Saturday, May 29, 2004

Good News / Bad News

The good news is that the builders came yesterday, and fitted our new staircase and finished decorating. The extension is nearly there! The bad news this week, though, is that Ruth is currently slightly anaemic, which means we can't have the home birth that we were hoping for. Well, at least not this week, until the next blood test hopefully shows that her iron levels have gone up enough. So, we're currently stuffing Ruth fill of iron tablets, chocolate, orange juice and even broccoli! The next blood test is due on Thursday, so the midwifes will decide then whether they're happy about a home birth. It's bank holiday weekend, and the builders are pretty much finished, so we've got a huge list of things that we want to get done around the house - painting the kitchen, putting up curtain rails, coat hooks and towel rails, cutting the grass, creosoting the new part of the fence... I thought it was supposed to be a holiday!

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