Hello to those of you that still read this, sorry we haven't updated for a while! Well, what's happening since we last wrote? Everything is just going fine. Ripley is just over 6 months pregnant & she's OK, apart from a few aches & pains & terrible indigestion! Her belly is really huge now, & it's jumping around all over the place. She still cycles to & from work everyday, although obviously not at the speed she used to! She'll be finishing work on the 7th December for maternity leave, which is great as I won't have to worry if she got to work safely everyday. I am quiting work on the 19th December so I can look after her & baby once it's here. I'm so excited about that. Money will be a bit tight, but there's more to life than money, me thinks. I plan to get a part time job once I know Ripley has recovered & Ripley will be back full time next October.
We've decided to have a home birth as the hospital that is local to us is absolutely disgusting. We had a tour of the hospital one weekend, & the room they showed us was awful ie rust stains all around the plug hole of the birthing pool, lino that had ripped & they hadn't stuck back down, stains on the walls & ceiling, need I go on!!! So we feel it'll be better to have home comforts. We will have our own midwife that will come to our home to do Ripley's anti natal check ups & will be there for the birth, well we hope!! We've also hired a "doula" which is a non-medical assistant who provides physical, emotional and informational support in prenatal care, during childbirth and during the postpartum period. We've met her once & we both liked her instantly, & she'll be coming to visit us on Monday evening........Anyway that's enough for now. I'll write more on another day.