For my 33rd birthday portrait / marking B’s 16 month birthday. Post here.
We will see how it goes. B was not very happy last time…
(I put off doing it all day, but in the end it was actually quite nice. She was unhappy at first, but then she started to just play with my hair and seemed to relax. Phew.)
I know that once the baby is born my life will change a lot again, but I also just want to move on with our lives.
So much rich, fatty food at Xmas that is not good for acid reflux…
Yesterday I had pizza for lunch and a few chocolates afterwards, and I didn’t feel as bad as I thought I would actually. Hurrah.
I feel like I am not waddling as much as I was at this point when I was pregnant with B, but maybe it’s because I walk slower and not as far with B, and her pushchair gives me support.
It was hard to tell. I couldn’t feel more lousier than I did before having it.
I’d got her some felt tips the week before, but my Mum also gave her some. I guess next year we will have to be more Christmassy.
It was a bit of a drag at times.
Hurrah. We’re still trying to clean her eyes a couple of times a day though, just in case it wants to come back.
She loved it. We weren’t planning to give her a bath last night, but she went to the bathroom and looked longingly at the bath. It helps the time before bed go faster, and probably relaxes her so why not. She also uses a lot of energy up splashing about…
She has a whale jug that we use and normally splash about with, so we’d splash her and say splash, and she’d laugh. Win.
A lot of blowing my cheeks out and squeezing them.
Then I ask her where hers is etc.
I don’t like when she starts throwing her food about, so this is good progress. Last night she passed me her yoghurt bowl when she was done.
She had a houmous sandwich the other day, she had some pasta, yeah we need to mix it up more. Sorry B – I got lazy.
I was getting a bit worried, though I know she will eat when she wants. She might not eat much of her food sometimes, but she will always steal a bit of whatever we are eating.
Dark days where we can’t go out for walks so late etc.
We’ve lived here for 14 months now, and we’re very grateful to my Nan for letting us live with her.
There aren’t many short term options now and it does not seem worth it now.
It’s good to know that Nan is fine and that she is being looked after, but I also can’t wait to have our own place where I feel a bit more relaxed.
T and I were talking about how things might be now if it wasn’t for Covid. I’m really not sure. I guess we might have moved closer to a park in Liverpool, or we might have just put up with living in the city centre (it wasn’t that much of a chore, but just not that kid friendly) and I’d be taking B to the museums every day…
There’s space for us at my Nan’s, I haven’t been worried about her (I used to call her every day before living with her), she lives in a safe area and close to a park etc.
I just feel trapped as there aren’t many places to go within walking distance, Covid makes me not want to go to the few places that we could go to, I don’t know many people etc.
Once the baby is born I guess I will go into a baby tunnel.
It’s been so difficult trying to meet other parents. Everyone has their old schedules too which makes it more complicated. We can’t invite new friends round to my Nan’s (well we could, but it’s not the best set-up), and I don’t feel that comfortable with going to other people’s homes, because of Covid.
I’ve been complaining about Groundhog Day vibes for a while. I’m glad we’re having a second kid now though, rather than leaving it until later. It does make sense as I’m really not up to much.
I finished reading House of Gucci yesterday. I’m currently watching a series of Survivor Australia at 2x speed, and skipping through it a bit as the episodes are too long.
I need to read my hypnobirthing book again, and just go to bed earlier.
35 weeks pregnant with B comparison:
Lol at the first two hashtags – B came before 38 weeks.
I thought I leaked a lot earlier than this, so I feel a little less worried now. I got given a colostrum kit today. (Oh wait, it said I leaked 6 weeks before.)
I still don’t like hiccups. I didn’t think that B was that active, but this baby is a lot more active.
I go out loads without Tiago, but usually just for walks with B. I do go to the local shops by myself sometimes, and I went to my midwife appointment alone today.
When I picked up B’s prescription a woman with a walking stick said I should sit down on the chair, so I must be looking quite pregnant to other people.
I’ve been on about making pancakes for a long time, and I haven’t. I finally bought some maple syrup the other day, so I should try to do it soon. Reading this makes me want some now.
Well, we’ve spent many weekends with her over the last year+…
Yeah, we have to hug like that again now.
I’m definitely bumping my bump into things, and Tiago often knocks it as he goes past…
I didn’t use my maternity pants, but I’ve dug them out as a maybe for my hospital bag this time.
I definitely want to get a picture or two of me giving birth this time, but we’ll see.
I never used the breastfeeding scarf… I hope breastfeeding is easier this time.
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