August 12th, 2006

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Life update

Current house situation is that we have a buyer for our place, but haven't found anywhere to buy (the lovely place we found in May went to someone else before we had a buyer for ours :( )

Harrow is still our preferred location, but we've been looking at other areas of London too - next up is Streatham/Tulse Hill, which has some nice houses in our price range, and would be a short bus ride from Brixton and hence the Victoria line up to Warren Street for vectorious's commute. It's also near where my sister-in-law and her fiance live.

Less than six weeks off my due date now. I've been spending the past couple of weeks buying baby stuff, and I seem to have most of it done - I keep feeling like there ought to be more to do, but I don't think there is. I guess really in the early weeks it's just about keeping the baby warm, clean, fed, and loved, and that doesn't take a lot of specialist equipment.

I'm in a bit of an odd, liminal state at the moment - I've got this huge life transition up ahead of me, but it's one that's happily nearing completion without requiring any conscious effort on my part. Because it's such a big thing, it feels weird to be directing conscious effort into other areas like studying or creating things; but at the same time there's only so much I can do that is related to having a baby (I'm attending Active Birth classes, and trying to keep my posture good. I could do a bit more exercise but obviously I don't want to overdo things either). So I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with the next few weeks - I suppose even if I laze about doing bugger-all that's not a huge problem in the scheme of things - after all it's not like I'll have that sort of free time once the baby arrives, and keeping relaxed is probably good for me.