We're half way through week 37 of this pregnancy now.
I've given baby instructions that she can make her entrance into the world anytime now. And frankly, the sooner the better! I'm a bit over this being pregnant thing now.... as you do when you get the end!
I think I have everything ready to go now.
Singlets... tick! Onesies.... tick!
Blankets, wraps, etc.... tick!
Nappies, wipes, creams, ointments... tick!
Teeny tiny socks & cute little mittens... tick!
My hospital bag is packed.... now all we need are those contractions!!!
To say I'm eager to meet our new little princess is an understatement!
Hannah even seems excited about it all. She knows there's a baby on the way and will pat my tummy. I told her last week that when the baby is ready, she will knock on my tummy to say "Mummy, I'm ready to come out now" and then we will ring Nanna, who will come to play with Hannah and Emily while Daddy and I go to the hospital to get baby out.
Now every day Hannah will say "knock knock baby".
Emily had fun this week drawing faces on my big round tummy.
Note how she used my outie belly button for the nose!
I've also received a few lovely handmade gifts for baby.
As soon as I set my eyes on this elephant softie, made from another pregnant mumma friend of mine, Kelly, I fell in love.
I had actually thought of making something like this myself, but Kelly has saved me the trouble ... I love how friends are great like that! But I definitely want to give this project a go sometime in the future.
These knitted hat and booty sets were made by my Aunt who lives down south. Such a lovely surprise! We don't get to see each other very often at all, but I really appreciate the little handmade gifts that she sends me. Recently she has started sending me patterns and notions too. It's great to have someone else in the family that I can correspond with by mail about crafty things.
So now.... I shall wait. I shall try and be patient. I'm not doing too well at this patience thing though!
While I'm waiting, why not leave me a message telling me the strangest ways you've heard of bringing on labour.
Perhaps a good belly laugh will help shake things up down there too!