Thursday, 3 December 2009

all sorts of news

so i've been going to bed between 8 and 9:30pm for the past 6 weeks or so, felt vaguely rotten, eaten a ton of bread as it was the only thing that appealed, and sacrificed precious sewing time to have naps during the day when mae was asleep. all of these signs point to only one thing...

here comes another one...
12 week scan::december 2, 2009

yep. mae is going to have a sibling, something that i have doubted would come to pass many times over the past year because she has been such a monkey with the sleeping (or non-sleeping)! although i have completely come around to the idea now, i have to admit being slightly less than thrilled when i first found out i was pregnant. i had literally JUST booked all my christmas markets and knew i'd be stretching myself thin as it was plus mae was going through a particularly bad sleeping patch with her first molars were coming in. i kind of thought, "good god, what are we getting ourselves into with TWO???" but you know, i got through my markets (two more to go!) even with the first trimester exhaustion (i would've liked to have more stock and more enthusiasm for sewing but so be it), mae got back into a decent night routine and started having predictable 2 hour naps and suddenly it seems like this may just work out. plus maesey seems so BIG lately, walking around on her own (although she prefers to grip my index finger and pull me around with her), mimicking everything we do, giving kisses and cuddles. i can see how i may be longing for another wee one come next june, when mae is too big to carry and is running all over the place. and man, she is going to be thrilled to have a brother or sister, let me tell you!

summer
summer

so in other slightly related news, i'll be having my first ever SALE this saturday at yarraville market! i'm a bit low on stock (see above) and have decided to sell off some older bits and pieces that i have made over the years. so it's a bit of a sample sale and an older stock sale and, trust me, everything will be cheap! there will be patchwork bibs for $15 (reg $25), patchwork pillows for $20 (reg $30), coin purses for $5 (reg $15), lavender heatpacks for $15 (reg $25) and an assortment of odds and ends, perfect for stocking stuffing and gift giving. i'll have my regular stock as well so if you're after an oobee or fleur, you can get one of those too, although stock is getting low.

thank you so much to everyone who has supported me and bought my creations here in melbourne and through my online shop the last couple of months, you have really made all those hours at the sewing machine worthwhile!

60 comments:

  1. Congratulations! What wonderful news!
    All this baby talk is making me feel broody again (I have a 4 month old!).

    Good luck with your other markets, I love your work! :)

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  2. aw...congratulations! My baba is due on March 1st - so exciting ! wishing u lots of rest and ease for the rest of your pregnancy!

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  3. That is so exciting! Big congratulations.

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  4. Congratulations! Hope the first trimester exhaustion passes quickly and that you have a great pregnancy. Mae looks like she's ready to be a big sister!

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  5. Have been following your blog for a bit now, but am new to commenting. Congratulations, exciting news!

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  6. Congratulations, what great news!

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  7. Aww congratulations!! My heart always does a little flip when I hear of a pregnancy, such a beautiful and exciting time!

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  8. Oh Leslie - that's so wonderful! I just don't know how you do it all - but this is wonderful news. Huge congratulations to you and your little family.

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  9. Huge contragulations to you Leslie and the hubs and Mae! Very, very exciting news.

    And how cute is Mae!?!

    Carolyn x

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  10. Congrats! I am happy for you. I have a daughter a bit behind Mae... I love to see her images and get a sneak peak at what we have to come! She dearly loves her oobee! Love from Alabama, USA.

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  11. Hiya i'm Clare i've been reading your blog for a while but have never commented before, just wanted to say massive congratulatons! I think you have been so brave talking about your little one's sleeping and dealt with both the issue itself and all the comments amazingly, good on you, I'm sure you will build on all that experience and go from strength to strength with this new baby :)

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  12. Congrats - what exciting news! You're already used to broken nights of sleeping now so the second time will be a breeze.

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  13. congratulations! two is tiring but a lot of fun. good luck with the markets and hopefully you'll get that good pregnancy energy will kick in soon!

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  14. no blog norma10:30 am

    congrats to you 3. Dont know how you do all you do,hope you breeze through the the rest of the pregnancy and enjoy it heaps.

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  15. congratulations! x

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  16. Congratulations!! Wonderful news! xox

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  17. Congratulations, what wonderful news for your family. They will at least grow up to be close and perhaps be very good friends. Hope your energy returns soon for you too, nothing worse than feeling tired all the time when your pregnant, but sleep is good for a busy mum.

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  18. congratulations. how exciting!
    have a wonderful christmas.

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  19. Congratulations Leslie, that is the most delightful news.

    Good luck with your remaining markets.

    xx leah

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  20. Congrats on number 2 in the oven! All I can say is...enjoy the next 6 months of being a one child family, things do get A LOT busier with two x

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  21. Congrats! How exciting for you all! Just wanted to let you know that it IS possible to get some sewing done with two - just not as much! I've just managed a three day market although am totally exhausted now.

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  22. Such great news Leslie! I am so thrilled and happy for you! CONGRATULATIONS!

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  23. Congratulations Leslie, I take my hat off to you working those markets and making stuff during the first trimester, mine was horrendous this time around and I couldn't do anything!

    June is a beautiful time of the year to have a baby, two of mine were born in June and I loved been able to snuggle them up....just think of all the lovely quilts you can make...(not that you need an excuse ;))...take care and look after yourself, x Tam

    PS. It was lovely to meet you last week, not sure if I've already popped in to say that....

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  24. Big congratulations Leslie! How exciting!

