I feel like I’ve been such a bad blogger. It’s been over a week since my last post, but life has just been so busy. I’ve got some half started posts sitting waiting for me to find time to finish them and hit post.
We’re finally getting our bathroom renovated. It’s been needed ever since we moved in and last Wednesday the tiles finally came up. We’ve been showering at my parents place, and the last two nights we’ve been glad that we have a big backyard, because we’ve been without a toilet and have had try and use our work facilities where possible, or a dig in the back yard.
I got a small pay rise, which couldn’t have come at a better time. Although I’ve finally set my last work date and I’m surprised by how soon it is. June 10th and I’m on maternity leave for 12 months!
Roller Derby, more roller derby, and a bit more. This year’s season is condensed down so much that the grand final is 4 days before my due date. Which means that even thought we’re just at half way through the season, we’ve got 14 weeks left until the finals. But having a few nights at the training venue when I’m not needed means that I can go for a swim with the other preggo derby girls. From the 4 of us there is one boy, one girl, one not finding out and us.
I got a cold the other week which made me miserable as all hell, and left me with a wracking cough that finally had me turning to the pharmacy for something safe to ease it. Lawyer got it 4 days after me, so we’ve both been off work at various times.
There was a big baby expo that Lawyer and I spent two days investigating. We took my mum along on the first day and I’m so glad we did. We all learnt a lot of things and mum got a lot of information on how much things have changed since I was a baby. We spent a bit of time getting some information about vaccinations and how important it is for close relatives (grandparents, aunties, etc) to be vaccinated against whooping-cough. Along with the free samples (6 disposable nappies, a bag full of breast pads and some creams) we got a lot of information to digest on cloth nappies, breast pumps, car seats, prams, and playgroups. The second day we went back on our own and bought an electric breast pump, spent some time talking to a breastfeeding counsellor on Lawyer being able to breastfeed too (I think it’s fantastic that we’ll hopefully both get to option to feed), and a few cloth nappies. We now have a few more things to add to the cot and the random clothes we have.
But the best part of the last few weeks has been organising tomorrow. It’s our 4 year wedding anniversary, and we’re getting away for an extended weekend baby moon and anniversary celebration. Massages, spa bath, log fire and great local food. I can’t wait to put my feet up!