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Have you ever had one of those days where despite your plans they end differently to what you expected?

I’m pretty certain you have.

Your day is set out with every thing in order and bam something comes along that upsets the plan.

Our day yesterday went something like this :

10:30 Breastfeeding Support Group

13:30 lunch at Sainsburys

14:30 meet up with the daughter’s in-laws

15:30 3D scan of baby, hoping to see the little face and get some cute pics of the future grandchild… No facial view but we got a fab pic of baby’s ear πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

16:30 ish go for afternoon tea to celebrate the impending arrival of said grandchild.

17:30 a viewing of the house they’re buying.

Home to pack for impending trips and supper while relaxing and watching TV…..

End of scheduled plans… But what do they say about the plans of mice and men?

…… A surprise awaits!!! The expectant parents reveal the baby’s chosen name over tea… And its an amazing name…. Just perfect. Lots of delighted chatter and exclamations and talk of baby. πŸ’• πŸ’• πŸ’•

After much excitement and baby talk every one scatters to do their own thing and we, daughter and me, head down to the baby section and set about increasing M&S’s profit margins…. πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

After which we drive over to view the house 🏑… Its adorable.

Then (a planned)… home to pack, them for a 4 day trip to Wales and me for a 10 day work assignment.

Except, underlying the whole day is the uncomfortable fact that the pregnant 🀰 Mummy is in pain. Mild at first and assumed to be a UTI. I buy bicarbonate of soda which is a good neutraliser to possibly help in the meantime till she gets to the maternity unit for tests. Doesn’t work…and the pain increases. Getting worried now. At least we know from the scan that baby is fit and bouncing.

Finally, after dropping off the in-laws at home and me at the store to buy pizza for supper, they head to the hospital for tests, and thats where all expected endings to the day came to an abrupt end.

Twas not a UTI, no idea what is causing the pain and so they check her in for scans and an overnight stay.

Meanwhile I’m at home preparing the pizza..

Cue frantic WhatsApp message… “I have to stay in overnight, please bring food and my pyjamas etc.”

πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

And so the day ended with me travelling in a taxi with a bag of overnight necessities and freshly baked pizza in their boxes, a hurried supper in the ward and then me driving Fiona (the car) home.

Meanwhile the parents settle in for a very uncomfortable night and I keep my phone on as per request.

Good night πŸŒƒ

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Our little Peanut nearly has the muscle control to make a fist by now, but look how tiny the hands are!!!! πŸ‘ΆπŸ»β£οΈβ£οΈβ£οΈβ£οΈβ£οΈ It’s simply breathtaking to realise that a human being can be so incredibly tiny. Oh my gosh. It’s extraordinary, the miracle of nature

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BIRTH ORDER OF CHILDREN
1st baby:
You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your doctor confirms your pregnancy.
2nd baby:
You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible. Β  Β 
3rd baby:
Your maternity clothes ARE your regular clothes.


Preparing for the Birth:
1st baby:
You practice your breathing religiously.
2nd baby:
You don’t bother because you remember that last time breathing didn’t do a thing.
3rd baby:
You ask for an epidural in your eighth month.


The Layette:
1st baby:
You pre-wash newborn’s clothes, color coordinate them, and fold them neatly in the baby ‘ s little bureau.
2nd baby:
You check to make sure that the clothes are clean and discard only the ones with the darkest stains.
3rd baby:
Boys can wear pink, can ‘ t they?

Worries:
1st baby:
At the first sign of distress–a whimper, a frown–you pick up the baby.
2nd baby:
You pick the baby up when her wails threaten to wake your firstborn.
3rd baby:
You teach your three-year-old how to rewind the mechanical swing.


Dummy:

1st baby:
If the dummy falls on the floor, you put it away until you can go home and wash and boil it.
2nd baby:
When the dummy falls on the floor, you squirt it off with some juice from the baby ‘ s bottle.
3rd baby:
You wipe it off on your shirt and pop it back in.

Nappies:

1st baby:
You change your baby’s nappy every hour, whether they need it or not.
2nd baby:
You change their nappy every two to three hours, if needed.
3rd baby:
You try to change their nappy before others start to complain about the smell or you see it sagging to their knees.

Activities:
1st baby:
You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, Baby Swing, and Baby Story Hour.
2nd baby:
You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics.
3rd baby:
You take your infant to the supermarket and the dry cleaner.

Going Out:
1st baby:
The first time you leave your baby with a sitter, you call home five times.
2nd baby:
Just before you walk out the door, you remember to leave a number where you can be reached…
3rd baby:
You leave instructions for the sitter to call only if she sees blood.

At Home:
1st baby
: You spend a good bit of every day just gazing at the baby.
2nd baby:
You spend a bit of everyday watching to be sure your older child isn ‘ t squeezing, poking, or hitting the baby.
3rd baby:
You spend a little bit of every day hiding from the children.

Swallowing Coins:

1st child:
When first child swallows a coin, you rush the child to the hospital and demand x-rays.
2nd child:
When second child swallows a coin, you carefully watch for the coin to pass.
3rd child:
When third child swallows a coin, you deduct it from his pocket money.

Pass this on to everyone you know who has children . . . or everyone who KNOWS someone who has had children … (The older the mother, the funnier this is!)

GRANDCHILDREN:
God ‘ s reward for allowing your children to live!

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