Friday, February 24, 2012

And the Foetus is....

Ohhh, I started out so well in January with the regular blogging...


So, I guess the only thing to write about (even though I don't want to write, I want to go to bed with my new body pillow - awesome - and my Hypnobirthing CD - relaxing - and maybe even a hot water bottle - to really luxuriate it up - to kill this major headache coming on) is this little half-baked human person inside my uterus.

He is actually half-baked. 20 weeks + 6 days meaning just slightly less than 20 weeks until my due date.

And yes, the little human person inside my uterus IS a -DRUM ROLL PLEASE - 'he'. Yippee!!

Scott is over the moon. He is just so happy. So am I. I really, really wanted a wee boy, a son. But I'm also really, really terrified.

What the heck am I going to do with a boy?!

I mean, girls are so easy. Girls go to dance lessons and like getting their nails and hair done. They can wear the same dress for years, first as a full length, then to knee-length, then it becomes a shirt. They also don't pee in the air when you change their nappies. But what on earth do you do with a boy? Kick a football? Play with sticks?

But that's where Scott comes in. He'll be great. He is so excited about having a male companion around all these McFarlane women. The two of them will be thick as thieves, I'm guessing. Which also leaves me guessing that it won't be football actually that our little mister will be into but computer games...

I suppose there are worse things in life. Like drugs and prison.

I jest. If our son turns out to be a geek, more power to him. Geeks are the new jocks. I mean, when was the last time you watched a film where the jock was the hero? More often these days, it's the geek who wins, not because of the out-played concept of the underdog, but because the geek always proves he is way more awesome because he is smarter than the protagonist. Geeks rule. Geeks are the money-makers. Geeks wear cardigans.

I think I'd be quite happy with a geek actually.

Anyway, before I start planning his personality for him, I think I better just focus on growing him. Which means destressing, losing this headache, and going to bed with my pillow and my hypnotherapy.


Oh, and the name? Don't ask, it's a secret!

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Books and Birthdays and Robert Burns

My little blog-run kinda ran out a bit there. Sorry.

Well, to begin, I'll pick up where I last left off - my books. I have indeed been reading, and early in the month of January I was able to tick Beloved off my reading list. Excellent book. I can't believe I never finished it last time. I had no idea what I was missing. That is probably because you don't actually begin to find out what the book is REALLY about until over half way through, but even the first half is gripping, even if you can't really figure out why the events in the story are occurring.

Next on my list was The Great Gatsby, but I couldn't find my copy to start reading it! So I ambitiously picked up Fidel Castro's semi-autobiography to read instead. It is very interesting too, but long, and also hard to pick up (but once you do, you get sucked right back in). It's not exactly your 'read in the bathtub' type book or your 'stay up until all hours of the night to see what happens next' type book, but it is intriguing all the same. Unfortunately, I am afraid I won't be able to finish it by the end of February, but I am going to try.

So... what else...

Oh, well, of course, my darling first-born had her fifth birthday this week. I can't believe my little Fifi is FIVE. It doesn't seem possible. So this weekend I've been trying to plan for her party, which is tomorrow. It's a My Little Pony party, and I've been having great fun planning it. But more on that after (with photos).

And aside from that, the other biggie for this week is the fact that I have my childminding inspection this week on Wednesday. I am terrified. I know I shouldn't be, but I just am! Aughhh! I know I don't have anything to do to prepare for it (aside from updating a bit of paperwork I keep meaning to do, but that won't take long), it just seems like so much pressure. And I don't like pressure. I don't suppose many people do really...

Well, I hope this little random update will get me back into another blogging swing. I had this great idea for a Burns Night post, and I can't believe I didn't use THAT opportunity to jump back on the wagon, but maybe I'll come back to it anyway sometime soon.

I'll leave you with this. The BEST video I've seen on YouTube in, like, ever. It's so me!