It felt very very odd on Friday evening packing up my desk and boxing away my files. Despite being ready to slow down, nap during the day and generally prepare for the tiny whirlwind that awaits us it almost felt sad leaving the agency. It's been such a busy and exciting 18 months at work that I don't know how you just switch it all off. I guess when Future-Baby actually arrives it probably becomes much easier to forget about work for a while, or at least priorities shift.
There have been a lot of jokes about whether I would be live-blogging or tweeting from the delivery room (which I can assure you I will not) but all this Social Media stuff has been such a part of my life for such a chunk of time that I can really image not using Twitter etc. It's been a bit of a life-line during pregnancy what with early morning insomnia etc etc. I found that I still felt connected to a wider community even at 3am.
From the mums that I know devices like iPhones and Blackberrys suddenly take on a whole new level of importance because for the first few weeks/months its hard to get out and about and even hard to find time to sit down in front of a computer.
I just wanted to thank all those folks who tweeted with me and wished me luck. It made my last train journey home rather lovely. Some of you I know in real life (some I've known for a long time, others are newer friends), some I feel like I know through Twitter etc but have never actually met and some of you I hadn't really spoken before but to all of you, thank you.
I guess that the tone of this blog might be a bit more baby-related over the coming months and I hope that's ok. Though like Iain I have apprehensions about sharing too much so will try not to be a baby-bore.
it's certainly the calm before the storm in our house.