Just now it feels like so much is happening and I don’t have time to do much, but really it’s only a few big things happening and they’re taking up my time!
The main thing (if you didn’t know already!) is that in less than two weeks I’m due to give birth to our second baby! That’s a pretty big thing right?! In general I feel pretty good for this late stage, but as with last time (and probably a lot of mums) being comfortable can be difficult, especially when I’m trying to sleep, and I’m just a waddling lump that can’t really move quickly or bend to pick things up or breathe easily!
I’m looking forward to the baby arriving of course, and I can’t wait to see how Sorsha is with her little sister. I’m having a planned c-section for a number of reasons, so it should be quicker and easier unless the baby has other ideas and makes an early appearance! Allan is off for two weeks and my parents are staying with us for a week, my sister for another, so there’ll be plenty of hands on deck til we get settled.
My only real concerns are that everything goes smoothly and that I’m prepared and can cope when everyone goes back home and I’m left with two kids on my own! But I will cope, I have to!
Our other new addition is Shadow, a tiny black kitten which has joined the family a few days ago. Shadow is from the same family that Jack and Meg were from and is settling in well after the initial introductions to the other cats. Sorsha loves him and tries to to give him cuddles although he’s not a fan!
The other thing that has kept me busy during my maternity leave is a little bit of studying. I decided to undertake a course in Make-Up Artistry and passed it last week with distinction, which I’m pretty chuffed about!
The plan is that once I have recovered from my c-section I can spend some time on myself and getting back to a me that I’m happy with. I feel like I’ve been pregnant constantly for ages (when it’s really only 18 months out of the last 3 years!) and I’m looking forward to getting back into shape, getting my hair done, sorting out my wardrobe and generally feel good! So I’ve started with my make up, and completing the course is really just a way of improving my skills for myself, rather than a new career path or anything.
So that’s what I’ve been up to lately! I have a few posts to write over the next week or so and hopefully you’ll be reading all about our birth announcement and story, then about my road to self improvement afterwards!