So I have done it, today I packed my hospital bag and one for the baby – all that needs to be filled is my vanity case and a coming home outfit for me. I’ve got Eco friendly nappies, baby sleep suits, vests, scratch mitts, hats and booties, a shawl, a towel- you name it the list is endless. For me? Two pairs of PJ’s, a book, slippers, dressing gown and a tankini and towel for the birthing pool. It didn’t take very long to pack, but now the bags are sitting in the nursery wardrobe – everything feels so real. Vanity case needs to be packed on the day and the midwife told us to take a packed lunch too.
Last weekend we went on a tour of the hospital to coincide with our last parenting class. We saw the labour ward and also the birthing unit and visitors room. There are 3 pool rooms and I’m hoping I can have a water birth although my migraine attacks have been playing up a bit – but a trip to the Neurologists should stop the dizziness I have been feeling the last few weeks – not helped by my low iron. The iron medicine and orange juice is getting a bit boring but I am starting to feel much better.
Clothes are becoming a bit of problem – I am getting so big my wardrobe choices are becoming capsule to say the least. Cookie has learnt I can’t walk as fast these days too as I waddle along, I have to have her on a long lead as I walk so slow and she gets a bit annoyed.
Our good friend’s little boy just turned two so I had a taste of being a mum by helping out at his birthday party, wrapping up birthday cake for party bags and generally watching over all of the lively guests. It was strange to think at his next birthday party we will have our own little person to keep an eye on amongst the bouncy castle and fancy dress costumes.
This is Robin and I’s last Easter alone so someone else will enjoy my mini egg nest cakes next year! Although, I think junior will be too small for cream eggs so I can still enjoy them!