Due Date!

40 week sausage fingers
40 week sausage fingers

We’ve made it!! Today I am 40+1 weeks. It’s a funny old feeling, playing the waiting game after so long. A definite state of limbo. I want to keep myself busy and take my mind off the fact that Pocky is showing no signs of arriving any time soon. Yet at the same time, I’m exhausted and the thought of doing anything isn’t very appealing. Doh.

There seems to be a pattern. I’ll find my energy one day, go to the shops, do house things and keep busy all day and then the next I’ll be wiped out and incapable of moving. I think I need to find a balance.

Yesterday, 23rd April, the big day when everyone expects the baby to promptly make it’s grand entrance to the world, was a bit of a right off. I don’t know if it’s the hormones or the anticlimax of the day coming round without a peep. I’ve always been convinced that this little bubba will be late; I’m sure it will be well into May before we see its sweetly wrinkled face. With parents like Jonny and I, it’s hardly likely to be the most forthcoming little bean. Why move from the familiar quiet and cosiness of the nest? Continue reading “Due Date!”

Due Date!

Nine months

It’s been nearly nine months. A long and busy winter has passed and the blossom is in bloom. We’ve prepped and moved into our family nest, we’ve eaten more carbs and chocolate than ever before and we’ve completed the entirety of Breaking Bad. What do we do now? We wait. We enjoy our time together – the calm before the storm. And we finish that nest. Although there are surely no more shelves for Jonny to build.

nest

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We found out late last August. Managing to get through five positive pee-sticks before allowing ourselves any amount of confidence in the answer. We stood together in my childhood bedroom, my head on J’s shoulder, squeezing hands and occasionally peeling away to sneak a peek at the emerging line. It was indisputable. Time and time again.  Continue reading “Nine months”

Nine months

A new adventure

Jonny and Sarah
Jonny and Sarah

The last blog we wrote together was about an adventure; a shared journey into our unknown. We were finding our way from country to country and working things out as we went. Trying our best to collect the experiences before they slipped away from our distracted memories.

In about a week and a half (possibly two weeks after that, or maybe even before) a new one will begin. Once more, we’ve read guide upon guide, spent probably too much money on ‘essential’ supplies, packed and repacked the bags in anticipation. This time though, we’ll be taking someone else along for the ride. Continue reading “A new adventure”

A new adventure