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Bump day. The Bump Day. 40 weeks and one day down (thought I'd hold off taking a picture yesterday in case the baby made a late night arrival...wishful thinking)

The Bump and I have been spending our days lounging around, taking little strolls and getting the final things ready for an arrival any day now. Yesterday we had a midwife appointment which went smoothly as always. Blood pressure, good; baby's heartbeat, perfect; blood test results to check iron levels had gone up a bit? Well the red meat has paid off and we're now well and truly in the safety zone. Our lovely midwife this week, Lesley, was who we saw at our first ever appointment at 8 weeks. How fast those months have gone.

At home the Baby's nook in our bedroom is now all set up. A vintage Babar print discovered in a charity shop and postcards with pretty birds and beautiful sayings all sit above the Nanny-made basket liner, which makes comfy living for Donna Wilson and Cath Kidston teddies.

So, we're ready when you are little one. Your bed's awaiting, with new friends tucked up in Mama-made blankets. We can't wait to meet you...

25 comments:

  1. Hope bab doesn't keep you waiting too much longer. Gorgeous little space you have created. Lucky little one. All the best for the coming days/weeks :) Lovely blog.

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  2. What a lovely little nest. So colourful and peaceful and snuggly. The perfect space to welcome your little one. Enjoy these last few days. xx

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  3. Beautiful Nell love the pops of red! I too moved the Moses basket into our bedroom from where it's been set up in the nursery - each day is a step closer to meeting our babes! Good luck x Kathryn

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  4. Beautiful bump, beautiful nook, beautiful pics...

    Time went by so fast - I remember very well when you announced your pregnancy here, and now you're about to meet your little one! So exciting, hope you don't have to wait too long... Wishing you all the best for the time to come!

    Fine

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  5. Oh enjoy these last few days! I predict the little one will come on saturday...! Maybe not. I have that Babar print in the boys bedroom, but poster size. It's lovely. Good luck lovely lady! Lou xx

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  6. Its looking so lovely! Come on niece/nephew! xx

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  7. It all looks wonderful. You look wonderful. With three children of my own I think I can imagine how you must be feeling during these last days. It's a really exciting moment, isn't it? One you will look back on, with the birth and babymoon, with huge nostalgia and joy.

    Be still and peaceful. I wish you much happiness.

    Stephanie

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  8. I can hardly believe you're 40 weeks now Nell - how quickly the time has flown. Sending my thoughts and prayers your way for a healthy and happy birth. And I just love the blend of colours and things you have prepared for the baby's nook. So fresh and pleasing!

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  9. My first was ten days over 'due date'. With my second I 'let it go' and tried to not put any sort of date on bubs arrival. It is hard. The waiting...the expectation. And so so exciting. Nook looks so lovely as does your bump. All the best and we cannot wait to meet the little one soon!

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  10. All the best! Keep up the blogging when things settle a little. Love your snaps x

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  11. Oh, I love the little corner! Happy waiting :)

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  12. Oh so close!! Hurry up little one! xx

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  13. This is such an exciting time - enjoy these moments, whilst each birth is exciting, they are never as exciting as the first. goodluck - hope it all goes smoothly :)
    L
    x

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  14. Oh Nell, it's just gorgeous! These last few pregnant moments are so precious... I have the fondest memories of those last few days pre-mama. Enjoy. Give that husband some extra smooches while it's still just the two of you! ;)

    All my best wishes for the most beautiful birth... see you and your gorgeous bub soon! xx

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  15. It's all beautiful. Wishing you a calm and beautiful birth. Stay as rested as you can from now on and keep that camera battery charged! :)

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  16. How wonderful! And how exciting! Wishing you the very best. x

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  17. My turn to chime in & wish you all the best for the birth...your body and your baby know what to do...just let it unfold x
    cant wait to hear the news...

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  18. eek i'm so excited for you...sending you good vibes for a peaceful birth, come on little one we can't wait to meet you!

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  19. blessings to you as you prepare for the birth of your baby...i just got goosebumps. were all officially on baby blog watch. x

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  20. i hope youre having a baby. right. now.

    blessings to you my friend!

    xo em

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  21. gorgeous little nursery. how exciting meeting your baby soon, I used to have so many dreams of their faces when I was pregnant...good luck!

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  22. Lots of love Nell!
    So exciting....xxx

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  23. OH it's divine. I love it. And so will your baby, nestled in there. Although I might just say that Poet did not once lie in her moses basket. We came home, it was cold, I lay her in bed next to me and there she stayed.
    I have been thinking of you every. single. day wondering if your body is doing its wonderful thing yet.

    lotsa love to you, from across the oceans. can't wait to hear the news.

    and good luck Ben too! You know Nell better than anyone so you'll now exactly what she wants/needs in labour. x

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  24. Ohhh good luck lovely Nell, I hope things go marvelously for you! Im super excited for ya. Baby's nook is completely adorable, Best wishes from Aus. *s* ps. That babar print is gold!

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  25. ...loving that my birth story is helping you to stay strong. I had to go back and read it after your comment...it's so amazing to think that that little being is the saskia that we love so dearly...

    So last words of advice (because it sounds as though you've got it together-staying positive & in the moment is it, really)...just remember that every breath takes you closer to your baby and one day soon, you too will be writing your birth story, and what you'll keep coming back to, is not the pain/intensity/strong sensations, but the little miracle (oh so real in your arms) that you made...

    You CAN do it x

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