Monday, August 25, 2008

cotton socks.

Well, I am now a good 19 weeks and 5 days pregnant. It's so wonderful and special. I have to remind myself that some people are not so lucky. Today we found out a friend lost their child at 6 months. I could not even begin to imagine the pain of something like that. I was very upset when i heard. And being in the position I am in, I think I felt it even deeper. I would be devastated if something like that happened to Ben and I.

On Friday we had our 19 week scan. I love hearing that little heart beat more than anything else in this world. And of course, we could see little Cotton Socks (this weeks name BTW). Cotton Socks had two little feet crossed over one another and a hand up next to the chest. We counted 10 toes and 10 fingers and A LOT of really scientific other things that basically mean the heart is in the right place and Cotton Socks has all the right bones. I think our baby is the cutest thing I have ever encountered on TV.

The only negative was that I have a 'low-lying placenta'. It seems Cotton Socks and his dealer are two lazy buggars who would rather get ripped into the world than venture down the dark path. I may have to have a C Section if the two of them decide to stay where they are. Keep your fingers crossed for me that this changes and I can have a natural birth.

IN other news, I get a little eDM every week from this website. It tells me all that's going on this week for little Cotton Socks. I like reading about the progress during the kaos of work. I sent the link to Ben. It contained the following drawing:

When he saw it, he emailed me back saying 'Wow. Cotton Socks is going to be a gymnast?'

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 :)