Right from the beginning of my pregnancy, C had told us that she’d like the baby to be a girl. This isn’t surprising really, I expect the majority of 4 year old girls would pick a sister over a brother if they had the choice.
When T was born, we asked my mum not to tell C the sex of the baby so that we could tell her face to face. When she came to the hospital the morning after T arrived she was already very excited and it was lovely to be able to tell her that she did get her wish and that baby was a girl.
She’s been really good with her so far. She loves giving her cuddles and she’s, mostly, very helpful. M has even been teaching her how to change nappies.
Newborns need their nappies changing a lot but we’ve been lucky enough to have been sent a months supply of the new Pampers New Baby Sensitive nappies. These nappies contain up to 50% more skin care ingredients, which makes me happy as babies have such delicate skin. We’ve been using them for a couple of weeks now and I’m really happy with them. T’s skin is soft, with no redness, and they contain her wee and that lovely newborn poo well.
I also like the wetness indicator on the nappy although, if I’m completely honest, you can usually tell when a nappy is wet without the need for a colour changing line. The geeky side of me thinks it’s a pretty cool feature though!
We’re using size 1 nappies which are for babies weighing 4 – 11 lbs. T is nicely in the middle of this range at the moment and the nappies fit well. The elasticated part around the legs seems snug but doesn’t leave any marks on her, and the waist can obviously be adjusted depending on how tight you fasten the tabs.
I’d definitely recommend the Pampers New Baby sensitive nappies and will be continuing to use them while T is small.
You can find out more about the New Baby Sensitive nappies on the Pampers facebook page.This post and review are part of a sponsored project with BritMums. All opinions are my own.
I’ve finally got a chance to get online to let you know that our yellow bump, due on 4th October, finally turned pink three weeks ago, almost a week late.
T was born on 10th October at 10.16pm, weighing 7lb 7oz. After a very long labour with C, this one was the complete opposite. My hospital notes say I was in established labour for less than 3 hours, with a whopping 6 minutes of pushing. A huge difference to the 90 minutes pushing last time!
Three weeks on and T is settling in. Breastfeeding hasn’t been 100% straightforward but we’re getting there now. She had put on 7oz in 7 days this week so feeling quite proud of my boobs.
Hopefully I’ll be around more to keep the blog updated now. Here’s a few pictures to start off with.
Baby: According to a scan I had on Monday at 38+3, baby weighed 6lb 9oz. C weighed 7lb 5oz at 39+6 so it’s looking like this one will be a very similar size.
Symptoms: Still feeling pretty good. I’m trying to walk at least one school run a day which is 1.5 miles, in the hope that it’ll encourage baby out. And if not, at least it’s keeping me active and fit ready for labour.
Weight: As of Tuesday I’d put on exactly 10kg since my booking in appointment at 10 weeks.
Clothes: Bla bla bla… I even seem to be outgrowing my maternity stuff now!
Movement: Movements can be quite painful now as baby has no space left at all!
Cravings: None, my pregnancies are so boring!
Stretchmarks: None! Do I have my mum to thank for that?
Sleep: Still waking 2 or 3 times a night, and turning over in bed is almost a workout in itself but I’m still getting some decent sleep so can’t really complain.
Appointments: Scan on Monday showed baby to be growing nicely and it’s now slightly above the 10th centile line it’s been following. Antenatal clinic appointment on Tuesday showed all to be ok and I’m booked in for a sweep next week!
Best moment: Saw an amazing face shot of baby at the last scan where it looked like a real little person with little squished up cheeks and everything!
Worst moment: None
Anything else: Nothing
C’s been back at school just over a week now. She’s moved up from nursery, which she went to from 8.30am to 11.30am every day, to infants school which is full time.
I wasn’t worried about her starting, she’s been looking forward to ‘big girl school’ for weeks and, despite her missing the taster day due to chicken pox, I didn’t think she’d be too phased by it all.
Being there full time is tiring her out but she’s loving it so far. Her favourite thing is the craft table and I get a card or picture from her almost every day. She’s starting PE this week and is super excited about getting to wear her new plimsolls. They’ve got bows on you know.
She’s in the same class as two of her best friends which has helped her settle in quickly and I hope her love of school continues.
Of course now the new term has started we’ve had ‘Mummy, I thought you said baby was coming once I started school?’
Life’s been a bit busy with work and C starting school so I’m afraid the blog’s had to take a bit of a back seat for a few weeks and I completely missed week 36 of my bump diary so I’m doing an update at 37 weeks instead. I’m back now though, full term and waiting for baby to make an appearance!
Baby: Baby was weighing an estimated 2.52kg at my 36 week growth scan. That means he/she had put on a whole pound in 2 weeks which is great news and means they were weighing 5lb 9oz over a week ago.
Symptoms: Feeling pretty good really. Hope it continues!
Weight: I think I’ve put on about a stone and a half which is ok as far as I know!
Clothes: So bored of them!
Movement: Feeling baby but they’re now facing my back so not really getting any kicks at all just huge wriggles.
Sleep: Not great but I’m managing. It’s hard to get comfortable now and I’m waking 2 or 3 times a night.
Appointments: Had a 36 week growth scan which showed baby still following the 10th centile line which is good and just means it’ll be a fairly small baby (if the estimates are accurate anyway!)
Best moment: It has to be the fact I’ve now finished work!
Worst moment: None
Anything else: Baby seems to have turned from facing my hip to facing my back now which I’m pleased about as that’s the best position for birth. Just hoping they decide to stay that way now!