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33 weeks 2 days

Currently I am counting down. Not to the due date, but to the day I finish work, next Tuesday. So many things have been put off to then. This includes doing any Christmas present organising, packing a bag for the hospital, washing copious amounts of baby clothes, actually sorting through the things that people have gifted/loaned me, getting a hair cut, doing maternity/pregnancy photo shoot (I have a photographer, but no clear idea what I want, I do have some ideas about what I don’t want) etc.

So much stuff to do. First things first, I need to get healthy (shaking off a cold now) and finish work.

Things I have to look forward to after finishing work:
Having time to visit with people (have 2 other pregnant women booked to visit me next Thursday).
Having time to do craft (there is sewing, knitting and kitchen-y stuff I want to do).
Sleeping in.
Hydrotherapy courses.
Baby shower (catching up with a bunch of people will be good, recent cold has sadly meant I have missed out on some socialising).

Things I am not looking forward to when I finish work:
Getting bigger and bigger and tireder and tireder and more stretch marky until finally I pop… I mean give birth.

Yeah.

Point of Fashion: Why did I wear a white top??
Current Obsession: Prepping my seniors.

{ 8 } Comments

  1. Hest | November 3 2009 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    That reminds me: for baby shower any ideas on what baby things you do/don’t need to be given? Don’t want to load you up with things you don’t have a use for.

    I’m thinking I might finally have a “baby shower” – new and improved, with 5 month old baby.

  2. Debbie | November 3 2009 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    It seems totally unfair that you’re sick. One of the few perks of being pregnant is meant to be a boosted immune system. I shake my fist angrily at the injustice of it all.

    I hope those teenagers behave themselves for you until it’s time to leave and that you’re showered with gifts, thanks and praise on your last day.

    We shall have to catch up with you before your ‘popping’ date but alas I can’t make the baby shower 🙁

  3. Zephfi | November 3 2009 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    I’m pretty sure pregnancy = lowered immune system. This is to make sure that mum’s body doesn’t perceive bubs as a disease to be attacked. Which is why they’ve made a big deal about pregnant women getting swine flu because they get sick easier/worser, and it’s why auto-immune diseases (such as arthritis and psoriasis) often get better during pregnancy.
    Immune system comes back with a vengeance post-pregnancy though: poxy psoriasis!

    I look forward to you being well again. I think I’ll be in your next of the woods after 3pm on Thursday (have antenatal group on Black Rock Road), so I’ll text you to see if you’re well enough for visitors. we miss you!

  4. Giffy | November 4 2009 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    Hester: I could do with some cloth Breast Pads? I’m also hoping you’re still lending me some newborn sized nappies. I could do with some the next size up too 😉 So looking forward to meeting 5 month old M 😉

    Debz: Only doing relief (although LTR so doing planning etc) and mostly seniors, they are so self obsessed, I don’t think I’ll be getting any presents from school. But that’s cool, I don’t need any! Once I finish work, I hope to come up the coast one day for visiting 🙂

    Zeph:That was my understanding re:immunity during pregnancy too. I’ve been pretty fortunate with my health really 🙂 Also, I don’t want to jinx it, but yesterday and today definitely on the mend. Cough doesn’t seem to have gotten a hold *fingers crossed*. A visit on Thurs sounds good!

  5. Jon | November 4 2009 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    Uh, I still have your guys copy of Princess Mononoke by the way. I don’t see you guys that often…

  6. Giffy | November 4 2009 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    Jon: All good. We’re more confused as to who we loaned our NZ Lonely Planet Guide and Mage and Vampire RPG books to.

  7. Zephfi | November 4 2009 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    Cloth breast pads, or merino? The merino ones are really absorbent (mine have only leaked through a couple of times), I’d imagine cloth ones would soak through pretty quick, unless they were plastic backed. Although I guess if they were made in a similar way to nappies, that’d work. The disposable ones I’ve found ‘stick’ a bit unpleasantly (although they’re much better to use in a pinch than cotton wool! *l*)

    Yay! Coffee group is 1pm til 3 or 4. I’ll text you and see how you’re feeling 🙂

  8. Giffy | November 5 2009 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    Zeph… Did you mean merino or cotton? I just want some reusable/washable ones. You would have a much better idea than me as to what types work best!

    The disposable ones don’t seem that sturdy and I feel bad about the waste they could cause when really not that difficult to wash and dry!

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