Thank you to you all for your support from my last post. I want to respond to you each individually and will be doing that in the coming days. I also plan to update on what things are like now at home but this post is purely Nacho related. Because I’m getting excited. I wanted to get some of it out.
I am now full term (how can that be?!) and on maternity leave after about three weeks of modified bedrest and working from home. Turns out my body was eager to get the show on the road. I had been showing all the signs of preterm labour. Too early. With my history of a weak cervix and not actually ever getting a stitch they didn’t want to take any chances so the advice was to stay off my feet until full term to see if they stopped. They did. With all the chaos going on I was doing too much, I see that now.
I last saw Nacho on Friday for his last scan. At the time he was over 6lbs of cuteness. Not much to see except squished baby parts but it is always a relief to hear he is healthy and normal.
Apart from developing anaemia and the prelabour craziness Nacho’s presence has been very reassuring. He’s kicking like a fiend, but sleeps when I sleep through the night which has been a blessing. His 3-4x a day hiccups are the cutest thing I could ever imagine, reminding me actually is a real baby in there. I get very regular cervical twinges or “fanny daggers” as a friend has been referring to them reminding me things are definitely happening down there and at my last midwife appointment it was confirmed he’s engaged. He could come anytime.
I’m not really ready mentally but I am getting there physically. Ordered what he needs day one, with a few things left to sort out. Ticking things off the list has been more cathartic than I thought. I practice hypnobirthing everyday. I see my doula regularly and she has been a lifesaver to help me through the anxiety. She’s got the perfect blend of medical (as an ex supervisor midwife) and mind-body knowledge (as a hypnotherapist) to make me feel like I’m in a very safe and comforting pair of hands.
I reluctantly went to a series of NCT antenatal classes which quickly became invaluable for the shared knowledge, relationships and advice. I feel like I have a handle on things now. I’m getting there anyway.
Nacho is a constant source of strength for me, and I can’t wait to be there for him. But until then I look forward to spending the coming days/weeks savouring how close we are to each other. I talk to him constantly, narrating our daily adventures, taking naps together, enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. Washing his clothes even fills my eyes with tears. Everything is so emotional right now. I just can’t wait to meet this little guy.
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Very excited to hear how hypnobirthing goes for you. Good luck!
I’ve been loving it. Super relaxing. Whatever helps right?! For all the trauma we have been through in this community it’s as if hypnobirthing was invented for us. Hope it helps in labour xx
I have a funny hypnobirthing story but you’ll have to remind me to share it with you and Lindsey AFTER you have delivered a healthy, happy and irresistably adorable Nacho in the coming days, weeks, minutes… 😉
I can’t wait to hear it! xx
So nearly there! Rooting for you x
Thanks sweetie 🙂 xx
Thank you hun! xx
I’m so glad to hear such a happy update from you. Full term, yay!!
Wow, such great news, Lisette. Sending so much love your and Nacho’s way.
Thank you so much sweetie xx
Yay! You’re so close now!! You’ve been on my mind a lot. Praying little Nacho holds out a little longer, but can’t wait for his big entrance too!
Thank you so much lovely, thinking of you all the time xx
Thinking about you all the time! I hope you are feeling well in this last stretch. I can’t wait for your birth announcement!
Best of luck, he’ll be here before you know it
Thanks! It’s crazy to think that anytime now he’ll be here! xx
I’m absolutely thrilled to pieces for both of you!
Thank you thank you! xx
This is such an exciting milestone! Congrats on reaching full term. It’s amazing to think that you’ll be meeting your sweet baby any time now. Thinking of you!!
