I was so sure that by now we’d have a baby to share with you. However, it was that little curly haired blonde girl who told me she was going to be a Virgo, 9 months ago. So since she is a boy, instead of a girl (presumably that means dark haired too), it is inevitable that he will be a Libra instead! Oh well, we need a bit of BALANCE in our lives . . .
So here I sit, gross with child, puffy feet, wrists and ankles . . . it’s not quite 2 in the morning and I have been up since the witching hour. Tinkerbell has a chronic case of laminitis so I sat out with her for an hour, doing reiki on her gurgling tummy and tortuous toes and now I am catching up with you all . . .
Waiting for a baby to come is a very funny feeling. You clear the decks, refuse to plan anything and then life comes calling and you have to get back into it, regardless. I had sworn that I was going to be a little stay at home farm girl for the next few weeks. The midwife has my 4WD in case of flood so I am grounded and dependent on my husband for his wheels. Feeling that birthing was imminent he did a huge shop last Tuesday and came home to me smiling sheepishly saying that one of my clients needed me to second interview staff for him (all part of the ‘how we grow your business better’ service!!) so I was going to glam up, grab the car and get gone . . . .
It’s a good thing he has the patience of a saint . . . ! I got heaps of work done last week, actually, perched in my little nook above the washing machine, even though my clients have to put up with my Baby Brain, and a few suppliers have been on the receiving end of the ‘don’t mess with the pregnant lady’ temper. My fuse was always shorter than most . . . it’s non-existent now!
So we have been adding finishing touches – we have curtains in our bedroom now and hooks on the back of doors and all those little details which make life easier and a house a home. One of the neighbours came over on Saturday night bearing a home-made baby quilt for Benjamin which was very kind . . . and Ged came back from the Post Office on Friday laden down like Santa Claus with parcels for this very spoilt Baby Love – amazing how kind and generous everyone has been – thank you! After forcing the poms to go Baby Gap shopping for organic clothes for us, we have FINALLY found a nice, reasonable, online store where we love the products and they even have a ‘specials’ department for seconds and sale items – can’t recommend it highly enough: www.babyecostore.com.au
Meanwhile we are enjoying the community parenting displayed by the mixed horse/cow herd. Arthur gets babysat by whoever is willing and can be a long way away from the rest of the herd with his chaperone. Both Arthur and Phoenix are desperate to be friends (the latest is Arthur keeps wandering up to Phoenix) but one of the over-protective herd nannies puts its head down and charges to shoo Phee away. The definite down side of having Arthur is that Phee has discovered a new doggie delicacy – calf poo. I’m sure it’s very tasty but it doesn’t agree with his digestion – Ged and I are suffering from his constant and cruelly overpowering wind as a result . . . phew!
I guess I’d better go to bed and TRY and get some sleep . . . maybe this time next week I’ll have someone to show off . . . meanwhile here’s the only baby we’ve got for now!