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  25. This is thrilling news, I am sitting here with goosebumps. So exciting. Congrats cats! Mae will LOVE having a little babe to baby. And you will be WONDERFUL!

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  26. Congratulations!! Such wonderful news. :)

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  27. oh, leslie, you too!! :) i'm so, so excited for you - especially knowing the similarities we shared the first time around {yeah, so i thought it would take a similar amount of time this time around, i had it all planned out in my head and then, um, two weeks later - guess what?! that shows me!}
    so a big congratulations to you and your little family!!! mae will be the loveliest, cutest big sister ever! eek, a BIG sister, can you believe it? i'm not quite sure i'm ready to think of my 'little baby' becoming a big sister just yet!
    ..and it sounds like our babies may just be born around the same time :)

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  28. oh congratulations! I am so excited for you and so excited for mae having a little baby brother or sister will be so fantastic for her! -kb

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  29. Congratulations - wonderful news and exciting days ahead!

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  30. Congratulations Leslie! What exciting news! I'm another lurker who has never commented,I totally LOVE your blog and you inspire me often to pick up that unfinished project! I'm so amazed at all you manage to get done!
    Number 2 is a different prospect, not quite as exciting as the first but it suddenly feels like a real family! I hope you are soon feeling better and keep on napping!!!! I'm 8 weeks off having Number 3, not as many chance for naps here...
    Aaahhh, another chapter in life and motherhood! Looking forward to reading more about it! xoxo

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  31. Congratualtions leslie.....and i am glad that the sleeping is getting better!

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  32. Anonymous6:54 pm

    Love your blog - always check on it regularly. Am very excited for you re baby no. 2. Congratulations.
    Carol

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  33. Congratulations Leslie!! I was so pleased to hear your news, and I have no doubt that life as a family of four will be bliss despite the challenges. Hope you have more energy very soon! x

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  34. Anonymous7:13 pm

    Congratulations Leslie. I pop in and check on you now and again and am always interested in what you are getting up to. Enjoy the rest after all you markets and have a lovely Xmas.

    Jo's (of Jellybabyblog) mum Gill

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  35. big congratulations, apart from the being pregnant bit, i enjoyed & found everything second time around so much easier! good luck with the last few xmas fairs
    Kelly x

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  36. Hey leslie, it was lovely to see you and hear your lovely news last week. Mae is a lucky little girl! x

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  37. Congratulations!! These are wonderful news!!

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  38. Congratulations, how exciting!

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  39. What happy news for your family!!

    I look forward to catching you at your last couple of markets for the year :)

    Congrats,

    Jen in Melbourne

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  40. I love those little ultra sound pics, hard to believe thats a little person in there. We are so happy for you, big kisses and see you soon, cintia and Emma

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  41. redruksha11:10 pm

    wahoolio! congratulations, leslie. another wonderful being to grace our world.

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  42. oh my goodness! congratulations! congratulations!

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  43. Many many congratulations! Lucky there is only one in there. he he he. I promise you, you wouldn't want that drama.

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  44. Woo-eeeee! Congratulations!

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  45. Yay! Twice the fun :-)

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  46. yip yip yippeeeeeeeeeee xxxxx

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  47. Fantastic news! Congratulations.
    I'm so impressed with you doing all these markets whilst pregnant. I could barely move in my first trimester.
    Little Mae is so cute & I'm sure she'll love her new sibling to bits.
    Good luck with the rest of your markets. & don't forget to rest!

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  48. Congratulations! You marvel me with what you achieve at the best of times but to be able to do it all whilst in the first trimester, you are a super woman!!

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  49. OMG- ummm good news- hee! Pls don't worry about our stockings if you are too tired - let me know if I can do anything to help. Congrats - love Yasxxx

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  50. oh hooray! congratulations.

    by the way i gave Fiona the Oobee to my niece last weekend. everyone was very admiring and impressed with your handiwork :)

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  51. Leslie, congratulations on your pregnancy, sending happy thoughts from vancouver, what wonderful news. Reading about your daughter is so nice for me to hear, my daughter Pilar is doing the exact same things, it's nice to read about another mom/ baby girl having similar experiences. the mimicking is especially cute isn't it? and the kisses, I've never experienced something so sweet and tender. Happy holidays to you and your family.

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  52. Anonymous8:59 pm

    congratulations! you're due the same time as my sister, and I have a daughter the same as your mae!

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  53. Oh a HUGE congratulations to you all!! I hope the rest of your pregnancy is a breeze :)

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  54. congratulations! very exciting news. well done on getting through all the markets. you have been so busy. i hope you and your family get some lovely relaxing time soon for christmas x

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  55. congratulations !! :D

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  56. Belated congratulations Leslie - only just catching up on some blog reading after a hectic few weeks! That's great news.....and the second is easier than the first! Merry Christmas

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  57. Congratulations !! I'm quite late but I've been moving and been therefore away from the Internet and the blogs I usually read, I'm just starting to catch up. I'm sure Mae will be very happy to have a sibling close to her in age.

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  58. Lucky Mae to have a sibling on the way! Chloe just turned 13 months recently and we've been talking about another baby as well. I'll be 35 at the end of the January, and it just seems like timing is passing by so fast! Hope to continue to be inspired by all your lovely projects and ideas!

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  59. oh wow congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I worried much more than I needed to having more than one because it's so much fun and you'll have a little helper too! mind you it gets a bit hairy sometimes!

    enjoy the rest of your pregnancy and hope you are enjoying a nice break with your family

    Corrie;)

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