Waiting for Bean…

Very soon life is going to change. In fact, everything is going to completely change for my husband and I.

We’re waiting for the arrival of our little bundle of joy, our now not-so-little Bean.  Waiting for our son or daughter to come into the world and change our lives forever.

Soon, we will no longer be a couple, but a family. It’s a pretty awesome thought.

At 39 weeks and 2 days, we’re both now waiting for nature to take it’s course. Waiting to meet our bambino.

Waiting for our Bean to arrive is just the weirdest thing. I’ve never known anything quite like it. The excitement I feel is a bit like when you’re waiting for Christmas Day to arrive as a kid.

Part of you wants it to be here right now, but another part of you doesn’t want it to be here and then gone so quickly. You just want to savour every minute.

The difference of course is that with this life-changing event, I have no idea when it will be. It could literally be any day.

But until something does happen, all we can do is sit and wait.

The last few months of my pregnancy have flown by, at a ridiculously alarming rate. But now oddly, every day is beginning to feel like an eternity. People keep telling me to enjoy ‘my last few days of freedom’ and spend my time catching up on some much needed sleep but I can’t.

There’s so much I want to do still, so many ideas and plans I have for the future, for this baby, for this blog, for our new life as a little family. It’s also pretty difficult to completely relax when you’re thinking about every twitch or niggle, wondering is this it? Is this it? Is this IT?!?!

The ‘waiting for bean’ game is a tricky one but one I’m happy to play out. I’ve accepted that this baby will come when he or she is ready and not before. And so we’ll happily wait. And wait some more.

In the meantime I’m holding on to the fact that when things do start to happen, my body will know what to do. I’m trying to remain calm and also, not to think about it all too much.

I’m excited, apprehensive, thoughtful, emotional and pretty damn nervous too…but I’m definitely ready. Ready to meet and hold our baby and look into it’s eyes for the very first time. Ready to become a Mum.

It’s going to be quite a moment.

All three of us have been on quite a journey already, over the last nine months, and very soon it will be time to go an another exciting adventure together.

Somebody once said that good things come to those who wait. On this occasion, I guess they’re absolutely right.

Till the next time,



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10 Discussions on
“Waiting for Bean…”
  • My pregnancy hormones kicked in when reading this and even had a little tear in my eye. I’m so excited for you, and cant wait to meet little bean!

    When it finally happens I hope the experience is amazing, and look forward to hearing all about it, in preparation for my little boy arriving in October!

    Much love, Laura xxx

  • I had all those feelings but your right your body 100% knows what to do, you just have to listen to it and go with it! Trust me my body knew better than the midwives when my bean decided to make his super speedy arrival into this world!
    The wait will definitely be worth it and holding them in your arms for the 1st time is amazing you don’t ever want to put them down!!
    Try not to tire yourself out too much its true what people say you need to conserve as much energy as possible so you can enjoy your little bean as much as possible when he or she decides its time to grace you with their presence!
    Savour every second as it’s the most amazing thing you will ever do and good luck! Xx

  • Good luck Katie I now joe u feel about the relax n u can’t so much anticipiation of when the big day will arrive one thing that may help chill but then u don’t feel like u missed loads of work / jobs to do make sure u get bath n book n wash ur hair every day once baby here it not first on ur list n maybe chill with some sort of film !! Btw good luck breathe n trust me the pains worth it !!

  • Thank you ladies for all your lovely comments!

    I will definitely do my best to relax a bit more and look
    forward to sharing my birthing memories with you all soon! x

  • However labour goes…and I truly hope it’s magical, there is nothing in this world like meeting your baby for the first time. Just relax, breathe and concentrate on the finish line.

    Trust your instincts, befriend your midwives, they can be your strongest advocates if things get tough.

    Once bean is here, if you need help, just ask. Breastfeeding doesn’t always come naturally and can hurt like hell, but there are a hundred tips you can try.

    I have loved sharing this journey with you. All the very best for the big day xxxxx

    • Thank you so much Catherine and thank you for
      all your support & kinds words of encouragement
      that you’ve given me throughout my pregnancy :) x

  • You will love it-yes it’s utterly life changing, overwhelming and the best thing you’ll do but it took me quite a while to get used to being a Mum-it’s quite a transition! Enjoy x

    • Thank you HonestMum :-)

      I’m sure it will be completely overwhelming and life changing…
      Even though ‘Bean’ is due anytime, it still hasn’t really sank
      in that I will soon be a Mum! x

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