At the time of writing this, our baby is one week overdue. I have really enjoyed the last few weeks to myself but I’m definitely ready to meet baby now. Hubby asks me every morning if I think the baby will arrive today – if only I could tell that easily! I am due to have a sweep later in the week to try and get things moving. I’m also trying other ways recommended to bring on labour such as drinking raspberry leaf tea, eating pineapple core, bouncing on my fitball. Although I have drawn the line at drinking a vodka, orange juice and castor oil concoction as recommended by one friend!
I’ve been reading up on what to expect after the birth www.first1000days.ie/your-body-what-to-look-out-for-after-childbirth, and I’ve also watched the excellent breastfeeding videos on the First 1000 Days website which are a great way to help prepare for breastfeeding. I’d also recommend this article www.first1000days.ie/checklist-for-dads-to-be-new-dads/ for dads-to-be, to help get their heads around what is ahead!
As we have just moved into a brand new house, my nesting hasn’t taken the usual form of cleaning like a maniac. Instead, I have been stockpiling groceries, toiletries and cleaning products as if I will never be in a shop again or as if I don’t trust hubby to do the shopping (the latter may not be entirely untrue!).
So the cupboards and freezer are full of enough food to feed a small army, there’s no danger of us running out of toilet roll anytime soon, and the hospital bag is under the stairs, waiting to be called into action. All we need is baby to decide it’s time to join us. I look forward to updating you on how it all goes when things have settled down!