I’ve been loving all the recent Bank Holidays, Cookie and I had a Princess Party for the Royal wedding – complete with tea party using my best china and of course Wills and Kate bunting, tea and cakes- Robin and his mum thought I was a little bonkers, but Cookie seemed to love it waving her flag manically! I kept the bunting as a memento to show bump… it was there too!
Second May Bank Holiday saw more lovely weather so we had two BBQ’s, of course I have to be careful what I can eat so had lovely Linda McCartney sausages and the most burnt burgers from the grill – just to be extra careful! Got to say it’s one of the first times I have missed wine. This really has been Pimm’s weather lately but it’s a little hot for me and bump – so glad I will no longer be pregnant when it’s really warm in July and August!
This week, I indulged in a Pregnancy Massage. Suzie my therapist used amazing Birth Sense oils, lavender and geranium to relax and calm the mind and lots of cushions to make my bump and tired legs comfortable. I’m sure I fell asleep a little – always the sign of a good massage – I just pray I didn’t snore! As I’ve got bigger I seem to huff and puff when I walk and snore a whole lot more, I guess I’m breathing for two now. Afterwards I was so relaxed! I really would recommend this treat for expectant mums. My skin felt soft and all the aches melted away. It’s the most relaxed hour I have had in a long time.
The birth is getting ever closer so Robin and I have been giving more and more thought to the baby arriving. We have cot sheets, blankets, baby grows and nappies on the washing line on a daily basis as I remove everything from their packets and start getting things ready. I think some of my neighbours must think the baby’s already here. It has been recommended for me – due to my health – to keep away from anesthetic during labour so I have been looking into a natural, birthing method called Hypnobirthing. Robin and I started classes last week. I think he felt a little reluctant at first- that it would be all whale music and hippies, but we soon discovered that the practice is based on eliminating fear and anxiety to make the body more calm and relaxed meaning less pain and tension during birth. The classes go on for a few weeks and I’m currently intently reading the accompanying book as of all the mums in the class my due date is closest, so I will let you know how we get on; I’m sure to be breathing that baby out in no time!