38 Weeks (and we have a Sofa)!

Friday, June 5

There were a few things that I hoped to get done this week before our baby entered the world.

On Sunday afternoon, I had my WONDERFUL baby shower.  It was so lovely to catch up with a whole lot of my favourite girls in the same place and I was blown away by the amazing food that the girls prepared and by all the incredible gifts that we received!  I can't wait to receive some pictures of the afternoon from the lovely Maxeen and to share on here the amazing effort that Che, Beany and Nix put into creating the most perfect afternoon!  THANK YOU to everyone involved!

On Tuesday I taught pregnancy yoga to some of my new (mummy to be) friends, from our birth preparation classes, and it was so much fun.  For most of my pregnancy I attended a pregnancy yoga class at the Vitality Centre in Southfields but they stopped offering it a few weeks ago and I just haven't found another one quite as convenient to go to.  I try and do at least one or two poses at home each day, but it's just not quite the same as doing a full class. Our internet hasn't been properly set up in our flat yet either, so I sadly haven't even be able to do any of the great online classes from doyogawithme.com either. I so enjoyed teaching the class on Tuesday - oh how I would love to have my own physio/yoga space at home one day...

On Tuesday evening we went to a baby first aid course, run by my friend Anastasia from the Prenatal Classroom and learnt a whole lot of skills that I hope we will never need to use! If you have a baby or are due soon, I would really recommend that you do a baby first aid course, even if you have done one in the past. I last did it a year ago, and I couldn't believe how much I had already forgotten by Tuesday.

On Wednesday evening I had my British citizenship ceremony at the Wandsworth Town Hall. I can't believe that after first arriving in London 8 years and 4 months ago, I can finally now apply for my British passport!  It has been a lot of admin and many many ££ spent in the process, but I can't wait for the first time I get to use it for a weekend in Europe and don't need to apply for a schengen visa!

 Following on from last weeks post, our floors are done, our built in wardrobes have been completed, our sofa has arrived,  and our curtains have been hung. We now have a home! Once our dining table arrives and our internet is connected - we will be properly sorted! 

So baby, you can arrive now. Although I'm guessing that now that I am ready you are not planning to arrive anytime soon!

Pregnancy wise, I still feel huge and swollen and tops that just about covered my bump two weeks ago no longer do! We have had some lovely weather in the last few days (which I am not complaining about) but when your body temperature is already way higher than normal it feels even hotter than it is. Catching the underground yesterday afternoon was stiflingly hot!  And poor Pete, I am forever opening every door and window possible at home.

Thanks to all of you for your kind thoughts, wishes and prayers for my Dad! He is being discharged from hospital this morning, after a two week stay, and is much better than he was.  I am sure that he will get even stronger at home before his next chemo treatment in a few weeks time.

Have a super weekend lovely friends!
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