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Signs from the universe!

Do you believe in signs? You know those little things that happen that almost seem to be messages?

I have been very emotional the last few days – if you ask Kiara she will say “VERY EMOTIONAL” and yesterday started off really crappy and I was feeling rather overwhelmed. I was watching an episode of House – I wasn’t really paying attention to the episode but looked up for the last scene where they focused on the word “acceptance” that was written on a white board! It was a reminder not only of my word but also of what it means.

Today while I was spending a Christmas voucher having a pedicure (can you say HEAVEN) I was paging through a magazine they had and a lot of the people featured were from a small town David and I would love to move too. It was for different things, so not like a feature on the town or anything but rather just random people who happen to come from there. David and I will have to make some serious decisions this year about our families future and seeing that town come up so often in the magazine has made me think that we need to put that option back on the table.

Do you notice things like this? Do you take them to mean something or are they just words on a white board and stories in a magazine?

Apart from VERY EMOTIONAL today I had the added bonus of an hour of cramping (??) – thought it was labour but it then disappeared and my blood pressure just dropped – like plummeted and is probably right now sitting at 0 over 0. Not fun because I can barely keep my eyes open despite trying to eat a variety of things to get it back up again! Pregnancy really is a wonderful thing :-p

In case you missed the au pair drama – here it is. We had Holly, then we didn’t! Then we had X and her mom, and then we didn’t. Then we had another au pair, then we didn’t. Then we had a friend who could help 2 days a week and a granny who would help a third. Then I had a nervous break down, ate half of my baby shower cake, 2 boxes of biscuits and then we had soccermoms!

In the end I think it is the better option – it is now a business transaction between us and them and the lady I eventually spoke was lovely and helpful and we worked it out so that it fits our budget and everything.

Did you go into labour? Were you induced? Or did you make your caesar date?



  1. 28 January, 2014 / 3:17 pm

    Ai Laura- I guess its the way it goes to the end of term. Glad you have the transport thing sorted though. And with A I was in labour while waiting for a scheduled C section!

  2. 28 January, 2014 / 7:13 pm

    It must have been very unsettling, not having the transport thing sorted!

    Doc wanted to schedule for the 22nd but I said I wanted her to pick her own birthday. My original due date was the 1st, so he said if she didn’t pick earlier than that maybe she should intervene on the 2nd. Then my water broke on the 19th and that was that.

  3. Mrs FF
    28 January, 2014 / 7:54 pm

    Hope transport is all sorted now? Must be nerve wrecking.

    Luckily I didn’t go into labour and I pushed the C/S date as far as possible. I refused to have a baby at 38 weeks I just wasn’t ready. And I made it to 39w6d. I definitely wasn’t one of those people who couldn’t wait for baby to come out.

  4. 28 January, 2014 / 8:02 pm

    I’m sure the transport thing is very nerve-wracking but thank goodness it’s sorted!

  5. deborah
    29 January, 2014 / 8:05 am

    Shew what an emotional rollercoaster you have been on lately (I would have been emotional without the preggy hormones) glad to hear the transport thing has been sorted out and hope everything else from now will be smooth sailing for you and the family. I also look at “signs” and relate it all to things happening in my life.

  6. 29 January, 2014 / 9:42 am

    I’m so glad that you have found a solution to the school run! What a load off. Now hopefully the rest of your pregnancy will be most resting and feet up ๐Ÿ™‚

    I went into labour naturally for Kyla, but for Riya and Knox I went in for an induction (Riya because I was SOOOOOO sick and Knox because I was sick, but also so that we could share a birthday.)

  7. MeeA
    29 January, 2014 / 4:05 pm

    Eish! It really sucks how unreliable people can be – and how acceptable it is to so many, more and more often these days!
    As for weird symptoms & blood pressure issues, go and see your doc if you’re even a tiny bit worried – it could be important!
    My labours were all different! No. 1 was helped along by a pretty rough internal examination on my due date and later induced. (I wish I’d done more research beforehand, instead of trusting that the medical professionals know best!) It ended in and emergency c-section. No. 2 was supposed to be a scheduled c-section but I went into labour 2 days before my ceasar date and landed up having a ventouse assisted v-bac. No. 3 was a textbook natural birth; I had mild contractions all day and finished a full day’s work without struggling at all. After I’d cooked supper, they started getting stronger and I called the midwife and went to the birthing unit. I laboured in a big, comfy bath and got out when I was ready to push. No drugs, no problems. No. 4 was a breech home birth that started with mild contractions – I was already 8cm dilated when the midwife arrived and ALL the major routes from my house to any hospitals were gridlocked with traffic. A paramedic came to assist in case of an emergency…

  8. 29 January, 2014 / 7:28 pm

    Sooooo happy that all is sorted. I do notice when things happen – they ARE usually signs, or they mean that an issue needs to be addressed.
    I went into labour both times – at 37 and at 38 weeks respectively. From what I have heard, induction is terrible so I’m happy that it happened the way it did.

  9. 30 January, 2014 / 2:23 pm

    I was two weeks overdue with both my boys. So glad you have the transport resolved.

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