This weekend we tried to tackle the house a little more, we have been working on the kitchen since before Wilf was born. Having lived in this house for a year and a half now it has taken some time but time and money meant we have had to wait a while to be in the position to work on it. The bulk of the work was done a couple of weeks before Wilf arrived but we still have a bit to do. So whilst Wilf happily played with his mobiles in the living room Tom was able to spray paint and attach the rest of the cabinets. My camera is still broken so as soon as its fixed and the final touches are done I can show you the finish product. It is so nice to see how the house is coming together!
Wilf was even playing so happily by himself that I was able to rearrange our bookshelf, I find things like this very therapeutic! It really makes me happy to see all this colour in the morning when I emerge downstairs! (the below pics were taken on my phone)
On Sunday I got a call from my NCT teacher to ask if I would happy to attend the Bristol Homebirth group to tell my birth story that evening. Whilst I was pregnant with Wilf I attended the class once (I only found out about it late in my pregnancy so could only fit in one class as they are once a month) but found the birth story very moving and inspiring. Because of this I wanted to share my own story in the hope of maybe evoking the same emotions.
I'm not the most confident person (in fact I would consider myself fairly shy) and public speaking is very much not my thing so it was kind of a big deal for me.
I have to confess to having a sneaky glass of red for dutch courage before setting out that evening but it was lovely to be greeted by my old teacher and to see all the excited expecting parents.
I told Wilf's birth story, perhaps not very concisely and almost certainly forgetting lots I'm sure but it went very well I think. I had lots of questions from the couples both in front of the group and afterwards and I hope it has gone some way to making them feel a little more relaxed and more excited about their upcoming births! I almost feel a little jealous that they are due such an amazing experience and already very nostalgic about Wilf's birth..it was certainly the most amazing thing I've ever done.