Oh my god, i havent done a proper crafting post for so long, so lets see how long it takes me to do this one then lol.
Over the past week i have managed to get some crafting done, only playing about, nothing fancy, but im pretty pleased with what i have achieved considering i havent crafted since i made daisy-anns 'shes arrived cards' and that was 2 years ago.
so less chatting, and let me post these piccies :)
Ok im gonna give up with that, i have sat here for half an hour and for some unknown reason the photos wont upload, so if anyone has any ideas on why i would be grateful if you could let me know.
Omg I just popped on to the craft blogs and realised its been over a year since I last posted, let alone crafted.
Having 2 babies has been very hard, but very rewarding. I am getting my crafting bug back, and last night I managed to make a couple of cards which pleased me no end.
To those who don't know, I gave birth to my Lil boy 26/7/11 by emergency c-section, he was a healthy 7lb 1oz.
Hopefully this is the first of many blogs from me, as I really want to get on with scrapping photos of my babies.
Hope you are all well, I will aim to pop by and see what you have all been up too.
Thanks for looking xx
Evening all, I know it has again been months since i last blogged but so much has been going on. What with having Daisy-ann, being pregnant and working i also finally got my house :) so i have had fun and games moving into there. Its a nice 2 bed house round the corner from my mum so its a touch that i havent gone too far.
Main reason for this post is to ask all you lovely bloggers out there to vote for my beautiful princess in the tommy tippee baby face comp. You do have to have a facebook account to be able to vote, but if you could i would be very grateful.
If you click here and cast your vote i will be very grateful.
I will update soon on how bump 2 is going, and how my lil princesses 1st birthday went, as soon as i get a spare 5 mins.
I am so sorry i havent been blogging in a long time, but as all new mums know, once a baby is in your life you dont get time to play as you want to watch your bubs every second of every day.
Daisy-ann is now 8 and a half months old, she is just perfect. She has 2 teeth at the bottom and the past few days she has been cutting her first top tooth. It is amazing watching her change and learn everyday. She now has found her voice, she says mum, dad, nan, row row boat, hello, hi ya and blah blah blah lol.
I also have some news, most already know, but a few might not.
I am 17 weeks pregnant :) baby no 2 is due on the 17th july 2011. So exciting.
Baby no 2 first scan, 13+1
I will sort out slide shows to post over the next few days of daisy-ann, but for now here is a recent piccie of my little princess.
Here she looks like my little chav :)
Hope you are all doing well, i will try and get to everyones blogs to catch up, but still time is hard at the mo. I have gone back to work part time as i couldnt bare to be away from daisy-ann 40 hours a week, so that is ok, but what with being pregnant again i am even more exhausted.
Sorry i still being a bad blogger but i spend too much time just staring at my daughter. Still saying 'my daughter' seems weird...lol
Monday we woke up and cos the weather outside was lovely i decided spur of the moment that I was going to take Daisy-ann, mum and Darren to southend. So with that we all got ready, and off we went. We arrived and Daisy-ann was soundo, she didnt wake for at least hour and half whilst we was there. We went into a little cafe and had lovely fresh cod and chips, and my oh my was it tasty. We then went for a walk, we couldnt go too far down as mums legs and back were hurting. We then stopped on the sea front had icecream, slush puppy and daisy-ann had her milk lol. Then off we went to sea world, this was daisy-anns fav place i would guess, as she stayed awake the whole time, and was engrossed watching the fishes.
Here is a slide show of our day
Got Daisy-ann weighed again today and she now weighs in at 10lb 12. So she is getting big bless her.
Yesterday was a busy day for me. I had midwife appointment in the morning, where upon examination it turns out i had loads of stitches still in, so the midwife removed them. Talk about pain, it was def more painful than when i had stitches removed before. She said that the infection looks like it has cleared up now the stitches have been removed. There is still one stitch left she couldnt reach but she said that is fine. So i have now been discharged.
I then went and picked up Darren, and off we went to the Langtons to register Daisy-Ann. I was sure my appointment was at 2:30pm but when i got there it turns out it was actually at 2pm, thankfully i was there at 2 as i like to get places early in case of problem like this...lol So we registered baby, which took about 15 mins to do. From there we went to the Aspen Tree pub for lunch. It was a nice meal.
After that we went to Romford as i needed to buy a top for Darrens party tomorrow night, after trying on a few tops and cople of dresses i settled on a blue top.
All in all it was a very busy day.
Baby is now a month old, i cant believe how quick things are going. She is getting so big. She is lifting her head when laying down, and she kicks punches and gurggles all the time. She is such a little character already.
I am hoping to get some crafting time next week as i feel like i am getting withdrawal symptons. I have got a scrapbook baby book thing that i would love to start for the baby, so maybe next week i can get on with that. I havent done any crafting since i made the arrival cards. I have got quite a few piccies to put up of bits i made for emma, so i will aim to do that next week too.
Been the bad blogger again i know, but i have got reasons. I am still poorly after giving birth to my little angel. I not only had a low HB, but i also ended up with a infection, and now i got cystitis so all in all i am feeling pretty crap.
Daisy-ann is doing really well though. I took her to be weighed yesterday and in 2 weeks she has gained 2lb 2.5 ounces, hence my title of little chunk...lol Two weeks ago she weighed in at 7lb 8.5 ounces and yesterday she weighed in at 9lb 11 ounces.
