Thursday 9 May 2002
I have almost finished cleaning
out my study. It has only taken me the good part of three
days but the difference will be remarkable. I have done mountains
of washing, put together boxes of items for the local charity
op-shop, bags of clothes for the clothing bin and arm loads
of books for the second hand bookshop.
In other much more exciting
news Big-P and I went along to our 19 week ultrasound on Monday
morning and saw little baby-x wiggling around. She/he had
one arm slung back and her/his little hand tucked very casually
behind her/his head in a very relaxed manner. It's quite nice
to think that I have a very relaxed baby and I am sure that
it must be due to all the afternoon naps that I take. So everything
with the little babe is fine - heart, kidneys, spine, etc.
Apparently my placenta is a little low but I have been told
repeatedly that this is quite normal for the second trimester
and should be ok by the third so we'll wait and see. We were
very tempted to find out what sex the baby is but gallantly
resisted - preferring the surprise in September or October.
My belly has well and truly
"popped" now. I catch myself walking by the full
length mirror and have to stop and marvel at the fact that
I definitely look pregnant. There's no pretending it's just
bloat or a beer belly any more. There is something growing
in there and none of my old clothes fit.
Today a marvellously large
parcel arrived from my dear buddy Paula.
I had asked her to pick me up a Chris Ware Lunchbox
from her local comic book store and she filled it with all
sorts of lovely goodies from Baby Gap (there is no such thing
as Baby Gap - or any kind of Gap for that matter - in Australia
and their online store won't deliver to anywhere outside of
the States - bah! Yay Paula!)... including one of these
and some weeny-tiny little socks. She also included one of
SARK's books, Inspiration
Sandwich which I am going to sit down and devour once
the study is finally tidy.