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The Final Baby Countdown Was Interrupted…by Baby!


I wrote a post about a week ago about the final countdown to my baby’s expected arrival.  You’ll see below that I had made as many preparations as I could and was quite happy about things.

Then, last Friday night, I went into labour!  What??  It was a wee bit early as I was concerned.  Anyway, into labour I went and just over a day later, early on Sunday the 25th, Baby Emir was born.

And yes, as far as I’m concerned, he’s perfect.

Prior to going to hospital, these are the final preparations that I made and wrote about to share with you all.  All I can say is, thank goodness that I made the preparations that I did!  They’ve all be very helpful!

Baby Emir – Just After His First Bath

My Original Post

It’s here, the final few days of pregnancy.  In some ways, it’s been a long 9 months.  In other ways, I can’t believe the time has already passed by!  I’ve been so lucky to have a smooth pregnancy and, aside from a few aches and pains, I’ve loved every minute of it.

I’ve been off work for a couple of weeks now. During that time, I’ve been busy completing the last-minute preparations.


We have a freezer full of food.  There are healthy and wholesome baked goods that will be great snacks at any time of the day.  I’ve also got a few containers of soups and stews.  With any luck, that will last us for the first few days of our new lives with the little one!

Very Blueberry Muffins

Very Blueberry Muffins

The Nursery

The baby’s room has been ready for a long time.   More recently, I got down to the washing and did several loads of laundry to ensure that all the new gifts of clothes that we have received for Baby are washed and ready to go.

Baby  Skin Care

I even had time to put together some gentle and mild soap, some moisturizing balm, and baby powder for Baby.  I don’t know for sure if they’ll all work, but I’ve got my fingers crossed that they’ll be acceptable for his sensitive skin.

Gentle Goat's Milk Soap for Baby

Gentle Goat’s Milk Soap for Baby

Unscented Baby Balm

Unscented Baby Balm

Unscented Baby Powder

Unscented Baby Powder

The Hospital Bag(s)

They’re packed!  There’s one that’s full of clothes, blankets, diapers, and other goodies for Baby.  There’s also one for me and my hubby so that we’re also comfortable while at the hospital.

The Blog

I’ll do my best to keep posting regularly on my blog.  I’ve got a few posts that are scheduled over  the next few weeks.  However, if I’m slow in replying to comments or I seem to have dropped off the face of the blog completely, it’s probably safe to assume that there’s a little one in my life who is taking up all of my attention.  Please be patient — I’ll be back as soon as I can!

38 thoughts on “The Final Baby Countdown Was Interrupted…by Baby!

  1. CONGRATULATIONS! Enjoy you little one. Those first special weeks are so important. I have got 3 children and one adopted and I still remember the magic of the first. They will be their own little person bur I’m sure you given them the best start! AnniXXXX

  2. Congratulations! You are already 100% more ready than I was – both of mine were a month early, but were completely healthy. Take care of yourself and enjoy your new babe.

  3. Congratulations! Enjoy your little one. Wish you both good health.

  4. Congratulations & welcome to the magical journey of parenthood! He is just lovely 😀 Wishing you all the very best and hope to here from you when you are able to post. (I hope he liked the bath!) xxx

  5. Congratulations and hello baby Emir! What an exciting news! 🙂 You were well prepared for everything, well done! 🙂

  6. Congratulations! He is a cutie 🙂

  7. Congratulations girl! I wish you, your baby and husband a wonderful life.

  8. My kids are ooh-awwwh- ing at your baby!

  9. Congratulations! 🙂 He’s beautiful! It sounds like you’ve got everything well in hand! Blessed be!

  10. That was very wise of you to do a lot of preparations! Congratulations! I wish you a lot of success in raising your child! Stay blessed!

  11. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!! On the baby!

  12. Congratulations! Love the name!

  13. Congratulations!! Try to get some sleep and relax! Enjoy!

  14. Hooray! What a beautiful little boy! Enjoy him and take it easy.

  15. Thanks! He is such a joy. I’m loving every moment of it!

  16. Well, I can see I’m a little late to the celebration party!! Congratulations on your sweet little baby boy!! He’s so precious!!

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  18. Sorry it took me so long to read this post! Congratulations! Baby Emir is very handsome!

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