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An icy stroll and waiting for baby

icy lake

This proper winter weather is beautiful isn’t it? I love it when it’s cold, frosty and icy but so bright and sunny. We just had to get outside and enjoy it this morning, so we headed to our local nature reserve for a sedate icy stroll.

icy lakeWith being 39+4 weeks pregnant, we haven’t been venturing too far from home, but you know, you don’t always need to go far or somewhere new to have an adventure! We had no idea that the lake would be so frozen, or how thick it would be! Rosalie was just thrilled to see all the ice, and she couldn’t believe it when Daddy put a tentative foot on the ice near the edge only to find it was holding his weight!

icy lakeTogether they slid around the frozen shallows whilst I watched and photographed. Now she really wants to go proper ice skating, so we’ve added that to our bucket list.

toddler with sheet of iceUnfortunately the walk did nothing in the way of helping baby along, she’s still snug inside and not really showing any signs of budging any time soon.

I’m so glad I made the effort to get out; if I wasn’t restricted to only wearing leggings thanks to my big baby bump (they are so thin and my legs get mighty chilly! Any other mamas pregnant in winter have this problem?) we would have been out enjoying this winter weather a lot more. But this morning was more than worth getting cold legs for.

family selfie by the frozen lake

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    Louise | Squished Blueberries
    January 22, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Oh what a brilliant adventure! I love the idea of ice skating (kind of) on an actual frozen lake. Those kind of unexpected brilliant days out are the best xx
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      Jess
      January 23, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      Thanks Louise. I think it would be a bit scary proper ice skating on a real frozen lake!! My husband’s done it in Canada but not sure it gets cold enough here in Berkshire! xx

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    Jenni
    January 22, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    What a lovely adventure, I can just imagine all the things she must have thought when Daddy didn’t fall into the lake. Hope baby appears soon x #theordinarymoments

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      Jess
      January 23, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      Thanks Jenni, yes she was thrilled and amazed, it was lovely to watch them! Fingers crossed baby won’t keep us waiting much longer x

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    Joanna
    January 23, 2017 at 11:41 am

    What a fab adventure love your photos #ordinarymoments

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      Jess
      January 23, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      Thanks Joanna x

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    Donna
    January 23, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Such beautiful pictures and what a wonderful walk. It must be so hard to walk far now anyway, I hope baby comes soon – and safely! x

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      Jess
      January 23, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      Thank you Donna, it was a lovely stroll, and thankfully not too far around the lake, and because of the ice there was lots of stopping so I managed quite well (expect for the chilly legs!) xx

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    Gemma
    January 24, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Lovely photos…hope baby comes soon for you xx
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      Jess
      January 24, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      Thank you. Me too! xx

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    Laura @ Little Ladies Big World
    January 24, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    That piece of ice is amazing! Gorgeous photos x
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      Jess
      January 24, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      Thanks Laura! It was crazy how thick the ice was! x

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    thishappenedtometoday (Michelle)
    January 24, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Beautiful pictures. I honestly love this time of year, yes it’s cold but it can be so beautiful. #pointshoot

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      Jess
      January 24, 2017 at 10:41 pm

      Totally agree, so much beauty in the winter x

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    Catie: An imperfect mum
    January 25, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Oh wow! Such a fun adventure and Great shots! πŸ“Έ Fingers crossed baby isn’t too comfy and you don’t have to wait long πŸ’™ #PointShoot

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      Jess
      January 25, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      Thanks Catie! It was great fun and definitely worth braving the cold for x

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    Alex @ That Butterfly Effect
    January 25, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    Wow, that lake was properly frozen and what a big piece of ice – amazing!! All the best in the next few days – not long to go now πŸ™‚ xx #PointShoot
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      Jess
      January 26, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      Yes, I was amazed! There was just a small circle in the middle which wasn’t frozen where the ducks were hanging out! Thank you, fingers crossed I won’t have to wait much longer xx

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    January 30, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Wow such lovely pictures! Thanks for linking up to #PointShoot x

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      Jess
      January 30, 2017 at 7:07 am

      Thanks Aby! So gorgeous down at the Lakes isn’t it? xx

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    Rosie @ Little Fish
    January 31, 2017 at 6:11 am

    What lovely pictures – it looks so magical! Hope that baby is on her way by now. Those last few days can seem endless can’t they? All the best! xx
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      Jess
      January 31, 2017 at 7:45 am

      Aw, thank you, it was rather magical! 40+6 today and still no baby, definitely feels endless! xx

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