Friday, 24 October 2008


And no, not the sunday night tv including Nick Berry!

Had my early scan this morning, baby in the right hand uterus, measuring about 6 weeks as expected, all looks well, and we saw the little heartbeat!I'm so so happy.
I'm off to book to see my midwife now!


Monday, 20 October 2008

Only a few days to go

Not long now until my scan, it seems like I have been pregnant for ages though, not that I'm not even quite at 6 weeks yet. Don't know why it seems to be going so slowly. I could just do with sleeping away the time between now and friday, I feel so tired. I think with that and the hormones I'm a bit everywhere at the moment. I feel positive most the time though, just got to keep on praying and trusting that things will be better this time

Anyway the painting. A while ago I posted 3 canvases that I had just painted the back of. This is them now, and actually my boss wants to buy them for her dining room wall which is great

Here is my next work in progress. It is only just started really and needs a lot doing yet, but you get the idea

I actually went to another local art exhibition this weekend to have a see how they do these things. I got some good ideas of what to do and what not to do, and how best to present all the pictures. I also got a sneaky idea for some simple but effective paintings although that wasn't my intention. Only just over a month now until exhibiton time, and with the tiredness I'm really going to have to get myself motivated!

Thursday, 16 October 2008

I suppose I should change my tagline


Got my bfp to my total shock just over a week ago! I really wasn't expecting one quite so soon, although obviously very very pleased about it! After it taking over 10 months last time, I really wasn't holding my breath for a bfp first month back trying after my MRi. I'm so very very happy!

Anyway I'm sure at least half of you reading this already know, but my Edd is 17th June. I have an early scan next Friday at just over 6 weeks. They should hopefully be able to see which Uterus he or she is in and see a little heartbeat. Just a case of waiting and praying until then.


Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Stormy skies

Maybe it's just me, but I think the sky is amazing at times.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Pregnancy Radar

Does anyone else have this? This knowledge that someone else is pregnant even though you haven't been told and there is not even always a logical explanation as to why you think it? I know it can't be just me that has this, I know one of my friends (R) does too, but it can be shockingly accurate a lot of the time, even if not 100% of the time

In august I realised a friends wife was pregnant before they had realised themselves, in hindsight I now know she must of been about 9 weeks at the time. The past couple of weeks I have had strong suspicions about another friend, speaking to my friend(R) on sunday she said she had the exact same suspicions. Said suspicions have been pretty much confirmed today.

So what is it that makes this happen, is it hormones given off we pick up on, is it just very slight hints in conversations, is it something deeper then that? Who knows? I do remember the very first time it happened though. I was a teenager and I knew that a particular woman was pregnant, and then I knew she had a miscarriage, but it wasn't until years later that I found out that this was actually true. There were possible slight hints at the time, but nothing at all definite.

Makes you wonder how many people do know? And was I always wrong the few times I thought someone was pregnant and they weren't? I wonder how many people guessed about me earlier this year, especially as I felt I was showing quite a bit by the time I miscarried?

Hmm I'll just sit here and ponder on...

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

October photo challenge

This months theme is Autumn, so here are my photos so far. These are just from the garden, will have to think of some more autumn themes too, but so far I definitely like the mushroom/toadstool ones best. Saying that what is the difference between a mushroom and a toadstool?? I am hoping to get some sparklers and try having a play with them one night for some photos anyway. Not really sure what else, maybe make some treacle toffee or parkin or something with squashes? I want to avoid the halloween aspect really, and I don't think I want to do the whole leaf pictures thing as want to try other things. I think it is time to google autumn.

Friday, 3 October 2008

Volunteer work

I went for my volunteer work interview on wednesday, so very soon I shall be an official hospital volunteer. They already had my application form and had got my references, so now I just need to fill in a crb form and a medical form(which I will come back to later) and then I shall be starting.

Anyway she went through a big load of jobs that I could do, from the chaplaincy that I had originally applied for, ward work, admin type work, helping with the mobility scooters, helping in the renal department, being a clinic hostess and some other things that I can't really remember now. Anyway, I have signed up to do a few hours one day a week with the chaplaincy team. I'll sort of be like a go between for the patients and the chaplains, and take people to the prayer room and services etc. The other thing I have signed up for is to help one day each week in the mammogram/breast care clinic. I'm a little bit nervous about it, I've got a vague idea of what I'll be doing, I think a lot of it will be brewing up and keeping people company, but won't really know what it's going to be like and what I'll do until I start. In one sense the ward work would have been easier as it is something I have done before, but there was something about this that just felt right for me to do.

As for the medical form, it's got a lot of detail that it wants to know! I know I'll be working in a hospital so potentially you can come into contact with all sorts of people and illness's, medications and situations too. The list of questions is fairly comprehensive though from normal to pretty personal. What childhood illnesses have I had, what vaccinations have I had, do you have any allergies, diabetes, difficulty bending, have you ever self harmed, have you ever had a problem with alcohol, any other substance abuse, have you ever had counselling, psychiatric treatment, depression, a nervous breakdown, Do you suffer from menstrual or gynaecological problems, migraines, deformaties of limbs, have you ever had an eating disorder, or unexplained weight loss or gain, have you ever had any operations, ever had a disorder of the bladder or kidneys, etc etc etc

My first thought was I'm sure no-one can be free from all those things, not they are asking you to be, but that I'm doing well to have only ticked 4 yes's, then actually on thinking about it I think my DH could say no to them all. Makes you remember quite how well off and blessed we are in the health department. Some people suffer so much with their health and I am very thankful for our health.

Painting progress

I have quite a lot to say today, but I think it shall go into 2 separate posts, possibly 3, but I'll think about that. This first post however shall be dedicated to my ongoing works of art. I would put a few photos on, but I haven't uploaded them yet. I will say though that didn't do too well last photo challenge, although I did come joint 8th out of 20 people so not that bad I guess. I think there were just a few fantastic photos that understandably got most of the photos. Not unhappy with that as the winning picture was fantastic. Anyway this months theme is Autumn.

Now paintings, these two are my current work in progress. They are a bit more abstract then the flowers. The plain one is one of 3 I have painted that colour, which will be the background for a fairly abstract 3 piece set. Not sure what colours to do with it yet though, I guess I should do a colour board thing. The black one is going to be kind of flamey and firey but swirlly if that makes sense. That is possibly more just for me rather then exhibit, but will see how it goes.

This next on is possibly finished, I'm not 100% sure, but for now I will leave it as don't want to mess it up. I'm fairly happy with it anyway and it can go to one side for the exhibition.

Right onto the next post.