Plans, Plans, Plans….or rather not. A little life and baby update!

They say even the best laid plans of mice and men can often go awry, and in this case I am the man and Baby Candy is the mice. I mean, mouse. 

Here was my amazing mind map I did on Sunday night detailing how I would spend my leave:

Maternity Leave

Program is: Simple Minds on iPhone and for Desktop. I really like it!

Yesterday, on the first day of my maternity leave and what I thought would be 4-6 weeks of over eating and complaining about daytime TV I went for a routine check up which ended up in a visit to the ultrasound department at hospital 1, then a transfer via ambulance (how jerky?!) to a bigger hospital 2, where they basically confirmed that Baby C has not been growing as one should and needs to be ejected!

It was not the plan – in fact I have been so busy with work and other things this year that I had no hospital bag, no birth plan, and very little has been sorted out.  Mr C is the same as me, we both have limited time in the evenings and weekends to get things done.  How much do I wish I went on leave earlier now?! We only ordered our buggy yesterday! (Birth Plan is out of the window now, I wanted a pool and everything as natural as possible but it’s not going to happen as the baby will need constant monitoring – safety first). 

At 36 weeks and 4 days (as of Tuesday, today!) we’re not looking at a super premature baby, but certainly (they say) a fairly tidgy one.  Also, I write this whilst I have a few moments at home after begging them to let me come home for the night and pack my FIVE hospital bags (don’t ask, I hate hospitals, I just want everything with me cos I feel like a prisoner!) and also to sort out the kitties, have a good wash and hoover etc.

Cos next time I step into this house, God willing, it will be the three amigos – every step I walk, they’ll be a little potato following me and every decision I make, they’ll be someone else that will always come first. 

Well, until they turn 15 and HATE ME SO MUCH and block me from following them on Twitter. 

Cat baby

Wish me luck! See you on the other side!

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  1. I wish you so much wellness – my first child was born at just into 37 weeks – he is 20 now!

  2. Good luck.. Don’t stress.. And I hope all is okay with the critter.xx

  3. Good luck with everything.

  4. I’m hoping that all is well with you and your baby bug. :) Can’t wait for your next update!

  5. Omg! Good luck! Hope everything goes super smoothly x x x

  6. good luck from the depth of my heart, we will all be thinking about you and your baby!! Keep us updated if you can! Lots of love

  7. Ouch, that was quick… Good luck and don’t forget the diapers;)

  8. BeautyDaze says:

    Ohhh congratulations my darlling!! I know things aren’t going to plan and are probably a bit scarier amd more stressfull than you’d have hoped for, buy you’re going to be a mama and have a baby Candy!!!! Really hope things go wellfor you all and I cannot wait to hear that here all safe and gorgeous.

    Steph xx

  9. Hugs and best of luck that all goes smoothly, dear <3 Just think you still have your maternity leave to indulge in treats, you'll just have a little buddy by your side 😀

  10. Good luck!!!!! Keep us updated!

  11. Good luck! I’m sure it will all go swimmingly. Oooops, better not mention the pool! Lots of love and luck x

  12. Good luck! x x x

  13. Lots of love and luck my lovely fingers tightly crossed for you all xxx

  14. Yeyyy good luck xx

  15. Good luck. They kept saying to me my baby was going to be small. So i said how small they said 7llbs.
    Anyway he came out 7 llb 15oz. So they can be wrong. Also when i was born i was 6llbs something.
    Hope its a quick one for you,and before you know it baby candy will be a teenager. My baby will by 18 by the end of the month. He has grown up way too fast.

  16. Here’s wishing you and the kiddo well, hope that everything goes smoothly and that you both are healthy and happy. Can’t wait to hear about it all when you’ve recovered. :)

  17. All the best – I’m sure baby Candy would be gorgeous! I went away on holiday and am catching up with blogs….and poof you are having a baby. It felt just like yesterday when I was reading about your wedding makeup. What a wonderful year for you!!!

  18. Good luck and take care!!!

  19. My first was born at 37 weeks x x it is scary but she was fine. I think it’s just they start to set the tone fast with how much they are going to stress you x x

    Good luck babe x

  20. Good luck!

  21. Oh my gosh, good luck!! Can’t wait to hear the new Candy family member is home safe and sound!!

    Kitty x

  22. Good luck Rowena! It’s safe to say that, even if you are prepared, it never happens how you’d expect anyway xxx

  23. Hope everything goes ok! xx

  24. Good luck!

  25. Londonmakeupgirl says:

    Best of luck. x

  26. So excited for you! I’m really impressed by how level-headed you are about everything – I’d be going bananas with the surprise prognosis! ‘WHADDYA MEAN IT NEEDS TO BE OUT NOW?’ etc.

    Can’t wait to find out if it’s a little glamour puss or tom kitty!

  27. Good luck! Im sure it will all be fine, dont worry too much about it! :-) I was born just shy of the 23 weeks mark and Im 21 now and just fine!

  28. Hun, I’ve just seen this as I’ve been really busy. Lots of Love from me and mine. Ro was tiny when he was born and he’s now over 6ft – everything will be fine i’m sure – stay calm (easy for me to say)
    Sam xxx