This Time Last Year

As the shorter days approach I have come to realise that it’s been a year since I went on maternity leave. For the last few days I have been starting to (finally) plan for Baby Boys multiple parties whilst at the same time have been reminiscing about this time last year when I was starting to wind down from work and about to go off on maternity leave.

This time last year I was finally ready to let go of work, almost. I was entering those tiring few weeks and couldn’t wait to finish work so I could just sleep all day. I was also entering – mad nesting phase and had already polished all the skirting boards and sterilised the entire kitchen. The baby was in the right position and all was going to schedule. I was completely ready for the baby to arrive.

I spent the next 3 weeks sleeping quiet a lot and working my way through every lamb chop I could find in the North West of England. This had been my craving through my pregnancy and I could not get enough. I’m pretty sure there were butchers out there scratching their heads wondering why lamb was selling out all over the place.

I also had a massive consistent craving for ice pops. I’d watch my hubby ask permission to have one from my massive supply and I’d still watch him like a hawk to make sure he suddenly didn’t kidnap them all.

During those 3 weeks I made the most of waddling down to the local chippy with my loyalty card (Yes, they have a loyalty card. It is truly amazing. You get a whole pound off a chippy meal. Bliss). They could see me coming a mile off and the sea of people would part as I placed my money and my loyalty card, reported on the progress of my pregnancy and waddled back out happily with my fish, chips and mushy peas.

I didn’t go out that much during my pre baby time because it had been snowing on and off and I really didn’t want to hurt myself so close to baby’s arrival. Although I had probably acquired enough fat to bounce along quite safely.

I think this maybe why, a year on, I’m still in the process of losing my pregnancy weight.


  1. Jennypaulin @ mummy mishaps November 29, 2011 / 1:58 pm

    Oh yes I forgot all that snow we had so close to Christmas last year – I was pregnant too although not as heavily as you! Tred carefully indeed ! Aww I bet you are thinking back a lot at the moment with his first birthday fast approaching.
    I love the loyalty card for the chippy – that’s brilliant!! X

  2. cookiejarlife November 29, 2011 / 9:28 pm

    wow nearly a whole year, it goes fast!

  3. The Boy and Me (@TheBoyandMe) November 29, 2011 / 10:47 pm

    In my last three weeks of pregnancy I was crying from a lack of sleep due to Polymorphic Eruption of Pregnancy.

    Enjoy his first birthday!

    • mcai7td3
      November 29, 2011 / 10:52 pm

      Omg, what was that? (Goes off to Google)

  4. janeblackmore December 2, 2011 / 11:37 pm

    ha! 18 months on I am still trying to lose baby weight x

    Happy birthday (almost)

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