thank you all for your lovely comments during my sick days. I am almost over it now - just the annoying nose and chest to clear up. My mother-in-law was a great help while my husband, S, was overseas. He is back (lovely) but off again in 2 weeks for 2 weeks (not lovely)... My mother is also overseas at the moment but will be jetting into keep us company during his absence. Yes, my family are always somewhere. You see my siblings are spread out over 3 continents so we get around a bit.
Had to close my Etsy shop for a while as I need to catch up with some orders and teach a 2 year old to go to sleep on their own in the day... At night she is fine (now) but in the day will not go to sleep in her cot or anywhere other than the car. I feel like a nutter driving around the Coast trying to get her to sleep. Do you think the room needs to be darker? Today she has not slept and is a maniac. I am counting down the minutes until my husband walks in the door (48 minutes to go).
On a cheery note a friend of mine had her second baby on the weekend - an as yet unnamed baby girl delivered safely at home. I don't think I have the confidence in my self to ever contemplate a home birth. I admire her terribly for doing it. She is a nurse and has delivered babies when she was working way up in the remote north of Australia. It was a long day but the midwife says it was all perfect and she was never worried... Well done A and welcome to this big, big world little baby girl.