If you've been keeping a close eye on our Baby Countdown, you'll know that today is the day that our first-born was scheduled to make an appearance. Well, there's no sign of baby just yet. Unable to travel very far or even get out into the garden thanks to this being the worst summer ever, we're just sitting around doing a lot of reading and watching the occasional DVD.

It's a strange mixture of excitement and frustration. I know that this is the quiet before the storm, that my life will soon change forever and I'll probably miss the relatively freedom and lack of responsibility that I currently enjoy. Yesterday was quite possibly my last Saturday morning lie-in for a very long time. But I am desperate to meet the wee chap now - it's like every day is Christmas Eve, but Christmas Day never seems to arrive!