The bump chronicles #28: The last one

Weeks pregnant: 39
Baby size in fruit: 🍉

By the time you read this blog I may very well have given birth to Little O since his eviction date will have come and gone or I might be in labour. One way or another by the end of the week he’ll be out in the world. So this is quite possibly the last you’ll hear from me for a while since I am imagining that the amount of free time I will have as the mother of a newborn baby is approximately… none.


Nope… not scared at all… I mean look at it… it’s tiny…

Over the last few days I feel like I have suddenly expanded massively and I am actually having some trouble even fitting into my maternity clothes, which is a bit inconvenient. As I sit here looking down at my bump and realising that it will be gone soon , I know I am going to miss it… because even through all of the drama of this pregnancy I have always enjoyed the way my pregnant body looks as well as feeling all of Little O’s movements – even the violent ones. With that in mind I have decided to make a list of some of the things I won’t miss about being heavily pregnant in order to comfort myself:

  • Needing to pee every five minutes. Yesterday I had a wee before I brushed my teeth and by the time I had finished brushing my teeth I needed to go again.
  • Being on an emotional hair trigger. If people thought I was quick to get angry before I was pregnant this is on a different level.
  • Gestational diabetes… and having to think about every single thing I eat. Every diet allows the occasional cheat day or meal but GD is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Doctors, nurses, hospitals, blood test, blood pressure tests, scans, testing my own blood, insulin injections.
  • Everyone feeling the need to comment on my size every time they see me.
  • Not being able to see or reach any parts of my body below the waist.
  • Bus people and how they never give you a seat and don’t care about you climbing up to the top deck.
  • Being so incredibly slow walking. I still have endurance but no speed.
  • Only being allowed one cup of coffee a day. I rarely want more than one but sometimes I do.
  • Heartburn. I don’t get it often but once a week is plenty
  • My limited wardrobe. I actually bought quite a lot of maternity clothes but by this stage I am sick of them.

Right now I am in a weird state of nervous anticipation knowing that getting to hold my baby is just around the corner but that I am going to have to go through physically one of the toughest challenges of my life before I can do that… and I won’t pretend I am not a little bit nervous.

So wish me luck… and I’ll see you on the other side.



  1. GOOD LUCK ABBI! I am sure that everything is going to go super great, and I cannot wait to see Baby O!

    1. Thank you! It ended up being a very much quicker experience than expected so watch this space… or pop over to Instagram if you haven’t already.

      1. Yeah, seems to have whipped by – but I would think that is a good thing? xD

        I have, I saw ❤ BEAUTIFUL! Again, congratulations lady, truly so amazing!!!

        1. Oh definitely. There were parts of it that felt a bit scary but I was told to expect days rather than hours so I feel very fortunate.

          1. ❤ I really wish you and your beautiful family all the best of luck, I think this is going to be a wonderful chapter in your lives.

            PS: How were those jelly babies and Oreos? 😉

  2. I’m wishing you the best of luck Abbi.

      1. So has the bundle of joy arrived into the world yet?

        1. He has. He’s two whole days old already.

          1. Congratulations, I’m so happy for you.

  3. good luck!

    cant wait to be introduced to the new Osbiston when the eviction notice is enforced 🙂

    1. Won’t be long before I get a post up hopefully but he very much took his eviction notice to heart and made his way into the world very fast.

      1. So he’s here???? Congrats!!! Hope ur feeling well!

        1. He is. He’s two whole days old already 😊

          1. Cool! late spring baby 😉

            1. Technically he was born on the first day of British summer 😊 It was also a very rare strawberry full moon.

              1. Cool. So ur gonna name his strawberry o. Right? 😉

                1. Yes… definitely! 🍓

  4. Wishing you the very best of luck Abbi and Mr O and Little O! 😀 Enjoy eating those jelly babies!

    1. Thank you! It’s been quite unexpected but I’ve actually not been that interested in sweets even now I can eat them… but OMG fruit. I have probably eaten an entire mango orchard already.

  5. Wow! Good luck, Abbi! I’ve not been around much so just came to check in on you as I knew you were due soon. I’m so excited for you! I’m not gonna pretend it’s all easy but it’s easily the best experience ever. : )

    1. So far the overwhelming feeling of love is just wiping out anything else. Even this morning’s 3am epic wee/poonami.

      1. Ha! It’s amazing JUST how much they poo & wee. Even in the middle of changing the nappies. That’s always fun! ; ) But, yeah the love outweighs the exhaustion & everything else. : )

        1. Where is it all coming from?? Hahaha! And yeah he loves a mid-change wee fountain at 3am.

  6. Yay! It’s time! I can’t wait to read your post-baby reflections.

    1. Watch this space. Hoping to share my birth story very soon.

  7. Wishing you all the luck you could have and then some!

  8. I saw yoy both on Instagram! Congratulations, beauties. x o x

    1. Thank you so much. I was expecting a really long haul but it ended up being really fast.

  9. Congratulations to you both, and to your lovely daughter!
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Thank you! We’ve actually had a little boy but the wishes are most appreciated. X

  10. That might be the wrong comment on the wrong blog, apologies! (Should have been on a friend’s post…) You might have a lovely son instead…
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  11. I am suitably red-faced, Abbi. But my congratulations are equally sincere, whatever the gender! x

    1. That’s no problem at all. The sentiment is the same either way. X

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