This week, I packed my hospital bag. I had planned to do this earlier but I’ve been busier than I thought I’d be recently and Annabelle has had a few tears settling into nursery which has thrown me a bit. It’s heartbreaking seeing her get so upset but she’s beginning to get used to going three days a week.
I thought I’d start off showing you the things I have packed for baby. You can probably guess the gender by the colour of the clothes, but you can also watch my Gender Reveal video by clicking on the link.
3 Newborn Vests from Marks and Spencer (These were given to us by a close friend. We did a swap as she had a girl a few months ago and wouldn’t be needing her baby boy clothes and we gave away Annabelle’s girly newborn things)
3 Sleepsuits from Marks and Spencer
2 Cardigans from Marks and Spencer
3 Pairs of Socks from Marks and Spencer
2 Hats from Marks and Spencer
Scratch Mitts from Mothercare
Cotton Wool Balls from Sainsbury’s
1 Pack of Pampers Nappies
3 Muslins in Grey and White Stars and Stripes from Tu at Sainsbury’s
1 Blue and White Striped Blanket from JoJo Maman Bebe
2 Aden and Anais Swaddle Blankets in Jungle Jam Print
1 Pack of Disposable Maternity Underwear
2 Nursing Bras from Marks and Spencer
Tommee Tippee Breast Feeding pads
Tesco Maternity Pads
Flip Flops (I may change this to a pair of slippers as it is getting colder now)
A book (in case I need to be induced and stay in hospital)
Outfit to go home
Change for car park or snacks
Tangle Teezer Hairbrush
Colgate Toothbrush and paste
Lush Travel sized Shower Gel in Seaweed
Lush Travel sized Shampoo in I Love Juicy
Lush Travel sized Conditioner in American Cream
Clinique Travel Sized 7 Day Scrub
Sanex Repair Deodorant
Nivea Face Wipes
Moist Toilet Wipes
Contact Lenses and Solution
Make Up (I haven’t packed this yet as I’m still debating whether or not I will use it!)
Tinted Lip Balm
I’m sure there is probably something I forgot to pack so if anything stands out, please let me know. Thanks for reading and click on the link for more pregnancy related posts. Stay tuned for my 36 week pregnancy update too. Bx
35 weeks pregnant and just over a month until my due date. Who’s scared? I was told today that having two children wasn’t doubly hard it was four times harder! Oh no!
I am: 35 weeks pregnant.
I’m wearing: A nursing dress from JoJo Maman Bebe and a pair of Mothercare maternity trousers just for the photos so I don’t flash my underwear!
I weigh: 146lbs/66kg
I’ve gained: Nothing since last week. Everything I do gain must be just for the baby as my blood test results from my midwife says I have a lot of low levels for vitamins like iron and B12 and that I have don’t have reserve stores either. I guess I need to eat more of the right foods.
How I’m feeling: Tired but that’s because I don’t have enough of the right foods and vitamins in my system. I will be working hard to eat lots of iron rich meals and supplements. I always try to eat a lot of fruit, vegetables and I crave a lot of beef but I’m not that keen on chicken or pork at the moment. I cooked the latter the other day and the smell wasn’t strong but it was really off putting so I had fish instead.
Highlight: I finally chose a car seat and a second Stokke Tripp Trapp. Annabelle and the baby will have matching high chairs now. I think I’ve spent the longest time deliberating over buying a car seat. Longer than on the pram or anything else we have chosen for Annabelle or the baby so it is definitely a weight off my mind now.
The baby is: about 46cm and apparently it doesn’t have much room to move. Well, I’ll second that. It doesn’t have a lot of space but it still tries all the time. Last night Annabelle woke up at 4am and wasn’t feeling well so she came to sleep in our bed and I was kept awake by three fidgets!
Food cravings: Still fluids and no real food cravings. I am drinking a lot of Vanilla flavoured Rooibos tea and grapefruit juice. As I’m anaemic, I’ve been drinking Spatone Iron supplements as well as the supplements prescribed by my doctor but it has such an awful taste the only thing that I can drink it with is Sainsbury’s Pure Pink Grapefruit or Tropicana Ruby Red Breakfast juices.
Symptoms: Lots of Braxton Hicks, needing to go to the bathroom every time the baby moves on to my bladder, tiredness and aches in my lower back and hips. The last trimester is not so fun but at least it is better than the first.
My body: Is achey and uncomfortable. My belly is looking stretched and veiny. Not attractive 😦
Any mood swings? Yep, from being tired and uncomfortable. One month to go… well hopefully.
I’m looking forward to: October!
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