Time for Another

the diary of our quest for baby number 2

35wks tomorrow Monday 16 June 2008

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Finally feels like we’re getting there which is alternately great and bloody scary. We’re kind of ready – 2 valuations arranged for thursday and the gas smell finally sorted (leaking gas meter) so we may be good to go with getting the flat on the market before Wriggler arrives. 

We’re off to my parents at the weekend then for a mini-break to Cornwall which we’re all looking forward to. Rather a long time to sit in the car, but hopefully it’ll be worth it. DD can’t wait already. I shall be taking my notes and hospital bags just in case. I’m not taking any chances this time. Last night I had some discomfort in my lower abdomen, bottom of the bump which were either Braxton Hicks or I’ve pulled a muscle but it did make me sit up and think, ok, it really could be any day now.  At least we have been doing some Hypnobirthing practice – whether it’s enough is another story!

Over the weekend a good friend came over with all his photography gear and spent most of Saturday taking pictures of me, DH and DD – mostly of me and the bump (which looks impressively large at 45″ around). Apparently he is a complete whizz with Photoshop, but amazingly the raw shots had some absolute gems – I actually look good 🙂 Can’t wait to see them magicked up!


2 Responses to “35wks tomorrow”

  1. Do practice. I taught HypnoBirthing last October to my daughter-in-law. She was very sceptical, and I really felt she didn’t practice enough, however, on her second day of maternity leave a received an email from her saying, ‘I’m bored, so I’m going to re-do all your HypnoBirthing handouts so they look more professional.’ Effectively she went through the whole of the course and did her practice that way, and she ended up with the perfect HypnoBirthing gentle, comfortable birth.

    Katharine Graves
    Katharine Graves is a HypnoBirthing teacher in London

  2. timeforanother Says:

    Hi Katharine,

    Thanks for reading. This is our 2nd time at Hypnobirthing and I feel we’ve done more practice this time than last and we did so well last time. I’ve got all my handouts and the book with me for our weekend away. I’ve been finding it hard to find time in the daytime as we have so much on at the moment, and in the evening my DH is busy with his work. However we have done a little practice and intend to get more done in the next week or two. I can almost put myself into deep relaxation just by sleep breathing and doing the depthometer technique – feels great!

    It’s always lovely to hear of successful Hypno births – I’m glad to hear of your daughter in law’s, I know we’ll do fine too – in some ways I can’t wait 🙂

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