I'm also very pleased to have the time off as working has been wearing me down somewhat, the last two days of my pregnancy have been tough. My sickness came back with a vengeance on Tuesday and was even worse yesterday but I managed to make it through with the thought that I wouldn't be back until Monday. I managed to stem the sickness this morning with some chocolate ice cream for breakfast! So today I am pleased to say I haven't actually been sick, although I have had a banging headache on and off.
In addition to my sickness I've also had trouble with pain on the left of my lower back which often shoots down to my toes when I walk or at night when I lie down or turn. I went to see the doctor on Friday and he gave me a referral to the Physiotherapy Department at Lewisham Hospital. As I've been at work until today I headed along at 11.00. I assumed it would be just a 10min session of actual physiotherapy, it turns out it was purely a consultation to see if I needed further appointments. It was actually really helpful, the Physiotherapist was really lovely and suggested some very simple Pilates exercises and gave me a pregnancy belt to help support my waist. I'm now on the waiting list for physiotherapy although fingers crossed I wont need it as I can imagine it will mean I need more time off work and I really need to get saving for the baby.
So now that's done I can look forward to next weeks 12 week scan. I think as Neil said it will be the moment when it actually feels real when we get to see what's been living in there. I mean the physical affects of feeling sick and emotional for the last 4 weeks confirm that I'm pregnant but they say seeing is believing don't they! I only wish I could find out if it was a boy or a girl as I am so impatient to know so I can ratchet up my search for names. We're pretty certain on boy names, the girl names are in complete disarray, the names Neil and I like don't seem quite right.
Baby stuff has already completely taken over my study, and I have so many plans for what I want to do in there. I'm thinking different colours, fabrics, lots of sewing and probably some painting and framing inspired by some of the lovely images (as above) that I've spotted on Etsy. My main issue is that I need to have such a good clear out. I don't think it's fair for the baby not to have a proper room of it's own so I've plans for book shelves in the hallway to make some space and hopefully a nice literary feature.
Here are some other baby related things from Pinterest which I am loving.
In other news, I also received my new sandals today!