We had a lovely time as the sun was shining, Nathaniel loved the trains in a big way and exclaimed on many occasion that there were 'lotsa lotsa lotsa Thomas!';
He ran off to see the 'yellow thomas';
And it was only Elizabeth who noticed that the trains destination sign read 'I poo';
We also saw lots of lovely amazing new textiles and walked through the sewers, unfortunately, as always, there was not enough time to see everything so we will have to go back (again)!! We also had a nosey at the flight exhibition over the road, very good and worth another trip just to go in the simulator (although Nathaniel and I will not be allowed on it)!!
Then we tootled along the motorway to collect our friend from the airport.
Then as we were passing we dropped into Ikea for our tea, well it would be rude not to! I bought some fabric that I had been told by an Ikean (that is what you call the yellow shirted peole isn't it?) was no longer being made, tsk! So have bought a sizable chunk to put away for another day, I also bought some bright blue cotton for a birthday project and some deep grey heavy cotton with lighter grey daisies all over it. Not sure what for yet but I wouldn't be DaisieDavies if I didn't buy fabric with daisies on now would I??
Today has been a lazy day, I have been pampered by my friend Claire, her daughter and my girls have been off playing nicely together all day, her son and Nathaniel have been lovely to each other; Nathaniel and Li-Bau either love each other or hate each other (depending on how tired they are and how long they have been together). I have been comfy on her sofa with my knitting being brought liquid refreshments at regular intervals and had a lovely lunch made for me. It was just what I needed, thanks mate!!
I am very very tired. At 34 weeks my belly is heavy and long periods walking make my pelvis ache. This would be ok but three types of iron supplemnent seem to be making me feel no better in myself. I am tired, soooooo tired, and breathless and tearful. And frustrated with the whole situation. My blood work is due to be done again on friday and I am not hopeful that I will have managed to bring my iron levels from 5 back up to ten. I will have to double my iron intake (again) and keep everything crossed as they will do bloods again two weeks after that and if they are not over ten they will not deliver my home-birth pack. I know this is not the end of the world and as long as my little boy arrives and both he and I are safe and well it doesn't matter where he emerges into the world. But it does matter. It matters alot. Elizabeth was with Simon and I when Francesca arrived and both the girls were in and out and involved to varying degrees when Nathaniel was born and I wanted this to be the same. I want to have my own things and for my children to be able to see, touch, ask questions and be invloved (if that's what they want) I want to get clean in my own bath, drink tea from my own cup and climb into my own bed with all my children all together. The thought of not being able to give birth at home upsets me awfully.
Anyway, I am rambling now (and crying) so will be off, please keep your fingers crossed and send iron filled thoughts my way on friday....