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Last year I turned the big 3.0 and got married - I thought that was my milestone year. As it turns out, 2009 quickly overshadowed 2008 when my husband and I found out we were pregnant. I'm going to be experiencing everything for the first time as a woman and an expectant mother which is why I'm calling this my year of firsts. I'm senior editor for Marie Claire South Africa.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Last week at work

Well, the weekend passed without incident. Although on Saturday afternoon, I did feel an odd compulsion to repack my hospital and baby bag. I don't want to arrive unprepared. Even when I go on holiday it depresses me to no end if I leave my toothbrush or my favourite face cream or socks at home. I love my creature comforts.

When I woke up this morning I felt lighter than usual. I didn't have to swing my legs over the bed at a snail's pace so as to avoid pain. Usually it takes at least 30 seconds to get out of bed... but this morning, I felt no pain as I swung one leg over and then the next. And walking - yes I still waddle but not out of pain but rather from lack of balance. Sometimes I feel like I'm going to fall over any minute like when I was making dinner (for a change) last night... shame Hein has been doing that consistently... I thought I might just topple forwards. While making spaghetti bolognaise I had to steady myself on a chair. It's not easy carrying these big bazookas AND the belly! So I guess LG has dropped even further and I need to watch myself.

Finally, it's my last week and I'm outta here on Friday! Whoop whoop!


  1. Already!!!! Enjoy your time alone while waiting to give birth coz after birth things will be different forever!

  2. Yey wena Thandi! You're scaring me... why do all moms speak in cryptic clues. What will change exactly? Sleep patterns? My personality? Lay it down for me.
    How are you doing anyway mom?