I breezed through the pregnancy without any problems and was lucky enough to not suffer from any symptoms that many expectant mothers go through. The only trouble I had was the one time when I fish and chips and suffered with terrible heartburn. I could not sleep all night and had to prop myself up with pillows. It was worth it though as I had not had fish and chips in such a long time since I was trying to eat healthily.
There were wonderful moments where I felt the baby moving and as the months went on I had a strong feeling that it was going to be a girl.
When I was about 7months pregnant we decided it was time to refit the bathroom. I'd been living with that horrible avocado suite for almost 5 years and quite frankly never liked it and was sick to death of it. Finally we could afford to replace everthing.
We opted for a nice simple, clean white suite with good shiny chrome taps. We replaced the radiator with a towel rail and fitted some lovely glass corner shelves. The tiles were all replaced too and I found grouting very therapeutic. We did everything ourselves (except the plumbing) and when it was all finished I enjoyed my baths and showers a whole lot more.
I finished work for maternity leave about 2 weeks before the due date and I attempted to rest and await the arrival of the baby. I got extremely bored as everything was organised, I had all the baby clothes ready, the hospital bag packed and I hoped for an early arrival. The baby was due on 1 December and I was not going to be happy if it was late; I did not want it coming too close to Christmas.
As the days wore on I got increasingly fed up and suddenly felt the weight I was carrying. I was too uncomfortable and wanted it out.
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