Ah, maternity leave has finally begun. Today was supposed to be my last day in the office, however due to a hospital appointment my work had scheduled my last day in the office for yesterday.
This whole week has been quite bittersweet.
I am glad to find some time at home to get used to being a home body before bub arrives but at the same time I am a ‘routine’ kinda gal and I struggle adjusting to new routines.
This morning was great. My husband and I chowed down a delicious bowl of Cheerios each before washing it down with a cup of tea. We then headed off to the hospital for a check up on bub, who we are glad to say is growing perfectly and everything seems to be going quite smoothly for us all.
With that fantastic news, hubby headed off to work and I was left to my own merits at home.
I did something stupid yesterday afternoon and tried to strip the black hair dye out of my hair with a colour remover, it didn’t work, I had partially red, blonde, blue and black hair all over my head. So after hubby left I put my black wash out dye all over my head and hoped for the best. I look back to normal now – yesterdays hair shamble can be forgotten, thank goodness!
After washing my hair out, I began tidying up around the house and my hubby came home early from work which was a nice treat. He had some lunch and then helped me around the house. I guess home is going to be my new work space, so I wanted to have it tidied up a bit and feel more ‘homey’ I guess? I don’t know.
It just wasn’t feeling right I needed to move a few things aorund and tidy up to help me feel snug in the new routine.
It’s currently high 40’s here in Victoria, the smoke from the NSW fires has spread down here and currently the city looks worse for wear. My entire family is up in NSW struggling with these fires. I find myself checking the news, the fire map and the fireies Twitter to keep up to date on what is happening and I feel like every time I look at it it’s worse. I don’t know what is going to happen in Australia with all of these fires, it’s not normal and it’s quite scary. Our Prime Minister is being as useless as ever, literally left to Hawaii as this was all happening and has failed everyone in Australia who needed assistance.
The firefighters are doing there best in horrible conditions.
Two young firefighters recently died in NSW. It’s horrible. Right before Christmas, too. I hope we can all recover soon, it’s heart wrenching seeing this all happen to such a beautiful country.
The rest of the afternoon has been spent relaxing and trying to stay cool! We went and got ice cream from up the road which was ahhh-mazing.
It’s just about the end of my first day on maternity leave. I can’t wait for bub to be here!
I hope you are all having a great day.