Thursday, 28 October 2010

Creativity and bargains

I'll start with the bargains. I was pointed in the direction of this website this week, so today I managed to stock up on some bargain Christmas things. Now there is a lot of tat too, but there are some really good bits for very little money. I got so so much stuff for just £11, I'm sure I got stuff to at least 4 times that value. I thought I'd post as I love a bargain and hopefully it will help someone else out too.

I seem to have had a fairly creative week, cakes and knitting a plenty- well plentyish. This trying to get spend a bit of time doing things I enjoy seems to be going well actually.

On Sunday we went to a Christening and I had been asked to do a cake. Now I am no great expert, and actually Hubby did the baking, but it didn't turn out too badly.

Then inspired by the lovely Hugh Fernley Whittingstall and an abundance of pears I made a pear and almond cake. It was so lovely and moist and very tasty with a big dollop of cream.

As for my knitting I seem to be getting on with this little v neck for my niece and these wrist warmers for my sister in law.

We even managed to get out with the sling for a short walk around the reservoir. I'm so blessed to have somewhere so beautiful just 5 minutes walk from my front door

So all in all it has been a lovely week so far. We went to the park today and ended up with soggy feet and covered in mud but very happy, but not got the pictures on the computer so that will have to wait. And to make the week lovelier I got an unexpected present yesterday.The picture doesn't show it off well but it is a gorgous vase that was bought for me as a little thank you.

Anyway time to turn this off and get the knitting out.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

My gardener

I decided that now I'm 30 week pregnant, doing the gardening is probably a bit too much. So I thought I'd get myself a cute young gardener in. What do you think?
As an aside after months of threatening we finally have two new teeth today!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Verses for the day

These verses seem to be relevant at the moment, to me at least. So I thought I'd post them incase they are for anyone else too.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Wasting time.

More to the point, other people wasting my time. Or to be exact some Registrar doctor completely wasting my time by talking crap. I should have gone to knitting instead, it would have been more useful then my hospital appointment.

The fault is partly my own. When I got there the midwife said the consultant was very busy and I would have a long wait to see him, would his registrar be ok instead? I should have said no, I should have just hung about and waited. Instead I said it was fine as long as I got to speak to someone who could answer my questions. I didn't get that. Instead I got a big load of drivel and made up rubbish. I just wish that when people had no idea they would say so rather then make things up based on their limited knowledge and guesswork.

At one point she was trying to insist that I only had one opening to my uterus and the other part was a rudimentary horn. She seemed unable to believe other despite me telling her, until I told her that I had actually seen two entrances to two separate cavaties with my own eyes when I had a hysteroscopy. However she hadn't seen my Gynae notes, no-one ever has. Apparently Gynae and maternity are two completely separate departments and no one thinks to pass useful and relevant information between the two. So she said she'd check, she said she'd talk to the consultant about it, she said she would find out by my next appointment.

I tell you this much, I hope not to see her at my next appointment. However I may print out some information so that if I do see her she can at least educate herself.

Head, wall, bang! Repeat.

Only one thing helped rectify the whole situation

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Pregnancy update

I realise that with all the bits of knitting updates I haven't actually done a pregnancy update for quite a while.

Pregnancy is generally going really well, this little one is quite the wriggler and kicker compared to N who was always much more of a stretcher. I don't seem to be putting on anywhere near as much weight this time, and I shall have to post an updated bump picture soon

I am now 29+5(I think by the time I actually finished this post!) and it seems not too far away any more. The weather is getting colder and it doesn't seem like that long any more until Christmas and our baby will be here. I don't think we have too much to sort out and organise, but I'm sure there is still more to do then I remember. Baby clothes have all been washed while the weather has been nice, started sorting out a hospital bag, first size nappies have been dug out and a large proportion of the Christmas shopping has now been done.

Tomorrow I have an appointment with the consultant to discuss VBAC and my dodgy innards. I asked the midwife a few questions last week and she promptly said she just didn't really know enough to be able to help me. She said in her experience a lot of people with a bicornuate uterus do end up with C sections, but that wasn't a reason not to give it a go. I do love people who admit they don't know much, rather then just trying to make things up or fob you off. Anyway she phoned the consultant and he said for me to go in and talk to him about it. So that will be my afternoon tomorrow. I've typed out what I want to ask so my brain doesn't go blank on me, and I'll try and update soon with what he says.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Me time

I went to the first of a new daytime knitting group yesterday and I have to say it was lovely. No distraction of housework that needs doing, no noise of DH on the playstation in the background, N off having fun with the grandparents and me not too tired to concentrate.

I nearly finished my version of this, that I started but never finished when I was pregnant with N. I don't have it with me to show you right now, but it is in this yarn, and made without the picot edging.
Hopefully I'll have the finished thing to show you very soon, just need to do the border.

The only disadvantage of the group was that I ended up buying more yarn! It is lovely stuff hand dyed by a lovely lady called Carol I'm intending to make this with it, one for N and one for my niece.

So all in all I've got lots to keep me busy, especially if I want to finish it by Christmas.