Things I am looking forward to in the not too distant future

  • Going more than 24 hours without some sort of nosebleed. The worse are the ones that appear without warning at 3am. They’re inexplicable. It’s not as if I’m moving!
  • Not worrying about how much Thing1 is moving inside me (it gets very sulky if I’m dehydrated. It’s now 4am and I’ve drunk about 3 pints. Thing1 is moving happily. I am awake….and much happier for the moving than I was at 2:30am when I was incredibly thirsty and Thing1 was not moving). Yes. I will worry about Other Things.
  • Cuddles and smiles and yells and smells
  • Not needing to worry about bloodthinner injections, nor remembering to pack the darn things, nor the sting or the mess
  • Maybe managing to eat a meal without throwing it down myself
  • Seeing my feet without taking special measures
  • Having a few days not working where my timetable is my own (the insomnia has been impressive. So have some of the naps).
  • Meeting Thing1 and finding out if they’re really a Drag Queen Superhero as I suspect (I have promised tap shoes if there’s no further movement panics….)



Story of my attempts to nap

Kicky, kicky, kick, kick.

No. I will not apologise for giving you an ear worm. My GP signed me off work for the week so that I can try and sleep before the last two weeks of work and the last push towards Thing1 arriving. And all this kicky kicky is very reassuring. If exhausting. Clever Thing1. Auditioning to be a Drag Queen or Harry Kane.

Also. Perineal massage is icky. But, based on initial attempts, probably necessary.