Monday, 31 May 2010

40 (part II)

Preparations, preparations, preparations.. I thought I'd gladly announce that I have my hospital bag ready, but no such luck, I am just taking my time too slowly. Well, today was my due date but (as I expected..) no girl yet. My mother says Friday, I say next Friday (not a hunch or anything, just because it doesn't feel like it's going to happen so soon and Friday is a day I love :-)).
I won't do a summery of my pregnancy, just two things I've learned - I can wear a wireless bra! (thought that was out of the question for me..) and I can be without a bra (and not only when sleeping). Though only in the premises of my own house. At some point in the evening I just can't take it anymore and fling it off of me. That used to be a completely no no for me...

The other day I started doing the washing. This is the first load!










I was hanging and not able to comprehend that these are for my girl. It just seems so weird to me. Can't believe that very soon there will be a new baby in the family and that this baby will be my baby. It is so surreal.
BTW, one of the onesies had a "I love my Daddy" written on it. I think I'll put it aside for someone else. I thought maybe I am a bit over-sensitive, and she could wear it just for laughs, but then I do have enough clothes and I don't think it would be right.


And now I'd like to introduce Rosy to you.
Rosy is my rosemary plant. I don't remember when exactly I planted her, maybe when I was three or four months? but at the time I decided that she was "born" more or less when I conceived (she was bought as a little plant from a nursery). She accompanied me throughout my pregnancy :-).
There is this fruit (don't know what it's called, not what I thought) I sometimes pick from a tree when I pick up my nephew. I have collected the pips and would like to plant it the day my daughter is born. Obviously that is not possible (though probably more likely than to expect a tree actually growing from planting a pip :-)), so I want to here and there plant some of those pips. Wouldn't it be nice to have this special tree born together with girl? [though if a tree does come out of it, I should know what tree it is so I'll know what to call him!]


And finally here's me, a pic from today :-):

18 comments:

Paige said...

I guess I didn't realize how VERY close it is. I'm so excited. Adorable...both the baby clothes hanging and YOU. I'm predicting next Tuesday for the birth...

battynurse said...

Any day now!
You look fabulous. I hope that you feel all ready when little girl does decide to show up.

Jackie said...

How lovely to see a picture of you with your girl still hiding ;) Just so you know, I'm stalking your blog a lot in anticipation of your news :) Continue to be well and enjoy these last days as a singleton!!!

rachelbk said...

I got a few of those 'daddy referenced' items too, and I just took them to goodwill.
I am anxiously awaiting the arrival!

Heather said...

You look great! I'm so excited that your birth is so close! I'll be stalking your blog, too, for news of your baby girl making her first appearance!! (I gave away all of the daddy-related clothes, too!) :)

Wishing 4 One said...

You look fabulous Billy, just great! Can't wait for your daughters arrival, very very exciting! xoxoxo

Dora said...

Oooh! Look at you, full term girl! Looking fabulous.

I don't think you're being overly sensitive about the daddy onesie. I wouldn't put my daughter in one either. I also got a bunch of hand me downs from my friends son. Some stuff she wears, but she has enough clothes that I'm passing on the really boyish stuff. My girl does not need to wear olive colored cargo pants!

Quiet Dreams said...

Wow! You're so close! And you look so fabulous!

Tiara said...

So close! I'm so excited for you! I love the pic of you, you look so carefree! :)

hopeful said...

So happy for you, Billy! Enjoy this time and I can't wait to see the post introducing your daughter.

Jess said...

Aww, cute belly pic!! you look great Billy!:)
Cant wait for your little one to arrive!

Miss X said...

Great pic of you! Looking forward to reading a post soon about your daughter's arrival. Glad you are enjoying your pregnancy so much.

MeAndBaby said...

Almost a mommy!! Can't wait for baby girl's arrival. Great belly pic and happy belated birthday!! :)

Dora said...

Billy, where are you? Is Birdie here?

Billy said...

I'm here, and Birdy, well she's still in that same guest house that hosted her these last 9 months..

rachelbk said...

I have started checking 2 or 3 times a day for the arrival post!! I admire your patience! (hey, didn't your doctor order you to check into the hospital on your due date?)

FruitFish said...

I could've swore I left a comment, but then I was dizzy for awhile.
So--Happy, Happy , Happy, Belated Birthday!
Those clothes on the line, how super adorable :)
And you and your little belly, how sweet!
To think that any minute now you'll get to see that precious little girl in your arms :)

Tiara said...

Just thinking about you & your girl...had a dream about you which is funny since I've never actually met you...you owned a huge farm & you were giving me a tour & was so proud of your horses...too funny!