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16 Weeks

I am currently 16+1 weeks {in my 17th week} and the baby is apparently almost the size of a onion!

Not a lot to report so far, I'm still feeling pretty good apart from a couple of colds. I don't always sleep so well but as my friends keep telling me its all to prepare me for the future!

We have started to clear out the spare room, which will become the baby's room, as we are moving the bookcase to the living room and the double bed to store elsewhere {most likely Graham's parents garage}. We haven't bought any major items yet although we have chosen the pram / buggy. We are going to wait until we find out the sex so that we can decide on a colour before we buy it. We've also looked at a few cots, dressers and car seats but are going to wait a while longer until we purchase anything.

I have made a couple of smaller purchases though, the first a Radley changing bag which I couldn't resist when I saw it in the sale and they had the black version in the Edinburgh store. I liked it as it was quite big but can be made smaller if required, it has plenty pockets, a waterproof changing mat and buggy straps and since its black it will be fine for Graham to carry around too. My aunt offered to buy it for us as a baby gift too which was a lovely surprise. They no longer have it in stock so I'm glad I just got it when I saw it!


We also bought a few children's books; a set of 3 of the That's not my... series {bear, lion & puppy} and The Very Hungry Caterpillar book & toy set, both only £4 each in Tesco. They are now waiting to go into our small bookcase which we are keeping in the spare room to become the baby's.


I don't really have too much of a bump just now, although it has become more noticeable lately, but my trousers are all uncomfortable. I managed to get jeans and a pair of work trousers from Dorothy Perkins which are a lot better! Despite trying I couldn't fit in to any of my wedding suitable dresses so I have had to buy this maternity dress from Asos for Grahams cousins wedding this weekend which fits a lot better and at least I will be able to wear it for a while. Now all I need for the wedding is a fascinator or another sort of head piece!

I have my first midwife appointment this week then we are looking forward to our next scan {when we should be able to find out the sex} which is less than four weeks away.


  1. Congratulations, Gaynor! I am so happy for you! :)

  2. I totally missed this! Congratulations! x

  3. G, I loves these 'my baby is the size of a' pictures.

    That Radley bag is really good. I think buy something well made is worth it in the long run, as though the baby will stop being a baby, it will be a kid for a very long time, and you'll always need spare stuff!

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar is excellent, and I find at work we get great use out of the 'That's not my...' books. I have a couple

    Love your dress. LOVE.

    Sorry this comment is so long!

  4. I read my nephew "Thats not my puppy" last time we were up seeing him. He loves that book.

    Love the progress update.

  5. Congratulations on your onion baby :) I too love these pictures. I'm not broody in the slightest but still love other people's babies. And the Very Hungry Caterpillar is brilliant!
    My mum works for the NHS and dishes out reading packs for kids. Make sure you get them, I think there are 3 for different ages

  6. it's all starting to move along and feel quite real now, right? i'm still wearing most of my normal clothes, but i've been unzipping skirts a bit to have more breathing room :) can't wait to hear if you're having a boy or girl - any hunches? we find out september 8!!

  7. Thanks everyone!

    @Terese no hunches yet from me but we find out on the 9th September! I cant wait to find out!

  8. Anonymous19/8/11 15:26

    I love those books! :) And yay to onion baby (honestly that comparison makes me smile!) x

  9. Your baby is growing FAST.

    I love that you've already bought books for the baby - some of my happiest childhood memories are about books.

  10. I'm soooooo behind on all my blog reading and just saw that you're preggers! Congrats!!! How exciting :o) xx

  11. Oooh, better late than never!! Congratulations, Gaynor!! You must be stoked!! I hope you have a smooth pregnancy and that everything goes well!!


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