October has proven to be a busy month so far and well our calendar doesn't look like it's going to let up for the remainder! I've found myself walking into the third trimester last week and I'm pretty excited about that, it seems such a milestone to hit! I've got to be honest, I'm starting to feel heavy and round this last week. Also over the last couple of weeks I've been ill with a flu type virus and have only just started coming out the other side. I don't feel this has helped with the feeling sluggish!

We've had a few exciting things happen over the last couple of weeks, Freddie has started attending after school clubs Tuesday and Wednesday's which he is loving (so much P.E kit washing for me though!). I've been on the shop for my hospital bag, I found myself steadily getting so that I wanted to pack our bits ready for when the time came. I feel this is mainly down to the impending date of Christmas and with that in the not so far distance, I want our bits for baby boy out of the way so we can soak up and enjoy the festivities as they get closer - but also as I spoke of not long ago, there's budgeting that has to be done. There's still so many presents to be done and I really want to freshen the house up (yep, possibly beginning nesting already!) before all our arrivals. BUT, we are pretty much packed and ready for our little guy in the material sense - although I noticed once I checked online at a hospital bag list, I left off breast pads which made me laugh so much. I couldn't believe I hadn't even thought about them after already having two babies. Safe to say they're now on the list.. I can say that every pregnancy feels like the first time you've done it!

We had the very exciting date of Mine and Chris's 6th Wedding Anniversary yesterday and we shared it with our 28 week 4D scan! We were all very excited and was possibly the best anniversary present we could give ourselves. With the scan, Chris's Birthday and Christmas looming we knew that doing anything specifically for our anniversary would be tight so I ended up making a card and drew a portrait of us - it was a homemade type present but I wanted to make a little bit of an effort. Having a day in the city with my Mum, Dad and the boys seeing baby which was the most gorgeous experience - definitely one we'd never forget! I want to write a separate post about our time at the scan, but oh my, it's worth every penny seeing that little face in 4D - it's incredible and I spent most of the time with watering and leaking eyes because I love our little boy so much!

I feel so emotional at the moment, his arrival is really exciting, seeing him made me want to squish  him. Yet I've two boys here already and they'll very soon be both big brothers, but my Noah will become middle child and I hope that will be a good and happy transition. I want to enjoy the final weeks as a family of four and sort the house out so it's ready to become a home to five.

The Reading Residence


  1. Ooh, very exciting times indeed, the scan sounds fabulous. I can't believe your baby will soon be here, it's absolutely flown by! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

    1. Thank you! It was so beautiful - I'll be sure to update on it very soon :) xx