This morning, Facebook and Timehop told me it was a year ago today that I announced our pregnancy. Obviously lots of people already knew, but up until then I just hadn’t felt ready to share the news on social media. I’m glad now that I eventually did as this gem appearing at the top of my feed this morning really made me reminisce about my pregnancy.
On top of this, on Tuesday Rory hit 36 weeks and 5 days old, this might not seem like much of a milestone but it means from now on he has been in the world as long as he was in my tummy. While this is quite a scary thought, it also gives the perfect opportunity to nose back through my pregnancy photos and ALL my photos since Rory was born (as if I need an excuse).
So this post is a very self indulgent one full of photos of my bump (which I’ve never actually shared before and never thought I would eek), scans and a teeny tiny Rory.
Where it all began.
My 16 week bump.
Our 17 week gender scans.
My 32 week bump.
Our 32 week 4D scan.
On holiday at 35+5 – exactly a week before our little man arrived.
My final bump photo (although I didn’t know it at the time)
Home from hospital – look at that sleepsuit
Those first few weeks are so tiring
Little wind smiles
And the tiny first real smiles
I genuinely can’t believe that, this tiny little man has been in the world for 37 weeks.
I had cwtches with a little newborn today and although it didn’t make me broody as such it made me wish I’d treasured every little newborn Rory moment that little bit more. I mean I really did try and remember every moment and would just sit and watch him and take everything about him in. But through the exhaustion and feeling the need to try and keep on top of everything I feel like I should have just made the most of it that little bit more, as I’ll never have those same firstborn new baby moments again!
But rather than thinking about what I should have done, I’m going to make sure I fully appreciate the amazing, funny, inquisitive little boy Rory is becoming, even more so during these last few weeks of maternity leave!
So new mummies, don’t worry about the cleaning, the laundry, whether you’re still in your pyjamas at 3pm – just embrace this precious little dot which is about to change your world forever.