On one of our trips to Sainsbury's husband had found a cheap Fitbug, and spent so much time talking about it, and upping his exercise, that I decided I might quite like one. Sainsbury's had sold out,but he found me one online, so I started recording my activity too, Unfortunately the wrist straps were not very stable, so I started clipping mine on my waistband. Husband didn't and lost his, but eventually replaced it with a Garmin.
I still didn't cycle, really not up to it, too wheezy, but I did walk a lot, and to relax I used some of the colouring books I had bought. I also continued with the knitting of the baby jackets as the due date was about the middle of Feb. Suddenly the knitting was finished, but no sign of the baby.
On Shrove Tuesday we both managed to eat 3 pancakes, although the first 2 were quite thin.
One day, I was cleaning some condensation off the bedroom window, and wiped away a bit of mould. Then I remembered that when we decorated last year I hadn't had time to paint the windowsill, so made that my priority.
|one of the colouring book pictures|
There was still no sign of the baby, but I had requested that I be told, day or night, when anything happened. I got a text late on the 22nd to say things may be getting underway. I went to bed expecting to hear in the morning, but was awoken by a text at 3.24 am,announcing the arrival of Elise Naomi born at 12.56 am weighing 7lb 11 oz. so it was quite a quick delivery,and I discovered later that Daughter in Law had decided on a home birth, Obviously she was quite relaxed.
I had been filling in a Lasting Power of Attorney, online, and got that completed. It's a thing which I have been meaning to do for a while. If I were incapacitated by an illness, and couldn't make my wishes known, my husband would be unable to sell the house if he needed to. So it's a good thing to have as others can make decisions for me if necessary. Mum in law was doing one, but she changed her mind about the service provider and went to a local solicitor, but I don't think she has finished it yet.
We had decided to visit Chester for our anniversary this year, and do touristy things. Little did I know husband had additional plans! We booked a hotel, I don't know much about Chester hotels these days. We wouldn't normally travel on a Sunday, but we decided to. We had stuff for the family, gifts and a couple of meals, for when they didn't feel like cooking form scratch, so we met baby Elise when she was about 5 days old. Ethan was full of energy, stopping now and then to have a mini assisted cuddle with 'a leaf' as he called her. We spent a couple of hours with them, then made arrangements to call on the way back, as we had someone else to visit nearby.
We checked in at the hotel on the outskirts of Chester later. It seemed very busy, but our room was on the ground floor, Disappointingly, despite the high price, the room was no bigger than a premier inn room, although vastly more expensive.
|Chester town hall|