So my last week at work has been and gone and I am finally on maternity leave. It doesn't officially start until June 2nd (as this upcoming week is half term), but the important thing is that I now have seven months before I have to go to work again, which is awesome. Although I'd been looking forward to my last day for ages, and despite work becoming physically difficult, I still had mixed feelings on the actual day. Finishing work means that my due date is only round the corner!
With this in mind, I've decided to stop delaying and actually pack my hospital bag/ wash the baby clothes / read my childbirth book etc.. Tom's parents bought round the car seat yesterday, and my sister the Moses basket today, so we are in gearing up mode. I've passed the 37 week mark so could technically go into labour at any time but I can't see it happening soon. I have a feeling I'm going to go past my due date, though hopefully not by too much. I have a sweep booked in for nine days after, I'm hoping that won't need to happen!
I've been reading lots lately, but I've not been a very good blogger. I only posted one review this past week, despite having a backlog of at least three to write, and I've hardly visited any blogs or left any comments. Which is a shame, as I've missed keeping up with the blogging world and all of your blogs. Hopefully I'll have more time this upcoming week to catch up with all of you.
This past week, I decided to be contrary and read a classic that isn't my classics club spin book, as everyone knows I'm awful reading to a list/deadline. The classic I picked up was Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, which I ended up enjoying more than I thought I would. It's a quiet sort of book and reading it was a peaceful experience, like reading Little Women. I'm also dipping in and out of On the Map by Simon Garfield as my non-fiction pick, and I've just started my first Murakami, Norweigan Wood.
This week, I've been reading: