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Monday, 3 March 2014

LIFE | Pre - Parenthood Date Night

chimichangas, restaurant, mexican
YUMMY: Date night with hubby.

I really cannot believe that this week is the week.

After so long counting down and experiencing some amazing - and some not so amazing - changes to my body, this Thursday is baby's due date. March 6th is the day that I will be 40 weeks pregnant. THAT IS CRAZY.

Fair enough, I realise the chances are that Thursday will come and go, Friday will come and go and no doubt Saturday will come and go and I will still be pregnant but nonetheless, the end is very much in sight!

This month we will become parents.
This month we will meet our baby.
This month we will know whether we have a girl or boy, a daughter or a son, Phoebe or Phoebo ('FRIENDS' fans will get that last one)


On Sunday we got the nursery as finished off as it will be for now. The furniture is put together and set out in it's place, clothes are washed and in the wardrobe, the toys and blankets and bits and bobs like that have been put away. Hospital bag is 100% packed and sitting in there waiting for the cue that it is needed.. Whilst we were finishing off tidying up in there hubby asked me if it was making it more real now that the room was sorted and looked like a nursery.....


I have been anxious / nervous / scared / TERRIFIED for weeks now! I haven't stopped thinking about the fact that very soon there will be a little person in my arms that I part created, looking up at me and waiting for me to guide it through it's little life starting with the basic 'Hello'. I will be a mummy.

Don't get me wrong, I am glad I am terrified because it means I want to do my very best for this little person. I want to ensure they have the best I can give them and that they be the best person they can be too. If I find myself getting a bit too overwhelmed by the prospect of this new job role, I think a little bit ahead to when we are in a routine and more clued up as to what we are doing and how lovely that will be. The warmer days will be nearer and we will be able to go on days out as a family, we will be starting to see our little persons little personality starting to shine through. When I think of that the thought of being scared melts away. I know the first few weeks will be tough because it is new but it won't be that way forever (well, it will be tough at times but in a different way!)  I like tough challenges though so BRING. IT. ON.

Anyway, I have totally digressed off of this blog posts subject before I even started writing about it! Because of the fact this week is the due date and the end of the pregnancy is so near, we decided we needed to have some 'us time' for what could be the last time for a little while, on Saturday night we went out to dinner. It has been quite a while since we have done that actually when in reality it used to be a regular occurrence. Guess we should get used to not doing it so much initially with a new baby although I love dining out and want the baby to love it too as they grow into a toddler - and know how to do it properly.

We went to one of our favourite restaurants; Chimichangas in Billericay, I wrote about how much we love this place previously as we went there for my birthday and both the food and service was great! Saturday, I had steak fajitas and hubby had chicken and ribs. To start we shared a big portion of nachos topped with every kind of Mexican dip and spicy minced beef. It was soooooo good! I am hungry typing this and licking my lips at my own words!

The best part though was that we had time to sit with each other and chat. We don't seem to do that as much lately! We seem to be so busy! Hubby is marathon training so he runs most nights of the week, that in itself takes up the bulk of our evenings. If I haven't slept well during the night then chances are I fall asleep early on the sofa too so even though we do chat to each other, it can sometimes just be just about important stuff we need to discuss such as upcoming birthdays, baby, work or money stuff and not general chit chat. It was really nice to just chit chat.on Saturday. I feel as though I am already living in a preview of how our life is going to be which is fine, I am happy to step into the whirlwind that is parenthood but Saturday made me realise we MUST make time for us. Even if it is a night in. We must take time to slow down and talk about nothing and relax, not just talk about the boring, adult, important stuff. That will make our relationship dull and I don't want that.

Saturday night was lovely. We both really enjoyed it and after our meal, went home to snuggle up on the sofa and watch boxing! Perfick.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.


  1. Oooh how exciting! And super super scary! I hope it all goes well for you and you don't have to wait too long to welcome your new bundle of joy in to the world! x

    1. Thank you very much! Fingers crossed it won't be too long!! xx

  2. That is so awesome! So happy for you! Two years ago, my due date was March 6th also! March babies are the best. Who am I kidding? They are awesome year round! :)
    Good luck!

    Kendwy @ MindofKiwi

    1. Haha, yes they are! March seems to be a popular month for babies to be born, have so many friends who's children were born in March.

      Thank you xx


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