Thursday, April 21, 2016

36 Week Pregnancy Update | Baby #2 ♥

I honestly can't believe that I'm 37 weeks pregnant today, it really does feel now that this pregnancy journey is coming to an end, but it still feels so unbelievable that I'm going to have a new baby in my arms very soon.

This past week we've been getting everything organised for baby's arrival. My mam came in on Tuesday to help me paint the nursery and thankfully it only needed one coat of paint so we got it done quite quickly. Jacek and I then went shopping for nursery furniture yesterday and he put the things together yesterday, I now just need to move baby's clothes into the chest of drawers and their little books and things into the cubed unit. We've decided to use Tyler's Mokee mini cot for the baby as it seemed pointless buying a new cot when we had a perfectly good one already.

I just need to put the finishing touches in the nursery now and it's done - you have no idea how great it is to say that as it was something I was really panicking about. I'm so glad it's all come together and that we've created a beautiful, calming space for our new little babe.

We've been sent some beautiful things to review when baby arrives but I can't help but share them in my flatlays for these pregnancy updates. We did some babywearing with Tyler Lee but we're hoping to do even more of it with this baby, I just love the closeness that babywearing brings. We were sent the beautiful blue reversible sling from Rockin Baby, I love the design I chose as it reminds me of a Hawaiian print and what could be more perfect for a summer baby? The sling is such good quality, the fabric is soft and breathable, perfect for snuggling baby up in. The extra fabric on the sling allows for a zippered pocket, so handy for popping keys or other bits and bobs in when out and about. I can't wait to get baby in the sling.

Swaddling isn't something I did with Tyler, in fact, I had never even heard of it when I had him, but this is something I really do want to try with the new baby. We were sent some beautiful swaddles from the new aden+anais collection, the mariposa 2-pack organic swaddles which have a very pretty butterfly design on one and a teardrop shaped design on the other. These are so soft and apparently they just get softer with washing. Baby is going to be so snug and cosy in the swaddling blankets.

This week...

Baby is the size of a - ripe papaya, according to my Ovia pregnancy app.

I'm looking forward to - having the nursery finished and ready for baby's arrival - almost there!
My favourite moment was - shopping for last minute baby things and for bits and pieces for the nursery too.

I've been feeling - tired and a bit worried about everything. The anxiety is beginning to kick in now.
I've been buying for baby - Jacek bought the nursery furniture yesterday and put it together so the room is almost done. We also bought new curtains for the room and some accessories for finishing touches. I also used some John Lewis vouchers I had to pick up a baby swing, some gorgeous clothing bits and some Peter Rabbit things for the baby too.
I'm missing - a life without silent reflux, it's gotten to the point where the acid is almost choking me at night and is making my throat bleed. I hope it all stops after the baby is born.
I'm craving - nothing at all, in fact, when I'm eating I feel really full quite quickly - no more room in my abdomen at the moment!
I'm loving - finally feeling as though we're getting everything organised and prepared for baby's arrival.

I've been meaning to - get the hospital bags packed, I have everything now and just need to put them in the bags.
I can't wait for - our next hospital appointment on May 4th. I must remember to actually ask questions this time round!



  1. Lovely choices as always. Will keep my fingers crossed for you :) x

  2. Oh you must be feeling so excited too, along with the anxiety, which is completely normal. These last couple of weeks can feel long but it really is precious time for you too, I hope your managing to get a little rest (I know how difficult it is when you have another, but it's important too)

    1. I'm feeling a mixture of emotions but mostly anxiety at the moment! :) I go for a little lie down in the afternoons, I'll treasure this while I can still do it. Thanks Nicola x

  3. I can't believe how quick the weeks of ur pregnancy are going! I started getting nervous and anxious at this stage of pregnancy when I was pregnant with Blake.

  4. I remember when I got to 37 weeks with both of mine all I wanted was it all to be over just so I could have my baby in my arms

  5. Oh wow, so close now! I'm a few weeks behind you and as it gets closer it feels like time is slowing down. You sound a lot more organised than me, we've just started choosing paint for the nursery and have bought hardly any clothes ... I need to get moving! Your reflux sounds terrible, I hope it goes as soon as baby arrives xx

  6. I bet you're getting well excited now! Those are some cute outfits!!

    Oliver •

  7. Oh my god Fiona I can't believe you're this far along already! Hope you feel well over the next few weeks and that everything goes well x

  8. How exciting - my husband was very disappointed that I had Isaac two weeks early - he was due on 4th May and he's a massive stat wars fan so it would have been perfect!

  9. So close now, I bet you are all starting to get so excited to meet the new addition to the family. I hope the last few weeks go well for you and you are able to enjoy them xx

  10. I can't believe that you are already 37 weeks pregnant! How time flies and I wish you luck for your appointment on the 4th x

  11. You really do need to get that bag packed. Time is ticking away. Fingers crossed everything goes well and can't wait to see your reviews

  12. It's great that you are so organised! Just the bag to be packed! eeeeek! Not long now!! xx

  13. Awww how exciting that you are nearly ready for the baby. Enjoy the rest of the pregnancy! :)

  14. I'm so excited is like you're family!! I have been reading your blog and seeing the updates on your pregnancy. You're so clooooseeee now!!!!

  15. Oh wow it's getting very close! How exciting!


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