Week 38 – Blog bump

Just moved over to week 38. It’s getting closer… My birth plan is written. Most things bought, just waiting for a changing table mat thing. I’ll give you some pictures soon. I haven’t even shown you anything of all the lovely gifts we’ve received from all directions. Seriously, people are so kind, thoughtful and generous!

As you’ve noticed I haven’t been very active on the blog lately. This is because I don’t want the blog to become a negative place and I’ve felt quite whiney about how these last weeks of pregnancy have been (my feet are like two paddles) and the stress of the move, before and after it took place. So that, and the fact that I haven’t really had time, has meant the blog has been quiet. It happens once in a while, I’ve always blogged like this. But I do have big plans for the blog in the future though, and hopefully I will be able to do it soonish. It will also help me get my blog appetite back.

I have tried sharing some photos from the lovely times we’ve had since we got here though, the weather is great for example, cycling, seeing family seeing friends. Even though a lot of time spent here has also been me being unbelievable tired, painful feet and other motherly worries. But yeah as I said – not fun to read about.

Blog bump
Blog bump

As you all can see, my bump is kind of big. Despite putting on Bio Oil twice every day from early in pregnancy I haven’t been able to keep off the stretch marks. Oh well, what can you do? Hopefully they will fade a bit… once this is over. I do long to get the control of my own body back, as well as meeting our little intruder as well of course.

Breast-feeding

Early in the pregnancy I started being very interesting in breast-feeding. I was asking my mum and sister about it, reading about it and becoming a little obsessed with it. I’m so impressed with the benefits for baby in particular but also mother, all coming from breast-feeding. I am going to do my best to take on this challenge, even if I’ve understood it’s not an easy task for all. I hope reading up about the benefits and how to make sure the baby is getting what it needs, but also about breast-feeding techniques will be of help to get this working. We will see.

I have read this post and found it useful. I have copied it into a document and highlighted important sections I think I will need reminding of when baby is here and will print it and keep it somewhere where I can refer to it.

Skin to skin
Skin to skin

Forsen with sister

My lovely sister took me out last night. Unfortunately the sun that had been out all day started hiding behind the clouds just as she picked me up. But it was still warm outside and we had a lovely dinner and a chat and some alcohol free bubbly.

Pernilla and I haven’t lived in the same city for many, many years. It’s a luxury being able to go out for a chat just the two of us.

Pernilla would not stop talking ;)
Pernilla would not stop talking ;)
Wild boar from Vrena
Wild boar from Vrena
Sisters
Sisters

 

Cycling in Nyköping

Jon a happy cyclist with a ball for his little son to come

We went to get the bikes mum and dad had promised us and cycled home through a very summery Nyköping.

Nykping is pretty pretty after all
Nyköping is pretty pretty after all
Jon a happy cyclist with a ball for his little son to come
Jon a happy cyclist with a ball for his little son to come
Even bigger than biggest managed to get in the bike. It was actually a relief to get off my feet to be fair.
Even bigger than biggest managed to get in the bike. It was actually a relief to get off my feet to be fair.
Jon felt the sense of freedom and shot off on his bike. I was a lot slower.
Jon felt the sense of freedom and shot off on his bike. I was a lot slower.
Lovely Swedish summer evening
Lovely Swedish summer evening

Stenvik

Swedish summer at it’s best. On Saturday Pernilla, Sebbe and Iris was going to the sea and asked if we wanted a ride (we can’t drive our car at the moment) and we tagged along. I did have a swim at the end, the water is really cold when you get in, but you get used to it and it’s actually kind of warm. I feel like such a whale though with swollen feet and hands. But hopefully that will be over soonish.

Iris looking cute as always
Iris looking cute as always
Jon in Sweden
Jon looking handsome as always… What you think he seems to enjoy Sweden doesn’t he?

The hedgehog

There’s a hedgehog living where we live. We saw it the first day we moved in and have seen it almost every day we’ve been here. It’s so cute waddling back and forth between the gardens. My sister caught it on camera. Today we bought little Waddell a soft hedgehog at Ikea as a memory of when we moved here. We’ll tell him all about it one day. It’s been through the wash and is ready for the arrival. As are we. Sort of.

The Hedgehog

The real thing from my sister’s blog: http://www.pernillaehnbom.se/igelkott/

The tiredness

I am so tired now. I guess it’s all a part of the last part of pregnancy. I just wake up and by the time I’ve had breakfast I’m ready for bed again… It’s lame. I have things to do.

Got a few things done yesterday though. And went to see the midwife here for checks. All is good so just a waiting game now.

He’s finished cooking at least. 37 weeks.

We got to babysit little Iris yesterday evening. She was sleeping when we got there so it wasn’t that hard work, but poor thing woke up at twelve all confused why mummy’s look-alike came to see to her.

I tricked her into sitting down in my knee as all she wanted to do first was have me stands up with her. We put some cartoon on, probably not a great parental tip, but great for babysitters. You should have seen her reaction when mum and dad came home though! She started applauding! So cute!

Next time she will probably be more used to us and able to go to sleep again when she wakes up. Hopefully.

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