My Captured Moment – Due date

This is my fifth week joining in with the gorgeous Heledd over at Running in Lavender and her linky, My Captured Moment. The idea is simply to share photographs that have captured a special moment in my life. A moment to treasure and remember forever.

My Captured Moment  – Due date

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This photo was taken on Little Miss H’s due date. We were convinced that she would be early. We were certainly surprised that she still hadn’t made an appearance by this time.

The main benefit of her non-arrival was that we could attend one of Rochester’s annual festivals. What better way to spend your baby’s due date then to watch morris dancing and amble along the water’s edge.

Little did we know that 2 days later Little Miss H would arrive within 4 hours of my first contraction.

Did your baby make an appearance on their due date?


Mrs H


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    February 25, 2015 at 10:21 am

    What a gorgeous photo. You look so lovely with your bump!
    My 1st was born at 41 weeks exactly and number 2 was born at 37+2 as she was dinky.
    So pleased you had a lovely time at your due date festival. Rochester is such a lovely place!
    Thanks for sharing such a lovely photo with us x
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      Mrs H
      March 1, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment. Rochester is a great place and we had a wonderful day watching morris dancers and wondering in the sun. It definitely took my mind off the fact that it was my due date. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    February 12, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Love this picture! Sounds like a wonderful due date. Baby was born on her due date, but only because she was induced the day before xxxx
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      Mrs H
      March 1, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      Oh honey, I hope you didn’t have a horrid time. I have heard such horror stories about being induced. Thanks for your kind words about the photograph. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Not A Frumpy Mum
    February 11, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Aww, what a gorgeous photo, I looked like a whale just before I had O. 4 hours, thats amazing, mine was 4 days and still ended up with an emergency section. Lazy boy, didn’t want to come out! xx
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      Mrs H
      March 1, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      Oh you poor thing. I realise I was very lucky with 4 hours. I was a bit in shock when I got to hospital and they told me that I was fully dilated. I was convinced that I was still in early labour and I just wasn’t coping. And I am sure that you looked beautiful with O. Thanks for your kind comment. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Lorna Davis
    February 9, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    I don’t blame you for getting out and about and having fun. I bet it was a nice distraction, particularly an annual event such as that, very relaxing. I was 9 days overdue with both my girls. Luckily it was glorious weather so I could make the most of the beach and long walks, whilst waiting.

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      Mrs H
      February 11, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      Thanks for your comment. It was a lovely day. It is weird walking around knowing that you could go into labour at any moment but you have no idea when. So it was good to take my mind of things. 9 days overdue – wow! I’m glad that you were able to enjoy the beach during that time. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    February 9, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Oh my goodness, you were at a festival on your due date! That’s super impressive, I was at home feeling very sorry for myself. Lili was 11days late and Poppy was a day late (so not too bad).

    Lucy, you looked beautiful with your lovely bump.

    Thank you so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment xx
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      Mrs H
      February 11, 2015 at 2:24 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment gorgeous. Thanks for saying that I looked good with my bump – I certainly felt like a fat blob at this point. It was a lovely day though and it was nice to spend time just the two of us before we became a family of three. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    The DADventurer (Dave)
    February 8, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Great photo and well done for being out of the house when you could have popped at any time! Baby L was 2.5 weeks early and that came as a big surprise!
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      Mrs H
      February 11, 2015 at 2:32 pm

      Thanks for your comment. 2.5 weeks early. Wow! I am sure that was a shock. Did you have things ready? I don’t think I would have been at all ready for Little Miss H if she’d come that early. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    February 8, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    You look so neat at 9 months! My eldest arrived 2 days before due – encouraged by indications he was getting lazy and my youngest arrived 2 weeks early (thank goodness as he had managed to dislocate one of my ribs as he grew in size!).

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      Mrs H
      February 11, 2015 at 2:48 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment. I didn’t feel like I was neat but thank you anyway. A dislocated rib… ouch! That must have been really painful. I am sure you were happy when he was born a little early. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    February 7, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Such a lovely photo. None of mine were on their due dates. I was induced with the twins on theirs but they didn’t arrive till the next day. LM was 2 days early. LV was 3 weeks early and O four weeks early.
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      Mrs H
      February 8, 2015 at 10:04 am

      Oh my gosh. 3 and 4 weeks early. That must have been scary. But look how gorgeous they all are. Thanks for commenting lovely. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Kat | Beau Twins
    February 7, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    That is one neat, cute and scrummy bump you have here!! Oh it’s making me broody, much to Matt’s dismay! xxx
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      Mrs H
      February 7, 2015 at 7:32 pm

      Ahhhh, thanks for the lovely comment. I did love my bump. I really missed it after Little Miss H was born. Although I had her and that was better but still….I’m sorry if I’ve made you feel broody. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    February 6, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Gorgeous photo, mama!!

    My little lady turned up two weeks early, I thought she’d arrive earlier than her due date but not by 2 weeks!


    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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      Mrs H
      March 5, 2015 at 8:33 am

      Thanks for your kind comment. Two weeks. Gosh! I think I would have found that a huge shock to the system. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Tin Box Traveller
    February 6, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    I had booked a hair cut on Tin Box Tot’s due date – I really didn’t want to sit around waiting. Watching Morris Dancing sounds like more fun thought! She was four days overdue in the end and I had just cleared my diary of things to do. I think she knew 🙂 #MyCapturedMoment
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      Mrs H
      March 5, 2015 at 8:34 am

      I think a hair cut on your due date sounds like a fabulous idea. A little bit of pampering is always good. Especially on your due date. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Kirsty Hijacked By Twins
    February 6, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Wow only 4 hours! A lovely bump, seeing bump pictures always make me a little broody 🙂 x #MyCapturedMoment
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      Mrs H
      March 5, 2015 at 8:35 am

      I love seeing bump pictures too. I realise how lucky I was with a 4 hour labour. it was very intense but at least it was over quickly. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Beth Twinderelmo
    February 6, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    wow what a lovely bump & four hours? Lucky lucky!!
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      Mrs H
      March 5, 2015 at 8:36 am

      Awwww, thanks for being so kind. I did love my bump. In an odd way, I missed it once Little Miss H was born. I am sure that makes me very strange. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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