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Inspiring Maternity Leave Plans

Ok Piglet you need to stay put for at least 2 more weeks so I can enjoy my maternity leave. The gremlin will be in nursery for 3 days of the week. I need to rest a bit and not have to play babies all day long. I also cannot bend down and get up and down from the floor and off and on the sofa!! More importantly, I have some jobs I want to do. It’s amazing as first time around I loved it, as had not a lot to do and kept myself busy. Crazy the differences between baby number 1 and 2.

So I thought it would be fun to write about what I have planned for maternity leave! Eeek free time before the chaos ensues:

  • Get my nursing bras. I have left this until quite late but everyone says your boobs grow and change throughout the pregnancy, so I’m going today. Then I can finally finish my bag packing and shove them in the case.
  • Swim. The gym is getting harder now as my Braxton Hicks are pretty relentless just tidying the kitchen. There isn’t a pool at my gym so I will be finding another local pool. I loved swimming with the gremlin and she used to wiggle like mad in the water.
  • Blog! I have a couple of reviews to do and a couple of sponsored posts. I’m not planning too much for when Piglet comes. I will blog when I can and see what happens. I reckon I’ll probably be doing it in the middle of the night! I also want to have a look at my layout and do some blogmin if I get chance.
  • Sort out hubby’s laptop. It needs a serious wipe and this means I need to sort out all the folders and photos. I am not kidding; it is a mess!
  • Scrapbooking. I have already started Piglet’s album but I need to do a couple more pages; scan photos and one from my baby shower. I had a new kit come last week so can’t wait to sit down and do some crafting.
  • Sort out the baby room finally and check we have everything. We need to buy a baby bath and I need to check everything is washed and ready.
  • Chill and watch telly. I need to find a show or watch a few films. Time just seems to flies when I don’t have the gremlin so I need to make my mind up and sharpish!
  • Some actual housework! I need to wipe out a few cupboards, sort out a new cleaner (ours quit) and get a window cleaner, as after 4 months ours look sooo bad.

When I write it down I actually start having a mild panic as there are quite a few jobs I want to get done before my little Piglet comes. I really will have to stay off social media and get on with it!

Piglet better stay put for a while longer so this maternity leave is brilliant!



  1. September 6, 2016 / 6:31 am

    Ooh all the cleaning nesting!!! Can’t wait to see the scrapbook for piglet I love your scraps they’re gorgeous #TwinklyTuesday

  2. September 6, 2016 / 6:42 am

    This sounds like heaven! Good luck with your pre-baby plans, and enjoy the sound of ‘just the 1’ before the gruesome twosome meet each other! Hehe.
    Blogmin sounds like a great idea, which reminds me actually…

    big love xx

  3. September 6, 2016 / 7:46 am

    Now this sounds like a bloomin’ good plan to me. It was very similar to mine but then I ended up delivering the twins on the night I finished work!!! I hope you enjoy some you time before your little bundle arrives. Hope you are all well hun #TwinklyTuesday xx

  4. September 6, 2016 / 12:11 pm

    Great plans. Chilling out and watching telly is definitely the most important though 😉 x #twinklytuesday

  5. September 6, 2016 / 5:24 pm

    Awww best wishes for the upcoming birth! Hope all goes well!

    I had a similar conversation with a friend at a baby group saying it was so difficult second time around due to the older sib! It’s all worth it in the end, though

    Don’t worry everything will fall into place, I didn’t have anything ready when my labour started, it was all a mad rush into hospital

    Amy xx

  6. September 6, 2016 / 5:26 pm

    Your cleaner quit, are you that messy?! Instead of a baby bath I totally recommend the angel care bath support seat. Pops loves hers and it’s a rubber mesh so the water drains and it’s not nasty hard cold plastic on them xx

  7. September 6, 2016 / 10:15 pm

    A perfect way to spend the last few weeks. Juggling little ones and being pregnant is not easy I just wish I would have realised this in my first pregnancy and slowed down abit more! x

  8. Lisa (mummascribbles)
    September 9, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    Truly sounds the same as mine haha! I have done loads of writing when Zach has been at nursery which is great – I had a bunch of reviews to get done! Hope piglet stays put so you can enjoy some time to yourself! I have had enough time now and just want mine out!!! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  9. September 11, 2016 / 7:54 am

    Good luck I’m sure you will get it all done. I had a whole host of things I wanted to set done while I was on mat leave and I’m starting to realise I’m not going to do it eek! Popping by from #TwinklyTuesday