Sunday, November 9, 2008

fabric, bump and big decisions.

I know that I promised shots of my latest fabric purchase many moons ago. It's amazing what the recent election, the economic crisis and pregnancy tiredness can do to a person. I simply forgot. I was busy having to sack people, busy offering remaining staff no motivation and struggling hard to find the couple of specks left in myself. It hasn't been a good few days.

So here I sit. 31 weeks pregnant and loving every fantastic moment of it. Sure the mid afternoon napping is a little out of character, but the visible movement on my stomach (even if the bowel kind have slowed down) make it all worth while. I feel so incredibly lucky to be having a child with someone like Ben. So supportive and caring and funny. No better man to lead our child. *eek!* I'm one of those emotion pregnant women!!!!!

The fabric after all:



I got these two at a sale in Spotlight. They perfectly matched a more expensive material I fell in love with at Patchwork on Central Park.



I want to fashion something memorable out of these lovely minty wonders. Anyone got any suggestions??

I also thought it worthwhile to post another bump pic. After all, I want a little memory when Cotton Socks is a bit older. Here is my very visible bump the day of my sisters wedding.



I am also proud to say that we came to a decision on the pram. Thank god. it was starting to take over ALL my thoughts. Important factors for Ben and I:

- that it last
- that it be lightweight
- that it can hold a bassinet
- that it folds in one simple go
- that it be made in either Australia or New Zealand
- that it be a bargain

We choose......drum roll please.....The Mountain Buggy! Little New Zealand company makes it big! We managed to get a best price in Melbourne and find the matching bassinet on ebay for more than half the price. Pure delight! I pulled it around the living room, contemplating whether it would be weird to put Maggie in it and push her down the road. It's love at 11th sight!



3 comments:

leslie said...

ooooooh, the pram looks nice and light and SPEEDY! good choice. the bump is looking gorgeous and i can't wait to hear all about your sister's wedding and recent unfortunate work events. as for what to do with the fabric... bibs? burp clothes? another blanket/quilt? i know with maesey we can never have too many blankets of varying weights and sizes. maybe a smaller blanket to use with the snappy new pram??

Dani said...

It's a beautiful bump! The mountain buggy is a great choice, a few of my friend's had them and loved them so much.
We need to reschedule dinner for very soon. Let us know when you have a free Saturday night.
As for the work situations. As a wise person once said to me in a similar scenario...DLTBGYD (don't let the b@st@rd(s) get you down)

brigi said...

oh you write so well. I love the bump and the buggy lassy. You have been so busy for a pregnant gal. If anyone can take in their stride and do it with syle - you can.
I have no suggestions for the material other than a good shirt for rounding up cattle on horse-back and maybe some over-alls he he he he.
I'll come and visit this site more often - it brought me lots of pleasure while soaking up my well deserved beer. x x x x x brigi