I waited, and waited, and waited. And then I waited some more.
She was due on August 1 and was eventually born on August 15 – I had to be induced because there was no sign of her budging. This photo was taken on the eve of my due date, July 31 2011, and I had no idea it would be another two weeks and a day until I met my baby.
It was a hot summer and I spent the overdue weeks reading my book in the garden. Writing this post has made me realise those weeks were probably the last time I truly relaxed.
Little did I know how much life was going to change!