As you can tell from the title of this post, yesterday was my 28th birthday. I spent the day with my husband before going out for a meal with both our families in the evening (that's my sister with me in the photo above). It was a really lovely day, completely switched off from the stresses of everyday life. As my present this year, I've ordered some new glasses, which should be arriving in the next couple of weeks. I've got a tortoise shell and purple pair coming; I usually wear contacts but have got a weakness for glasses, particularly if they are brightly coloured!
Last week I returned to work after the half term break and I'm starting to find it pretty tiring now, standing up all day. Aside from the Easter holidays, I have 10 working weeks left until my maternity leave starts at 37 and a bit weeks, and hopefully the time will pass quickly. I'm trying to sit down as much as possible, but it's difficult when you have thirty eight year olds to contend with all day long! Thankfully I had my last parents evening before maternity leave on Thursday, so hopefully there will be no more 13 hour days.
Pregnancy wise, everything is going well. I had my 25 week midwife appointment on Friday and everything was as it should be. Once again the baby was very active during the appointment, so it's become clear that he's definitely a wriggler! I'm mainly just feeling hungry all the time and very hormonal.
In terms of reading, I'm going through a good phase at the moment. I had a bit of a reading slump at the end of last year, but 2014 so far has been full of good books and I'm loving reading as much as possible. Last week I finished The Shadow of the Wind, which is another book knocked off my TBR list for the year, and I'm now finally reading The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides. It's unsurprisingly a very good book, but so far I'm not loving it as much as Virgin Suicides or Middlesex.
This week, I've been reading: