It was so cold today that I just couldn’t face coming home from work to a nice warm house, grabbing my swimming gear and heading off out to the swimming pool. Now I love my ante-natal swimming class. Over the last few weeks it’s the only time I feel comfortable. The swimming instructor is lovely and I get to meet lots of other pregnant women. Details here.
I spent all day promising myself that if I didn’t go swimming I would have a bath. We’re been in our house for 3 years and I’ve never tried out the bath. We have a separate shower room so I am clean!
So after dinner I ran a bath, poured in some of my favourite Mama Mio product, carefully placed a book, drink, phone and towel nearby and lowered myself in. Now for some reason I assumed a bath would be as relaxing as the baby pool. (I love the swimming pool so much it made me want to explore using a birthing pool during labour.)
So I was slightly perturbed when I found out the bath water a) didn’t cover me and the bump and b) it was cold! What should have been a relaxing experience was actually awful. I could even feel the baby squirming – if this is possible?!
To top it all our kittens couldn’t understand what their mum was doing sitting in the bath. One of them perched carefully on the side staring at the murky water, inching closer and closer. You can guess what happened next….
Yes, the kitty fell in, landed on my leg, put his claws in and got a thorough soaking. I don’t know who was more grumpy but that was the end of the bath for us both.