25 July, 2008

haven't fallen off the face of the earth... just busy snuggling...


Thankyou to all for your lovely warm wishes and welcome to our little pickles, Liam.

All is going well... we have been having some tricky times with breastfeeding but we are persevering and all is improving each day, so we take it as a good sign that we will get there. I am surviving on anywhere from 2-5 hours of sleep over a 24 hour period (including the day naps), so things like cleaning, baking, sewing etc have really gone out the window... instead my days look a lot like this photo... add in changing nappies, feeding, calming an unhappy little boy and training a very unsettled dog, and you probably get the picture.

It is by far the hardest thing I have ever had to do but it is wonderful.

Thankyou again for all of your warm thoughts and wishes, and I will keep you posted! Oh, and I also have some gorgeous gifts I want to show and tell, but that will have to wait to another time (just stealing in this post between feeds). I have selected the pattern for my baby swap, just haven't started sewing yet, but once I have I will show and tell here, of course.

Hope you and those you love are all well and happy. I won't make it to the craft fair this year - disappointing as I had planned to catch up with Diana Chalk and Bethan Short again - but those of you who get there, enjoy every second!

Have fun xo

ps. Oh! and hooray for 30 years of IVF... I think they are celebrating this milestone today. Without ART we would never have had our darling little man Liam. Hooray for modern medicine. Have a lovely week everyone! x

pps. Oh, and h&b - yes, you were right, Liam measured 53cm, not 5cm! ;)


SadieandLance said...

Yay for snuggles!!

The Smurf and I had some BF troubles too. The lactation clinic at the Royal Womens was an amazing support and very helpful.

Good luck finding time to sew!

h&b said...

He is so cuuuuuuuuuuute !!

I'm jealous of all that lovely hair ( mine's only getting some now ! :)

Have fun snuggling. I had to use nipple protectors with this one as it was a bit like nursing a ferret, and Lord, they were lovely.

Karen said...

What a divine photo...

The lack of sleep and sore nipples are worth it for the moments shown in this photo though aren't they!

Penny said...

aww how cute is liam! and how sweet would it be if he was only 5cm (but probably not what you were after...)

tantehilde said...

Snuggling time it is!!! There will be lots of time for sewing the rest of your life, but snuggling your newborn baby is only now!!! I'm glad he and you are doing well!

Fairlie said...

How gorgeous! Enjoy your snuggling time...it passes all too quickly.


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!