This morning on our way to school, as I got out of our estate to the main road, I saw how traffic was backed up and at a standstill - I promptly turned around and headed back home, and sent Mia's teacher a message to say she won't be at school today. We enjoyed a cuddly, snuggly day together, we watched two of Mia's current favourite movies, the new Barbie movie (Pearl Princess) and Frozen. We made 'boontjiesop' for supper, as a treat for Pappa. We played school and Mia matched some shapes and coloured them in, and coloured a picture of a rainy day. ;-)
The forecast is rainy for the rest of this week!
I'm 32 weeks pregnant today! I've really enjoyed pregnancy up til now - but during the last week or so the aches and pains have really been getting to me. It's been fun, but now I feel impatient to have lil Ella in my arms. I've had terrible lower back pain - feels like knives stabbing me. Especially if I bend over and stand up straight again, or if I've been sitting or lying in one position and get up - ouch ouch ouch. It gets worse during early evening - luckily Wyn is a champ helping me with supper preparation and Mia's bathtime.
Baby girl karate kicks me that it's quite painful sometimes! My bladder has been getting abused, I think I go to the loo every half hour. I got heart palpitations on Sunday and Monday which wasn't a very pleasant experience, not sure if my blood pressure was either acting up, or maybe my blood sugar dropped. But didn't happen today, luckily.
Thankfully the heartburn is a lot better since the doc prescribed Nexiam, yay!
As much as I'm feeling physically impatient to meet our new lil baby - I don't feel mentally and emotionally ready yet. The other night Mia woke up three times during the night, and I felt shattered in the morning. Am I ready for night feeds and nappy changes and baby spit-up at all hours of the night?! Also, I'm trying to cherish each moment with Mia, in the last few weeks that she's still an only-child. I really hope the transition and adjustment to being a big sister is going to be easy and happy for her.