Wednesday, August 6, 2008

cute things.

It's been a lovely week. On Sunday I turned the ripe old age of 31. Man, it's hard to believe that I have been kicking about on this here earth for 31 years. It feels kind of surreal, especially now with a little one on the way. I always thought I would have about 4 kids by now. I'm glad it's worked out this way. With this man and this baby.

Ben and I had a lovely day together. He bought me long awaited pearl earrings that I simply adore. There's something wonderfully upper class about a creamy pair of pearl earrings against slightly tanned skin. I cant wait for summer!

It was also on my birthday at around 3pm that my good friend welcomed (pushed) her daughter into this world. Little Mae is a sheer wonder. So tiny and cute. Her mum was not backwards about coming forward with the delivery details. I spent all of last night with my eyes focused on our bedroom ceiling in frozen terror.

here's a little sneak peak at what can make all that blinding pain worth it - little Mae.

And last night....when I walked in our house after a hard day at work, I found a package waiting for me. It was addressed to Mrs B. Brocklesby but really it was for Ben and I. His grandmother (a crafty nut herself) has sent us a little gift along with a card telling us how she has knitted a similiar cardigan for every new baby to enter the family. I simply had to share it because it's just too cute!

In other news re: sewing - I bought a $15 pair of maternity jeans from an op shop and decided to take them up myself (something I have NEVER done). Using some really good directions, I was even able to keep the original hem. I must say, I'm pretty damn proud of myself :)


Laura Jane said...

Gotta love op-shop maternity jeans - well done taking up your first hem. If you can make such a cute quilt AND alter clothes you are on your way to greatness!

I am one of those multitude of readers refered by Antonia of Whooppee. And I am a midwife. And I can tell you that...

a) You are quite correct in feeling so bloody fantabulous in your second trimester of pregnancy. The next 4 months are just great - I always felt at the peak of my femininity, sensuality and gorgeousness. Isn't nature kind? Its just one of those gifts.

b) That if you can sneeze without fear, throw up without assistance, enjoy sex to the fullest, and poop when you need to then you can give birth with ease. Its just a bodily function. If you (and your worry) can get out of its way it will function beautifully.

Yes its hard, but not all of it is hard, and even the crappy bits don't last long. I have seen some sensational births in first time Mums. Have faith. Its just like a a sphincter that needs to open and instinct and reflexes take care of the rest. Being able to respond to those reflexes feels sensational, it is irresistible. Trust yourself.

You may like to visit my blog and read some of the birth stories (search for midwife or midwifery or birth tags)

I'll be visiting you online to see how you get on!

Anonymous said...

Love the cardi! And a big hooray for your little one on the way!

lou said...

Thanks for the comment! Am trying to be a bit more regular with my posts - glad you liked it!

Lexi:: PottyMouthMama said...

Oooh I am with Laura Jane - birthing is a beautiful thing - there's nothing like it!! It does hurt, but it's a positive pain.

That cardi is BEAUTIFUL!
What a treasure.

Amelia said...

hello, good op shopping! maternity clothes are so expensive new and there's heaps at the op shop that suffices.

I was wondering if you knew about Melbourne's collaborative op shopping blog 'I op therefore I am'

there are links there to maps and addresses of Melbourne's op shops. let me know if you are interested in joining.

regards, Amelia