I wonder, will this be the month that our little Sweet Pea will be born? We have seven birthdays in September, six of them between the 6th and the 12th September including my father-in-law’s and O’s… However, it seems like “everybody” is convinced that the baby won’t arrive until after his due date, the 7th October, except the doctor and I! Nevertheless, we are much more relaxed about me moving around since we have now reached 35 full weeks, which means that the lungs of the baby should be fully developed and therefore there is no big risk if he arrives now.
O was wondering why I got even more of these practical paper boxes and I told him that as we don’t have a chest of drawers in our current home (until November), we need to keep the baby’s clothes somewhere… At the moment all the baby stuff fits into two bigger boxes of the same design (Ikea) but they don’t fit in our room.
So, this past weekend we have been doing some excursions: on Saturday to Ikea (of course) for a traditional meatball lunch and getting some provisions, and then to the scary Baby2000 – a huge baby shop where you can buy everything from 1000 EUR prams to automatic swing chairs, 500 EUR cribs and a so-called tummy tickle monitor that registers the baby’s breathing while sleeping! No, we didn’t get any of the above, we are happy with the 69 EUR crib that my parents offered us, and we will borrow a pram from one of my colleagues. However, I did get a nursing pillow that is supposed to be supportive while sleeping in those last few weeks / months of pregnancy, then useful as a breast-feeding support and eventually as a sitting aid for the baby.
The big sausage-like nursing pillow – I let O choose the colour (I would have bought the dark blue cover) and he seems to be completely obsessed with this shade of green lately.. I don’t know if I have the wrong technique or just that my bump is too small but I can’t find a comfortable position sleeping with this thing!
After the very small shopping spree, we had fika with our Swedish friends who lent us their apartment during the summer. O spoke to their neighbour, one of those ladies who know most about everybody in the building, as she had told me that there might be an apartment for sale in the near future… As our friends and I have already experienced, O had some problems finishing the conversation with her but eventually we were able to go home 😉
Yesterday we did a trial run driving to the hospital and now we know which way NOT to take and which motorway exit NOT to take! As you can imagine, I was very happy that we did this before the big day! Afterwards we had a late lunch in a café / bakery close to our old apartment. We have been trying to eat there several times but have always arrived too late (they close quite early, 19.00 but stop serving food at around 17.00). Gaudron is a nice place, although a bit expensive but that’s what you get in that area of town! Before heading home we went back to the old studio apartment to get some more of our belongings, such as warmer clothes for the autumn. No, we still haven’t emptied our former home and it is something that needs to be done asap so that our friend and landlord can rent it out to somebody else…