Friday, 25 March 2011

Things not to do when your husband is away.

Don't fall down the stairs leaving yourself with a sprained foot and unable to walk or drive. Especially not while carrying a two stone toddler. That was my lesson for last week.

At least it left me with time to knit while I was forced to put my feet up.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

A moment to think

This may be a bit of a brain dump, but bear with me.

Tomorrow it is 3 years since we lost our first baby, and it has been brought home to me again this weekend how fortunate we are. I have been very blessed to have 2 healthy babies since then.

I met up with a friend today, I haven't seen her for a few weeks, but the pregnancy radar had been going off fairly strongly. She told me today she is pregnant but they are fairly sure they are losing the baby. Even though I've been there I found it hard to find the right words to say, there just isn't anything you really can say, just pray.

On friday night I also found out that someone at church had a miscarriage late last year. It is one of those friend of a friend things, but this persons boyfriend works with an old friend and it somehow came up.

Each time I read something about uterine anomalies I know how lucky we are to have 2 healthy full term boys with few problems. The rates of miscarriage and premature birth are so high when you have a dodgy uterus, but these are friends who are normal and will probably never know why it happened, there will never be a reason why.

My maternity notes all arrived in the post today , I've been sat reading hundreds of pages of medical scrawl. The thing that struck me about the notes from my first pregnancy wasn't anything that was written, it was the pages and pages of blank notes. Unfilled forms, empty charts and pages of nothing where something should have been, if things had gone right. And I think that just sums it up, nothingness where there should be something.

Please pray for my friend. She has another scan in just over a week to confirm what is happening. Please pray for them.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

21months and 3 months

N is 21 months today, and boy is he getting grown up! Yesterday he used the potty for the first time, twice infact! We aren't really potty training yet, but it's there to get him used to it. His talking is coming on so much and his understanding even more so. He is getting really sociable, he has started asking for his friends lots and loves having company. He still doesn't sleep through often, but we are getting it occasionally now which is nice.

I is 3 months on friday. My little 7lb 2oz boy is now 15lb 8oz. He continues to feed well and my snuggly little man sleeps really well, he only wakes once or twice a night normally, when his big brother isn't twiddling his ears or trying to snuggle into him. They are lovely together. He is smiling lots now and starting to burble quite a bit.

I feel so blessed to have them both.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Quiet but busy

I may not have posted recently, but at least my time has been productive. I have another knitting finish.
This has been on the go but put to one side for a long time. I thought I best finish it while it would fit N, and it does. I'm really pleased with this one.

Today I also branched into dyeing. I was a bit nervous about this as I have never dyed anything before and it wasn't the cheapest thing to start with.
It worked perfectly though, and here it is drying on the line.
I just love the colour, I threw in a couple of N's vests that I had sent a bit pink in the wash, and they came out great too.

I have even had time to work on a little something for myself, but pictures of that will have to wait. Plus there has been lots of sunshine so lots of garden time, N now has his own garden tools so we can do the weeding together. So all in all I am really feeling productive.