It would be fair to say that this pregnancy hasn’t been anything like I could of imagined! For starters, I didn’t even know you could be operated on while pregnant, that one was a pretty steep learning curve. I was all set for my appointments as per my ‘orange book’ (my maternity notes), not for the 2 / 3 a week that I would end up having. It’s pretty tiring getting up to St Thomas’ from Greenwich with an ever-growing bump. That said I feel very lucky to have had such a supportive team who make me feel at ease and like every journey has been worth it. I thought I was going to LOVE having a bump and being pregnant. I think I will next time, but this time it’s all been rather unusual and not at all what I expected.
I think we’ve put everything in place that we can…
The nursery is ready, the pram is all set, the car seat installed, the baby’s clothes are washed, ironed and put away, we’ve settled on names(!), we have a plan for bringing baby home, I have sorted my maternity leave and hubby has negotiated some sort of paternity leave, I have sourced swimming lessons for when baby’s a little older and done all the research I can into other classes, we’ve ordered a beautiful snuggler-sized sofa bed (which will double as my nursing chair) for when Mum comes to stay and the house has been organised and tidied to within an inch of it’s life!
Now it’s down to the baby. Which feels crazy! I’m such a control freak and it’s so bizarre to me that there is absolutey nothing I can do to influence when the little one decides to make an appearance.
I’m not sure where this blog is heading – but I’m hoping it will be an honest and true account of being a Mummy, running a business and living my life.
I hope you’ll be able to share this very exciting journey with us as we embark on the next chapter of our story.