Soooooo.......today marks '35 weeks' of being pregnant for me. I can honestly say it hasn't flown by but it also hasn't dragged on either. I wanted to enjoy the experience and to remember it as much as I could and I think I've done that pretty well so far! It's not been a breeze but it also hasn't been a terribly hard process either. I've had my fair share of issues but mostly they've been ok.
Over the weekend, I had a second baby shower for our little monkey. Yes, I know, seems greedy right? The only reason for 2 was location, location. Having grown up in Newcastle but having lived in Sydney for almost 6 years now, I have strong ties to both cities and wanted the chance to see friends from both, catch up, swap stories with those who have kids or are preggers and to just enjoy the moment. Told you I wanted to enjoy the experience!
Yesterday was just lovely - a properly gorgeous party in our little flat. My beautiful friend C did most of the organising, with help from my sisters and Mum. The decorations were gorgeous and there was even a Lolly Bar for people to take home a lolly bag!!
We only played one game but that was because everyone was too busy chatting and eating and having a lovely time, which was just perfect.
It was so nice to have all my "Sydney friends" in one place as I havent had many opportunities to get them all together - I like everyone to know each other so no one feels awkward and can always find someone to talk to.
Anyway, the monkey was spoilt and so was I, yet again! The boys had a nice day out in the city so I think all in all, it was a good day for everyone. Even C's Little Girl had a good time.
This week, I have another midwife appointment and I'm getting fitted for some wrist splints, as I've developed carpal tunnel syndrome due to pregnancy and my hands go numb through the night if I sleep on them the wrong way- weird and very annoying. I'm catching up with some friends tomorrow night and other than that, I'm recovering from the weekend. Luckily I was able to have today off work so I plan to rest but also to finish sorting out the flat as it's not entirely back to normal (even with all the cleaning up the girls did yesterday!).
With only 9 days of work to go, things are really starting to hit home....in the next 6 weeks, we will have a very small person to look after. We really will! He will be tiny and totally reliant on us for everything. We will be tired and a little scared but oh, it will be worth it.
I can't wait!