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Cosleeping With Our Newborn

When we started this journey, I had every intention of having my baby sleep in her own crib (the Snuzpod) next to our bed, but unfortunately she’s spending little time in her crib and more time cosleeping next to us.

I was always so worried about co-sleeping due to both SIDS and the chance of smothering my child accidentally as I tend to move a lot in my sleep, however, at the moment our little girl only seems to fall asleep next to mommy and somehow I’ve just fallen straight into it. Where before I’d roll around the bed, I’m completely static now with one arm around Ali and the bedside crib right next to us with the mesh covering folded down.

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39 Weeks – Nursing Covers and More!

 

Symptoms //

  • INDIGESTION… PLEASE DEAR LORD GET OUT OF MY RIBS! ;3;

Cravings //

  • … Ice cream.

It’s the final countdown. Well… maybe. If I’m not late. But yes, one week until the baby’s due date and I’ve gotten my nursing covers! I’m still walking, still moving, still working at home. I feel just as I did a few weeks ago and the baby is still snugged tightly in what feels like my rib cage. My midwife has informed me that her head is apparently pretty far down and that she’s a pretty long baby… so I fear my dreams of having her magically dropping down one day to relieve me of my indigestion for a few days have been tarnished somewhat.

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38 Weeks – Stretchmarks Happen

Symptoms //

  • Still have the burning at the top of my bump
  • Indigestion goodness
  • Pretty emotional

Cravings //

  • Nothing really at the moment

Stretchmarks are often feared as the sort of boogeymen of pregnancy. They’re often associated with weight gain in pregnancy and, unfortunately, are notoriously hard to get rid of post pregnancy.

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37 Weeks – Full Term: Getting it Done

Symptoms //

  • I have a lot of burning sensations at the top of my bump which apparently means, the baby is bruising me… greeeeat.
  • Itchy hands and feet have subsided
  • Feeling emotional as all hell.

Cravings //

  • I want a salmon and cream cheese salad right now.

So my first week of maternity leave is over and I’ve been busier than ever. Didn’t they say I should be relaxing?… well obviously relaxing is just not in my vocab right now.

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36 Weeks – Baby Checklist

Symptoms //

  • Itchy hands and feet – Doctors have done a blood test and don’t see anything wrong for the moment
  • random spurts of energy then fatigue.

Cravings //

  • Mint stuff. I REALLY love mint chocolate ice cream.
  • Cereal again ;3;

We’re almost at the finishing line and with that in mind I decided to share with you all my baby checklist! These are things that I’ve either already bought or are planning to buy in the near future for our baby. I’ve based this lists around other lists I’ve found around the internet and added/omitted where I saw fit. With that being said, I am a first time mom, and even if that weren’t the case, this is not the be all end all of baby checklists!

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35 Weeks – Baby Clothes Haul!

Symptoms //

  • EXHAUSTED
  • Have a bit of a cold along with my usual congestion.
  • Gas Pains

Cravings //

  • Just give me food and I’m happy..

I held off for as long as I could, but now I present to you the damage I have inflicted to my bank account: My Baby Clothes Haul! I swore I wouldn’t fall into the trap of “nesting”, but really guys, I just have to have every baby thing necessary.

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34 Weeks – My Water Filled Birth Plan

Symptoms //

  • Fatigue
  • Emotional
  • Massive gas pains

Cravings //

  • Cookies <3

We’re heading into the last few weeks of pregnancy which means it’s birth planning time! I think some gals have probably already planned their births right down to the type of linens they want in the room, well, I’m a bit of a procrastinator, but 34 weeks I guess is better time than ever to go through what my ideal birth would be especially after my first antenatal course which focused all around, you guessed it, birth!

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Week 33 – We Have A Snuzpod

Symptoms //

  • Out of breath lots.
  • Fatigue
  • THE HUNGER

Cravings //

  • FOOD…. Yup… about it.

Let me tell you about my Snuzpod. So I saw this little guy early on in my pregnancy. I’ll preface this by saying that I’m not an active attachment parenting mom, however I do want to have my baby close to me in the early bit of the pregnancy especially considering that we’re planning on breastfeeding and I didn’t want to have to run through the house to get the baby all sorted and settled… So when I saw this little guy on a review site, I immediately was just like, damn, I need to have this.

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