The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ – Week 38

I’m so pregnant.

By Catherine Hudson, editor of FashTravels

FashBaby: A whole new kind of adventure hosted at FashTravels. Here, you’ll find a weekly diary of my pregnancy journey.

Hello, please can I have your seat?

Bump tray

Netflix and Sky box sets are being lined up – recommendations welcomed! Because I reckon this big baby butt will be spending much of the next few weeks (months?!) resigned to the sofa. I hope I will also be getting out of the house loads because it will be spring and then summer. But I do want to breastfeed and I know that can mean sofa time while you get into a rhythm with it. For now, I just want to record exactly how pregnant I am/feel = VERY! Look, my tummy has turned into a proper tray, that holds tea, catches crumbs and everything! I love my baby bump and have so enjoyed watching her grow, but I do feel very ready to not be pregnant now. And I have a sneaking suspicion/hope that she will arrive early…

Only one more real week of maternity leave sans baby after this one. Will I make the most of it? How can you, really, apart from doing nothing, which is the opposite of what I will be doing when she is here, eating, sleeping and pooping on repeat.

Newness

The latest issue of Gurgle arrived – how weird to get in in the post and not pick it up in the office?! Being on maternity leave will take a lot of getting used to for many many reasons! As a side note, I do so love print magazines. Having something tactile to flick through, and also seeing your hard work printed on paper, is so satisfying.

And talking of ‘new’ I have started summer shopping, because I am bored of maternity clothes now and I love shopping for things at the start of a season, when no one else has caught on yet. You get the whole range of sizes and styles available.

Accessorize purchases for out first family holiday. Shirt is to tie over shapewear swimsuit – I doubt I’ll be brave enough to flaunt my stomach just a couple of months after giving birth, but, we’ll see…

SaltWater sandals in Rose gold – the holy grail! I finally FINALLY managed to get myself a pair – aren’t they just so pretty?

And a few bits for the baby, because I am obsessed and I can’t stop. The above Maison Labiche baby grow was actually gifted from the lovely Jenny at Alex and Alexa, but the Matalan swimwear below, was my own greedy buying. But how sweet will the baby look in both? The striped one shows my sophisticated side and the unicorn one is my inner child busting out to play.

 

* I must prelude anything I write in this blog series as totally my own experiences and opinions. I’ve already learned to prefix everything I say in general conversation about pregnancy and babies with, ‘everyone’s different, but…’

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INSIDE MY BABY BRAIN…

 THINGS I AM LOVING, THIS WEEK

  • Easter eggs! Oh what a time to be pregnant! And Terry’s Chocolate Orange easter eggs reduced to £2? Full size? Oh, what a time to be alive!!

  • Our Shnuggle bath! The thing that has finally made it feel ‘real’ for me: that we are going to be washing up our very own baby in this very small tub. Cute.

  • Anything sour lemon – the obsession continues. I love San Pellegrino cans and this lemon drink from Caffe Concerto, even though it is totally overpriced.
  • Bump and I were on ITV’s ‘The Mummy Diaries‘, as I was interviewing Samantha Faiers about her new collection with My Babiie.

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READ MORE…

  1. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ – Introduction: Weeks 0-18
    Hello, my name is Catherine and I‘m pregnant!
  2. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ – Week 19
    Hearing the heartbeat and telling people
  3. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ – Week 20
    Sleeping, 20-week scan and nesting
  4. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ – Week 21
    Confidence, quiet time and trial runs
  5. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ – Week 22
    The one where we went on a babymoon to Sri Lanka
  6. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ – Week 23
    Bathtime, being lazy and shaving rules
  7. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ – Week 24
    We’re a team, baby – you, me and…
  8. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ – Week 25
    Seeing your baby in 4D – what is it and is it a good idea?
  9. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ – Week 26
    Christmas, acid reflux and wondering who I am
  10. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ – Week 27
    Being stuck in limbo and working 9am – 5pm/6pm/7pm…
  11. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ – Week 28
    Injections and indifference
  12. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ Week 29
    Oh right. I’m pregnant…
  13. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what? Week 30
    Advice from friends about what to pack in a hospital bag
  14. The pregnancy diaries: When to start maternity leave
  15. The pregnancy diaries: What formula milk to use?
  16. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what? Week 31
    Get it checked out, washing days and the circle of life
  17. The pregnancy diaries: What to pack in a hospital bag
  18. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ Week 32
    Considered movements, loving bathtime and starting NCT classes
  19. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ Week 33
    Never-ending questions, and why you need to give your mum a break
  20. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ Week 34
    Saying goodbye isn’t the end
  21. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ Week 35
    Working from home AKA cabin fever
  22. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ Week 36
    Getting out and about while I still can. Sort of. 
  23. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ Week 37
    The one where you can feel EVERYTHING.

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