Monday, 27 October 2008

Christmas ornie

Had to squeeze another post in for October. Thats 4 this month! Not posted this much since May! Im glad to be back to blogging.

As of today, babyT is 30wks so im due in 10 weeks! Hoping it will come sooner (not too soon, around 38weeks would be good though) Can you tell im impatient?! Its movements have really changed now, no longer little kicks here and there but big hard body movements! I can tell its got a lot bigger in the last few weeks.

I have another finish. I finished the stitching on this ages ago but just made it into an ornament last night. Its from the JCS 2006 Christmas issue. I was gonna give this away to someone as a gift but the finishing was a bit dodgy (i cut my linen down too close to the stitching) so im just keeping it for myself. Ive hung it over my mother-to-be cards, these cards are from Canadian friends and not that common over here (well not that ive seen anyway).

The clocks went back this weekend. Last night it was dark here about 5.30pm!! Its a bit depressing, but probably because its rained pretty much non-stop for the last 5 days as well. In the summer its light in Scotland until about 11pm so this is so different. I become more of a couch potato in winter thats for sure.

Working tonight, so im off today. Hoping to get out walking seeing as its dry for once. Have a good week!

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

She can stitch!

Look! I can stitch after all! The urge is returning i can feel it LOL

This is from the Prairie Schoolers 12 days of Christmas. I stitched Partridge in a Pear tree last year and finished it as a wee ornament which you can see hear. I want to have all 12 ornies on my tree one day. At this rate of one a year though its gonna be a while!
I have now signed up for the Reindeer exchange on the sbebb. Im on a roll folks! I was put off exchanges when the last one i sent in the summer got lost in the mail but im venturing back in again.

Our Canadian guests have now returned home. We had a great time with them and my nephew was very cute! At 18months hes a handful though! We try to go to Canada once a year as DH misses his homeland but im not sure when we'll next be there - depends on babyT and whether we would want to travel with her/him.

I have a day off work today and i just made a banana loaf - i could get used to this kinda life i tell you!

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Bump update

Ive done it! Ive posted more than once this month - woo hoo!

No crafty/stitchy updates im afraid. My brother in law, his wife and my nephew are over from Canada at the moment so when i get home from work my time is occupied! My nephew is 18months old and boy he's a handful! A taster of things to come in my life!!

Im now 28 weeks pregnant. Here's the latest bump picture I think i look terrible in this picture but it gives you an idea of the bump size these days. I am so unbelievably tired! My iron levels are low though so that explains why. I picked up my prescription of Ferrous Sulphate from the Doctors yesterday so i really hope that will improve my tiredness. I also have Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction which is basically terrible pain in my pelvis area due to hormones softening my ligaments earlier than necessary. I have to have physio and wear a support. The physio has really helped and now i know what not to do (basically do nothing that involves separating my legs too much!) the pain is a lot better.

Baby T is breech at the moment so here's hoping he/she'll turn in the next wee while!

I was down in Birmingham the first weekend in October for a girly weekend at my friends house and they threw me a surprise baby shower! I knew something was going on, lots of whispering/silences when i walked in a room etc etc They got me so many presents - lots of really great practical things like nappies, muslin squares, creams etc etc as well as some clothes/toys etc as well. Here i am opening some gifts
I have 7 weeks, 3 days and 1 hour left at work. I cannot wait to leave!!!

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Once a month posting

Now i really have to get better than once a month blog posting!

Im doing fine thanks to everyone for asking. I am just over 26weeks pregnant now. Not feeling sick these days just so tired. I wish i could start my maternity leave now! 9 weeks and 1 day of work left! We do know what we're having but we're not telling anyone! Im getting bigger daily it feels and babyT moves around non-stop. I havent posted my 20 week scan pictures yet, here they are. Cute eh? (even if i do say so myself LOL).
That was 6 weeks ago. BabyT will no doubt be a lot bigger now!

Stitching bug has severely diminished with pregnancy but not totally gone. I stitched this little PS Santa recently. The first i've done in a long time!
DH's brother and his family arrive from Canada on Tuesday. My wee nephew is nearly 18mths now so we're looking forward to seeing him again. He's walking now and talking in his adorable Canadian accent so it will be a good time. They are with us for 8 days.

I am going to try and post more often in October and catch up with everyones blogs too!!