This year has been like no other and I must admit, I'm exhausted.
There have been some massive changes, some challenging and some also great. As its the last day of the year I thought I would try to keep my sleepy pregnant eyes open to write you a little update.
So I am now 31 weeks pregnant, I must admit that I am more than ready to get this whole having a baby thing over and done with. Pregnancy has been trickier this time round. I had the worst morning sickness and then my bump got big quicker than my body could cope with. I think the hardest part though has been the fact I've been doing this entire pregnancy through covid. Its been mentally draining not knowing what will be happening next, having to wear masks when I feel like I need to breathe fresh air and worrying over what birth will be like in a lockdown. Been lucky that during the pregnancy I have not caught covid, but I am seeming to constantly be having some sort of cold and being energyless.
Non the less there has been some lovely aspects to this pregnancy. Firstly, I didn't even report here on the blog that we are having a little boy!! We found out at our 20 week scan and we are super pleased. We have 3 girls between me and my partner so a little boy to add to the family is lovely. It has been really nice to be able to buy some blue and boy baby clothes and cute clothing with little monsters and dino's on.
The girls are all really pleased to that they are having a baby brother and are getting more and more excited by the day. I am looking forward to having them as little helpers when he arrives.
Another amazing moment of my pregnancy has been that we had a brilliant 4D scan. As my partner hasn't been able to come to any appointments, and missed out on the 12 week scan, and as we plan to have no more children, it was a must to go get one done. Plus we knew the kids would love to see their baby brother in video. We was very lucky that during December lock down eased for us meaning that non essential shops were open (a 4d scan is classed as non essential stupidly). We went to Lucy Janes Clinic in Colne and we was so impressed with what we got.
We actually ended up with 2 scans from them. The first one little man decided that he did not want to be seen and he kept turning his head away from us. We had to go for a little walk, and I tried music to get him to move, but nothing worked and we only got about 5 min of seeing his face. But Lucy Janes was amazing and they said to us that they want us to come back again so then they can try and get a better video.
Our second visit was much better though again little man wasn't playing game. This time he was super active and wouldn't keep still, he kept putting his hands in front of his face and then even a foot some how went up there (explains the crazy movements in my tummy) but we did get a lot more footage and we did get some amazing photographs.
The package from Lucy Janes was brilliant, we got 4 prints, 4 keyrings and a DVD of 20 min footage from the scan. They were brilliant and I couldn't recommend them more if you live in the Lancashire area.
So as the new year starts, you are going to be seeing a lot more baby content on the blog. I will be showing some wonderful brands and I will let you all know when little man makes his arrival.
I don't really celebrate New Years, for me, I see it as just another day, another year. Especially this year with the Covid thing carrying on. So rather than wishing you a happy new year, I wish you all the best and encourage you to try and take each day as it comes, enjoying all the little things in life. Most importantly family.
Lots of love from Me, Lily and Family