3d scan – who does our baby look like?

You guysss… I have been waiting for this past week for months! On Wednesday it was finally time for our 3D scan! We were finally going to see our baby and find out who she looks like! It was also the first time that Aleix could come with me which made it even more special. Unfortunately, because of covid, they don’t allow children so Lucas couldn’t come, but it was special nevertheless. My best friend came over and stayed with Lucas. We were a bit worried because he doesn’t really know anyone apart from mum and dad (thanks covid), but they were playing and he never realized we were gone.

On our way to the appointment I started filming a vlog to have the whole experience on video to share with you and our families. However, all that excitement didn’t last very long… As soon as we got to the appointment the sonographer showed us that our daughter was using my placenta as a pillow. There was no was we could get even a little peep of her little face. Not a single picture. I tried walking around, jumping, but sadly nothing worked. Our girl was comfortable and had no intention of moving. I was a little disappointed because of all the build up, but then again, we got to see her and she’s healthy which is the most important thing. We still have no clue who she looks like, she will be our surprise.

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What you can see above the baby is my placenta – the reason why we didn’t get any pictures.
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This is the best picture they manage to take lol. We only got a glimpse of her lips.

If you’re wondering whether to go for one yourself, do it. We were really unlucky this time around, but this is what happened in my first pregnancy.

Another thing that didn’t go to plan was our post Valentine’s weekend away. We were supposed to go away this weekend, but we are still in lockdown (again, thanks covid). We had to postpone it until the 23rd April as it’s their next available weekend. I will be 9 months pregnant so it will be some sort of a risk, but we’re willing to take it. We neeeeed this. Let’s hope that baby girl doesn’t decide to make an early appearance!

As you can see life doesn’t always go to plan, but in the grand scheme of things, all these small setbacks are irrelevant.

Hope you are all having a great week!

K.

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30 week pregnant belly
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Future plans (moving again!)

Hello! Sorry I haven’t been consisted with updates, but life really does get in the way. Especially with so much going on. Truth be told, we have also been enjoying the snow a little too much to stay in and update the blog. Not to worry, today I will be updating you on everything we have planned for the next couple of weeks.

Fun in the snow with my baby! Last year it didn’t snow in London so this was his first time experiencing snow.

First of all, we will be moving. Again. Not because the house we’re living in right now is too small to fit our growing family but because during this pandemic Aleix changed jobs. His new company is based north of London and for now he’s working from home and will continue to do so for the time being. However, eventually he will be going back to the office and we don’t want him to be driving 4h to and from work every day. The good news we have finally found a house! It took us a while, but we finally got there. We will be moving towards the end of March so I will post some pictures of the house then. A new house also means that I get to do up the nursery. Win/win!

Update nr 2 is that I am in my third trimester! I swear time really is flying in this pregnancy! It will soon be time to pack my hospital bag again. It’s so exciting! We will also get to see the face of our precious little girl next week as we’re going for a 3D/4D scan. We had one with Lucas and loved it. If you missed it you can find the link to it here. This will also be the first scan when Aleix will be able to come with me. Because of covid I had to go to all the scans alone. We are so curious to see if she will look like her daddy or me. 4 days left until we see you baby girl!

The last update is that next week we will also (hopefully) be going away. We make a point of going away every year for a city break during Valentine’s Day. This year, we obviously will not be flying anywhere but we will be going glamping in the beautiful English countryside. We have rented a cabin where we will be able to BBQ, go for walks, enjoy nature and each other’s company. I can’t wait! I will film a video whilst we’re there so I will also post a vlog about our little get away. If you want to have a look at our previous trips, here’s our trip to Budapest and here’s our vlog from Dublin.

Hope you’re all well and healthy!

K.

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Preparing for our baby’s arrival

Heyyyy guys! This week has been super exciting for us as we have been preparing for our baby’s arrival. As soon as we found out that we were having a baby, we started questioning whether the apartment we were renting was the best place for our growing family. I will be on maternity leave for a few months, so we decided it would be best to move out of central London. We decided to look for a place where there are more parks and green areas. It will be easier for me to go out for walks with our little boy.

After a few weeks of looking at different areas we finally found a house with a garden in a lovely area. It had everything we were looking for and we were really happy with it but it came unfurnished. This is why, since we have moved in, we have been busy furnishing it. We’re still waiting for some bits and pieces, but it’s almost ready for us and the baby.

As the baby is due in 9 weeks we have recently been going through our list to make sure we have everything ready for the baby. Those of you who know me will know that I’m a planner. Always have been. So I wanted to make sure we have everything bought and packed by the time I am in week 32. Not sure about being packed by then, but we will pretty much have everything (we think) we need.

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Teddy waiting for his new friend to arrive

We have already put together a cot which will be in our room for now. Eventually we will move it to the baby’s room.

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My favourite part was washing, folding and organizing baby clothes (over and over again). We feel like he has more clothes than Aleix and I put together! But then again, he will be growing out of them pretty quickly. I’m sure it will be a big turnaround.

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baby clothes

I can’t wait for our first Christmas with him! We have tons of Christmas outfits for him as it is by far my favourite time of the year!

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baby Christmas shoes
I mean…

We have also created a little baby corner for him in our living room. All his toys and books will go there eventually. I don’t want to buy a lot of toys for him just yet simply because he will be way too little for interactive toys in the beginning. We bought a few cuddly toys for him and we feel like this will be enough for now. I have plenty of books for children in my parents’ house so we may buy a few here and there, but we will have more than enough when we pick these up. I will be reading to the baby in Polish and my boyfriend will be reading to him in Spanish.

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Nappy bin – I heard this Tommee Tippy one is great and very affordable

We also have a baby bouncer, a baby gym and a baby carrier as we will be able to use these pretty much from the very beginning.

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baby bouncer

Last but not the least, we have finally received our buggy. We went for the 3in1 option so we don’t have to worry about buying anything else in the next couple of months. It’s crazy to see this little car seat and imagine that our boy will be coming home with us in it. We will be going into the hospital as Karolina and Aleix and leaving as a family.

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Excuse the grass.. It wasn’t too happy about yet another London heatwave!

We will keep preparing for our baby’s arrival, but if you see that we have missed something then let me know! Once I go on maternity leave I will create our newborn checklist. If you missed the 28 week update, you can find it here.

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baby bump week 31
Mama’s growing. Surely I can’t possibly get bigger than this, right?

Have a great weekend!

K.

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