Thank you so much sweetie, so exciting xxx
So very excited for you. Nacho is one lucky baby to have such a wonderful mommy!!! XO
That is so sweet, thank you my lovely xx
Very exciting that he is almost here – enjoy every moment of it and give that baby lots of hugs and kisses from us all. He is definitely a miracle and I think he’s given a lot of us hope! XOXO
You are so sweet Amber, thank you xx
Exciting… all the best over the next few weeks xx
Thank you so much xx
This brought tears to my eyes. I hope you have a calm and swift labour – meeting your little man will be such an incredible moment! Miracles can happen. Thinking of you both xxx
Thank you Rose, that means so much. Thinking of you all the time xx
Lisette, you are so very frequently in my thoughts, you and your little much longed-for miracle man. I am so happy for you, so grateful for your inspiring journey. We are many wishing you a beautiful birth ma belle.
Thank you sweetie, that is such a lovely thing to say. Thank you so much xx
This blog made me cry! I am so happy for you! Thanks so much for sharing your journey with us all, your experiences are a source of inspiration and hope! Best of luck with the birth and can’t wait to hear the news of little Nacho being born!!! Yeaaa! 🙂
That is so kind, thank you so much. I so appreciate your note xx
So happy and excited for you!! He will be on your arms before you know it and then you be really emotional 😉
Aw hun thank you for that 🙂 xx
What a delicious milestone 🙂 You’re on your way!!
Thank you sweetie xx
Love you, girl. Love Nacho. Tears thinking about how close it is. So goddang happy for you. xoxoxoxo
Thank you my sweet friend. Thinking of you always xxx
Wahoo! Full term, baby! So happy for you. 😀 Glad Nacho is getting ready to make his appearance, and glad that you’ve been excitedly readying for his arrival and bonding with him so well over the last few weeks. You’re going to be such an amazing mom. I cannot WAIT until he is here. So so happy for you, hun. ❤ ❤
Thank you soooo much hun, that is such a lovely note to read. Thank you xx
So exciting that he
So exciting that he is almost here.
Thanks sweetie xx
So nice to know that little Nacho is doing well. You’re almost there, mama!
Thanks Isabelle! xx
Goosebumps reading this! I’m holding my baby in my arms and I’m so excited for you. You’re going to be AMAZED at how you feel when you have him. Xxx ps I think we must have the same friends as I also got fanny daggers!
Oh hun, I’m so glad to read this! Hope you’re all doing well. Fanny daggers are the funniest term ever. Lots of love xx
Ps you may also think oh Jesus I can’t cope but that’s normal too and it absolutely gets easier. I’m on a bus going to weigh in appt for Maeve both of us fed, cleanly dressed and on my own! (As in with the baby but just me!) this time last week I was in the bedroom in my milk soaked jammies crying!! So give yourself time and let a anyone who offers help!! Xxxx
Wow you’re an inspiration! Well done! I can see a rocky road ahead but I’ll try to embrace it. Thanks so much for the tips xxx
Oh my gosh!! I am so thrilled for you. Blessings to you both and blessings upon the coming weeks.
Thank you my lovely xx
It’s so great to read this! All my best wishes! Big hug. xx
Thanks so much sweetie xx
Best wishes as you head down the home stretch. 🙂
Thank you so much
Aww, this makes my heart feel so full. And I’m so glad to be following a fellow hypnobirthing mama! We are loving Hypnobabies so much.
Thank you sweetie, yes hypnobirthing certainly has been a valuable experience. I hope to put it to good use…xx
Just wanted to drop you a line to tell you I’m thinking of you. I hope Nacho is doing well! I hope you are well. I think about you and your husband sometimes, and I hope you are finding peace and support. It’s been such a long, hard wait for you, and I’m so happy that you’re going to be holding your baby in your arms soon.
Oh Eli I’ve been thinking of you so much. Thank you so much for checking in. There’s so much to write about and yet I find myself kind of sat in silence a lot of the time, frozen I think. Just want Nacho here now, I can hardly wait. xoxo
Just wanted to say I’ve been thinking of you and Nacho!
Thank you so much sweetie, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that xxx
I hope things are still going well. I can’t wait for an update!
A-ok for now hun thanks so much for checking in 🙂 xxx