Sat in bed at 8pm writing this pregnancy update, which says it all really! 36 weeks now. The last week seems to have flown by again, trying to think what I did during the week but drawing a bit of a blank, for which I’m going to blame baby brain (true phenomenon). I did have a lovely weekend, Mike looked after Hayden on Friday night, getting up to him multiple times to allow me some sleep which was amazing. We had a nice relaxed Saturday morning, Hayden was up early with me but then went for his nap at 9am so Mike and I indulged in a rare uninterrupted breakfast of proper coffee and brioche plus adult conversation, all very civilised and reminiscent of weekends pre children!
We then preceded to load half our house into the car for an overnight stay at the grandparents in Hampshire. Why is it that no matter how hard you try you always end up packing pretty much everything but the kitchen sink! Or maybe that’s just me, I hate the idea of not having something we may need so we end up bringing things just in case. To make things more stressful I never seem to get round to packing the night before, as would be the sensible and parent like thing to do, and as a result I run around like a headless chicken trying to pack everything within an impossible time frame that I have set myself. The result is always the same, an hour of craziness and bickering/shouting between Mike and I, and a super stressed out me by the time we get in the car, repeating the same conversation ‘never again, next time we go away we will pack the night before/We will try and stay calm and not argue with each other’ and so the cycle repeats…
Anyway sorry that was a bit of a tangent rant about the stress of going away with children. Although it’s always fine once we actually get to our destination, thankfully!
Had a lovely weekend seeing grandparents, great grandparents, cousins, second cousins, aunties etc for our nephew Oscars 1st birthday party. It’s lovely to see all the babies together, although I do find it difficult being referee with Hayden and Oscar at times. They are 2 months apart in age, with Hayden being the oldest and that little bit bigger but definitely more boisterous! The theme of this weekend was mostly Hayden pulling Oscars hair when he had something he wanted, we tell him off and try to explain that it’s not nice to pull hair and that he has hurt Oscar and upset him, but it’s difficult to know how much he’s understanding us. Frustrating too because I hate having to tell Hayden off all the time and I hate that he’s hurting Oscar, and hopefully Chris and Carrie-Anne (Oscars parents) aren’t getting really annoyed with Hayden. Again I know that this behaviour is normal and shall pass, like everything else but I still worry. To be honest Hayden is not going to have much choice but to get used to sharing soon enough! Think it may be quite a shock to him!
I have finally gotten round to packing my hospital bag, but only managed to fit my stuff in the mini suitcase so am yet to pack any bits for baby, need to find another bag! So getting there slowly but surely. I think that’s probably all the updates for the time being, we shall see what this next week brings…
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