Tuesday 23 August 2005 8.54pm
Manicure & pedicure etc at County Hall
Spa (in the Marriott) - they do a pregnancy package so you could get brownie points before the event too, and St Thomas' is only 100 ft away.. My wife did it and loved having posh toenails in labour, even if she couldn't see them!
Breakfast in bed apparently worked a treat (so she's telling me now!), as does buying Heat, OK etc. Another bit of advice is to get in her top 5 movies if she is going to breastfeed - it is boring as hell otherwise.
The other good advice I would give (an old lag - 1xdaughter =3 yrs, 1xson= 2 weeks) is go out for lunch/dinner, taking the baby as soon as you feel you can. We went to Bluebird on the Kings Road last week, and had a lovely lunch - baby slept right through.
Watch out for those hormones around day 4/5...scary!
Most importantly (apparently - I'm just the conduit now!) tell her how well she is doing as often as you can...
Loafer (& remote controller)