How quickly has June flown past?! It’s hard to think at the start of the month I was on holiday in the sun, was 23 and still had at least 4 weeks to go until my bubba’s due date. Now, I’m sat at home dealing with the miserable/indecisive British weather, age 24 and have only got 5 days until the due date! I’m rather pleased the month went so quickly though as it means I’m closer to meeting our little one, but on the negative side to a fast month, it means I probably didn’t do everything that I had set to do this month – which you can find in my June Goals post.
June has been quite an important month for sorting out our house, as like I mentioned before, we have a little one on the way so our house needs to be clean and tidy. At the start of the month I can honestly say I did not think we’d get everything sorted in time. I had it in my head we had no spare time to do anything and that our baby would come any minute – Oh how wrong I was! We had plenty of time to unpack and get organised, and I really don’t know why I thought the baby would come early… Here I am at 39 weeks pregnant struggling more than ever and I’ve recently been told my baby has gone from being half engaged ready for birth to not being engaged at all! Think we’ve got a long while till we get to meet our little man! We did, luckily, get everything sorted and unpacked. We have a couple of boxes waiting to go into the loft but that’s it. We have a clear and (relatively) tidy house!
We’ve pretty much got everything sorted for our baby. His cot is up and ready, all of his clothes are washed and hanging perfectly in his wardrobe (I sometimes have to stand there and stare at his tiny little t-shirts and trousers and squeal!!), his drawers are full to the brim with nappies and wipes, the hospital bags are all packed, so I feel much more prepared for when the big day eventually comes. Now it’s just a waiting game!
I had my 24th birthday in the middle on the month, which I must say flew by and I honestly didn’t really notice it happen! I spent the day relaxing at home and then my Husband and I went for a little shopping trip and a meal in the evening. I guess I didn’t really want a huge busy birthday as being so huge and tired lately I don’t think I would have coped very well. A few days afterwards I went for a meal with my family and in-laws which was really nice too. I did enjoy it whilst it lasted and I got some lovely presents from my wonderful friends and family.
I did plan to schedule lots of posts and tweets for the next few weeks for when the baby does arrive, but I’ve been so knackered lately I haven’t found the energy to get onto my computer and type. I scheduled a few and I was rather proud of myself, but I used this as an excuse to sit back and relax – Whoops! I ran short of posts rather quickly so I’m planning to spend the next few days getting some ideas together and get typing (Let’s see how that goes!).
I have spent some lovely quality time with my Husband this month. I still don’t think it’s sunk in for either of us that within a few weeks we’ll have a little baby, but I guess it’s not really one of those things you can fully prepare yourself for. I’m sure when the moment comes we’ll both step into Mummy and Daddy mode and we’ll get used to it pretty quickly. We’re still enjoying our evenings together snuggling on the sofa (as much as you can with a huge pregnant wife!) watching TV and enjoying each others company, so I guess it’ll carry on like this until the baby arrives.
I have to be honest, the last few weeks of pregnancy have been tough. I’ve been more anxious than ever wondering if the little man is okay and how the birth will go, but I know it’s normal to become this anxious. I’m becoming bigger by the day and the smallest twinge or pain in my stomach I’m either thinking; ‘Is this labour?!’ or ‘Oh my god. Is he okay, is he in pain?!’. I’ve had a few minor things happen the past few weeks so I’m on new medications and have been seen by the midwives a few times due to me panicking the baby wasn’t moving properly. Turns out he’s now gone back to back (where he’s lying against my spine, rather than the front arch of my bump), so the shape/movements to my bump are completely different, hence why I’m panicking things are changing. But I keep telling myself it’ll all be over soon and we’ll have our baby in our arms in no time. So much for trying to remain positive this month!
July is going to be a extremely crazy month for us, but I cannot wait for it to begin. I’ve been preparing myself for July for nearly 9 months now, so bring it on! I can’t wait to bring you on the adventure with me!
Hope you are having a wonderful day!