when she sees a dinosaur, lizard or crocodile which is her way of saying “grrr”. Keira can also say tree and her own version of please which sounds more like “geeeeee”. The best new word that she has come up with is “die” which is her way of saying bye! It’s quite embarrassing, as well as funny, when we’re out and she’s shouting “die”.
Lets see what the next month brings!!
Another late post, I’m getting good at these, but another week has been and gone! Just one week left until our due date and this baby is showing no signs of wanting to come out. I definitely feel like I’ll be going over my due date.
Pregnancy aches and pains are really taking their toll now, but as I’m so close to the end I feel like they’re worth it.
Me and Keira have spent a lot of the past week taking hourly walks to the shops and back, just to help coax that baby down and out. Nothing seems to have worked so far, but it definitely creates some braxton hicks for me to enjoy (not the mention the blisters on my feet)!
The backache is killing me, it is probably the main reason as to why I cannot get comfortable at all. If I was to lie on my back it feels a million times worse! Sometimes it feels like my pelvis is being ripped apart. It is such a struggle to walk most days because of it.
Braxton hicks are becoming stronger and more frequent. I can time them, although they never have a pattern to them, and they are never painful enough to make me suspect that they are anything more than braxton hicks.
Eating is becoming a struggle. I find I barely have an appetite anymore and I just eat because I know I need to, not because I want to. I am drinking a lot more, I find that I’m just constantly thirsty, but that means that I’m spending a lot of time on the toilet! Walking has slowed right down, I can no longer walk as fast paced as I once did. Walking with the pushchair helps, but it’s still a struggle. As is getting out of bed, I have definitely mastered the roll out!
My breasts have been leaking colostrum, there isn’t much but enough to make me wear a breast pad. I never had this until after I’d given birth to Keira so it’s all new to me. I can just be sitting there and suddenly I have this wet patch on my top!
This week will be project “get baby out”. I have a sweep, as well as my 40 week appointment, on Monday but I’m really hoping that something happens before then. I’d hate to go as far overdue as I did with Keira because I know I’ll be pushed into induction, which I really don’t want, so send me lots and lots of labor dust! I’m going to need it!!
I had another visit from my midwife today. She was very happy that our birthing pool had arrived and fits nicely in the living room, as well as all the attachments fitting rather well! Keira had just woken up from her nap so was quietly sitting on the sofa eating a few grapes so she was nice and quiet during the visit.
She tested both my urine and blood pressure, as expected they were both completely normal so there was nothing to worry about regarding those. She then had a feel of my tummy to see how baby was lying, baby is still head down with his/her back against my belly and he/she is still 3/5 engaged.
We heard the heartbeat and it sounded lovely, it always brings a smile to my face to hear that fast paced heartbeat, the most reassuring sound to ever touch my ears. The heartbeat sounded like a galloping horse, which according to old wives tales means that baby could be a girl.
I discussed the backache that I’d been having, as it seems to have come back today, and she said it sounds like baby is getting ready to make an appearance!! I just hope that this baby does decide to come soon!
The midwife then booked me in for my 40 week appointment on the 6th of July (making me 40+1), although it will be with another member of the home birth team, but she said they’ll be able to give me my first sweep (assuming I haven’t gone into labour by then) and failing that my normal midwife will come out on the 8th to do another sweep! So from now till then, I’m on project evict baby!