We have some exciting, terrifying, life changing news that we have been keeping from most of you….. Gareth and I are expecting a baby, due in July!
Now, as most people know, raising a baby is not the easiest task in the world, especially when you live in the middle of the countryside, earn next to nothing, and have a very small support network nearby. None of this, however, has dampened our excitement. What did dampen it a bit was the first few months….the awful ‘morning’ sickness. The name is a lie in itself, it should be called the ’24/7 feel like you are dying sickness’. Even looking at food had me turning green. The thought of meat sent my stomach somewhere no one needs to read about. And don’t even get me started on tea, my once loved crutch in life became an enemy! I did not think it possible but I actually lost weight while in my first trimester!
But hopefully those vile days are over. Well, at least I hope they are as we have so much to do in the the next few months! And being curled up in a ball on the sofa is not going to achieve much!! Before baby makes their grand appearance we have to build an additional room on to our miniature house. It was fine when it was just the two of us but we now have others that need to be considered first. Yes, I realise a baby doesn’t need a bedroom immediately but we do! It has become scarily apparent just how much stuff such a small creature needs, and that is with us being as frugal as possible. Plus we need to be able to keep at least one room at a nice constant temperature…not so easy in a 100 year old mud house full of cracks. So I expect the next couple of months we will mainly be outside, fighting against time and the elements (its snowing today!) while we attempt to build a safe and secure little extension with next to no budget…..never a dull day with us, that’s for sure!!!