I was initially going to address this to the baby that is taking up the rather large expanse that is my belly right now. Ok, so there may be a few KitKat Chunkies in there, oh and those crisps that I have been craving a lot of late, but still I'd like to believe it's mainly baby, organs and amniotic fluid. Let's leave it at that. Anyway, back to my point. I figure that you, Mother Nature have just as much to do with when this baby is going to make his way out of my body and in to the world so this letter is aimed at you.
I know that one of the lessons us pregnant women have to learn is that we have little control over what is happening to us. It's actually quite clever of you to make it this way, as it's something we sure well have to face once our baby's are in our arms so why not give us a bit of prep time? The thing is that I am not quite ready for this baby to come yet. Emotionally I think I'm there, but I just haven't quite gotten through my 'To Do List' yet and frankly there are some important things still on there that I'd really like to get done before those
Tonight I have planned my last night out, a last hurrah if you will and it's an important one as it is a friends leaving do so I really must go. Tomorrow a friend's husband is coming round to put up my curtain poles and curtains. Whilst this is hardly the most important thing in the world, I would rather like my baby to learn as quickly as possible what the difference is between night and day as I have experienced one child who took over a year to sleep through the night and I don't think I can take that again. I have also booked a courier to come pick up a package within their stupid waiting times (5 hours, I had to pay extra for 5 hours?!) and as I should have originally sent this package over a year ago, I'd be pretty miffed for it to not finally end up where it belongs!
On Monday I need to pick up two parcels from two separate locations and I really must get that haircut that is well overdue. There will likely be a lot of photos taken in the next month and I would really like to appear in at least a couple and not look quite so daft as I look now! The inevitable bags under my eyes will be bad enough, let's not add crap hair to it as well.
Then, on Tuesday I have my appointment with my midwife. Yes yes, of course I have seen the midwife a number of times in the last months and of course she will be at the birth itself, but for some reason we haven't actually discussed this upcoming birth yet and I'd kind of like to do that before it begins rather then during. In fact I really NEED to do this.
So there you go Mother Nature. It's not too much to ask is it? My due date isn't until the following Tuesday anyway so it's not a big deal surely?! Please, just please let me make it past this Tuesday and then I will open my arms to you and your will and will wait with baited breath for those signs of labour to begin. If you come through, I promise to try even harder to stop Milo from hitting trees.
A busy pregnant woman
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