One consideration for the arrival of Child #2 is what to do with Child #1 during the birth. We had every intention of a hospital birth, and we knew that Junior could not come with us - if I'm really honest, I didn't want him to be there either. Local friends offered to watch him if I went into early labour, which was a huge relief. But even better than that, the grandparents came.
S's parents arrived a few days before my due date, and Junior was thrilled to spend time with them.
While they adjusted to Junior's routine and our toddler-oriented lifestyle, we kept ourselves busy and enjoyed the sunshine.
Cannizaro House, Wimbledon
The 30th of March was British Mothers' Day, the start of British Summer Time, and my due date. It came and went; still no Juniorette.
My parents arrived on the 1st of April, increasing the house count to six adults, one toddler, and one bump.
Days passed. I had picked my ideal birthdate for Juniorette: April 4th, 2014 (4.4.14) but still she kept us waiting.