Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Now We Are Four

[sleeping babe and proud Dad]

The waiting and wondering are over. Little Mia was born at quarter to midnight last night, at home (my parent's home) in the birth pool. I am feeling very well compared to how I felt after wee man was born. I can stand up without going faint! I can walk to the toilet, and have a shower!! Luxury :)

She is a beautiful little blessing of cherubic proportions at almost 10 pounds (9lb 15oz!)

I am falling in love all over again.


Monday, January 14, 2013

41 Weeks

And baby is still on the inside! I am comfortable and happy to be carrying, but I am getting homesick after being away for six weeks, and the thought of having a hospital birth if I go past 42 weeks is quite upsetting.

We went for a family walk after dinner last night to hopefully get things moving but they didn't, so we reluctantly waved Ian off this morning back home to work. Now he is 3 hours away and labour was fairly quick with Charlie, so we're hoping he makes it back in time to catch number two. I love that catching Charlie is one of his proudest moments and I can read it all over his face whenever he tells people.

I just need to trust this baby that it will come at the exact right time for it, when it's ready. With Charlie coming early I just never thought we'd be here!


Monday, January 7, 2013

Full Term!

Today is my due date, nothing to report, just wanted to post my 40 week photo.


Year in Review

Mosaic 2012 01

Mosaic 2012 02

Mosaic 2012 03

Mosaic 2012 04

Mosaic 2012 05/1
Mosaic 2012 05/2

Mosaic 2012 06

Mosaic 2012 07

mosaic 2012 08

mosaic 2012 09

mosaic 2012 10

mosaic 2012 11

mosaic 2012 12

2012 was a mostly happy year though we did seem to attend an inordinate amount of close family funerals. We're hoping for births only this year, starting with the birth of our second baby any day now.

A year of being pregnant (and not feeling the best for the first two trimesters, morning sickness and painful varicose veins I'm looking at you) I feel fantastic now though and would happily swap the last month of being pregnant for the whole nine months.

A year of planning our house and then shelving those plans and putting together another idea. Will let you know if plan number two goes ahead. Gosh I'd really love to be in our own home again before next Christmas.

A year with some ongoing family tensions. We're playing Sweden at our house though.

A year of kinda getting my shiz together a bit more as far as keeping house and organising goes ( I can't take all the credit, having the bathroom and floors done once a fortnight helps).

A year of moderate crafting, not too much achieved but some old projects further along, two(?) baby quilts, my massive denim quilt (yet to be blogged, needs more quilting before washing I've been advised), a couple of gifts, and lots of planning and dreaming on Pinterest. Last year my motto was "I'm a finisher" I'm going to continue with that thought this year and try and finish more projects than I start.

I hope you can look back on 2012 with fondness too. I'd love to hear any of your highlights, or challenges.


Saturday, January 5, 2013


It's only 5 days past the end of the month and I am posting my monthly mosaic already!!

mosaic 2012 12

December was
:: leaving home to wait for baby in the city
:: not too hot (except for that heatwave at the end, but it didn't feel too hot to me)
:: a Hoorah Christmas dinner
:: a quilt finished
:: toilet training (= bare bum)
:: another sourdough bread baking class (I've actually been baking bread afterwards this time, making the dough in the thermomix is so much easier!)

Yet again I didn't come close to taking a photo a day. I figure if I've at least got 9 photos a month to make a mosaic that's good enough for me.

I'd like to do a New Years post and end of year post, but we'll see how we go. This baby has already given me more days than I expected. We are due on Monday, I'm hoping to make it to next weekend when Ian will be back in Perth. Fingers (and legs!) crossed! I'm thinking girl this time (like last time) but I'm just as prepared to be as shocked as I was with Charlie. I'll let you know.