Week 35 – Day 4

One month left! Three days left in work!

I had the most lovely weekend 🙂 It was Dave’s birthday on Saturday, but he had organised a surprise baby shower! I knew something was going on cause he’s been very inconsistent and slippery with answers about his birthday, but when I saw all the people there, and Orsi all the way from London, I got proper teary and overwhelmed! It was so nice to see everyone, and we got some brilliant stuff too! Super happy and very thankful ❤ Then on the Sunday we took the boat out and just chilled and enjoyed the awesome October weather!

Today though, I feel absolutely knackered and dead. Haha, must be the long days and late nights that have caught up with me. Gonna take it easy today, skip my Dutch class, and just relax this evening.

Tomorrow we go into month 9, and the last month of this pregnancy. It’s gone so fast up til now, but I have a feeling that once I go one leave, time will slow down a a bit. And once we have sorted through all the things we need to do, it’s just a waiting game!


Week 33 – Day 4

Mondays no longer feel like Mondays cause of the working from home. It’s really nice actually, and I get way more stuff done, plus can run all the errands that seem to appear out of nowhere.

The weekend gone was a bit of an adventure. I had planned on meeting up with a friend who’s also preggo but lives in Rotterdam. She was coming to to Amsterdam for lunch, and unlike usual, we had just said a tram stop to meet, and she would text me when she got on the tram. Usually we set a defined time and location. Anyway, me and Dave were strolling around in the area where we were supposed to meet, and as time approaches I don’t get a text off her. I think that maybe the train was late, or she’s taking a bit longer finding the tram cause she’s pregnant. But once it’s been 20 minutes I message her saying we’ll wait in the restaurant, as it’s raining out, and I send her the exact location. The message is undelivered… I start worrying a bit, but still on the logical side of things. Maybe her battery ran out and she’s gone to find a place to charge it. Anyway, time passes and no word, I call and it goes through to voicemail. It’s now about an hour after we were supposed to meet and there’s no sign of here. I start to get really worried. Dave mentions that I should check facebook…. and when I do I see that she’s written a message on my wall, that her phone has just completely died and to meet her outside the station instead. This was an hour earlier! I don’t have the facebook app installed on my phone so have to log on via a browser to check it, and don’t get notifications. After rushing, and her waiting more than an hour in the rain we finally found each other, but it really dawned on my how helpless we are without phones.

Even if you can borrow someone else’s phone, I wouldn’t know any phone numbers off by heart. And if you facebook them, what are the odds that they will check it or see it quickly. Either way the lesson learned from Saturday was to write down essential phone numbers on a piece of paper! Especially in times like these when it might become very urgent to be able to reach someone quickly!


Week 25 – Day 3

I’ve had a really nice weekend with just the right amount of activities, although the hormones and mood has still been a bit up and down. On Saturday we drove down to Rotterdam for a friends housewarming. I didn’t know very many of the people there but we’re definitely entering another era of life, there were 4 babies under 6 months there, and another person who’s pregnant. It was quite a lot to take in and a lot of baby talk, and I felt completely overwhelmed in the evening. On the upside it’s nice to see how couples with such young babies are still going round to peoples houses and socialising and having a good time.

I had another little dip that evening about how different everything will be, and how I’m scared of losing myself, and ourselves as a couple. I guess there is no way I can actually prepare for this though, so need to just accept that change will happen, and take it as it comes.

We also planned the logistics a bit for the start of next year. There are so many people I want to get around to and and see and introduce the baby to! Not sure how tiring it’ll be to travel a lot, but I’m sure as hell am gonna try to make the most of it.

Yesterday we headed out to the imax to see Dunkirk which everyone’s been raving about. It was really different for a war film, but really good. Cried a lot as usual, but these day’s I can’t tell if it’s because I was genuinely affected by it, or cause of the hormones!