…I’ve finished work. Cleaned the house from top to bottom. Repacked my hospital bag umpteen times. Seen the midwife. Reached and passed my due date (yesterday). Had an acupuncture session on said due date to hopefully kick things off. It hasn’t. I’m still waiting.
I’m just a very tired mama with a huge bump and a very impatient four-year-old big-sis-to-be who remains optimistic and declares every morning ‘baby is DEFINITELY coming today mummy!’
I’m doing my best to keep busy. Online shopping is a great distraction. After months of deliberating over whether to fork out for a leather changing bag (I just used the Boots Parenting Club freebie first time round, but as I haven’t had to buy much for this baby I thought I’d treat myself), I finally bit the bullet and ordered the Storksak Sofia in tan leather. I lucked out and picked up an ex-display one from their outlet page with £80 off the RRP. It’s perfect, no sign that it is ex-display and I would have happily paid full price if necessary. Completely extravagant but what the hell. It’s bloody beautiful.
I’ve also been putting together a ‘big sister’ gift bag from baby for my big girl. She has already chosen some gifts especially from her for the new arrival – a new teddy, bath toy, a little book and the obligatory homemade card. I thought it would be nice to do the same ‘from the baby’. Thanks (in the main) to good ol’ ebay and the pound shop this little bundle came in at under £20:
- ‘A baby for loving’ book from a local independent book shop
- ‘Rosie’s babies’ book – ebay second hand (actually out of print but I had to get it as it had such brilliant reviews)
- ‘Super sister’ coaster from cheapy card shop
- Card and ‘best big sister’ keyring from another not-so-cheap card shop
- Next ‘best sister’ t-shirt – brand new with tags from ebay
- Dot-to-dot colouring book, Frozen pencil case and some new felt tips – all from local pound shop. I thought if she visits us in hospital it will give her something to do if baby is sleeping or feeding.