I’m PREGNANT – Week 25

In the busyness of the festive season I must admit there are days that I forget that I am pregnant!  I always wish I had of chronicled my previous pregnancies a bit better and this blog is the perfect place to do just that!

Those first twelve weeks passed so slowly as I struggled to keep it a secret from our extended family and friends and from my readers of course.  Since then, it has flown!

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13.5 Week Baby Bump

 

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24.5 Week Baby Bump

THE BUMP

and to think in that first photo I felt HUGE!

There is no denying that you seem to “pop” a lot earlier with the 3rd Baby!

THE MORNING SICKNESS! 

I am still feeling pretty horrid and vomiting most nights but the constant nausea has subsided.  I was not sick at all with Master O and nauseas for the whole 9 months with Little Miss A, but that is nothing compared to this pregnancy!  I am surviving without  medication and making the most of the time that I do feel well.

BABY NAMES

We are not finding out the gender but I have a strong feeling it’s a boy!  This does not help the fact that we have no idea on boys names!!!!  It is so hard when you love your own children’s names so much, to find a name that matches the style of their names.  Add into the equation that  your friends have great taste in baby names AND you are a school teacher…. many names I once loved are now vetoed!   We like traditional, classic but not overly common names for boys and that is hard! 

 THE NURSERY

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Since painting the nursery, all progress has come to a standstill.  The grey is not staying.  I now need to convince hubby to either repaint the wall the same colour as the other walls or put up wall paper.  Problem is I am having a ridiculously hard time making any decisions! The cot, change table and drawers are up and we have cleared out whatever non baby items we were hoarding in this room, but we still have so much to do! Next on the list is  finding the instruction book for the bassinet!  We googled one  but it appears the frame of our bassinet is different.  Hubby used that as a great reason to do without the bassinet and just put the baby straight into the cot, but I just can’t do it! I dont care what anyone says, but trying to prepare a neutral toned nursery is ridiculously hard.  I keep spotting gender specific cute decor and wish I could start buying bits and pieces.  Trying to focus on how much I love that delivery room surprise is only helping slightly.

As fast as time flows I still have more than 3.5 months to go! Thank goodness as it will take us that long to get organised! 

So did you find out the sex of your babies?

Got any baby name suggestions? 

Baby Talk

Now that we got the big anouncment out of the way….let’s talk baby!

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We announced our news to our family at 9 weeks!  We wouldn’t normally wait that long but this time (for the first time!) we had the opportunity to tell them in person! It was a long 5 weeks of secret keeping and felt oh so good to finally spill the beans.

Spilling the beans.  We printed off the picture above and put it in a card and envelope.  As Mum gave some presents to the kids (as she always does when she visits) I gave her the envelope saying we had a present for her too!  Of course their were squeals, hugs and lots of questions and instantly my brother and father were in on the secret too!

We were all together as a family for my sisters wedding, but I didnt want to steal her limelight so we told them to keep it a secret from my sister and our extended family until after the wedding.  Except someone forgot to tell Master O that!  Literally minutes later Mum had taken “my Pigeon Pair” for a walk when they ran into ALL of our extended family! Aunties, Uncles, Cousins, Friends of COusins, Great Grandparents EVERYONE.  Of course in his excitement what does he say….

MY MUMMY’s HAVING A BABY!!!! 

Note to self do not tell an overly sociable 6 year old anything you need to be kept a secret!  Poor thing!  In saying that he managed to keep it a secret form his much loved teacher until yesterday!  Can’t believe he didn’t let it slip.

Of course once the news it out…….THE QUESTIONS BEGIN!

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So for you all here is the low down!

When are you due?  The end of March but I am guessing the beginning of April because “My Pigeon Pair” were both born a week late.

Will you find out what you are having? NO!!!!  Despite it going against my Type A personality this is one of those surprises I love!  After all that pain I love that moment of surprise! This does however pose some serious shopping issues!  

Have you been sick?  YES!  I was slightly sick with Master O, very sick with Little Miss A and this time it has been the worst sickness of my life!  All day, EVERY day, from week 5 to now.  Vomitting, nausea, exhaustion and a general feeling of YUCK!  I have lost whole days to bed.  I literally could not function.  Not move, drive, or some days even talk!  Thankfully at the height of the sickness, I called on some advice form my lovely bloggy friend Leanne from Organising The Four of Us who also had extreme morning sickness!  The Maxolon just wasnt working for me and she recommended another drug called Zofran.  That stuff is like liquid gold.  Not only because it is ridiculously expensive, but because I was actually able to move into a vertical position for the first time in days.  I thankfully avoided any hospital visits, but have lost a bit of weight that I am sure will come back rapidly now that I am feeling better! 

Is it twins?  No I just seem to be showing much earlier this time.  I take it that happens when it’s baby number 3!  Just one little heartbeat in there!

Did I miss anything?  

What was the most interesting question you were asked when you were pregnant?