Friday, January 18, 2013
Today is my 30 + gst birthday. Nothing much is really going on - we had a rough night with Chanbe for some reason, so my plans to do more unpacking (no I still haven't finished!!!) have not come to fruition. I am treating myself to daytime air con which I normally don't do at home. It's making sitting on the couch somewhat more comfortable.
I am 38 weeks + 2 days pregnant, so really, any day now something could happen, although after my appointment on Wednesday, and if Chanbe is anything to go by, this baby ain't budging until absolutely necessary. And even though I'm still surrounded by damn boxes that I can't shift, I feel quite settled and at home. We still have a couple of big ticket items to purchase (mainly a dining table and chairs, and a desk for the office) but otherwise we are mainly set. I've done the ooohing and aaahing over the teeny tiny baby clothes and nappies; my hospital bag is packed, I've made extra meals that I've put in the freezer, and I feel ready for this baby.
I actually feel quite zen about the whole thing. Sure, I could focus on the messy house, the incessant itching of my arms possibly caused by cholestasis, the continuous pregnancy-related heartburn that keeps me up at night, my big fat fingers and toes, and the fact that gravity fights me every time I want to stand up, but who wants to hear all that? They are all temporary glitches that will be a thing of the past in a matter if weeks.
Right now, it's all about the air con, breakfast for lunch, ice cold water (the only drink that doesn't give me heartburn) and time with my boys. Happy birthday to me :-)