To the woman in the shop, You don’t know anything about me or my family, as you watched Toby and I doing the shopping you had no idea what our situation was and it didn’t matter. You saw us and you smiled.
Regular readers will know that Toby has been a part time cloth bum since he was a couple of months old and in that time, we’ve built ourselves quite a stash of different brands and colours/patterns. We were recently offered a gorgeous Tickle Tots cloth nappy to review – a new brand to the stash and one I was really keen to try out.
Brrr, getting chilly isn’t it? We’ve been up and down between -1 to a balmy +15 degrees now for a few weeks but that absolutely doesn’t stop us! Trips to the farm, country walks, stargazing, we just add some warm clothes and off we go for family trips in the countryside.
As I roll rather unceremoniously into my third trimester, my thoughts are turning to my maternity care options and what sort of choices are available. I live in a rural village so my choices for antenatal care are rather limited to the small local midwifery team, or indeed private maternity care and having carried one baby absolutely fine through the local midwives, I continued to see them this time around too.
I am by no means a fitness fanatic, I don’t really do gyms and whilst I enjoy classes such as body balance, I do find that having a child who doesn’t sleep means my enthusiasm for evening classes wanes by the time they come around. I’ve been suffering with SPD and prior to that it was lots of throwing up followed by lots of migraines so keeping fit during pregnancy this time has been much harder than in Toby’s pregnancy.