As some of you will already know…the last couple of weeks have been a little chaotic and the fact that I’d spent the previous few weeks finalising my new Resilience programme has stood me in pretty good stead!
Firstly my motorbike was stolen – the sole transport for my partner to get to and from work without leaving me carless or requiring me to get up and take him to and from the train station. Secondly my partner was requested to carry out additional works on his property to deal with an urgent damp problem. So these two in my final weeks of pregnancy were a bit of a challenge to say the least.
Against this background, I went in to hospital late evening on the 29th October (3 days early) already 2cm dilated and with strong contractions and gave birth to Leo at 5.53am after a bit of a battle of wills – he wanted to stay in, Brad and I wanted him out
He is – as are all babies to the eyes of their parents – the most beautiful ever. Weighing in at 7lbs 4oz and with a thick head of chocolate brown hair he is feeding and sleeping well and we are both very proud of him.
Brad, for his part, added to the excitement by luring me down to the beach I have grown up around and proposing to me – so life continues to keep me on my toes and remind me that sometimes letting go of the plan and “not knowing” is the best move. I accepted of course so from a random, singleton encounter in the woods north of Chiang Mai, Thailand 18mths ago on a 3mth escapist jaunt, i am now a mother and bride to be…who’d have thought it…
My next challenge is learning to type one handed and at speed so that little Leo can enjoy his cuddles whilst I update my long overdue travel blog – that and learning to sleep in 2hr blocks round the clock