Saturday, May 12

Eight Things About Me

I've been tagged by Lis to do the "Eight Things About Me" list. Here are the rules:

  1. Each player starts with eight random facts or habits about themselves.
  2. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their eight things with a copy of these rules.
  3. At the end of your blog you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
  4. Don't forget to leave them a note saying they've been tagged.
Hmm, not sure I'll be able to tag eight other bloggers, as most people seem to have done this list already! And I make no excuses for the fact that my "Eight Things..." list is baby-focused. I can't think of much else at the moment.

  1. As I write this, Flump has a case of the hiccups. He/she gets them at least twice a day. It's not particularly uncomfortable, just a bit weird -- like having an extra little heartbeat that you can feel in the bottom of your stomach.
  2. I have three separate checklists of "Things I Need For Labour/Birth". One is a list of things for the homebirth (e.g. towels, birth-pool), one is a list of things for the hospital bag in case we need to transfer in (e.g. dressing gown, babygros for Flump), and the other is a "cross-over" list of things that will be in use for the homebirth but which will need to be packed into the hospital bag if we transfer (e.g. my aromatherapy stuff and facial spray).
  3. I must have drunk enough milk to fill Lake Windermere during this pregnancy.
  4. We don't know whether Flump will be a boy or a girl, but we have names chosen and ready for both. It's weird to think that one of those choices will become so familiar to us, and yet now we don't even know who that little person is...
  5. Flump's already head-down, but isn't engaged yet. Apparently this tends to happen about two weeks before labour in first-time mothers (but there are no guarantees).
  6. I try to make a little time each day, or every other day at least, to listen to my CD of Relaxing Birth Music while lying down with my eyes closed. There is one track in the middle that always makes me tearful because whenever it starts I picture us holding Flump and saying hello to him/her.
  7. I've never loved pillows and cushions as much as I have while being pregnant.
  8. For a long, long time I only had two ambitions for life -- to be published and to have a family. I've already accomplished one, and in just a few weeks' time I will have achieved the second. Not bad for twenty-six years of age ;)
I've taken a quick skip around the blogs to try and find some people who haven't done this list yet, so I hereby tag: Liz, Sue, and Phillipa (when she's back from her hols).

Just finished reading: The Daddy's Promise by Shirley Jump


Sue aka MsCreativity :-) said...

I loved reading your eight things, Jess!

Wow, there is organised and organised, but you are organised!!!

Fantastic to know that you'll soon be achieving your second ambition! Well done you - both are WONDERFUL achievements!!!

Sue :-)

liz fenwick said...

I can't believe that it is all so close for you! You sound so ready. Keep enjoying the quiet time and get lots of rest.

I'll do my eight things when I'm back from Budapest :-)

Judy Jarvie said...

Glad to hear your b-button is still an innie - mine too! I've been considering taking bets on if it might pop out. Ahh - Flump having hiccups is cute. I only had those for the first time ever last night. V strange. We're nearly there...keep relaxing and it'll soon be time! jx

Jessica Raymond said...

Thanks, Sue :) I need to feel organized otherwise when it gets to Baby Day I'll start faffing about where everything is and what I need. I've turned a bit Monica Geller!

I know what you mean, Liz. The third trimester started off so slowly but things seem to have picked up in the last couple of weeks. Eek! Look forward to reading your Eight Things -- have a nice time in Budapest!

Judy -- yours only just had hiccups for the first time? Flump first got them over a month ago and gets them at least twice a day! I guess in that case that it's lucky they haven't felt uncomfortable... :)

Jess x