My wife and I are in the final weeks before our second baby is born.
Things are getting very exciting! They are also very different from when we were preparing for the birth of our first child.Our son Zack was born in January, so the weeks leading up to birth were dominated by Christmas and New Years Eve festivities (you can check my blog post about it here).
It was also cold. While this summer has been a somewhat sporadic one, the occasional bursts of heat and humidity have not been a friend to my wife Elle (and many other pregnant women, I’m sure).
I’m also not working at the moment, which makes a world of difference. Instead of being on ‘high alert’ to rush back from Central London, I’m available 24/7 for whenever the moment arrives. No worrying about recuperating my work targets afterwards or how my performance would suffer. It’s a remarkable weight off my mind!
The house is complete at this stage. There are always little jobs that need to be done but for all intents and purposes, it’s finally finished! 🙂 There were some days I thought we would never get here… also a massive weight off my mind!
I’ve fitted our son’s old baby seat to the car, ready for a newborn once again.
We also bought a mirror that attatched to the headrest so we can easily check on the baby while driving.
Elle has prepared her Go Bag for the hospital. Here is what’s in mine.
I’m also taking this as a little treat for Elle after the delivery 🙂
A bit of batch cooking ensures there is food in the freezer to heat up when we’re too exhausted to cook.
All in all, we’re as ready as we can be. Now we’re settled into the wait. At the moment, our biggest issue is trying to stay cool during the brief albeit intense heatwave gripping London.
Stay cool folks and thanks for reading!