Here are a couple of piccies:
Thanks for your continued words of support, and best wishes etc for both me and Daisy-ann.
Also thank you to everyone who has sent cards and gifts.
Sorry i not posted all week, but i have been a busy girl, busy being mum! Thats right Daisy-Ann is home, she came home monday evening, so i have been enjoying motherhood. It still feels weird, that my little girl is almost 2 weeks old, that she isnt in my belly anymore.
So back to monday, me and mum went to the hospital to see Daisy-ann, we got speaking to her nurse, Diane, and she was saying she cant see why she couldnt come home with us that afternoon, but she said that we needed to speak to the doctor, who was already in the process of doing her rounds. So we sat and waited, and finally doc got to us, she said that all babys results have come back ok, and she has finished her antibiotics, so she dont see why she cant come home in the next couple of days! With this answer i was extremelly confused. So i spoke to the sister, who had come over to check we was going home, i told her what the doc said and she said ok, she is only the registar, so i am going to go over her head and speak to the consultant. About 30 mins later the consultant came to see me, he was asking how i was in my health and how i thought Daisy-ann was doing. He then said that we could take her home. I couldnt believe it, i was finally going to take my baby home. It was a weird drive home that evening, i was so paranoid that i was now taking my little baby home, she was actually going to be sleeping in with me, at home. I was excited, scared, nervous all rolled into one.
Tuesday the midwife came to see me, she was not impressed that i had been discharged from hospital with a hb level of 7.7, so she made a few calls and got me to go and have a urgent blood test. She explained that my blood level was so low that i was entitled to a blood transfusion, she also explained that this is the reason i was so weak and faint etc. So i was instructed to try and rest as much as possible.
Wednesday the health visitor came to visit, she weighed baby and she has put on 3 ozs in the past week, i was amazed, she was loosing so much at first cos she wasnt feeding due to her kidneys.
So she has been home almost a week, and i can say now that i am loving being a mum. I am so lucky to have a wonderful mum of my own, who has been my rock throughout the whole of this, she makes me sleep during day cos i end up so flaked that i cant do anything.
Thanks all for the words of support, and cards and fat book that i have received.
Well my little angel finally arrived at 14:54pm on the 17th May 2010. labour started at 2:45 sunday morning, that was after 2 tablets, but it not known as active labour til u r 4 cm dialated. 3rd tab given and labour came thick and fast. by 2pm monday i was fully dialated. they started me pushing about 2.30pm, her head crowned fine, but then doc screamed, we need to get this baby out NOW, her heart rate had dropped to 40 from 170, with that i dont remember much more until i see her out and taken away to the corner of the room, she was being ressuitated (sp) her cord had been tight around her throat and she had pooed in my womb and swallowed some, prob is poo is very toxic. whilst they was all sorting baby out doc was screaming again she needs help, mum tells me that was cos i was pumping blood everywhere, doc was worried she was going to lose me. finally help came and i was being fixed, i dont remember any of that all i remember doing is screaming why aint my baby crying, why cant i hold her. (sorry lots of tears as i am typing this ) she was then rushed away from the room. doc stitched me up, and made sure i was comfortable. they removed epidural but i couldnt go see my baby, finally 6 hours later i was allowed to go they did let me try 2 hours before but i got rushed back cos i was throwing up. everyday since she has improved, she gets stronger. She is now feeding every 4 hours on her own, and has managed to gain weight. She finishes her antibiotics tomorrow so hopefully she will be home then. If not it will be tuesday.
Well still no sign of my little angel showing her face, maybe it shouldnt be angel it should be devil...lol
Wednesday night we thought i was going to be going hospital as i had a few contractions, went to bed half expecting my waters to break in the night, but no nothing. So yesterday I went for a nice long walk with Darren, we then came back home and Darren went off to work and me and mum popped to asda. Whilst in asda the contractions started again, this time a lot more painful, very embarrassing whilst walking around a shop whilst it is packed...lol. By the time we got home they had stopped, and i havent had anything more since, so looks like i will be getting induced tomorrow.
Plan is to get up at 7am, shower and ready to call hospital for 8am, then wait to see if/when they have a bed for me to go in.
So the next post from me should be piccies of my little baby.
Thanks for the words of support over the past 9 months.
Well i thought i would do a quick update to let you know there is still no sign of the baby. I havent even had any pains or twinges. I am getting very big now, and i am honestly dreading how big this little one is going to be when i do finally give birth. I mean if at the growth scan over a month ago she weighed over 7lb then, she is going to be massive when i give birth.
I have tried fresh pineapple, red rasberry leaf tea, walking, spicy food, hot bath and not a thing has worked. I am getting so frustrated now as i had a couple of friends who were due on or around the same time as me and they have all had their babiesw already. I am the only one who is overdue and still no signs of her. I know everyone says she wont come til she is ready but surely she must be cooked enough now?
I have been crafting but no piccies to show as of yet. I have been busy making baby announcement cards, they are coming on really well actually and i am really pleased with them. Actually i think i will carry on colouring the images.
I am 28 years old, and i love anything crafty. I have managed to build a good friendship with lots of people on the docrafts website, without them i dont know what i would have done.
I am also mad about animals, we have 5 dogs, 1 budgies, 1 parrot, fish and a blue lobster.
I have a little baby girl on the way who is due to show her pretty little face on or around the 5th May 2010.