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Mum, it’s me!

I am officially the cutest little pumpkin on the planet mum, and there’s only six weeks left to go! Six weeks until you get to meet me! Well, that’s if I decide to come out on time. I could be overdue, but then again, I could be early too. Either way, we’re going to be having cuddles together before we know it! From now on, I’m putting on almost 300 grams every week. I’m even stretching out to 45cm or more now. Yes, I’ve been a busy little bee preparing for our big day, which is just around the corner now. I’m so ready for our first hug!

How are you?

By now, it might feel as though you’ve been pregnant forever. It’s normal to start slowing down in the next few weeks and finishing up at work, but you may also get a bonus burst of energy. This is called ‘nesting’, an urge that some mums-to-be suddenly get to start preparing the nursery, cleaning the house and getting everything organised before baby arrives! While planning the nursery is great fun, leave all the heavy lifting and painting for dad. Even little physical demands can take some adjusting to now, so make sure you’re getting plenty of rest – you’ll need it to prepare for your night feeds.

A rocking chair and a nightlight in the nursery will also work wonders, allowing both you and baby to stay relaxed when the special time comes.

And when it comes to feeding, there’s no doubt that breast milk is best for your baby. Not only does it provide everything your little one needs for healthy growth and development, breast feeding is an extremely emotional and rewarding experience for you both.

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