Ok, so it's only been a week of maternity leave so far....and for most of last week I was out and about shopping, visiting, appointmenting....and started on the copious amounts of unpackaging and washing of lil people things that needs doing....but I already feel the spareness creeping in.
I've never been very good at spending time at home by myself....even when I'm off sick, after the first day I'm already going stir crazy and I guess I'm feeling it more now knowing that there's a whole year ahead of not working.
Everyone's assured me that I'll be earning my keep in so many other ways, primarily looking after one soon to be niblet....but I know there are going to be days when I'll be feeling the walls closing in and no amount of watching the cooking channel and knitting and gurgling at the sproglet will help!
Hmm, maybe I'm just noticing it at the moment because I'm just sitting around waiting for the kid to decide he's ready for this world, him just bouncing around thinking it's awesome fun to kick the crap out of me from the inside (so over that some days)....and once he's here I'll be too busy disposing of poo soaked nappies and washing wonder suits that the walls won't seem so close.
I did start a knitting project to take to hospital with me, now the yarn over row has been set up, etc it'll involve nothing more than stocking stitch till the ball runs out....which I think might be as much as I can handle....it's called the Sunday Market Shawl....but I'll probably be wearing it to the new saturday farmer's market that's started up near us....mine's being knit in Noro Kureyon Sock, so will be much finer and longer
We've had news of a friend's engagement recently....and the wedding which will be taking place in about 8 weeks....so I've picked up the Lady E again, hoping to get that finished in time to wear....because god knows I'll probably be wanting to hide under something only 4-5 weeks after popping the kid....oh, and I'm thinking I'll have to knit bub his first skull and crossbones cardi to wear for the occasion....can't have bub wearing just any old jumpsuit....not to his first big event.