Searching to make mum's life easier
Waiting... waiting... waiting... for labour
So I'm a week overdue now with baby #2... and going completely stir crazy.
As my first false start happened at 36 weeks, these last four weeks have been a very slow and torturous haze.
Every niggle, every sleepless night, every early-labour tease, I lose my sanity just a little bit more!
So this week, my making life easier mission is to find all the ways to stay calm, positive not too nesting crazy, and above all else - stay sane amidst the longest pre-labour ever.
1) Jigsaw puzzles
Yep, so in my former life I used to be a clubbing minx who was never home before daylight, usually adorned with glitter and a selection of glowsticks. At the moment, however, there is nothing more satisfying than an evening sorting edges from middles followed by an early night. Keeps the mind sane whilst stopping me from cleaning the gutters.
Hoping that it will bring on labour, I've taken to donning the headphones and walking at least 2-3km a day. Pre-baby I was a keen jogger, so this is the closest I can get to it whilst hauling an extra 15kg strapped to my front. Clears the mind, and I frankly don't care anymore about all the stares my humungous lycra baby bump attracts.
A standard pre-labour frenzy, typical of most pregnant women, but I've banned myself from anything that requires steps or a chair. So the lower cupboards of the kitchen are sparkling, the top ones we'll pretend don't exist.
4) Me time
Ooh yes, a pedicure and manicure are the best way to stop yourself going nuts. Get out of the house and get your feet pretty - it's not like you can reach them yourself at the moment, anyway.
Usually I'm quite phobic of being in the kitchen. Things tend to catch fire or smash whenever I dare enter into the cooking arena. Pre-labour, however, has led to a burning desire to bake... muffins, cupcakes, banana bread, whatever I can find a 5 minute recipe for. And all fairly successful so far, so long as you don't try and eat them.
Is anyone else out there overdue and going crazy waiting for 'it' to start?!
Do you have any pre-labour tips that could save my sanity whilst waiting for the real thing to begin?