Yes, I’ve known that now since last September but it’s only the last few weeks that it has started to really hit me. Thumpah is the one carrying our little Juliette – and although I *look* pregnant myself, I’ve not got the job of carrying her and then bringing her into this world. I keep asking myself: Am I going to be a good Daddy to a little girl? I’ll certainly have a lot to learn. Thumpah as well – we both feel like we’re becoming grown ups after 10 years childless while our friends already had kids.Quickly I think of my past-times and how a little girl will put up with them. My interest in buses, cars, computers – one of my fellow bus enthusiast friends said to me recently: “Don’t worry… before long you’ll be teaching her about all the different types of vehicles”. Weird!
Of course I’ll be able to take her for walks – in les marais – or parc villeroy in Mennecy. She’s going to be one lucky girl – living here in a nice rural setting instead of on a dodgy council estate, like myself!
Thumpah is already into her 7th month now – and our daughter really is making her presence known. Recently we went on a trip to Le Mans – and several times Juliette objected to the travelling around.
One night I traced my fingers around Thumpah’s belly – and although I couldn’t feel it myself apparently Juliette was following my fingers! Now that’s really something.
The last few weeks have seen a big change in our habits as well. Our house hasn’t had so much done to it in so long – all for Juliette. We are lucky to live in a largish house with a basement. We have 4 bedrooms, two that we barely use – but now that’s a different story. All 4 are in use: office, our old bedroom now a sort of laundry room, our “new” room and facing it, the nursery.Most importantly – we’re clearing out our basement to eventually make a large play room for Juliette… 30 years of accumulated junk and rubbish is to disappear. The times we’ve thrown this and that away… only for seomthing else down there to take it’s place. A baby really does motivate you to do things for definate. Over the last week or two I have really gone to town with sorting out what is to binned. Everything from old clothes to small items of furniture.
But I cannot forget our friends who are helping us, Christophe, Campbell and Dominique (who is on the photo above). All three have helped me to move furniture here and there. Dominique will be there over the weekend to help us to take a whole van load of rubbish from the basement to the déchéterie.
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