Nine months

And just like that the nine month mark is here…  what seemed like it would forever be far away in the future is now and our world is about to change more than we can imagine.

Honestly I never thought I’d be one of those girls who feels ‘ready’ but the past two weeks have been spent with baby feet wedged up under my ribs and those little butterfly kicks have turned into an assault on my body from 5pm to midnight, daily.  I haven’t tied my own shoes for a month, it takes me an hour to eat a child sized meal because someone is taking up all the space, I walk so slowly that grannies smile at me as they overtake and my San Pellegrino habit has reached a new and expensive level as my thirst is seemingly unquenchable.  The nursery corner is complete and the freezer is stocked with home cooked meals and there’s nothing left to do but wait.  My body is unrecognisable and I am in awe of nature and what she can achieve – I remind myself that I have grown a person in here and, in spite of the hands and feet that I see pushing through my belly towards the outside world, it still seems so inconceivable that this tiny, little human will be here with us soon, so loved and in our arms.  There is nothing left to prepare…  and yet I still feel completely unprepared for what lies ahead…



  1. Gaylesbury
    10 Jul / 8:34 am

    Beautiful words for a beautiful photo, you have summed up exactly those feelings x

  2. 10 Jul / 1:14 pm

    That’s a beautiful photo! I did this with both my boys – and surprisingly managed to time it to be a few days before they both arrived, so it was interesting comparing the bump shots. Those final weeks and days are an emotional time and you summed it up perfectly and beautifully in your post.

    Hope you have had a lovely weekend 🙂 Not long to go now.

    Away From The Blue Blog

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Looking for Something?