Happy New Year everyone! How are you all doing? I can't believe we're back to the day job already, was it just me or did the festivities completely FLY BY this year, despite everything! I hope you all had a lovely relaxing time, that was one thing I loved about this rather different festive period, the amount of chill time it meant we were able to have. Not being able to see friends and family the way we normally would was so sad, however, it did mean that movie days, nights and everything in between was on the cards. The last two weeks have been spent eating, cuddling (lots of cuddling), reading, walking and watching a lot of television and films and I've really enjoyed it. Taking these small silver linings out of such a desperately strange time really is the only way through. I'm grateful to have had our first and final Christmas at home, I'm even more grateful that this decision was ours, made back in August, I'm so sorry for those of you who had your Christmas plans changed at the final hour by those who shall not be named here... It must have been so sad but I'm sure you made the most of it and hope you had a lovely time regardless.
George and I spent the majority of our break in a little bubble of love, nesting and getting ready for the arrival of our little girl. We had a realisation moment the other day whilst in bed that we will be meeting her, at the very latest, NEXT MONTH! How crazy is that, it's completely flown in and we're both SO very excited. We've done our pre natal classes, The Positive Birth Company Hypnobirthing course and book (both are absolutely fantastic and I would highly, HIGHLY recommend) I'm now reading up on breastfeeding which is something I'm super passionate about but won't put ~too~ much pressure on myself about, and her little bedroom is coming on such a treat. The furniture is in, her clothes have been folded, although still to be washed, her soft toys have their new home and my birth bag is very almost packed. All there is to do now is to paint and wallpaper her cosy little space which we plan to do this week whilst George's businesses sadly remain shut due to the virus.
We're both seeing such beauty in such hard times and I hope you're able to do the same, to take some positivity out of what is such a crappy time for us all, with what seems to only be getting worse as the days go by. Sending love and light to all who need it, you've got this!
It's funny, me sharing like this again. I knew it would happen.
I said I'd stop getting personal on here the way I've always done as it was setting myself up for failure with certain people who like to disect everything I say or do and turn the positives into negatives, BUT I've been itching to write again. This blog is my diary, it always has been for the last 8 years (or is it 9 years now? I must check this for certain) and I know that many of you enjoy this style of post as much as I enjoy getting it all off of my chest. It's therapeutic for me and this time is such a different time for us all and quite the exciting time for me with my baby on her way, that it's only natural that I want to share some aspects of it with you all, particularly after you've all supported me for so many years, thank you!
I'm planning on writing again this week and have a couple of posts planned in my head that I think I'd like to get out there as soon as possible whilst I'm feeling this spritely and enthusiastic about life. I have a feeling I may be getting a little tired again rather soon as we head into the final weeks of my pregnancy, but then again, who knows! I might be updating you until the final hour... Not the final, final hour but you know, near enough.
Lots of love and positivity for 2021.