23 June, 2008

we're still a family of three...

First things first... how come my text doesn't go all the way over to the right... does anyone know how I can do this??? And how come my line spacing always goes completely out of whack when I insert a picture????

Yep, still just a family of three (me, hubby, plus the dog), in spite of the prolonged absence (sorry to those of you who got excited, thinking this was a hint!). We have been out of the house for a week whilst the house got painted. The house has been beautifully "duluxed" - walls are now Antique White USA, the skirting and architraves White on White and one of the walls in the baby's room is a quite out there shade of Magnetic Magic. But no photos for now... we are hoping to surprise the family when they all come down from interstate to visit bub, so no photos until after bub (and grandparents) have arrived!

Perhaps some exciting news... I have been sewing!!!

This is the end result of some time playing with bright and patterned black and white fabrics...

I just threw these together without patterns or anything to go from and am not totally thrilled with either of them, but at least I have two prototypes now and I can keep improving on them...

I am also in the swing of making a not-so-developmentally-stimulating mobile from fabrics which just got me incredibly excited... [will insert a photo of the fabrics here as soon as my camera is charged] photos of the completed mobile to follow shortly. Not to worry --- those of you concerned about early development, there will be other stimulating items for bub to gaze upon!

We have finished our childbirth classes now (and not a moment too soon!) and are now booked in for a caesar as bub is hanging out very high up in my ribs, in breech position mostly, exactly where it has been since 24 weeks, occasionally mixing it up with a bit of transverse lying... lovely! The good news is I don't have to go to the toilet all the time, the less than fabulous news is my ribs ache like crazy. It is quite amazing to be here after our journey to get to this point...
[warning: gratuitous belly shot below! taken a week ago.... check out the outie!]

I hope you are all well and happy and life treating you beautifully.
xo

ps. thanks to those of you who have been commenting... I will respond, I will, this is my new resolution... soon!

8 comments:

h&b said...

don't mind me - i'm easily excited :p

I guess i've lost your baby-tipping comp then as a planned cessy is never as overdue as I predicted .. and what a naughty high-riding baby you have !!

Can't wait to hear the news and see all the exciting pics

Take care !

Chookyblue...... said...

nope you won't be responding........lol.........you will be to busy with a new babyand worrying about getting slep.........take care hope all goes well and if it is a caesar....take it slowly......been there done that several times..........

Leni & Rose said...

I may be able to help out with your formatting.... It may be something to do with the width of your template. Send me your email and I'll give you some instructions if you want!

Looking forward to the pics (once the camera cords are found)!!!

Anna said...

Oh i was wondering if you were off having babies somewhere :) I think I'm getting toey! We finished our classes this weekend as well, it's really happening I think.

Can't wait to see some pics, I want to paint our new house walls antique white so it will be good to see how it looks in a real house.

Good luck! And thanks for posting about the swap.

13mimosa said...

Only days to go, it's so exciting. I was talking to a friend at work last week who is just starting to try for their first baby. She's a good 10 years younger than me and although we don't want any more children, her excitement, the memory of all the amazing firsts they have ahead, it made me feel nostalgic for having it all over again. I'll stay tuned for lovely updates.

Tara said...

Keeping you guys in my thoughts! It's almost time!

Linda said...

Looking forward to seeing pics of what you've been whipping up. Best wishes for the caesarean and a quick recovery! Can't be long to go (just over one week for me)!

tantehilde said...

These are the most exciting days of your life...waiting for your baby to be born. I was always overdue too, wonder what my fifth pregnancy will bring. I've joined the swap too, although my baby is for december...

Thanks

to my other half who puts up with the mess, makes me happy and keeps me sane.
to my beautiful boys who give me so much i want to remember and make the everyday something to treasure.
to my mum who alway let me play with fabric and the good scissors, and who knows a lot of songs.
to my dad who was always happy for us to make a mess and who laughs at us when we deserve it.
to both parents for making sure i still got the work done.
to my dear friends for listening and for sharing the laughs.
and, to you for visiting!