(I've just started doing these on the weekend as its just not practical to try and do it on the actual day)
No thats not a pumpkin I'm smuggling under my jumper its a squash (haha). Today Tom and I went for a stroll to a park local to us, it was a little further than our regular park (which is pretty much five minutes away from our house) but it was nice to have a change of scenery. One of the things I love about where I live is that there are so many parks near to us within walking distance, which when you don't have a car is ideal. When we got to the park Tom surprised me with a picnic (including chocolate milk and a whisper!) and we spent the rest of the afternoon chilling out with the cats and watching things on my laptop.
Tom and I have been making some decisions about the way we want to raise our baby and its such a comfort to be able to come to these choices together. I feel like we are already acting like a family, neither of us are dictating to each other but both doing research and coming to conclusions as a team. Ok so its helpful that we were pretty much of the same page to start with but I have come to discover that when your choices in regards to pregnancy/babies/family life is concerned people do tend to have an opinion. Thats not to say we don't respect and are thankful for peoples help and advice but I'm just so proud of our little family already for doing things our way.
I am getting more and more excited about family life, when my maternity leave starts I am planning on learning to bake a bit more as I really want to be the kind of mum that can bake at least a few things. I'm not sure if its because the days are getting colder but I'm getting nostalgic about sunday lunch and crumple (yes I know the baby wont be able to actually partake in things like this for a while but still). I want to be the kind of mum that makes pancakes on the weekend and can make fancy dress costumes and homemade decorations. That all seems very 1950's housewife I know, I guess I've imagined having a baby for so long that my daydreams can come across very fairytale/disney but hey thats not always a bad thing!
eight weeks-ish to go! xoxo