Sunday, 21 December 2008

Right this meme thing

I think it is called a meme anyway? Who knows, but a chance to learn some random facts about me.

Bold is for done, italics is for “Would like to do.”

1. Started my own blog - Clearly
2. Slept under the stars - I have slept in the back garden, but without a tent with several friends. Somehow it doesn't seem to count as the wilds, but nder the stars anyway. Oh and on a friends balcony once too I think.
3. Played in a band – Several church bands and a couple at school too.
4. Visited Hawaii - Nope, and although I'm sure it is nice, not top of my list of places to visit
5. Watched a meteor shower - No
6. Given more than I can afford to charity - It depends what you define as can afford, they definitely needed it more then me though.
7. Been to Disneyland/world - No, and no thank you
8. Climbed a mountain - This was how I often spent a sunday afternoon as a teenager, presuming you count Kinder as a mountain. It isn't exactly huge though.
9. Held a praying mantis - nope
10. Sung a solo – I have, but it isn't my greatest talent
11. Bungee jumped – no, although my Dad and Grandad have.
12. Visited Paris - No, and although I wouldn't mind, again it isn't high up my list.
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea - Not that I remember, but would love to take some pictures of one, as long as I wasn't on the sea at the time!
14. Taught myself an art from scratch - Yep, most things I just play and hope for the best
15. Adopted a child - Not yet, but hopefully will do one day
16. Had food poisoning - Not that I remember
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty - Never even been to America
18. Grown my own vegetables - I have, put the pesky slugs seem to get a lot of them, or the stupid cats from next door.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France - Nope
20. Slept on an overnight train - I haven't, but would love to take DH on a steam strain holiday thing as he would absolutely love it.
21. Had a pillow fight - Probably
22. Hitchhiked - I have, but only once and only a short distance
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill - No
24. Built a snow fort - I remember trying at primary school once, but it got kicked down in the night, and it is very rare we get enough snow.
25. Held a lamb - I have, and also a piglet. The piglets were more memorable
26. Gone skinny dipping - I like the idea, not sure if I would though.
27. Run a marathon - I'm more of a sprinter
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice - No
29. Seen a total eclipse - I would lose my special abilities during a total eclipse. Seen a very near total, but not an actual total.
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset - All the time, I love them
31. Hit a home run - Does it count if done on the wii?
32. Been on a cruise - No
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person - No, I think I would be more tempted by Victoria
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors - Yes, not far away at all, a lot of family still live in that area.
35. Seen an Amish community - No
36. Taught myself a new language - No, I'd like to learn more, but not necessarily teach myself
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied – I have been satisfied with less money then I have now, it isn't the money that makes satisfaction
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person - would like to, but never made it that far when in that part of the world.
39. Gone rock climbing - Yes, indoor and outdoor
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David - I'll say yes, but it was actually the replica from the 1800s as couldn't be bothered with huge queues to see origional when there was so much else to cram in.
41. Sung karaoke – No and don't want to!
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt- no
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant - no
44. Visited Africa - Would love to, but would not want to come home afterwards
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight - I have, but not in a romantic way, just one of those thing we did as a child
46. Been transported in an ambulance - No
47. Had my portrait painted - Only at school
48. Gone deep sea fishing - No
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person - No, but I do love that sort of thing.
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris - No
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkelling - I'm a terible swimmer
52. Kissed in the rain - Little option in England
53. Played in the mud - Of course
54. Gone to a drive-in theatre - I don't know if there are any in England, the weather really isn't up to it.
55. Been in a movie - Not unless strange home videos with friends count.
56. Visited the Great Wall of China Would be interesting
57. Started a business - no
58. Taken a martial arts class - No
59. Visited Russia - No but would like to
60. Served at a soup kitchen - Yes
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies – No
62. Gone whale watching - No
63. Got flowers for no reason - My Dh doesn't even do flowers for a reason, never mind for no reason!
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma - I have done, but can't any more.
65. Gone sky diving - no
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp - Not sure I would want to.
67. Bounced a check - No
68. Flown in a helicopter - no
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy - I still have a few, although there is one I have considered getting rid of as not from the most happy time of my life.
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial - No
71. Eaten caviar - No
72. Pieced a quilt - No
73. Stood in Times Square - No
74. Toured the Everglades - No
75. Been fired from a job - No
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London - No
77. Broken a bone - My wrist, and possibly my toe
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle - no, I dislike speeding
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person - No
80. Published a book - No
81. Visited the Vatican - No
82. Bought a brand new car _ No
83. Walked in Jerusalem - I would love to do this
84. Had my picture in the newspaper - yes for varying bits at school
85. Read the entire Bible - Probably but not all in one go
86. Visited the White House - No
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating - No although I wouldn't mind too much if I had to.
88. Had chickenpox - Yes
89. Saved someone’s life - Not that I know of!
90. Sat on a jury - No and it really doesn't appeal
91. Met someone famous - Vaguely, plus it depends on your definition of famous.
92. Joined a book club - No
93. Lost a loved one - Yes
94. Had a baby - Not yet
95. Seen the Alamo in person - No
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake - No
97. Been involved in a law suit – No
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee - Not the most pleasant experience.

