I know it’s been a little while and I have been off work so there is no excuse for taking so long to update my blog, except lack of motivation. So it might be a long one!
I had my baby shower last Sunday afternoon with a heap of girlfriends. It was so lovely just to have everybody over and catch up with them all, especially knowing it might be a little while before I get to see a few of them again. We also got some wonderful prezzies for little B! Writing out ‘thank you’ cards is my next job today. And speaking of thank yous, a big one goes out to my friend Jody who went to so much trouble on the day. She made food, helped with the invitations, organised games, and was just great support all round!
Our ante-natal classes are all finished now and last week we took a tour of the labour ward and birth suite so now we know where to go. We also found out that they don’t allow visitors from 1-3pm every day and that they expect all visitors, including husbands, to be gone by about 9pm every night. This is so all the new Mums get at least a certain amount of sleep/rest every day. They usually kick you out after only 2 days anyway so I don’t think this will be a problem.
Personally, I’m feeling quite fat and uncomfy now. It’s hard to find a comfy sitting position on my couch to watch the telly so I spend a fair bit of time in front of this computer as it is slightly more comfy. Sitting backwards on this office chair is quite good for a while but not very good for typing. I like to sit that way when Daniel is busy in here and I can chat to him. Otherwise I sit normally and play Sudoku. This is my new thing – check out www.websudoku.com and see if you get hooked like I did. My best time (without checking/cheating) is 6mins 54secs. Considering the first time I did one it took me nearly half hour I’m pretty impressed. My average used to be around 12-15 mins but now I get consistently under 10mins. At least it’s keeping my brain from turning to mush!
Daniel’s leaving me tonight! He’s going down the Coast to have a night out with Adrian. I did have a bit of a ‘what if I go into labour?’ moment when he first suggested it but got over that. He’s only an hour away if anything happens (which it won’t) and I have the car so if I need to do anything I can – not that I plan on driving myself to hospital if I’m in labour! If worst comes to worse I can call an ambulance, and I have told Jody so she’s on standby if I need anything too. My worst problem will probably be getting lonely!
Our friends Libby and Leon’s son, Elliott, turned 2 years old the other day and Libby had a birthday party for him. There were about 10 Mums there with all their kids – it looked like a childcare centre! It was so great seeing all the kids play and stuff their faces full of lollies and cake. Libby and her mum made a cake in the shape of Wags from the Wiggles much to Elliott’s delight. It was delicious too! Of all the mums there, 5 of them had little ones under 6 months old and were still breastfeeding. At one stage all the bubs were hungry at once so they all sat around together to give them a feed – it was so beautiful. I got to cuddle at least three of the little ones and one of them fell asleep while I was holding her so I didn’t want to give her back in case she woke up! I still can’t believe Lib organised it all with Olivia still only 6 weeks old! She’s game if nothing else!
Well, we’re expecting some hot weather over the next few days. It’s actually been in the high 20s for the last few days and expecting low 30s over the weekend and Monday! The air conditioner has been on the go for the last few nights in the bedroom and last night watching the telly I turned the one on in the lounge for a bit too. So far I’ve managed without it during the day but it might get a workout over the weekend. We’re actually going to Matt and Kirsten’s for dinner tomorrow night and their house is like an oven when the weather heats up. Hope I don’t embarrass myself by being one bit sweaty mess! I’m actually really looking forward to it though – we haven’t been over there for ages. We’re taking one of our board games, Cranium, with us, so it should be another fun-filled afternoon/evening. I’ll let you know!