My due date was the 10th November and as a good project manager my contractions started soon after 1 o’clock in the morning on 10th November. The mid wife came out to check on me about 6 o’clock and as my contractions were 3 minutes apart they suggested it was a good time to go over to the hospital.
However, my daughter disagreed and was not ready to be born and so refused to finish the rotation required to come out and my waters did not break.
But after 19 hours, a lot of perseverance and jelly babies, my daughter, B, was born on her due date in the birthing pool at the local community hospital; weighing in at a healthy 8lb 3oz.
I’ve been off work for 10 weeks now and potentially have another 10 months at home so 2009 is going to be significantly different to 2008. However I am hoping for as many new experiences in 2009 as 2008 e.g. visiting Japan, watching the tennis at Wimbledon Court One, receiving my first income through my blog ($100 from Adsense).
Looking forward into 2009, I plan to continue with my blog, however the content of my posts is likely to have a different focus but I think there is now even more need for me to be organised and to work towards my own goals.