It’s 6am, the birds are singing, the sun is just about starting to break through and there’s that lovely frosty October feeling to the morning. I can just about hear my little boy stirring on the monitor whilst I sit here in peace writing a mini blog!
So why is today any different to every other Tuesday morning? Well, it’s the eve of my little girls birthday, she is being delivered by c-section tomorrow morning and for me right now it feels like I’m 6 years old and it’s in fact Christmas Eve. I’m so excited to meet her.
Plans for the day? Well my little lad usually goes to nursery on a Tuesday so we will drop him off a bit later today, and then we thought, “why not have a date morning”? Childcare is covered and we have no idea when we’ll be going on another social outing after tomorrow so we have chosen to go and see the new Bridget Jones movie (about having a baby, very apt)! I’m a little excited, it’s been at least 18 months since I’ve been to the cinema!
Following date morning we have a pre-op appointment with the hospital to discuss tomorrow’s events and be sure I’m in good nick for the operation.
We will then pick little man up from nursery (a bit earlier than usual) so we can go and have some fun, usually this entails collecting conkers or feeding the ducks. I really did deliberate over whether to put Freddie into nursery the day before his sister arrived but after much consideration, we thought it best to stick to routine (coupled with that he loves it there). The last three days have been lovely, I started maternity leave as a Thrive consultant on the Thursday which gave me 5 whole days! We have had all sorts of fun with Freddie, just to get that quality time in before he starts to share his time maybe a little more than he would like!
Anyway, after such lovely feedback from previous blogs I just thought I’d update you on my thoughts and feelings surrounding tomorrow’s event and the build up. To be honest I just feel pure excitement! A few people have asked me if I’m nervous, but right now the truth is I’m not. I’m not thinking any thoughts that would make me nervous however I can truely empathise as to why some waiting for a section would be, especially when it seems most people (including my health visitor I must add) seem to give you that sad look when you say you’re having a c-section and ask how you feel about it in a way that implies I should be feeling bloody terrified. So yes, I do understand the nerves (have a look at previous blog about c-sections) which is exactly why I am writing this blog, from the perspective of someone who teaches a programme about how we can manage our thinking in order to make situations work for us and maintain control :).
Right, I’m off to commence mummy duty! I’ll blog from hospital tomorrow once I’m all checked in and waiting to go to theatre……eeeeeek!!!
Have a fabulous Tuesday!