Friday, 3 December 2010

Making my way in Merrells through the perils of snowy London

Hi! Today i took one look out of the window at 6:30 and then refused to get out of bed for two hours ... I'm generally walking into work at 9am so you can imagine how rebellious my behaviour was! I just couldn't face it - the snow. Its so cold and tricky and i'm terrified I'll slip. When i eventually left the flat i was wearing my little black boots, the ones with the studs but one step into the snow was enough to see me turning tail and rushing back for my Merrell hiking shoes. Lots of grip here and the added surety of making it through treacherous terrain without any slippage. Yayyyy I love my Merrells. They're not exactly my most fashion forward footwear but they got me to and from work without a single mishap. mwah! xxx

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Hello world I’m pregnant

I’m going to be somebody’s mama. I still can’t quite believe it. I feel like I’ve waited all my life to be able to say those words and now that I can, I keep putting my fingers to my lips to stop myself from uttering them out loud for fear that saying them will wake me from a beautiful dream. But it isn’t a dream, it’s all real. It took a scan and the sight of a little baby wiggling its arms and legs and bouncing about in my womb to make it all sink in. To say that I am happy is the hugest understatement. I’m more than happy. I’m full of happiness and excitement and joy. Everything about being pregnant fascinates me. I’m utterly fascinated by my waist line, which for years I watched obsessively, now thicken and disappear. Fascinated by the little sleep I manage to squeeze out of a night though I’m spent and exhausted and in bed by 10. Fascinated by how my hair and nails seem to grow so fast, and my forehead suddenly begin to sprout fine spots. For so long I watched my friends and cousins and sister have children and each time I’d love the happiness being pregnant brought them and I’d love the little person they brought into the world, and I’d hope that one day it would be me. When Tom and I got married last year I wondered if I would be similarly blessed and now I have been. There is a little person inside of me … and come 10 June 2011, I am going to be its mommy.