Friday, December 3, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Which, by the way, Erin gets very little of. I fail to understand why I would want to turn a perfectly happy baby into a perfectly unhappy baby within the space of a few seconds? I like my babies happy thanks very much and anyway apparently babies in cultures who get no tummy time start walking at the same time our babies start walking. And non-walking babies are much easier to locate anyway.
I also finished re-reading Dooce's book It Sucked and Then I Cried about her battle with PND. Last time I read it I had PND so it was nice to read it and laugh instead of read it and cry. Can I just say that again? NO PND! I can't quite believe it myself but I'm very thankful I get to enjoy this time with Erin and our family.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
She was born at home right here in the lounge room after a labor which started around midnight. My contractions went from 'oh this is fine I'm coping quite well and could be here for a while' to 'holy cow I need to push' within a few minutes and as a result we left it a bit late to call our midwife which meant Chris had the important job of catching! We also didn't have time to wake up Abby, but Rory (and his trains) were there.
Life with 3 is completely wonderful. I was expecting utter chaos and lots of crying (from everyone but mostly me) but it's been lovely. Although she looks just like her brother and sister, version 3.0 actually sleeps! And settles herself! Truly, it is miraculous and I'm very very thankful for such a delightful little being. I have even had time to sew! And blog! So stay tuned for updates...
Monday, June 21, 2010
I also made these door snakes to keep out the winter chill. They were easy to make - just long tubes of fabric filled with lentils and sewed closed at the end.
I was making good progress on the crochet baby blanket but realised it was slowly morphing into a trapezoid shape as I obviously wasn't starting a new row in the right spot. I seriously considered ditching the project altogether but faced it again last night after a few weeks break. I had to unravel about 2/3 of it. Argh! Now I have to do about 3 rows a day if I'm going to finish it in time!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
...and J+E's wedding present
...and made Babs a superhero cape
...and some cushions for the couch
...and decked the kids out with some basic winter clothing (leggings, pants, trackies, skirts, pjs). Because that's why I started sewing in the first place - to save us money. Ha!
...and made good progress on Rory's quilt (I just need to do the binding)
My current project is this crochet blanket. My crochet skills are very basic and I could not even get my head around a ripple blanket pattern (I wanted to make something like this) so I'm just doing straight lines. Each row takes me about 1/2 an hour and I've calculated that if I do one row every day between now and when the baby is born it will be finished in time. So far so good and I'm loving the enforced sit-down-put-your-feet-up time.
no prizes for guessing the gender of baby #3!
So life has been good. But I do miss blogging. And I might be back here regularly but I might not. After all I'm having a baby in 10ish weeks and my iota of 'me' time will shrink to perhaps a few seconds a day (and that will be spent hiding in my bedroom!!).