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Maternity Wear and other Stuff

Just a short one today (famous last words).

Went shopping on the most recent long weekend as I’ve finally gotten too big for all my normal clothes. I had bought a couple of things when Dad was still here as they had some on special at Target. I bought a pair of black pants for work and couple of tops. But now all my casual pants don’t fit either I had to buy some new ones. Daniel had been told about a maternity wear shop at Aspley by one of the ladies at work but when we went to check it out it had closed down. We didn’t know where another one was but found one by accident when we came across a brochure in Brisbane Bubs for a shop called Maternity Revolution. It wasn’t far from where we were so we went to check it out. It was good timing as they had a sale – 15% off everything. I bought a pair of jeans, a pair of pants that look like cargos that can be full length or 3/4, a pair of really comfy trackies and a really lovely top. Daniel took a photo of me last night before we went out to dinner for a friend’s birthday. I’m wearing the new top and jeans and looking a bit more preggers. I’m 23 1/2 weeks so I should look a bit pregnant I guess. And here it is…

I have my 24 week appointment with my GP on Thursday. I think we’re supposed to be talking about my ‘birth plan’ but I really have no idea about what exactly I need to decide for my birth plan. Should be interesting. Hopefully she’ll be able to sort out my skin too. I’ve really had a very cushy pregnancy so I far I think, but the one problem that I have had is my skin. I’ve had really annoying ecsma on my legs, thighs and bum. It’s terribly itchy and not an attractive spot to scratch. I bought it up with her last time and she prescribed sigmacort. I was only supposed to use it for a couple of weeks but I’ve been using it twice a day for about 4 weeks now and I don’t think it has really improved. It just relieves it a bit when I put it on. I have also been using QV wash in the shower in stead of the old body wash I used to use but I don’t know whether this has made a difference either. I hope it improves soon though as it is most annoying when I’m going to bed and keeps me awake trying not to scratch.

As I mentioned Daniel and I went out to dinner last night for our friend Jenny’s birthday. We went to Tomato Brothers in Wilston which is a wood-fired pizza place. It was *so* delicious! There were a lot of people there so Jen had organised a banquet. All this food just kept coming and coming. It was a really good idea as it meant you got to try a lot of different things. It started with a couple of calzones which I’d never tried before and were so scrummy! Then a few different flavoured pizzas which were also scrumdiddliumscious. I really ate way to much and suffered for it later by felling ill all night. The best part of the night though was that we got to catch up with friends we hadn’t seen since we found out about the baby. Amy and Jo sat with us all night and it was great to hear all their news and fill them in about what we’d been doing.

Other than that, not much to report here. I talked to Jody at work during the week about when I’m likely to take maternity leave from. At this stage I think I’ll stop work 6 weeks before I’m due, around 2nd Sept, and only work as a casual from a couple of weeks before that, from about my birthday. That works out that I only have about 9 weeks full time left! That’s pretty scary stuff. Hope I get everything I want done before I go.

That’s all for now. Ciao!