Monday, 30 May 2011
After two days of hard sorting, ruthless clearing and heavy wear of Jon's knees(!) we have emptied the attic in order to begin turning it into a nursery for b. As we only have 2 bed house it will always have to double up as a spare room when we have guests, but that's no issue as there is plenty of room and the bed will, i'm sure come in handy for me when I'm nursing.
At the moment, said bed has returned to it's original state of being a sofa, it seemed to make sense to have it take up the least room while we clean and paint the room. The main thing is that Fig still likes it, is happy to curl up and sleep on it and seems to have forgiven us for folding up his bed! - not sure about G yet :)
Another reason for keeping the bed folded into sofa mode is that the area underneath the velux is currently being used as a rudimentary tomato greenhouse(!) Both Moneymakers and Black Russians are growing well and we staked them today by way of support. However, the Sungold are really struggling...they are so much smaller than the others and the leaves seem to be wilting and curling up. Will watch with interest as to whether they make it.
Thursday, 26 May 2011
We had an appointment with the lovely midwife on thursday and so Jon took the day off. All is well with me and b, good results from the blood tests and I also found out I am O positive (All these years I have never known!) and my bp and wee are both normal. We see her next in about a month.
It was a hideously rainy day and we had a very brief trip round the market, bumped into Rach+Ben, pondered over a wicker moses basket then came home for a cup of tea and a sandwich. However, not to be put off by the rain it seemed only right to venture out again while Jon was home and so we popped along to Hebden and had a little look into Monkey and Ellie, Spirals and The Old Treehouse - sadly the former is closing down. I liked the look of a baby sling, a changing bag and a little hat in Monkey, and fell in love with a small patchwork elephant in Spirals but I kept my purse zipped for another day.
As it started to pour again and feeling we, well I, deserved a sit down to rest my bump, we called into Mooch. What a fabulous little cafe this is, we had the hugest cups of coffee and tea (campbells cup-o-cino) and Jon got a piece of home made flapjack, which I began to pick the pumpkin seeds out of then realised how good it was and we got another one! - we also had a nosey at the menu and noticed they do some nice light bites and are open until 8pm. Must come back here again with G sometime, I also think Shaz would like it. Going out for coffee is something we rarely do, but it was just nice to sit in the window and watch the rain fall and people and cars scurry past.