Friday, April 01, 2016

first things first



The first of April.

The first day of a very welcome weekend. Despite it only being a four day week this week, somehow the end of the week seemed a long time coming. I think perhaps the clocks going forward caught up with me, and Friday afternoon was much longed for.

The first proper catch up with some fabulous relatives from Australia who arrived late last night and spent a few hours with us this evening. It is so lovely to see them, having stayed with them on both of my visits to Australia in recent years, and we have some great days planned in the coming weeks.

Maybe, just maybe, feeling the baby move for the first few times. I am still not certain, but I am becoming gradually more convinced, and can't wait for The Husband to be able to feel them too. We had our 20 week scan last week, happily everything went well, and we have a very energetic baby with rather long legs snuggled up contentedly.

The Easter weekend brought with it the final purge of what will be the nursery, and so this is the first weekend since we moved in almost six years ago that we no longer have a spare bedroom full of junk. It is satisfyingly, completely empty, and with the furniture ordered and the paint bought, it is starting to feel a little bit real, especially as we are now officially past the halfway point.

Now, though, is that most wonderful of things, the first night of freshly changed bedding, so I shall wish you a good night, and a great April.

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  1. What a lovely image, Katie. I just love the wide open space and of course your little beauty there too! So good to hear that your 20 week scan went well. Have a wonderful time with your visiting family and a fab weekend xxxx

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    1. Thanks Jane! She looks like she is in her element there doesn't she! xx

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  2. Katie, how did I miss the good news? Congratulations! I'm so happy to read that your 20 week scan went well and that you are starting to feel fluttering of movement. Have a restful weekend!xx

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    1. Ah thank you Grace, so kind of you to send congratulations xx

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  3. Thise first flutterings when you're not sure... wonderful! Delighted to hear ypur scan went well. Enjoy ypur time with your Australian relations X

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    1. Reading this now is funny, the kicks are at the very definite stage these days!! More thuds than flutters! xx

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  4. oh those wriggling limbs. how exciting. once they're a bit bigger there's no mistaking it! I had a cup of tea kicked off my tummy once!

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    1. When you first wrote this it seemed so far removed from the slight twinges I was feeling, now I can definitely imagine it happening! xx

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  5. Oh Katie - I'm so so thrilled for you. The flutterings will turn to kicks and hiccups soon!

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    1. Thanks Kriss, definite kicks now!! x

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