Extra: Ordinary Moments
Another busy couple of weeks.
I've had one midwife's appointment and four antenatal classes (three of which Steve came along to). I've learnt about clothing babies, feeding babies and the process of squeezing a baby out - I'd be feeling overwhelmed but I now realise just how often my lovely midwife will be visiting us during the first couple of weeks; there's a huge amount of support there and that's very reassuring.
The electricians finished up the last little bit of their job - they were such nice guys and made all the problem solving look kind of fun. If anyone in Aberdeen wants their details, give me a shout.
Steve and I (well: Steve) ripped up the carpet in the second bedroom. We had intended to leave it until we were feeling a bit more flush but, with all the work we've been doing or having done, it had moved past the "we can make do" stage and very much into the "we can't have a baby rolling around on this" one. We discovered gorgeous floorboards underneath it and I'm a little heartbroken to have to cover them back over again but carpet seems the more sensible option for a toddler in an upstairs flat...
I also had a wee visit from a couple of friends and their kids. Steve and Martin's other best mate (they've been a threesome since they were teeny) was in town last weekend so they were out having some variety of beer-sodden fun. I had a surprise visit from Bruce bearing cake on Friday. And this weekend two different people have driven me off on hot chocolate-related excursions (one with a detour via the dump).
I'll admit: the last couple of weeks have been pretty tough going. Being so active put a lot of strain on my hips which has triggered a great deal of pain and totally worn me out. However we have just three to eight more weeks to wait until the baby is born and I can totally cope with that. Particularly as, other than a handful of midwife appointments (and one comedy show I don't intend to miss), I don't have to leave the house at all.
Hi! I'm a 30-something stay-at-home feminist mother-of-one. I live in Aberdeen, Scotland with my toddler, boyfriend and two black cats.