Thursday, 19 June 2008

Baby bump

Hi all,

Sorry this post has been a long time coming, I just forget how long it has been since I last wrote until I get on here and see the date the last post was published! Well as you can see from the pic Baby Richards is developing nicely. We could have found out the sex of the baby at the scan, but we want a surprise so didn't find out. I am now 21 weeks pregnant so just over half way, it seems to have flown by yet it still seems so far away until baby is actually here. We have decorated the nursery this week and got the furniture delivered so Nathan is a very excited builder!
As for the bump expands, my balance seems to take a knock. My physio warned me that it might happen but I think it might be a long 3 and a half months now. School have been very good and are managing to get all the sport bits and bobs covered for me so I don't have to do anything but teach. As much as I hate it and am determined I don't need it, I have been using my stick for mine (and the baby's) safety if I am feeling a bit wobbly.
I am still trying to swim as much as I can, but it is about finding the energy to get to the pool. I need a pool in my back garden (Nath, if you're reading this - b'day in August!!!). We have not long been back from a week's holiday in France which was great. We had our own villa with own pool which was lovely. We had much better weather than was forecast and had a lovely relaxing week with the family. As a result of that holiday we have decided not to go to Spain on our planned summer holiday in August for a number of reasons.
1. I am not too good with the heat and my MS
2. I will be 28 weeks pregnant and could possibly go into early labour in a foreign country
3. I will only stress myself out with worry about the above and not enjoy the holiday!
So we are now just trying to get our money back for the flights! I will try not to leave it so long next time but you know what I'm like!
Em xxx
P.S If you can't work out the baby scan pic, it's head is on the left and baby is on it's back with it's legs over it's head!

An insight to my life with MS