P is for …

August 19, 2011 at 11:00 pm 28 comments

… pregnant.
Which explains the lack of gardening, cooking and blogging (and G’s new nickname).
20 weeks today 😮  baby apparently the length of a banana from head to heel!

© ‘How big is your baby?’ guide at BabyCentre.co.uk

note to self:  my other A-Z posts here.  A-Z’s by other bloggers – see Suzy’s links at Chiots Run

Entry filed under: A-Z challenge, home life.

O is for … Q is for …

28 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Hazel at the Hill  |  August 19, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Am SO delighted for you both, Nic & G. 🙂

    Many congratulations – especially as (given that I am mrs pea brain!) I think that you have had previous sorrow here. 😦

    I think that you know that I follow your blog, Nic – although I don’t often comment – but can’t help but send my very best wishes to you both here!

    A gentle ‘whoop!’ and love to you both.

  • 2. Janet/Plantaliscious  |  August 20, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Congratulations! Though why anybody would want you to liken your baby to a banana is puzzling, I now have a vision of you and both of my sisters-in-law with bananas in their bellies, could be a shock come the scans…

  • 3. greg becker  |  August 20, 2011 at 8:49 am

    many congratulations! that reminds me my next alphabet word is also due and its definitely going to be F is for F _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Y ?

  • 4. Mal  |  August 20, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Congratulations Pumpkin!

    • 5. Lynne  |  August 20, 2011 at 11:26 am

      How exciting! Huge congratulations to you both x

  • 6. Claote Stinton  |  August 20, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    What lovely, lovely news :-)) I’m not a great one for ‘commenting’, but this posting brought a big grin to my face….Happy days xx

    • 7. Claote Stinton  |  August 20, 2011 at 3:24 pm

      Sorry, should have read ‘Claire’….;-)

  • 8. Joanna  |  August 20, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Great news! Big smiles here 😀 😀

  • 9. itiseasytobegreen  |  August 20, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    ahhh wonderful! funny little person in your belly! hope you are feeling glowing and wonderful, you looked it when we saw you at the allotments the other week. just putting a link to your blog on my blog emily and ed and rubio xx

  • 10. Tom Hayward  |  August 20, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Wonderful to hear! Our best to both of you.

  • 11. Choclette  |  August 20, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Many congratulations Nic, you must be feeling really happy.

  • 12. Nip it in the bud  |  August 20, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Hazel – thank you and yes the journey to parenthood has not been easy. ‘whoop’ indeed with increasing crescendo!

    Janet – you should see what vegetables and fruits they use for comparison over the next 40 weeks. An eye watering water melon by week 40 which none of us want to really be reminded of!

    Greg – hmm, frippery is the only word that springs to mind – although this is no ‘tawdry or frivolous thing’. I’m intrigued ;o

    Lynne – thanks, ‘excited’ was certainly my first choice of E.

    Claire – hello you 😮 I recognised your email address and so happy to be the bringer of broad smiles. How did your beans do? The heritage ones I had from my friend were great but the rest failed (old seed I think)

    Joanna – you’re telling me! We’ve not stopped smiling either! (well now at least. Was impossible most days for the first 4 months I was so sick!)

    Em – yep, getting better every day thanks and lovely to be feeling so much movement now too. Lovely to be linked from your blog – I shall reciprocate 😮

    Tom – cheers, we’re all as pleased as punch. My other brother (Tom’s uncle) is becoming a dad in October too so Nana Hayward is practically turning cartwheels!

  • 13. Catherine  |  August 21, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Such a wonderful post to read on this glorious sunny Sunday morning!

    My most wholehearted congratulations to you both!!

    • 14. Nip it in the bud  |  August 21, 2011 at 2:50 pm

      thanks Catherine. It was raining here this morning when I was up for my usual twilight cereal munch but yes, glorious here too this afternoon.

  • 15. Shaheen  |  August 21, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Oh Nic,
    You tease.
    This is such happy news. What a way to share with us.
    Wholeheartedly and warmly delighted for you Both.

    • 16. Nip it in the bud  |  August 21, 2011 at 5:27 pm

      thanks Shaheen. No teasing I promise, too icky and tentative until now for it to finally feel real!

  • 17. Rachel @ Suburban Yogini  |  August 22, 2011 at 10:03 am

    I don’t know if this will help but I have a free downloadable 20 minute pregnancy yoga sequence over on my website


  • 18. Nip it in the bud  |  August 22, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    smashing, thanks Rachel. I looked into classes locally but there aren’t any so this will be helpful. Thanks for posting the link.

  • 19. miss m  |  August 25, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Joy ! How wonderful ! Congrats to you both. And what a fantastic mom you will make, Nic. Lucky kid ! Huge Hugs XoX (give some to the furries as well) !

    ps. Hippopotowhale – LOL !

    • 20. Nip it in the bud  |  August 26, 2011 at 12:50 pm

      thanks heaps Miss M from us 2-nearly-3 human beans and the 3 fur balls. Goodness knows what they’re going to make of a baby in their house!

  • 21. Bren  |  August 25, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Wow – banana size and every day a little bigger…. lovely x

  • 22. hillwards  |  August 26, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Congratulations on your banana 😉 Wonderful news.
    Sara x

  • 23. Nip it in the bud  |  August 26, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    thanks Bren and Sara. Length of a carrot now!

  • 24. Johanna GGG  |  August 27, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    congratulations – hope everything is well and you are looking after yourself

    • 25. Nip it in the bud  |  August 28, 2011 at 8:49 pm

      thanks Johanna – glad to be past the half way mark and trying to forget how yucky it was in the early months!

  • 26. Nic's Husband  |  August 28, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    PREGNANT – hurray! I’d like to congratulate both of us too!

  • 27. fiona mayhem  |  August 30, 2011 at 11:05 am

    My P is Pleased as Punch for both of you.

    Many congratulations, and how fantastic that your little one will have the opportunity to gain all the growing and cooking knowledge that you share with us all.

    • 28. Nip it in the bud  |  September 3, 2011 at 6:37 am

      thanks Fiona. Perfect timing as baby will be born in winter when the garden’s asleep and 3 months old by Easter when we can start to plant things out. I suspect a love of the allotment is already in it’s blood!


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