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June is an important month in our house. It’s the month of our daughter’s birthday, which also means it’s the month our lives changed forever.
Over the past week it’s felt like summer has officially arrived. We’ve had more blue skies than grey and, at times, the sun has been positively HOT. It all makes me yearn for a cold Pimms and a sunny pub garden, if I’m honest.
It’s funny, because at this time of year I always get flashbacks to the couple of weeks before Frog was born. I can still vividly remember bumbling around our cottage, cleaning things, hanging up baby-grows, well and truly ready for our baby to make an appearance.
I went for long walks with my friend and her son next door, hoping that today may be the day and, rather than puffy ankles, I’d get a baby at the end of it.
It was hot this time four years ago. Really, really hot. I had swollen feet and fingers, mainly lived in baggy maternity combats and spent a lot of time bouncing up and down on a birthing ball.
We ate barbecued meat and fresh salad almost every night and I moaned. A lot.
Without wanting to sound like a total corn-dog, the time before a baby is born is pretty special. Despite feeling huge, coping with sleep deprivation and trying not to think too much about how much the whole labour thing will hurt, there’s such a huge sense of anticipation, it gives everything this electric-charged atmosphere. It’s exciting and scary and feels like it stretches out forever. Or, at least, that was the case with us four years ago.
By this time I’d gone on maternity leave, so the whole of June was dedicated to baby things – preparing the nursery, washing the clothes, doing antenatal yoga, seeing my midwife. I was in a baby bubble of comfortable nesting that wasn’t to pop until Frog was a couple of weeks old and real life (our new normal) set in.
So yes, June has a special significance for us. And we’re not the only ones.
June is also a pretty big month for the royals. What with The Royal Ascot, the Queen’s birthday and all the preparations for Prince George’s birthday, they have reason to enjoy June almost as much as us.
This month 888 Ladies is celebrating the sunshine with A Very Royal Summer. If you like online bingo then you’ll love this.
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It’s fair to say that amount could make June special in any household….
What does June mean to you?
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