Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Pregnancy diary 38 weeks.

Pics taken on oldest sons mobile phone and emailed to me. I wish he'd told me to do something with my hair, I'd forgotten I'd pulled it back like that. Sons are, sadly, pretty rubbish at 'styling' photos. I'd also woken up with a 'morning headache' which always gives me a somewhat wan appearance.

Anyway, I just wanted a record of the bump before it's gone. I'm always a bit surprised to see myself in photos because I feel gargantuan, and I'm now staggering around with a bocky pelvis that feels like a wobbly jigsaw ( in addition to my varicose veins).
Then I see myself in profile and think "Is that it?".
Everything else is holding up pretty well, but I seem to have got some very old ladys legs by mistake.

Anyway, by tomorrow midday all being well, I will have a baby in my arms rather than my pelvis. No idea if it's a Paddy or a Bridget ( no, we haven't chosen names yet, they are just the current 'pet' names) but whatever variety, I can't wait to meet this most precious little person.

I'll be out of commision for a few days, and I can't ask husband dear to do blog duty amongst his other jobs keeping the domestic ship afloat. So if you're interested, head over to Elizabeths blog where she will do the bloggy birth announcement thing on my behalf.

And now. I must away to bed. Early start tomorrow, and a big day ahead.
Prayer from those of you that are the praying sort would be much appreciated.


  1. My prayers AND I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!

    Sara aka CatholicMom

  2. Praying for you! Hoping for the best, can't wait to congratuate you on either a boy or a girl!

  3. Hear you had a little girl! Hope all is well! Congrats!

  4. Clare, you look beautiful! I am so excited for you!

  5. I heard the news- CONGRATS! So happy that all is well, praising God with you. Can't wait to hear about names!

  6. Clare,
    So happy to welcome this babe I was able to pray for even before he/she came to be! I'm so, so happy for you! I've never forgotten our little chat so long ago about how much you wanted a babe in your arms. I will be praying for you tonight and tomorrow - for a speedy, healthy delivery... and maybe a girl to wear her precious big sister's clothing. (((hugs)))


  7. I just read over at Elizabeths Blog that you had a little girl!! Congratulations and Praise be to God!! He is good indeed.
    Lots of blessings and prayers!

  8. Hurrah! :-)

    Since I guess this means that you didn't make it to venerate the relics of St Therese, I did it for you - there is a candle burning before her even as I type, and I am drying the petals of the rose that I touched to her reliquary for you.

  9. We don't usually get along, but new life is always worth celebrating. Congratulations on the baby!

  10. Thank you so much to all of the above for your good wishes.

    Kaira, I also remember that conversation we had, thank you so much for your interest and prayers.

    Rosamundi, did you really? I am very touched that you did that. Thank you, thank you!

    Alyzza, thank you very much for your good wishes. I'm sorry to hear that we don't always get along, but I must admit I have been scratching my head trying to figure out who you are. Did we have a difference of opinion somewhere? I just don't recognise your name and there wasn't an email with your comment.
    Anyway, thanks for the good wishes in any case, and if I did offend you, mea culpa, I apologise!