December 2010

Its been nearly a month since I last wrote on here and I highly doubt that there will be more than about a post a month – life is just too crazy and busy and tiring. I am now 30 weeks pregnant, Christmas is just around the corner and I have finished all Christmas shopping only this morning with my preschooler accompanying me which made things a little difficult.

I also bought a dishwasher this morning and tomorrow someone will deliver both the dishwasher and also our lounge suite and baby compactum which have been at my in laws house for ever so long. I am very happy about this though who is going to help move all the furniture around to be able to fit everything into our house is anyone’s guess – just carrying heavy cooldrinks down the escalator at the shops today set off Braxton Hicks contractions and even sitting on our lounge suite that needs to be thrown away also seem to set them off so I will be moving nothing (well at least that is what should happen but is unlikely to) Besides tomorrow I have a full day at work.

Laurana is doing well. She is reading very nicely and was reading many of the signs in Wimpy today where I took her for some food after the shopping. She has also been less difficult today and yesterday so maybe she really does feel much better after having chicken pox the last two and a half weeks. Today I started reading some Disney encyclopaedias to her – we read about early dwellings and she enjoyed it quite a bit despite the text being long – tonight she will tell her Dad she wants to be a troglodyte and go spelunking. I think homeschooling her should be fun as she learns so easily and enjoys so many things.

As for baby its still early days yet although if this little one comes as exepcted at about 38 weeks then I will have only 8 more weeks left and in actual fact I would really prefer her to decide to come on her own sometime between 37 and 38 weeks before any doctor can decide to intervene but the chances of that are small – nonetheless I can still hope and pray about it – just not too early baby – I want you healthy first and foremost!

Philip and I have had a rough month made harder by his work, my pregnancy and our exhaustion. I am hoping that Christmas will be a good break for us and I also know that stopping my own work should hopefully decrease my own work load and make things a bit more manageable for me.

Once Christmas is over I am hoping to plan a bit for homeschooling Laurana taking into account that a newborn baby is arriving sometime quite early in the year and that I have no clue how this is going to disrupt our routine – I know it will, but I do not know in what ways.

Also on Januray’s list of things to do is make sure I have everything ready for the baby, that my hospital bag is packed and that the medical aid is sorted out. I have done some of this, but will need to check everything and finish it and also find out when my mother plans on arriving and that we have a back up plan should anything happen earlier than expected.

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