Day 295|365

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Seeing as all my walking last week didn’t help to budge Baby Mac, and we’re now in the run up to my induction date, I’m going for a much more relaxed vibe this week! Mum and I headed to Dobbies for lunch, then went back to my sister’s to eat chocolate and watch a movie. Bliss!

Day 292|365

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Who doesn’t love a Family Churros Platter?? Definitely not Fin! Elsie surprisingly wasn’t keen on them, but the rest of us got stuck in without hesitation, as you can see.

Another lovely afternoon with the fam, once again including plenty of walking (with a reward of tasty treats half way through!), but no arrival of Baby Mac. I’ve been told, light heartedly, of course, that I’m clearly not walking enough or I need to get climbing the stairs, bouncing on my ball or eating spicy curry, and everyone’s asking on a daily basis if there’s any news of Baby Mac. Believe me, I’m doing the best I can! If there was a button I could push to get them out, I’d have pushed it weeks ago! However, Baby Mac will come out when the Lord has planned for them to join us. We just need to wait patiently! And, we will let you know!! It is really wonderful to know so many people care, and are excitedly awaiting the arrival of our little bundle. They are already so dearly loved, clearly!

Day 289|365

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I had an appointment this morning for a “Sweep” (feel free to ask for more details if you want, but I’ll save you from them unless you ask!) and Mum came along to keep me company while I waited. She brought her crochet along, not knowing how long we’d be there, and I’m glad she did as she had to wait about half an hour on her own and then we were out of there! There was no need to wait around for doctors opinions or ultrasounds this time so I feel bad that she was dragged out of bed for it, but I’m glad she had something to do while she waited, and passers by were all very interested to see what she was making!

The midwife was very positive about where I’m at at this stage, no signs that it’s done anything to help kick off labour, but I’ll continue to wait patiently! Hoping that things happen before my induction booking next Wednesday.

Day 94|365

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It’s so good having these guys in town for the week! Jasper had an appointment at the Groomers up in Cove at 12 o’clock so I dropped him off then headed down to the beach to join them for a game of bowling…which Sarah won, despite having to use her left hand because her right wrist is injured! Not only did she win, she got three strikes in a row. Bonkers! I rushed back up to Cove afterwards to collect Jasper, only to discover he wasn’t ready yet, because he was so matted it had taken the groomer longer to brush him out before clipping him *face palm* Here was me thinking I was doing a good job keeping on top of his brushing, apparently not! Think it might be time to start clipping him more regularly, and therefore clipping him myself; we already spend more money on his hair than we do on mine! Once he was done we headed to Duthie Park to meet this happy bunch for a cuppa, and more hugs! Jasper had to stay in the car because the cafe still isn’t dog friendly…

Day 70|365

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Happy Mother’s Day to this wonderful woman! We had Mum, Ali and Lena round for a delicious (if I do say so myself) roast beef dinner to celebrate Mum, and she ended up doing the dishes before and after lunch…she just can’t help herself.

I’m very thankful for all that my Mumsy has done for me over the last 28 (and 3/4) years so it is nice to repay her in even the smallest of ways, like a nice dinner with (half) the family, and a random plant from Marks & Spencer’s. Love you, Mumsy! Please can you look after Jasper next weekend?