So yes Chloe is now three! Where had the time gone!?! We had a lovely day on Thursday and all went for a trip to the zoo, it’s not Chloe’s first trip to a zoo but it’s was our first family trip to Chester Zoo and it’s massive! You definitely need two full days there to see everything! Izzy was very blissed out and happy just to sleep most of the day and Chloe was a star and despite us walking probably miles and miles around the zoo, didnt complain about being tired or wanting to be carried or anything. I think her favourite animals were the Giraffes, Tigers and Merrkats but everytime you ask her she changes it to something different! And there was a Dinosaur exhibit which was very cool but was maybe a bit too realistic for Chloe as we had to keep reassuring her they were ‘just pretend’! She also got lots of lovely presents, dressing up clothes, tons of books a LeapPad explorer and a few others bits, so Chloe is a very lucky girl!
But anyway here are some pics (bit all are amazing but I love looking back through posts and seeing posts like these) and fingers crossed I get on with some catch up posts this week and get some fluff back into the blog!
It’s been awhile I know, there just doesnt seem to be enough hours in the day to cook, clean, play with Chloe, sleep and get things done that I want to do! As some of you may have read about on Facebook, I did spend a night in hospital the other week due to very high blood pressure (150/100!) and a few other mild pre eclampsia signs but after a long sleepless night it all settled down and I was released home – yay! I’m now been monitored more carefully (had to spend nearly six hours in hospital the other day for more testing) but at the minute everything is looking okay, thankfully! I am feeling huge and uncomfortable but I am so happy to actually be this far along!
I felt baby (still yet to be named – really must work on that!) move down a few weeks ago and it was confirmed during a scan last week that baby is doing her job well and is in position, head engaged and ready. Which makes me feel so excited, like I’m a little kid and it’s Christmas eve everyday and something exciting could happen at any moment! I am peeing almost non stop at the minute as a trade-off for there being less room I guess and am feeling very tired virtually all the time. But again everyday I’m feeling so lucky to be this far along and with baby to be growing so well. I still find it hard to believe that with Chloe by this time she was already out and had been in SCBU for nearly 4 weeks and was about to come home!
We went off to the Manchester Babyshow yesterday, we didnt really need anything but it was a nice day out for me and Daddy. I think we’ve been spoilt by going to the Birmingham one though as the Manchester one felt tiny in comparison and we’d walked around it all within an hour! We didnt buy anything really but it was a nice wandering around.
The big plus for us was that it’s a much shorter (and nicer) journey getting there then to the Birmingham show, parking is free – it’s £8 at B’ham and parking is right outside whereas at B’ham you have about a 20min walk to get from the car park to the show.
The downsides to the Manchester one (other then it being smaller) was that there was only a little cafe place to eat, not the big range you get at B’ham with sandwiches, hot meals etc. But maybe that was just due to it being held there for the first time. I think just for the ease we’d definitely go to the Manchester one again and hopefully next time it will have a little more to offer.
I did feel absolutely drained when we got back though and today we nipped out to the supermarket and I’m feeling very uncomfortable and sore. So I think I need to have a nice restful afternoon! All being well I will get up all the backlog of posts I’ve got saved up (I feel like everytime I say that I jinx it and something else crops up but fingers crossed)! Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!
Happyland peeps ready to go!
I wonder where they’re going off to? Silly Chloe!
So yes we are in week 33, so I am now officially more pregnant than I’ve ever been before (and I’m also feeling more pregnant than I’ve ever felt before – if that makes sense!). So I am feeling super excited but I’m also feeling more tired than ever but as long as bump is happy inside and growing then I guess it’s to all be expected.
I could quite happily sleep in till 10, have a little cat nap after lunch and then go to bed before 10 but unfortunately Chloe isnt so impressed with that plan so I am just trying to grab a few winks on the sofa when I can – which isnt proving to be that often!
Getting ready wise, I have everything for my hospital bag, just need to do a final pack of it, the car seat arrived the other week so that’s all ready. Have enough clothes and nappies for bump, the only thing left to get is the crib, which is a bedside one and I’ll order it at the end of the month.
I cant actually believe there will be another little person here but I’m so excited to see Chloe with her sister, she’s really looking forward to it and gives bump kisses and hugs. Only yesterday she was sharing out a pretend chocolate cake and said ‘One for Mummy, one for Daddy, one for Chloe and one for baby!’ so so sweet! We still have no idea on names, I have a book I keep meaning to go through, with Chloe the name just seemed right as soon as it was said and fit her when we saw her but this time nothing is really sticking. I shall make it my goal to go through the book this weekend and see what jumps out!
I feel tired already and it’s not even midday yet! I have a lot of half-finished posts that I need to complete (as always) and I will try to make posting a more frequent occurrence. I love it when I’m typing away it’s just the finding the time/energy to sit down and think ‘right I’ve got to write about xzy!’. Still if I can get into a routine now then it might make it easier when we’re a family of four – eeps!
On the potty training front, it is still trying to get into motion, Chloe is happy to sit on the potty (and say ‘weeeeeeeee’) but that’s as far as she gets, have tried her in ‘big girl pants’ and she wasnt impressed but she is making a slight improvement in telling us (most of the time) when she’s wet etc. So we will keep trying her and praising her when she wants to sit on the potty and tells us when she needs a change and maybe try some pants again in a few weeks. As with everything Chloe just seems to wake up one day and want to do something which I’m fine with, I dont want to tell her she has to do it if she’s not ready yet. So will do a potty training stash shot maybe and keep you updated on progress! But I’ll leave you with some gorgeous fluff that arrived last week, review to come soon but I love it – you can find out more about them at Babybots if you cant wait! Hope you all have a lovely weekend!