Maternity-Leave To-Do List

Seeing I have a bit time until our baby comes I had to make a maternity-leave todo list to not just sit around everyday, so here it is:

  1. Pack my hospital bag
  2. Make a list with questions/notes I have to take with into the delivery room
  3. Get informed and buy a dryer
  4. Buy a folder for all the papers concerning the pregnancy/birth/baby
  5. Drive to IKEA and just look around, not on a Saturday and not with 1 Mio. people doing the same thing
  6. Buy things we are missing in our household
  7. Get informed about Baby’s insurance
  8. Wash the bathroom carpet
  9. Wash and dry the baby clothes and toys
  10. Clean the washing machine and the dishwasher
  11. Dust the high kitchen shelves (without falling)
  12. Go through my closet and throw out clothes I never wear
  13. Go through my bathroom shelves and through out the stuff I never use
  14. Clean the fridge and freezer
  15. Have a brunch and wellness day with my mom :)
  16. Make a cost calculation
  17. Drive to the urban district I love but haven’t been in ages
  18. Go out for breakfast, coffee and cake more
  19. Explore the city we live in
  20. Make a first-aid course for babies/kids
  21. Have a pedicure
  22. Make an appointment with my midwife
  23. Meet with friends and family

I’m starting my maternity leave at 32 weeks pregnant.

baby bump weeks 8 - 32

baby bump weeks 8 – 32

Now the belly I’ve had before pregnancy doesn’t seem so big anymore :)

My 32nd week baby bump story

32nd week

How far along: 31 weeks 6 days
How much do I weigh: 56,9 kg (+ 8,1 kg)
Belly size: I am trying to eat more to gain more weight. Yesterday eve I ate two big plates with spaghetti and a veggie-tomatoe sauce and had ice-cream for dessert :)

Baby Bump Week 32 - 31w6d

Baby Bump Week 32 – 31w6d

Belly button in or out: It’s coming out a bit, a tiny bit
Sleep: Pretty good, getting/waking up once (not) every night
Food (non) cravings: Nothing special
birthday girl

My Birthday 2015 – I’m 31 weeks and 2 days pregnant :)

Symptoms: Heartburn
Maternity clothes: One pair of jeans is getting a bit too tight around my belly so now I have exactly one pair of pants which still fit good without giving me trouble breathing. Let’s see how long.
Stretch marks: None
Miss anything: I’m feeling good and everything is pretty fine so I’m not missing anything yet.
Looking forward to: I’m looking forward to not getting up early on Monday morning to go to work :)
Best happenings this week:
  • Sunday: Had a lovely birthday-baby-shower-brunch
  • Monday: Had a lovely 33rd birthday. I didn’t go to work so in the morning I baked some cupcakes, then the boyfriend and I had a lovely breakfast and went for a nice walk in the early afternoon. It was very sunny so we stopped at a coffee shop and had coffee and cake. In the eve we went out for dinner.
  • Tuesday: On Tuesday I had my second prenatal class. We learned about contractions and when we should drive to the hospital.
  • On Wednesday I baked some more cupcakes which I all brought to work on Thursday to celebrate my birthday and maternity leave.
  • Friday: I had my last day of work for this year :)

Movement: Lots! His feet are kicking the right side of my uterus
Gender: Baby-Boy Bruno
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy and getting more and more excited for the baby to come
Sports: Not allowed at the moment

Baby-Birthday-Shower

Happy Birthday to me, I’m turning thirty-threeee :)

On Sunday I invited my mom and sisters for a lovely brunch and I got some useful presents for baby-boy Bruno and me. It was a lovely day, we had good food – lots of fruit, good bread, sausage, eggs, marmalade… and after the brunch the bubby and I looked at a very nice house to rent. We didn’t take it though seeing a big street was right next to it and that’s too dangerous for kids (I thought) – he thought it’s probably too noisy.

On my birthday, Monday the 19th, I took a day off of work and bubby and me went for a nice walk, had coffee and cake, looked at the stroller we ordered and in the evening we went out to eat.

I had my second prenatal class this week and we learned about contractions, it was quite interesting, of course :)

The evenings I spent baking. As it is my last week of work before my maternity leave, I’m bringing American goodies to work.

cupcakes & doughnuts

cupcakes & doughnuts

Ah, I love to bake cute things like that!

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