Tuesday, 13 April 2010

The Baby Boom

Last year must've been a quiet TV year as the amount of women I know who are pregnant or have just had babies is incredible. Her's the extensive list.
My friend Stacey -had Eliana Dec 28th
My friend Ashley - had Emily 28th Jan
My sisters friend Kelly - had Charlotte mid Feb
One of the parents of one of the kids I look after - had Zak 23rd March
Family friend Becky - due any day now
Sisters Friend Mel - Due at the end of the month
Family Friend Louise - Due Mid May
Sisters friend Jo - Due Mid June
Me - due July 4th

Thats 9 between Christmas and July! And last Summer two of my friends had babies (Memphis 20/7/09 & Jay 26/8/09). What is with us all? We all seem to be at it like rabbits!

I wonder who is next?

Sunday, 11 April 2010

All about me

I just realised that there isn't actually alot on here about me personally.
So here goes.
My name is Jemma, I'm 24, I'm a leo.
I am girlfriend to Steven & "stepmum" to Craig (9) & Jack (6 1/2). I'm mummy to "Bump" (only 12 weeks to go!) & Alfie (my gorgeous Labradoodle).
I look after kids for a living in and afterschool club.
I like rock music & horror films. I'm a vegetarian who doesn't mind cooking meat for other people - my boys are all mega carnivores.
I'm overly honest and analytical and it does Steven's head in (lol).
My mum says I'm so laid back I'm horizontal.
If you'd like to know anything else just ask.
J x

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Midwives Suck!

On thursday I had a check up with the midwife. To be honest the whole thing wasn't very comforting. Firstly when she felt my stomach for the baby she said she couldn't feel anything, mainly because she was poking about nowhere near where the baby is. I had to tell her to feel a bit lower. Then when i went to the toilet to give a urine sample she asked my partner if i'd had something to eat recently as my blood sugar level was a bit high. Then yesterday phoned me to ask me the exact same question! She didn't even phone me though. She phoned Steven's mobile even though I know my file has both my mobile number and house number in it. I'm 28 weeks pregnant and I still haven't been offered any Ante-natal classes yet. Steven says i don't need them as he went to them with his ex and they were a load of rubbish, but surely I should've been offered them by now!
I'm just concerned that they don't seem to have a clue what they are doing!

Friday, 9 April 2010

12 weeks till D-Day

In 12 weeks (maybe a wee bit longer) I'll be a mummy. A parent. A grown up. I'll have gone through labour. I'll be learning about this tiny little, brand-new person that I've been carrying for the best part of a year!
Secretly I'm freaking out a bit. I'm totally neurotic about being clumsy. I wake up in a cold sweat after dreaming about dropping the baby. Or falling down the stairs whilst carrying him/her. (I can't remember the last time i fell down the stairs). What if I don't hold him/her right? What if I don't know when she/he needs fed? What if I don't realise when she/he is sick?
I don't want to be a neurotic mother but I feel like I'm already there!