Sunday, 6 May 2018

Regrouping - 16 + 5.

I've not had a great deal of time to contemplate the pregnancy. I've been working super hard, covering extra sessions, earning extra dollars. I've also had a nasty lurgy and needed a day off sick in amongst all of this. It's ok having a cold when you can take all the drugs. Now I can take very few of the drugs and it takes the discomfort up a number of notches. I even had to miss crossfit for a week!

Somebody asked me a week or so ago "have you bought a pram yet?"

That day, a friend offered me her Silver Cross pram. She was going to sell it on ebay, and offered to sell it to me a bit cheaper than she was intending to sell it on the net. I snapped it up. A cursory google search showed that the Silver Cross is the Range Rover of prams, and they go for about $1000 a pop at least. My friend, a mumma to a 3 year old boy who will be stopping at 1 child, gave me a big bunch of stuff including a cot and a change table and baby clothes. I've been told not to buy too much, I will get given a bunch of things for the baby.

I've bought elasticated waist pants and jeggings (jeggings FTW), but have not yet been able to bring myself to buy maternity gear, or buy baby stuff myself.

I went to the Myer baby clothes section yesterday, and wound up crying soon after. I tried again today, same deal.

I am starting to get excited about the pregnancy, but a large part of me does not want to engage too fully, lest I lose the pregnancy. My trigger is going to buy baby things. I am scared of jinxing the situation.

I think it will get better once I have had the 20 week scan. Once I see a proper bump. I still don't really look pregnant, just a bit "thicc". Reassuringly, my jeans waist is getting tighter by the week. I've bought a "belly band" online to keep my jeans in action for a few more weeks.

I am hoping this lurgy gets better this week!


  1. I know exactly how you feel. This was me. I felt there was something dangerous about planning too far ahead. But really it sounds like you've already got most of what you need. I didn't buy baby clothes till third trimester - and even then I bought the most impractical things. Remember: you'll be learning, so give yourself a break. Make life as simple as you can. Bonds wondersuits FTW. Some sort of swaddling thing. And 1001 mini towels/little cloths (I promise, you will need them).

  2. wishing you luck- I bought no baby stuff til the en because superstitious x

  3. Remember that Prince Phillip’s first cot was a drawer...and it doesn’t seem to have done him any harm. Forget about the baby stuff. You’ll be fine, so will the baby and you can buy everything on the Internet after you come home from the hospital. You won’t want to let go of the baby for the first two weeks anyway so the whole bassinette thing is overrated. After losing a twin I wouldn’t let the other one go when she got here safely - nicknamed her ‘The Brooch’. Sending good vibes and permission to do whatever the heck you want. Cheers Sam

  4. So happy for you. Yes don’t buy any baby clothes. You’ll be given lots and sizing for babies is tricky. Mine went straight into 00 sizes, so all the newborn and 000 sized things were wasted. Better to wait until they’re here. Your partner can easily pick up Bonds grow suits in the right size once bubs arrived and bring them to the hospital. It’s all fun though and lots to look forward to! Again wishing you all the best!