Sunday, October 26, 2008

One........leave your vote

Yep...One week to go....I can't wait, although this pregnancy has flown! I'm feeling OK - he/she is very active but there isn't much room in there - it tends to ache and hurt when she/he stretches away....

We had some hideous news last week a friend's uterus ruptured, she is in an induced coma, bled for 13 hours and her baby is eight weeks early, lots more awful details that don't need to be written here... but please offer up a prayer, healing vibes - whatever works for you...

I'm very excited, a little nervous , lots of funny mixed up emotions going on...
Will I go early?
Will we have a boy or a girl?
Will the c-section go according to plan?
Will we get a redhead?(LOL)
Will I recover better this time round?
Will Poppy be OK for the week I am in hospital?
Will I cope being away from her for a week?
Will Dh dress her in semi matching clothes - jokes!
How will I ever leave the house with TWO kids to organise?(LOL)
How will Poppy see her new brother/sister? Friend or Foe?
It's all swirling around in my head!!! mojo is also in full swing - new photos and new papers really get me going - like most scrappers!
So here are a couple plus I have another 3 for DT work that I'll put up later!
LOVE these dolly photos

LOVE these BG papers - now at Scraptivate...

LOVE these two crazies having fun at the Royal Show...

Finally - I have NO idea if this precious bub is a boy or a girl....
What do you think? Gender, weight, hair colour???
Leave a message with your vote!LOL!
(Poppy was 7lb3, 52 cm and mousey hair - at full term)
I'm much heavier this time!

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Two weeks to go!!! Eeeeeekkkkk! Car seats/capsule fitted, last of the little linen washed, towels, singlets done... Saw my Ob. this week and all looks good, he doesn't need to see me next week unless something happens or I feel I really need to see him! He gave me the run down, times etc.. so it is all seeming more and more real! Had my hair coloured and know all the important things - PMSL! And am pampering my self next week - nails, pedicure, the works!

Even cleaned up the bulk of my scrap the scrapping flowed!
Some new Basic Grey..

Poppy hangin' out with her "boy" cousins...she LOVES playing with them!

And Poppy checking the mail - She LOVES checking it everyday...gets all excited, never tires of it! Oh to love such simple pleasures!(need to ink the title so it stands out more!)

There are another couple of LOs to come...just putting on the final touches!


Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Three weeks to go....and I'm counting the days! My tummy is sooooo tight, he/she is still very active but with jarring large kicks and stretches, add my swollen feet and insomnia is back...well I'll be more than happy to meet this bundle!LOL!
Everything is great really and I have bought a few new goodies for this and blue as I have NO idea...I thought girl, then recently boy, now I'm thinking girl again? Like I said no idea, and I honestly don't mind either way!

Poppy has been really gorgeous....she is such a funny little thing...has me in stitches all day! Bought her THE cutest witches costume - my nephew is having his 18th and he was a halloween baby so he is having a costume party! Should be a blast! Although he is quite laid back - I think my sisters and I are more excited about it! Can't believe he is 18!!!
Quick LO share...
Some Guest DT work for Scaploot - I sooooooooo recommend the shop - the service from Sue, the owner - is so efficent and quick!

And a fun one for White with One....

Have a great week...the weather here is HOT HOT HOT! Yay! Bring on Summer!


Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Soooooooooo very happy here....Tam and Karen from WickedPrincess Kit Club have invited me to be on their DT!!!!My god the kits are delish.... and there are a pile of AMAZING scrappers on the DT - so lots of inspiration to be found in the gallery here -

Go on get over there.....

Monday, October 6, 2008


A dash of scrapping - LOVE LOVE LOVE these papers from KAISERCRAFT... I was sent some goodies to play with(tonnes actually!!!) The green is more lime lovely!And Poppy and her Gf hanging out at the Justine Clarke concert! LOL! Mosh pit babes!

  • OMG what a hectic day!!! Miss P had a day at my sister's house so T. and I could go and pick out basically ALL..yep...ALL the fittings for the renos - that were meant to have started in mid August!(bloody council!!!! GRRRRRR) Now it' s race to see whether the baby or the bulldozer comes first! eekkkk! But I'm trying not to get stressed! It has to happen, I can't make it go any faster and what will be will be....*sigh*
  • We'd a had a bit of a look previously but today confirmed -Bricks for exterior, half brick and half render(sp?) to match our 1930s house, tiles for laundry, bathroom & "powderoom" - that's what they are calling a toilet with a basin and mirror these days LOL! Internal doors and french doors for the familyroom
  • All kitchen appliances - MY GOD sooooo many options but settled on - new oven, stove top, rangehood, fridge, diswasher...all in stainless steel look - fingerprint safe!!! T. is eying off some hideously HUGE TV thingo...LOL
  • Tomorrow's jobs - kitchen & laundry cupboards/doors, bench tops...I know what I want just have to check prices and styles! White, white, white! And paint samples - ummmmm white!The whole baths, toilets, basins ....are doing my head in but just need to see a few more options!
  • We also fitted in our hospital visit to confirm our booking - luckily only a few small "gaps" cost wise - thank god for private health cover - worth every cent! Have my Ob. appointment tomorrow....I think I'm up to weekly visits now!
  • Great news - our Oma is back in her own home - although very weak and still not eating much! But she is much more comfortable there! Between the family and some services for home help she seems OK for the moment!
I will have some other great news to share soon and some more LOs....



Thursday, October 2, 2008


hmmmmmm this is really for my own records....I "lost" a week somehow! LOL!

  • So this should have been for last week - 5 weeks to go.
    Ob. appointment - I was meant to be going up to see my family next week, for some of mum's cooking, some rest and Poppy to be spoilt by her cousins....well my doctor said NO! If by chance I went into early labour I would have to have an emergency c-section with a doctor I didn't know or worse, as it is a 4-5 hour drive,if driving I could be in HUGE trouble...that pesky low placenta! Even with my booked c-section I have to have my blood supply on hand as there is a high risk of hemorrhage - I might need a transfusion. A little scary but I completely trust my Ob. so I'll just do what ever he says. If I show any signs of labour or bleeding I have to go straight to the hospital and the bub will have to come out straight away! I don't have a history of early labour so I'm sure it will all go to plan.

  • Our Oma is recovering in hospital - all sorts of problems, heart & thyroid conditions, she is still a little confused at times and thinks she should be going home every morning! But she is chatty and has good colour although not really eating! She is receiving great care!

  • My last week of work YAY! The staff collected an awesome "Baby basket" for us! Absolutely amazing generosity - two big boxes overflowing with baby goodies - wipes, lotions, toys, rattles, bibs, 15 little outfits, books...the list is spoilt!And a $100 voucher for Babyland! Woo Hoo!

  • We took Poppy to her first "Perth Royal Show" - OMG we had such a fabulous family day!Poppy was soooooo well behaved! A morning of rides, showbags, hot chips, the farm animals, Pony rides, ice cream...LOVED IT ALL!!! Quite funny watching my 6ft5" Dh go on the rides with her in "Kiddy Land"