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It’s been a while

I apologise again for the delay. I’ve been really bad at even reading my blog roll, never mind updating my own blog. There really isn’t much of a reason really.

My pregnancy is still going very smoothly. I am 38 weeks on Monday and BSquirt is expected to arrive any time in the next 3 weeks. Dr P will induce on 3 June if baby hasn’t arrived by then on his/her own terms yet. I’m really hoping that an appearance will be made some time from 10-14 days from now.

I have had a surprisingly easy pregnancy, that I feel terrible complaining at all. However my pelvic bone pain is now almost constant, and baby hasn’t even engaged yet. I’m not sleeping well at all, and pretty much haven’t the whole pregnancy. I’ve been very lucky with very few other symptoms. I am still quite mobile and am still driving fairly happily. I do find walking up stairs a chore, but otherwise I’m feeling pretty fit.

All our shopping is done and we are as ready as we will ever be for baby to arrive. The best news is that I was told today that I have won a competition I entered in a magazine. The prize is a pop up travel cot that we just love. I saw it early on in the pregnancy and just knew it was perfect for us. So excited that we have won it. I can’t wait for it to be delivered!

I thought I would also share a few things that I have been watching on Netflix that have been really good. I watched The Business of Being Born and the follow up documentaries More Business of Being Born. I got so much useful information from these shows and really felt more empowered about my birth. I watched A Doula Story and enjoyed that too, although not really relevant to my own life. I then discovered Call the Midwife – a BBC series about midwives in the East End of London in the late 50s, early 60s. What a really fun show! I am loving it. I’m hoping season 3 will load on Netflix soon!

I can’t believe that I’m just over 2 weeks away from my due date! This has truly been an amazing experience and I am feeling calmer about the impending birth.

To all the other pregnant women on the blogs I follow – I am thrilled for you and wish you everything of the best, even if I don’t always comment or like your posts. You are always in my thoughts!

“Mommy, Somebody Needs You.”

After a particularly tough couple of nights, with little sleep before BSquirt is even here, I am going to take this post to heart and make sure that I enjoy every tiring, exhausting minute of the next few years. Because as this post states – the time will pass way too quickly.

Ever since we brought our new daughter home, her older brothers have been the first to tell me when she is crying, whimpering, or smelling a little suspicious.  “Somebody needs you,” they say.  I have no idea how this little saying started, but at first it sort of annoyed me.  I could be enjoying a quick shower… “Mommy, somebody needs you.  The baby is crying.”  Or, sitting down for a second, quite aware that the baby was beginning to stir from a nap…. “Mama, somebody needs you!”  Okay!  I get it already!  And not to mention that the newborn’s needs pale in comparison to the needs of 2 little boys.  Somebody always needs a snack, a band-aid, a different sock, ice cubes in their water, a NEW Paw Patrol, a stream of snot wiped, a hug, a story, a kiss.  Some days never seem to end, and the monotony of being “needed”…

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Everything’s ok, just being super lazy.

I feel bad cos I haven’t posted an update. Everything is going well and I have started feeling The BSquirt move. We have had a super lazy festive season with just the two of us this year. The laziness has moved into all areas of my life.

I promise to do a proper post soon, but wanted to just touch base and let everyone know that all is well.

I have been reading posts and commenting when I feel I have something to say.

I wish all my blogosphere friends the very best for 2014!!

Friday Giggle

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This morning hubby asked what I wanted for breakfast. I answered “food” because I wasn’t sure what we had. The picture above is what I walked in on in the kitchen.

At least my Friday started with a giggle!

Coming Out of the Closet

Really good talk! I love TED talks!

Forever Infertile

I love, LOVE everything about this TED Talk. It’s not about infertility, but anyone who is thinking about coming out of the infertility closet (or any kind of closet), should invest 11 minutes in watching this video. It will be time well spent – I promise.

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Pumpkin Smackdown 2013 – the Results Show!!!

I didn’t win a prize, but after seeing all the competition I’m not surprised. But here is the result show with links to the back stories etc.

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It’s the moment that you’ve all been waiting for, the highlight of the year, the reason you got out of bed this morning. I am about to announce the winners of the #IFPumpkinSmackdown 2013!

If you don’t know what I’m talking about (Who are you? Where have you been?!) you can read all about it here and you can read about some of the awesome prizes on offer here and here.

This totally awesome competition was the brain child of Barren Betty and Fertility Doll and I am honoured to have been named “Grand High Judge and Priestess”.

There were 36 entries in total… yep, you read that right, thirty six. Each and every single entry was absolutely brilliant. I hope that you all had as much fun carving them as I did judging. If you haven’t seen Betty’s post from last night, which showcased all 36 entries…

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9 week update-ish

My hubby’s birthday was yesterday when I was 9 weeks. We have gone away for a relaxing week in St Lucia Estuary, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Everything is good with the pregnancy, actually almost nothing has changed since last week.

I will post a detailed update next weekend when we are back on wifi.

I hope everyone has a good week. I will still try and post my entry into IFPumpkinSmackdown if I manage to find a suitable pumpkin or satisfactory substitute.

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