Survived a baby sitting!

Ok so hot news off the presses is that Bryan and I were actually left alone with his cousin Ray, and Nicole’s 7 month old son Lucas yesterday – and we all survived!  Ray and Nicole went out for dinner together and Bryan and I played with Lucas, gave him his dinner, watched him have a nap, and changed one (yes just one!) nappy!  Our only problem was that Lucas had been up most of the previous night spending some quality time with his Mum and so as I was giving him his lovely apple sauce pudding he fell asleep on me!

Lucas falls asleep during pudding!

I decided it was best to leave him there for a wee nap if he was that tired so he was a bit confused when he woke up in his high chair bless him!  We all know that feeling I’m sure – falling asleep in the wrong place and wondering where on earth we were on waking!  I gave him a hug and we had a big burp and he was soon fine again though.

Bryan took the opportunity of being alone with him to go camera crazy and got some lovely photos which he has added to his bright shiny new website –

Since I last blogged we have been to our second ante natal class together “Coping with Labour Part 1”.  It wasn’t as scary as the first one although the room was as hot as the first time and I nearly fainted – again!  Really not enjoying feeling like that so often and now that I’m into Third Trimester and on the countdown to the birth (8 weeks tomorrow is the ETA!) I seem to be asleep by 10pm each night again.  I had another midwife appointment this week and all tests are still fine but she did ask if I wanted to reconsider working up to 3rd September as is arranged that I will.  Being the only employee and my maternity cover lady being on holiday for a month I think its easier if I keep working, just take it steady.  Most of the things I need to do before I finish are on the computer anyway so I can just sit and nibble raisins as I work!

Last weekend my pal Jennie and I had booked a long weekend off work.  When we booked it originally we had discussed going to Brighton or something but as my sofa is so magnetic to my butt these days she just came and stayed with us which was lovely.  She arrived Friday lunchtime and we had a lovely lunch out and then went to Coco Violet and I “made” her buy 2 gorgeous dresses!  The pair of shoes I fell in love with aren’t on the website or I would share, unfortunately they could not be mine anyway as I have such huge un lady like feet!  I did get a funky picture of Jennie in a new dress though –

New frock excitement

On the Saturday Jennie very kindly hoovered my whole house (that’s what friends are for apparently and as I can’t push the stupid machine without bump hurting I didn’t like to argue).  I then took her to my friend Gill’s cul-de-sac BBQ and scared her with family suburb life!!  Mostly though we sat around and talked – as this is what we like to do!

On Monday I went to have a look around a nursery and have registered our bump on their waiting list ready for June 2010 when I plan to go back to work.  I was told you should do this a year in advance but the nursery we’re registered with doesn’t tell you if you’re getting a space until 8 weeks before so that’s a little concerning!  Fingers crossed though!

Today I really need to get working on The Baby Room!  We have been gathering various bits and pieces ready for Bump Robertson becoming Baby Robertson and so far they have just been piled in the wee room, it really needs to get sorted out though and I need to start washing everything ready for the arrival.  Will see how far I get today anyway!  Yesterday I started packing my bag for the hospital.  You may think this is a bit early but then there was a couple at our first ante natal class who I used to share a flat with 11 years ago.  They were due 4 days before our baby is due – well they gave birth last Friday to little Charlie – who is doing fine apparently.  Makes you think!  And get organised!

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