Another week is flying by and soon I will be on the 10 week countdown. Although this is important, for me, getting past 24 weeks will be a milestone I will definitely celebrate. This is the week when babies born after are safe – not out of the woods but safe to deliver. Every week after that is just to hold on to them and make sure they get nice and plump for the outside world. I’m not at 24 weeks yet (only inching towards 23 weeks!) but feel it is only around the corner and an easier goal to visualise than delivery date.
It also happens to coincide with my birthday. Another big date in the diary! Hard to believe I’ll be 39! Yikes!!! I have already set myself the challenge of looking fabulous at 40. Seems like I have spent the last few birthdays either trying to get pregnant, pregnant or exhausted with a new born. So by 40 I will be a mum of 4 and inching towards wobbler stage with my little ones. Life will have well and truly moved into a new chapter for me. Something I am extremely excited about.
My poor little boy is teething this week so our world has been turned upside down. Sleepless nights are part of the course. He’s unlucky and tends to get very congested when teething. Hopefully they will come soon and he will be back to his normal cheery self. In the meantime, the mattress is at an angle, tissues are at hand and plenty of doses of calpol are helping us get through it.
His words are coming on leaps and bounds. He has a multitude of words to express himself but also has his own language which he uses to tell all his news. The latest addition to his vocabulary is ‘No!’ along with a very clear swipe away to indicate the absolute meaning of the word. So negotiations with a 13 month old have now started to take a new direction.