Letters to bump: 11 weeks to go

Letters to bump: 11 weeks to go

Dear Squeaky B,

We’re almost into single digit weeks. We’re excited, and I think you are too. You never stop dancing around in there.

Weeks: 29 weeks

Stats: You’re measuring at 15.2 inches and weighing in at 1.15 kilogram. You’re growing steadily, little gremlin.

Vegetable size: Cauliflower

So what’s happened this week?

Well, your daddy, Uncle Mark, big brother and I went to the first Preston North End friendly match of the year.

Isn’t that adorable?

Luckily we managed to get some seats in the shade and had a snack of two. Your big brother was very pleased to see the new PNE kit was green – his favourite colour. Oh, and we won 7 – 0 so it was a good day all round. I wonder how old you’ll be when daddy takes you on your first match? Probably just a few weeks old.

Aside from the match it’s been a pretty quiet week. The heatwave I told you about in the last letter is still going strong, much to your mummy’s dismay. I’m now very good friends with the fans in the house, and have taken to working upstairs where it’s cooler with the curtains closed in my undies. Aren’t you proud of your momma?

And, can you believe this, but England have made it to the World Cup semi finals. Now that may not sound like much to you, but given our track record it’s a pretty big deal. So if you hear your daddy shouting “It’s coming home” over and over again, you know what that’s all about.

Something I’ve started to notice over the past couple of weeks, but that I wanted to sit on until I was sure, is aspects of your personality coming through. I can absolutely tell you’re going to take after your daddy. You’re a bit of a fusspot already, and you love your personal space. If I lean on the bump with my arm or hand, you push and shove until I move it off. You’re also a little shy; you can be kicking away but the moment I invite daddy to look or feel, you go still and quiet – it’s almost as if you know that you’re being watched!

That is absolutely your daddy through and through.

Highlight of the week

Don’t go me wrong, going to football was lovely and a nice thing to do as a group, but the best part of the week was a tiny moment that could have happened at any point. Your daddy and I were watching TV in bed and, as you do whenever I settle myself down for a rest, you decided to hold a rave in my tummy. Although this happens every day, I’m still pretty mesmerised whenever it happens.

But back to the point. You weren’t just doing the usual kicking and punching; it was like you were trying to push your way out. And every time your hand disappeared, your daddy would touch my tummy in that exact spot and you would push back and leave your hand poking there. Daddy was delighted, and insisted that you were holding his hand, jabbering away to you the whole time. I could tell in that moment that your daddy is already head over heels for you. He even finished off the evening with two renditions of ‘You Are My Sunshine’.

And I started to cry. My bad. It’s the hormones, ok?

Now we’re making belly time part of our nightly routine; I hope you enjoy it as much as we do 🙂 A little soppy? Sorry.

Love, mummy and daddy xx

21 thoughts on “Letters to bump: 11 weeks to go”

  • That’s so lovely! And so nice to have some things to remember – the World Cup and the heatwave. I was pregnant with my eldest during the 2012 Olympics and it’s so nice to be able to reminisce when it’s ever mentioned #coolmumclub

    • I know, right! I guess that’s what happens when you watch local teams vs national teams! Although 7-0 was a little unusual for us!

    • Thank you! 🙂 And I hope so! Although I have a feeling I’ll be the only one reading them in 18 years time…

  • What a brilliant idea! Definitely going to steal this for baby number 2! I didn’t write down anything for baby number one and don’t remember a single thing! Glad your little one is right on track and it seems like you’re still able to run around and have fun before number 2 arrives!

  • Oh how lovely – you made me choke up a little! I’d give anything to experience those pregnancy milestones again, well, almost anyway ha ha! I’m done with it and I suppose that is what makes the memories even more golden. Well done for capturing it in such a beautiful way. Thank you for linking to #CoolMumClub x

  • I love that you have such a connection with your little on already and can see they are on a journey with you right now. You brought back fond memories with this post now I have a tween and 2 teens. I always used to sing that song to my son as his playnest had a toy that played the tune. And what shapes our tummies can make when the bump is on the move. Wishing you lots of luck as you move forwards to meeting your little on the outside #ThursdayTeam

  • This is so lovely. Whilst I don’t write mine in letter form I do write my blog thinking my children will read it at some point. It will be so lovely for your little one to look back on this when they are older #blogcrush

  • I am writing this after the World Cup semi finals so the news is no longer quite so good! Anyway, this bought back memories of Mrs Adams being pregnant and our two raving in her tummy. Watching the flesh move as babby punched, kicked and moved around was just surreal! #thatfridaylinky

    • Sadly, yes, my good news of being in the semis only lasted so long. It’s very strange to see the movement for myself and I can feel it so I can only imagine how my other half feels seeing an alien move around!

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