...and the house feels really cold and empty! it's weird, whilst they're here i sometimes wish for some "space", but when they go i really miss them! had a wonderful xmas with my mum, my dad, my sister and OH - traditional norwegian xmas eve celebrations, and then xmas day with turkey and all the trimmings. they were only here from the day before xmas eve, so no wonder the time went quickly. they left at 6am this morning to drive down to stansted and when i saw the car pull off i had a little cry... feeling a little lonely today. OH is in bed sleeping after his night shift, and i was supposed to give the house a good clean and wash all the bedding and towels after our visitors, but i'm just not in the mood. so i went into town and bought OH a present as a surprise. he saw this quite tall carved wooden giraffe that he thought was really nice the other day (guess it's his african background shining through!) and as it was a bargain at only £12 i bought it for him as a new year pressie from ruben (the bump). i've wrapped it up, and tonight before i go to bed i'll leave it in the living rom for OH to find when he gets in from his night shift at 6am tomorrow. after consulting with my MW on wednesday i started on the raspberry leaf capsules today, i am taking 1 capsule 3 times a day for the next 2 weeks. then when i'm 37 weeks i'll start taking 2 capsules 3 times a day. once i'm 37 weeks i'll start trying all the old wives tales i think, as i'm quite ready for LO to arrive now! don't want him to come before 37 weeks though, as i want a home birth - but after that he is more than welcome to make an appearance as i'm starting to feel huge now (i'm only little, and this huge bump is getting uncomfortable!!!) look at me ranting on! this post got a bit out of hand i think - sorry if i've bored you!