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Midwife visit today

Today has been the only time I have been to see the midwife without Yorkie. It felt quite sad actually, listening to the heart beat without him there to share in it.

I also saw a different midwife today, one we've seen once some months back. She took one look at me and asked me to confirm that I was about 34 weeks along. Only I'm not, I'm 31 weeks. But I took this as her just guessing and making conversation before sitting down with me and my notes.

I handed over my pee sample - which she said was absolutely clear. "Nothing in that at all" were her words (first time that's ever happened with my kidney history *pride*) and I felt a rush of relief that we could therefore rule out gestational diabetes.

Apparently not though.

Pouring over my notes now, and seeing that nothing had come up as a problem with the blood I gave last week, she kept asking my due date and checking of the dating wheel, and on the growth chart in my notes.

I was asked to get on the bed t…

All I want to do is....

SLEEP! I need SO much of it right now!

And I swear my belly is betting noticeably bigger every day.

I've got through the week at work fairly well I think. I managed to get Rob an appointment with the old sales calls, I've attended meetings about ops, sales and IT, a meeting up in the Lakes about staffing and training new cleaners up there (which meant I didn't get home till gone 7pm on Friday night because 'they' are digging Windermere up so the traffic was backed up and a 45 min drive took an hour and a quarter) and even got involved in training the new sales staff.

But this weekend all I have wanted to do is sleep!!!

Yesterday I spent the afternoon with Kathy. It went pretty well. She and Tony are expecting their first baby too, she's almost exactly one month behind me. We talked about babies, pregnancy, miscarriages (something she's suffered from more than me, poor thing), cravings, names... usual stuff. It went ok. I even lent her a DVD which means we w…

Midwife... Finally!

So today we actually got in to see the midwife, for the first time in 2008!

The Thursday appointment we should have had week ago was cancelled, and then I couldn't get one for the Tuesdays that me and Yorkie both have off work. We're 30 weeks gone now and really need to see the midwife for blood tests and so on, and also I have started to get swollen hands and feet which is probably normal, but I want to ask and make sure.

Yesterday, just as I was about to leave work, the midwife called me to find out why we hadn't been to see her so I explained that the receptionist had kept telling me that she was booked up unless it was a first appointment. So she said I should call the midwife in duty today and ask to be allowed to call in at the end of the day. So I did, and she did, and then asked me to let the receptionist know. Receptionist clearly did not want to let me have it, telling me that there were already appointments booked for 3.30 today (the slot we were given) but even…

New Boiler!

Finally! We are one step closer to getting this house the way we want it. That hideous, grease coated, rusty, crap, ineffective hot water boiler has GONE from the kitchen! As has the bulky, ugly old central heating boiler from under the stairs. Instead we have a sexy new shinny white combi boiler - although it IS under the stairs again and not in the cellar after all.

Tuesday morning the chap with the lorry came and delivered a ton of stuff into our cellar. Wednesday I had to go into work and Yorkie used his last holiday-day for this financial year to wait in for the fellers to come and fit it. Only they couldn't for various reasons, and having turned up for a while and reasoned with us that the new boiler would have to go under the stairs after all (for good reasons, I don't quite follow but Yorkie seemed to agree and I don't care so long as it works). Thursday they turned up bright and early and got the job done with no fuss and as little mess as humanly possible.

Now we…

Buying for Baby

This has become my new pass time.

The nursery set finally arrived a few days ago! Thank you Mum! It took 3 days for me and Yorkie to build the bloody thing too, although there were things like work getting in the way. We've also decorated the nursery too and it's looking pretty damn good even if I do say so myself! My hubby is a wonder with a pot of paint and did just about all of it himself (I painted a couple of small patches, but nothing really notable). So it's looking very much like it's almost done!

We have a cot-bed, dresser/change table and wardrobe.

I also jumped on a bargain travel-system, although I felt horribly guilty as Mum-in-law had offered to buy us it. This was on sale at £180 down from £250 with the offer about to run out and the new model that was to replace it not only being too expensive (more like £360 to get everything we did get), but also too big to fit in the boot of the car AND the car seat would not suitable from birth! It was a case of buy…

God Mother!

Last weekend was the baptism of Caitlin & Mia, and I officially became Caitlin's God Mother! It was a shame that Yorkie couldn't go, and both girls were asking for him and wanting to know where he was. Mia insisted that I make him come to her 'next christening'... How many is she planning on having? Still, with a bit of luck he'll make it to Caitlin's confirmation in May.

Both girls looked lovely though and where great during the service. Mia got a little stressed at being held like a baby so that she could have the water on her head, especially since Caitlin got to just stand on a step and lean over the font instead.

I've never been to a Catholic baptism before, and even though I was 10 at my own CofE baptism I don't really recall much about it. It was fun though, like Jacs said, you get to renounce Satan, and the girls were exorcised too! Even the priest accepted that this was something to giggle about, and has nothing to do with the girls potential…

Feeling ill again

Don't know what's up with me these days. It seems like I'm poorly most of the time! This morning I woke up with a stinking headache and ear ache. I feel sluggish and generally achy but I have assumed that at least is normal. But driving Yorkie to work this morning I started to feel really sick too and called in sick to work. Sure enough, within 10 mins of walking back into the house I was being sick! Bye bye breakfast.

My eyes are sore too, and it feels like I've had no sleep when in fact I have slept very well this last couple of nights.

We do have a midwife appointment on Thursday though so I can run through any worries when I see her then. We'll probably be told that this is all normal etc and that I am worrying about nothing. I'm just so tired and sickly. Not to mention the endless hiccups, acid and general difficulty just moving about!

At least the Wiggle Bump seems to be ok. Still getting loads of movement, and I am being kept to a strict routine - I wake…