We knew that our baby (the sex was unknown) was to arrive on 28th December 2007. We knew this date for about 10 days in advance because our firstborn was to be delivered via Cesarean Section, it was breech, and despite our best efforts that child was not for moving.
I was disappointed at first because I had the idea of a perfect natural delivery in my mind, but then I just returned to feeling excited. I was excited that we were about to become a mammy and a daddy, excited because my sister and brother in law would be down for their annual visit so would be here to meet their new niece or nephew, my sister's first time of being a proper aunty, from her side of the family. I was just plain excited about everything.
We decided it would be best to only tell immediate family that the baby would be arriving on 28th, so whilst the future grandparents and aunties and uncles knew, to everyone else it was to be a surprise.
My last day at work was when I was 37 weeks +1 day. This date also coincideded with a friends wedding, so I said goodbye to all my work colleagues, came home to rest my swollen feet then headed back out to a wedding reception! I promised that I wouldn't steal the brides thunder by having my waters break on the dance floor, and that if I went into labour I wouldn't let anyone know until after the first dance. All went to plan, the wedding was beautiful and the baby stayed put.
|20/12/07 - 38 weeks pregnant and just 8 days before baby was born|
|Thursday 27th December|