Welcome to the 3rd Trimester – Week 28

I clearly remember begging the midwife for an early induction in Week 28 of my last pregnancy. Must have been the hormones! It is a comfort to know that I found it hard going at this same stage last time. The first pregnancy was a complete breeze and I naively thought Wow pregnancy is relatively easy!! I must admit the thought of another 12 weeks (maybe more) in summer, school holidays with 2 little ladies to entertain has me slightly freaked out. But I also remember when you get to the 3rd trimester it is like a countdown that also goes scarily quickly 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…POP.

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Dadchelor Parties

and what is that I hear you asking yourself? Well apparently the latest craze to cross the pond from the US, where Baby Showers originated are Dadchelor Parties.

These celebrations for dads-to-be are not quite the baby and mother-to-be focused pampering session of Baby Showers. Where the mother-to-be’s female family and friends get together to shower her with gifts and play a few games before the baby arrives.

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Baby in 4D – Week 27

We decided that we would do a 4D scan, often referred to as a Baby Bonding Scan so that the 2 little ladies could see their baby brother before his arrival. To make it all that more real! We were advised that Week 26 to Week 28 is the best time to carry this out.

We did a 4D scan for the first time in our 2nd pregnancy; they were relatively new then and found it an amazing experience. Although a little weird as the baby can look a little alien like. With this in mind we put the DVD on earlier in the week of LL2′s 4D scan so the girls could get used to it. Were they interested? Continue reading

National Breastfeeding Week

National Breastfeeding Week, now in its 17th year is a week-long campaign. The aim is to “raise awareness of the health benefits of breastfeeding, increase social acceptance of breastfeeding and promote support for breastfeeding”.

A very emotive topic for new mums these days. In fact I heard the term Breastapo bandied around this week in the media. New mums are feeling the pressure.

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