Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday July 5th

No baby.

First day at home when I would usually be at work, and what have I done today!? I walked my dogs at 645am, started some bread and climbed back into bed with my husband for a cuddle! I have to confess, this is the life, though I realise its very temporary! I made the bread and started to tidy the kitchen (how does our kitchen always become such a tip, so quickly?), talked to my mum sitting outside watching the hummingbird flit around, until the sun came over the trees. Then I talked to my mum eating a delicious blackberry muffin I made yesterday with the blackberries I picked friday, sitting at the kitchen table. Finished cleaning the kitchen and am now waiting on the bread to bake. Following that I may go for a swim, then probably a nap! Then it is Bruce Butler's 40th birthday party tonight and its at a very reasonable 7pm, unlike most gatherings in Oxford, so I actually get to go!

This is the life!

I leave you this to ponder...

Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

I was born on a Tuesday, my sister and Dave on a Sunday, my husband and father on a Saturday and my mum on a Wednesday, and she was very amused by the dictionary definitions of woe! So she has put in a request that we have a baby on any day but a Wednesday! Mind you, since my doctor informed me Friday that he is now away until Saturday, Im going to vote for no baby before Monday please!


  1. Hmmm... I too was born on Wednesday.

  2. It was too long ago and I don't know what day I was born on...so do I get to pick the one I like best? Do you ever get tired? You have sooo much energy- just like that bunny with the drum on commercials. Good luck!! Got your thank you today- my young mother friends swear by the swaddling blankets.

  3. I do get tired, its just rare that I give in to it! I fell into a pretty heavy sleep yesterday around 3pm and was a little grumpy when I woke up, it has to be said!

    Google 'Calendar 1981' (but insert the year you were born) and you can look up the day you were born.

    I have also heard that the muslin swaddling blankets are great. Though the way my little one sleeps with its legs straight now, I cant help but think its going to be one of those difficult babies that isnt going to want to be swaddled!