Weekly Wind Up /Monthly Mayhem Update #8

Weekly Wind Up, Maybe I should rename it monthly something.
As with most of the series I try and start, I seem to fail at maintaining them. There is always something more “important” that seems to come along and take up my blogging time. Currently it’s a 2.5 year old and a 36 week bump that have me tied up all the time.
I just can’t seem to find the time to blog, let alone keep up with my weekly posts, and it’s the beginning of March. What I am going to be like for the other 9+ months?

Here is a very quick update on what has been happening in my life and with my pregnancy over the last few weeks – apologies for the novel.

I am down to weekly midwife appointments now – which is scary because it means the end is near… like really near, like any day now. I am not ready – I am still working, so this little guy better stay inside for 4 more weeks. I have to have more bloods taken this week. I am not looking forward to that. My iron levels are apparently almost non-existent, so my mum is freaking out (she is a neonatal nurse) – so good to have around when it comes to all things baby, but man – she is giving me such a hard time about my iron. Okay so normal levels are anywhere from 12 – 120, when I fell pregnant mine were 99, at 30 weeks they were less than 6… ooops – I can see where she is coming from, but I am taking iron tablets, the problem is, I can’t eat normal size meals anymore, because when I do, I get sick ,and then I get heartburn, and then the iron tablet does not stay down, so it’s been really hard. I have finally figured out that I need to eat really small meals throughout the day, and then slightly larger at dinner time, and then I can manage the iron tablet. Fingers crossed that the blood tests are good on Wednesday and that my levels have increased.

Hospital bags are all packed, and I even managed to pack a toddler bag in case we need to leave in a hurry, so I am slightly organised there. The baby room is also nearing completion, although I don’t enjoy going in there at the moment because I just get overwhelmed with what I still need to do.

As you can see from the image below - it looks like I am carrying a watermelon. Well from this angle anyway - when I am standing it literally looks like I have shoved a basketball in there, because its this perfectly round ball shape.
Girlonamissi0n - Weekly Update
Everything Else
I am in the process of planning a third birthday party, even though the birthday is only near the end of April – but there is no way I will be able to plan it any other time. So I have had everything I need printed, and just need to assemble, and buy the rest of the stuff, and then it’s all systems go. I also turn 30 (on the same day as my toddler turns 3) – but I have decided to push my party out a few months, so at least it will give me a bit of time to plan, and a bit of a break.

We bought a bread maker – now I just need to figure out how to use it. I am contemplating getting pre-mix bread mixes, just because I can’t be bothered measuring out little bits of this and that, and putting them in a certain way, so think it will be easier to just get the pre-mix – I shall keep you updated on the progress of my bread making.Girlonamissi0n - Weekly Update
I love taking pictures of Keaton - his poses are so cheeky! Girlonamissi0n - Weekly Update
I guest posted on 2 of my bloggy friends blogs  (Teacher by Trade Mother by Nature, and Mummy do it) over the last 2 weeks, you can read all about what I did here and here. I also blogged about the stupid things I have been asked while pregnant, so definitely check those out.

Although I am really bad at blogging, and I suspect it’s only going to get worse as the closer it gets to the babies arrival – I am still quite active on social media – so don’t forget to follow me on there and keep up to date with my going on’s.

Until the next update – xxx

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  1. Love reading your weekly wind ups Claire! I wish you all the best for the upcoming birth! Eek 4 weeks to go - that is insane - enjoy the last few weeks of being a Mummy of 1!! Thanks for being a guest on my blog - was awesome!! Enjoy the blogging break too! Catch up on social media!!

  2. Awe thanks for the nice words :) Am definitely trying to enjoy all the time I can with Keaton, before his and our lives are turned upside down!