Thursday, 22 March 2012

24 weeks



I haven't had a bath in well over three years. No I'm not perpetually dirty: I do shower from time to time. Honest. The last time I had a bath I was pregnant with George and, like the swimming pool, it felt so wrong. But a few nights ago my hips were aching badly and Ray suggested that perhaps a warm bath before bedtime might just help.

Bath bomb, bubble bath, radio, babystuff catalogue to make hopeful lists from and I was ready.

So, with not a little trepidation, I lowered myself into the bubbles. Ahhh. It felt good. Just like the swimming pool now feels good. I relaxed. My hips relaxed. Marmaduke began to wriggle and I was rewarded with a display of belly wobbling from within. I laughed out loud. He did it again. Amazing.

This whole, being-pregnant-beyond-20-weeks-and-5-days thing is amazing, wonderful, incredible and very very scary.

The bath helped my hips for a while and the moving show helped my tattered heart, for a while. Anxiety is never far away but what a lovely way to drive it away, for a while.


10 comments:

  1. This made me cry a little. Every new day is such a miracle. I am so, so happy for you. My heart swells with every update.

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  2. Whispering joy for you- 24 weeks is good. So good.

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  3. nudging the anxiety away for you. 24 weeks! Amazing and wonderful.

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  4. 24 weeks - good good good!
    I love to check your baby countdown picture on your blog, looking forward to the day it goes below 100 :-)
    Please continue to post regularly, even if it's just to moan about aching hips and heartburn,
    Elaine

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  5. ♥ little steps, my dear. i'm glad you had a good bath.

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  6. You've got a little water baby in there :) Glad you were able to enjoy the experience.

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  7. I am so glad you posted. So happy the bath help your aches.

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  8. Oh wow...glad Ray convinced you for the bath.

    Happy to read about Marmaduke...and I think, Marmaduke loves baths...so you should do this more often. Most importantly, glad that it eased your pain.

    Happy to read happy updates from you...they have been long time coming!

    xo

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  9. I love baths when pregnant. I love that you are 24 weeks pregnant. And I love that you are 24 weeks pregnant and enjoying a bath. Right now I am just full of love.
    xo

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