Wednesday, 11 March 2015
Well hey guys. Hope everyone is tickety boo, fine AND dandy.
I have a very VERY sore throat but I'm feeling pretty positive so let's not mention that again. Keeping the vibe on the up, people.
On Saturday I had a glimpse of life without DIY. Sure it'll always be there when you live in an old house but there once was a time when it didn't consume our every waking moment - and we had one of those moments on Saturday. We had our first antenatal class and then decided to go for a drive and out for lunch, just the two of us. It was SO nice. And we talked about how we're looking forward to spending time as a family this summer. Actually enjoying spending time together and going to visit people, and having people visit us - and not constantly feeling like we should be painting or fixing stuff. Cannot wait.
Kitchen floor fitters, plasterer for bedroom skim coat and roofer for velux windows have all been booked. Three weeks from now that will all be done! They are all big jobs that will make a huge diff.
The antenatal class was actually quite good. I'm planning to have the baby at my local maternity unit - just a mile away from home. Very handy! They've got an excellent reputation and the class, run by them was very reassuring about when to come in once you're in labour. The only downside in choosing a maternity unit over a labour ward is the pain relief. By choosing the former I am saying that I don't want an epidural. I don't. Right now, I don't. But when I'm in pigging agony... well - I'll have made my choice and will have to endure a 45 minute ambulance ride if I change my mind. Anyway - that's a whole 9 weeks (or more!) away. A lifetime! Hahhaaahaaa...
I feel like I've been getting on top of a few jobs that have been hanging over me forever, which feels so good. I got TB a lovely Nikkie McWilliams print for Valentine's Day. Not only is that now framed and hanging on the wall but I've got two other frames which this weekend I will be populating. One with the knot we tied during the knot tying ceremony at our wedding and the other, a collage of lots of ticket stubs, maps, postcards, pics and other delights from our honeymoon. That's a job for this weekend.
I'm still eating way too much of the wrong things. No longer is a standard chocolate bar enough, I'm buying a big sharing bag and scoffing the lot in one go. Oh dear. BUT I am feeling more positive. Yes, I'll have put on a shed load of weight but so what, I'll lose it again. It's what I do, right? If anyone can do it, then I think I can. Make a plan, get it done. And I'll have a wee baby who I want to be healthy for and with.
Break out the flags... we have made progress on the name front! Last night TB told me the top two boy names he likes. What a minute... Those are the top two names I have been mentioning since FOREVER! Seed planted, is now blossoming me thinks.