Right I think I'm supposed to tag a few people now, but I shall just leave it that if you want to join in then feel free.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

A quick rant

I've been tagged by the lovely Dr spouse which I will do as a proper post later when I have a little more time, I will also put a little knitting update in, it seems to be going well so far but I am doing the simple bit at the moment. However for now while I have a quick 5 minutes I just want to say this.

NO YOU CAN NOT CALL YOUR BABY ARTHUR IF IT IS A BOY!! My brother told me last night that he has that down as one of his top few names if their baby in April is a boy. I don't mind if people in general call their babies Arthur, it is a fab name, but we lost our Arthur so therefore I don't want a nephew Arthur. I seriously hope they have a girl, I think they will have a girl anyway, but even if not, then find a different name!

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Positivity and fear

How do you discuss your potential problems without focussing on them too much and allowing them to become fear? Since getting pregnant I have avoided the Uterine/mullerian anomaly sites. The very places I found so useful and got so much of my knowledge are not now places I want to be reading. I think my problem is that I already know there are a lot of extra risks, reading more about them will not help me at this point. More then that though, the very nature of these sites means that often the people that post there and use them are the people who are having difficulties or problems. When everything is going perfectly smoothly I guess people don't go out of their way to find places like that. It is often those for who things aren't going so smoothly who the need to find people in a similar position to talk to this about have a dodgy Uterus and all that can entail.

I don't really tend to talk about the problems a completely bicollis uterus can cause, I don't want to focus on that, I want to focus on having a healthy baby. I know that God is bigger then all the potential problems so I just have to trust him, I will try and stay positive, but sometimes it would be nice to talk about it. I don't want to worry hubby, and I think most people genuinely don't really understand what having a double uterus can mean. The one couple who I feel I can talk to openly and actually understand about this aren't really around, it would just be nice to have them back.

Anyway I have started making this for baby. i thought it was so cool! I'm making it in 3-6 months though as not only will it give me time as I'm dreadful at completing any knitting, also bubs is due in summer. That is presuming it is actually warm next year. Started yesterday so only just begun. I'll keep updating


It may not seem like a significant date in the pregnancy to most people, but today I am 12+6. Last time I should have been 12+6 I was in hospital having an erpc, so today seems significant and another milestone passed. Everything is very different this time, everything is just as it should be. I wish time would hurry up a bit though! It's another of those strange days though, not quite sure what to think about it, all I know is every day passed, whether a significant one or not, is a day closer to meeting my baby.

As a complete aside, today's random fact of the day is this. Apparently pigs have a bicornuate uterus as a matter of course. Hmm quite what you are going to do with that gem of information I don't know. Quite what that insinuates abut me I don't know either!!!

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

The new.

This weekend had a couple of firsts for me, one known and one unknown.

I'll start with the known. This weekend was my first time playing the bass guitar for our worship team at church. It's something that has been in the pipeline for a little while, I bought and started learning the bass in summer in preparation for my takeover as bassist, but the first one I was still a bit apprehensive about. It mainly went well though. By the end my concentration had gone a bit and I was making silly mistakes on the song I knew best, but most of the time it went really well which I thank God for.

The second first is a bit more complex. When my mum was a child her parents separated. She stayed living with her mum and lost contact with her Dad. So when we were all born and grew up we only ever knew our Grandma on mum's side, not Grandad. A couple of years ago said Grandad died, and my mum and uncle went to his funeral, therefore getting back in touch with a large part of the family that hadn't been in contact with for over 30 years. Until Sunday i hadn't met any of them at all, until my uncle comes and taps me on the shoulder and tells me he wants to introduce me to someone. It was this most surreal feeling of meeting someone you don't know at all, who isn't part of your life and isn't really even a close relative, but is a part of the family that you have never met... Can only imagine how strange it must be to meet a close relative that you have never seen, must be so surreal.

Hmm this post is a bit rambly and not a huge point to it all, just a get out a small bit of what I'm thinking really.

Oh, and 12 weeks tomorrow!!!! Still a long way to go though, it seems like ages!