I feel that our life has become very much revolved around the new baby even though baby has not arrived yet! lol
At the weekend, R helped me check the labels of all the old baby clothes and together we sorted them into different age groups. (I know there are some sisters who know me who are dying to know what the baby is – but the above sentence hasn’t given anything away, as I have old clothes of both sexes! Haha!) Anyway, we then stored some of the older clothes away and kept the newborn and 0-3 months stuff out.
Over the weekend, we sorted out mother in law’s visa for her arrival inshaAllah. Again, she’s coming for the baby! We did some baby shopping today – nappies, sudo cream, cotton wool, breast pads etc. R was so excited. We then discussed what baby will wear when baby comes home from the hospital inshaAllah. R has decided that she wants to decide on the outfit – she feels very much the big sister! lol
And after Quran, Writing, Grammar and Math today, she is working on a new baby lapbook. I’m too tired for the ‘globe’ project at the moment. So, the baby lapbook is something that she can do herself. She’s very excited about this as well.
I have a physio appointment which I am soo grateful to Allah about. And it has come so quickly. Alhamdulillah. I really can’t continue like this – my back really is very painful. Lots of expiation for my sins inshaAllah. Birth plan has been finalised and has been sent to the Head of Midwifery just in case there are some horrible midwives who will try and coerce me into having something that I don’t want in this VBAC. Although, they don’t know who they’ll be facing! At my last ante natal appointment, the midwife asked me why I had refused my last bloods. I told her why and she remarked “Gosh, looking at you, you would never think that you are so opinionated!” Where does this stereotype of the meek-quiet-can’t-speak-English-Muslim-woman come from?!
Anyway, am becoming more nervous as time nears towards the birth. A VBAC after 2 sections. Most women just sign the form to have an elective c-section, but I need to do this! I really don’t need a midwife who is going to be pushy or a midwife who is going to be scared. Head of midwifery is really supportive mashaAllah.
So, as you can see – life really is revolving around baby!