August 1st, 2012 § § permalink
19 weeks has arrived and with it so has my bump! Woohoo! I’ve been waiting for this since the get go and already this week the lady at the post office asked if Reuben was getting a baby brother or sister (yes, she knows him by name!) and a stranger at the supermarket has congratulated me! Love getting these kind of comments.
Baby purchasing has so far been under control.. or so I thought.. I’ve been buying bits and pieces off eBay (baby capsule and base, and a bunch of girly baby clothes that were cheap). I had a bit of a stock-take today and realised some of the stuff I’ve bought has been way too warm for a NZ summer baby and some of it when it arrived I was slightly disappointed at the quality so that stuff’s going back on eBay! I’ve also totally blown the budget on something I’ve been coveting for a while… shouldn’t take much to guess if you’ve read my blog before!! I’ll do a reveal on that after the weekend when I hopefully pick it up!!
Here’s Reuben attempting to dress his “baba” clearly a boy haha in some definitely pink girly clothes. I’m so thrilled to have got to the 19 week mark and feel the baby having what only feels like a mad dance party in my stomach day and night. Reuben is still completely oblivious to the fact there is a baby in there although he does think my newly endowed chest is the.most.hilarious thing in the world!!
I’m still mildly freaking out about packing and shipping things home, while at the same time trying to make sure all I buy up all the cool UK things I want to have at home!!! I just hope we can find a proper house to live in as soon as possible when we get back and start to settle in. xx
July 16th, 2012 § § permalink
The scan went really well, and we found out we are having a little girl!! I feel so blessed to have this healthy baby inside of me! Here’s some pics from the scan, they are all a wee bit blurry sorry as the baby was so active! She sucked her thumb pretty much the whole way through, so cute and amazing that they are already sucking their thumbs at only 16 weeks gestation!!
The lady who did the scan was lovely, I can highly recommend Babybond East London, she even waited for my husband to take our potty training son for an emergency toilet trip!! She was far friendlier than any NHS experience I’ve had and explained all of the babies anatomy to us very thoroughly. When it came to finding out the gender it was so clear, as soon as we saw between the babies legs it was so very obvious – even before she told us, straight away I could see three bright white lines (too much looking at baby gender scans on the internet!). All in all a great experience and I think so worth the money.
July 5th, 2012 § § permalink
Potty training has been going surprisingly well! Yes we have had some dramatic accidents but none for a while now and in fact today we left the house sans nappies! A quick trip to waitrose and back – and still dry! I did, however then go and ruin it because I forgot to ask him to go to the toilet. Normally he will just take himself but I suspected the added layer of jeans would confuse him and sure enough a few minutes later one distraught and soggy boy!
We spent the rest of the afternoon learning that clothes on top of undies still means you need to go to the toilet haha. I’m thinking of tempting fate by taking him to tumbletots tomorrow without nappies too.. I’ve gotta bite the bullet some time! Wish me luck…
July 4th, 2012 § § permalink
I need to win lotto very soon so I can upgrade to this beauty. I’ve been thinking about switching from my iCandy Apple to a Bugaboo Chameleon for this new baby, I’ve just had enough of the beast that is the iCandy and fallen deeply in love with the limited edition black and creamy white one.
But then I started doing some research (as you do when you get carried away with these things) and found out that the new Cameleon3 is coming out THIS SEPTEMBER! And you can pre-order it from a couple of places. That is just crazy out of my budget but one can dream! The huge advantage is the one piece fold and the lighter weight. Um, yes please!
Beautiful All Black edition. Sigh. Where’s the pushchair fairy when I need her
June 27th, 2012 § § permalink
So after a rather hilarious incident out shopping where Reuben covered his ears and then said Mummy Poo! and proceeded to fill his nappy I’ve decided it’s well time for him to get out of nappies.
We’ve been practicing sitting on the potty for quite some time now and had the occasional wee but nothing regular. I have noticed however that he has gained some amazing bladder control though! I’m talking holding his wees for 2-3 hours and then weeing on the bookcase when distracted!
On day one of “serious” potty training I’d already used all the towels and flannels in the house! And gone through 1/3 of the underwear we have. Uhoh. The worst moment by far was when I decided to go to the bathroom by myself and came out to Reuben saying Poo Poo and a trail of poo all down the hallway (carpeted), hands, feet and legs covered and reaching his arms up to me for a cuddle! Ha ha. And then after he was all showered off I picked him up and he vomited on me.. ah the joys!
I’m probably ruining it for myself by putting him in nappies occasionally, I know this is a serious no no but I selfishly just can’t not leave the house! Plus we had an extra session of tumbletots this week too so in hindsight possibly not the best week ever to start…..
Anyway we have made huge progress on the poos. He pretty much goes on the toilet everytime, the last accident we had half made it in and half didn’t so not the worst kind of accident! Wees I think is going to take much longer. Tonight we had one in the potty and he was not even aware that he had produced that!