That’s it: time’s up – tomorrow is Induction Day.
Today we have enjoyed a really really lovely day all together – our last proper day as a family of four.
The weather has been incredibly warm and sunny – 17 degrees on 23rd Feb! So we decided to go back to the zoo again for one final day out together.
It really has been one of those lovely family days where everything goes right – weather great, girls well behaved, everyone enjoying themselves and having fun. We decided to go and look at some of the animals and exhibits that we don’t look at all that often (we are members of the zoo so go quite a bit) and, even though it was half term for some of the schools where we live, the zoo was really quiet meaning it was easy to go and see some of the more popular animals that we sometimes miss out because of the crowds.
Isla has been really obsessed with snakes lately – she LOVES watching the Gruffalo’s Child and finds the snake hilarious, she’s also very taken with a ‘noisy’ Dear Zoo book we got from the library and the snake which goes “sssssssh” when you press the button. So we hunted down some snakes and had a look… we found two very lively ones who were sticking their tongues out at the girls, and one green one who was quite taken with Lilly and was dancing around by the glass trying to get at her… both the girls really loved it.
We played on the playground and spent some time in the Roman Gardens, where the girls were happy playing with a long stick each which they splashed in the little pools for ages, laughing together.
We even sat outside in the sunshine and had some minimilk lollies… wasn’t sure if Isla was going to like it as last time we tried ice cream with her she was still at the “too cold” stage… today she LOVED it and woolfed it just as quick as her sister, with plenty of accompanying “mmmmmm”s!
The girls were really good all the way there, sharing toys nicely in the car and laughing together, and were good when we stopped at a beer garden on the way home for a quick drink in the sunshine. They are now tucked up in bed and will hopefully have a good night’s sleep allowing us to get one too ahead of the all important day tomorrow.
The plan is that mother in law will collect them tomorrow morning first thing. We aren’t booked in to the hospital until 3.30pm, but we have to ring at 8am and, if they aren’t busy, we can go earlier. If it is going to be late afternoon we are planning to have a really lazy morning, hopefully getting some sleep if we can!
I’m not nervous or anxious – when it comes to the birth itself I believe what will be, will be. I am so, so, so excited now to meet our third baby girl… our last baby! Once she arrives our family will be complete.
And I am also chuffed that I finally managed to get an up to date picture of the girls together – this one is now the ‘wallpaper’ on my phone, which I know will bring a smile to my face whenever I see it over the next few days while I’m in hospital…