Hello, I'm Amy. This is a journal of my marriage to the man of my dreams, stories of our adventures and photos of our day to day life. We're also expecting our first child in April 2014.

 

Sorry that I’ve been absent from here. I’ve been having regular contractions for about 38 hours now but they’re not progressing at all. So painful and so frustrating! We did manage to walk along the canal in the sunshine today to try and help things along which was nice. I’m really not looking forward to another night of contractions especially after only a couple of hours sleep. Please let this little one join us soon!

Sorry that I’ve been absent from here. I’ve been having regular contractions for about 38 hours now but they’re not progressing at all. So painful and so frustrating! We did manage to walk along the canal in the sunshine today to try and help things along which was nice. I’m really not looking forward to another night of contractions especially after only a couple of hours sleep. Please let this little one join us soon!

5 days over.
My due date was 5 days ago and I must admit I’m starting to struggle now. I’ve no motivation to do anything but I’m also bored out of my mind being home alone all day. Physically I’m feeling ok although sleep is difficult now due to my size. My body keeps tricking me, most evenings are spent with me in pain due to cramps and back ache but it never progresses to anything more and I find myself waking up disappointed in the morning.
On the bright side, Matt will be home in an hour and a half and then I’ll have him with me all weekend. We’ve planned ourselves a busy day tomorrow of walking around a couple of National Trust properties. Maybe a day of walking will start this labour off but if not I get a fun day hanging out with my husband. Sunday morning I have my first sweep so we’ll see if that does anything either. If not we have a day of walking and cuddling up watching films planned. I’m really looking forward to getting out of the house, enjoying some fresh air and having Matt with me. So it’s really not all bad but I really would love my baby in my arms by the end of the weekend please.

5 days over.

My due date was 5 days ago and I must admit I’m starting to struggle now. I’ve no motivation to do anything but I’m also bored out of my mind being home alone all day. Physically I’m feeling ok although sleep is difficult now due to my size. My body keeps tricking me, most evenings are spent with me in pain due to cramps and back ache but it never progresses to anything more and I find myself waking up disappointed in the morning.

On the bright side, Matt will be home in an hour and a half and then I’ll have him with me all weekend. We’ve planned ourselves a busy day tomorrow of walking around a couple of National Trust properties. Maybe a day of walking will start this labour off but if not I get a fun day hanging out with my husband. Sunday morning I have my first sweep so we’ll see if that does anything either. If not we have a day of walking and cuddling up watching films planned. I’m really looking forward to getting out of the house, enjoying some fresh air and having Matt with me. So it’s really not all bad but I really would love my baby in my arms by the end of the weekend please.

Decided to stop feeling so sorry for myself just because baby hasn’t arrived yet. So I’ve spent the day cleaning and baking, put on proper clothes and make up and I’m going to go and meet Matt off of his train. We’re going to enjoy some of this early evening sunshine and just hang out together. I’m pretty excited to be honest. I would love nothing more than to have my baby in my arms but it is coming (however slowly) and I’m going to start trying to enjoy the time we have left as a twosome.

Decided to stop feeling so sorry for myself just because baby hasn’t arrived yet. So I’ve spent the day cleaning and baking, put on proper clothes and make up and I’m going to go and meet Matt off of his train. We’re going to enjoy some of this early evening sunshine and just hang out together. I’m pretty excited to be honest. I would love nothing more than to have my baby in my arms but it is coming (however slowly) and I’m going to start trying to enjoy the time we have left as a twosome.

Our Baby Growing Adventure.

Photos from the day we found out to our due date. I really hope little one decides to make an appearance soon…

Another photo of bump that Matt took today. I’m hoping these are the last photos we take of bump but I know that realistically I’ve got at least a few more days with it. I can’t wait to be taking photos of our little one instead of the bump.
It’s been really hard to keep our minds off of it today and I know that tomorrow will be even more difficult for me as Matt will be at work. Who knows how I’ll get through this week…

Another photo of bump that Matt took today. I’m hoping these are the last photos we take of bump but I know that realistically I’ve got at least a few more days with it. I can’t wait to be taking photos of our little one instead of the bump.

It’s been really hard to keep our minds off of it today and I know that tomorrow will be even more difficult for me as Matt will be at work. Who knows how I’ll get through this week…

Bump at 40 weeks.
So here we are. Today is our due date and there is really no sign of baby coming any time soon. I keep telling myself that that’s ok, but really what I want is to meet our little one. It’s like waiting for Christmas but not knowing which day it’s on. I can’t wait to find out if we have a son or a daughter, what they’ll look like, discover their personality. 
I know I’ve been very lucky with this pregnancy, it’s been pretty plain sailing all the way through. And I’ve loved every little kick and wiggle. But I’m ready now baby.
We’re ready to meet you and start our new adventure together.

Bump at 40 weeks.

So here we are. Today is our due date and there is really no sign of baby coming any time soon. I keep telling myself that that’s ok, but really what I want is to meet our little one. It’s like waiting for Christmas but not knowing which day it’s on. I can’t wait to find out if we have a son or a daughter, what they’ll look like, discover their personality.

I know I’ve been very lucky with this pregnancy, it’s been pretty plain sailing all the way through. And I’ve loved every little kick and wiggle. But I’m ready now baby.

We’re ready to meet you and start our new adventure together.

(Source: freckledmoon)

Bump at 39+4
Just three days until your due date little one. I really don’t mind if you want to come a little earlier though. I’m getting a little fed up of being this size and having to pee all of the time. I’m having a lot of Braxton Hicks but no signs that you’re thinking of making your arrival. 
If, however, you are thinking of staying in there a bit longer I wouldn’t mind too much. My parents are coming to visit tomorrow and I am looking forward to another weekend with Matt so it wouldn’t be the end of the world if you stay put until your due date, I’m just really looking forward to meeting you!

Bump at 39+4

Just three days until your due date little one. I really don’t mind if you want to come a little earlier though. I’m getting a little fed up of being this size and having to pee all of the time. I’m having a lot of Braxton Hicks but no signs that you’re thinking of making your arrival. 

If, however, you are thinking of staying in there a bit longer I wouldn’t mind too much. My parents are coming to visit tomorrow and I am looking forward to another weekend with Matt so it wouldn’t be the end of the world if you stay put until your due date, I’m just really looking forward to meeting you!

Our origami crane mobile all finished and hung in the nursery. I am so, so happy with it!
It adds a nice bit of colour into the room and I love that they originally hung in our wedding reception. It’s also nice to know that each crane was made by a loved one although we have no way to know who made each one.

Our origami crane mobile all finished and hung in the nursery. I am so, so happy with it!

It adds a nice bit of colour into the room and I love that they originally hung in our wedding reception. It’s also nice to know that each crane was made by a loved one although we have no way to know who made each one.

(Source: freckledmoon)

Glimpses of our home.

More shots of the nursery. We’re still not finished with it, baby is due in three days but won’t be sleeping in there straight away so I’m not too worried. The Jellycat squirrel was a gift from little-alba-sunrise and the other two toys in the cot are ones I’ve made this week.

The toys on the shelf are a collection of gifts given to us by loved ones and the wooden rattle is Matt’s from when he was little.

You can just see the bottom of our crane mobile as well. I’m really happy with how that turned out.

My husband is pretty damn brave! Haha. He seems to find my pregnant emotional self a source of entertainment. Good job he’s cute…

My husband is pretty damn brave! Haha. He seems to find my pregnant emotional self a source of entertainment. Good job he’s cute…