I’m lying in bed as I type.Â Had to leave work on-time after getting in a bit early and had intended to come home and study but its all too much so I took to bed for a bit of a rest.Â Your dad just got home and he is cooking fresh fig and walnut salad.Â Yum.
Apparently I had it all wrong last week, and according to my books and the internet, you are only just beginning to swim around this week.Â Â What good were those webbed hands then?Â I guess you still have them for a bit more, so do take advantage.Â And you are apparently grape-sized, but by next week you’ll be the size of an orange.Â Now that is a bit weird.Â How do you grow so much in one week?Â No wonder I’m tired. Other things happening to you: your tail is disappearing, and your are starting to get your boy/girl bits.Â Lucky for you!
The hospital information arrived today. I read it but with a bit of disbelief.Â I’m still not really sure that you are coming, and if you are, will I really have to deliver you?Â Through my vagina in a hospital?Â Oh my god.Â The birthing suites sounded private and ok, though.Â And apparently your dad should bring togs for the shower.Â So I guess we can shower together when you’re fighting your way out.Â Its all a bit surreal, I have to say.Â Â Hopefully you’ll be born at the same hospital I was born at, and the one where two of your aunts were born, and your two maternal uncles and cousins too.Â Your other aunt was born at home.Â I watched when I was 9 years old.Â Its still one of my most enduring and exciting memories from my childhood.Â And my only real exposure to childbirth.Â I remember thinking that your Aunt was going to get her head banged on the bed as she came out: she had a big head with black hair & it was two pushes before she was fully out so she was in mid-air for a while.Â I think I have a lot to learn.Â Â Hopefully your dad and I will have fun learning about it and be relaxed about how it happens.Â Â I’d like to think so.
Love & thinking of you
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