Well, am on the flip side of using up my entire 2010 holiday entitlement, (seemed like a good idea several weeks ago), and am now on the countdown to maternity leave...whenever that may be!
20 week scan last week and I can confirm that the wiggle-master is a boy. I'm very excited, not had much to do with baby boys so I'm blissfully unaware of what it entails :)
I've been swotting up in the usual first-time-mum stylie, reading every word I can about pregnancy, birth, stitches, breastfeeding, stitches...did I mention the stitches yet? Ouchie! I feel like a total fraud though as I find the whole thing very surreal and hard to associate what I'm reading with the fact that it'll all be happening to me soon enough.
I am so unprepared for it all.....not the baby bit so much as the pregnancy and birth. Following my 20 week scan and drop in BP/fainting episode when I was there, I had to pop up to the Ante Natal ward to be checked over. My fella asked me, "What usually happens in this ward"? I really didn't know and had to ask the nurse. There I am with a whopping big baby bump asking what the ante natal ward was for.....I felt like such an eejit. It just didn't mention it in my notes anywhere so I was clueless.
Still, I have faith that my body will take care of everything, (apart from the mortgage), I'm really not in control at all so not much point in worrying.
I do wish I hadn't read the section on stitches and tearing......how will I ever get these images out of my head before December??