Pregnancy week 29: colds, clothes and colour schemes
Woe was me this week; Alex was away and the annoying cough I’ve had for ages turned into a full-blown coldy chesty thing. This involved staying home from work, losing my voice, and a big old dose of self-pity. It’s quite odd being this sort of ill and pregnant, as I’d normally take anything available I can buy from the pharmacy, but obviously now my options are limited to nothing chemical and nothing that really works.
It wasn’t all bad though; to keep me company I had two lovely visitors in the form of Baby C’s other set of grandparents, aka my mum and dad. As well as looking after me and making me endless mugs of hot Ribena – and occasionally forcing a hot lemon and honey upon me – my mum also helped me by sorting out lots of stuff and washing all the baby clothes we’ve bought so far, which are now hung up, ready and waiting, in the spare bedroom wardrobe.
Speaking of spare bedroom, this is soon to be transformed into Baby C’s room, and last weekend we also bought paint to cover the strange avocado colour that was there when we moved in. I can’t wait to get started, and have a lot of ideas*.
But all that will have to wait until we have some time. However, weeks 20 – 29 seem to have gone really quickly, and it seems almost like the baby and I have reached a landmark age by ushering in the 30th week, although there’s no cake and singing.
* I’m thinking neutral walls and floors, and then lots of colour and lovely things (all highly practical…of course).