Monday, 8 February 2010
update on, well, everything really
mae:: my last post was already a bit of an update on maesey but, of course, there is always more i could say about her. we've been doing some fun stuff lately, trips to williamstown beach, excursions to both the melbourne zoo and the aquarium (where i picked up yearly memberships to each ensuring many more visits) and we discovered (through a friend) the very best kid-friendly cafe in footscray, complete with a big grassy area full of toys and mats to lay out on the grass. life with a toddler is super fun and i am going to soak up these last few months with my one girl.
baby 2:: the pregnancy is going really well, i actually feel pretty normal these days, if not a bit fat. my belly basically exploded at 16 weeks and i was a bit freaked out that i had some giant baby growing in there but thankfully i haven't expanded too much in the last 6 weeks (not in the tummy, anyway). i'm lucky enough to be a part of a program at the royal women's hospital where i receive one-on-one midwife care for all of my visits, meaning i have my very own midwife throughout this pregnancy who will also be there at my labour (rather than seeing random midwives at each visit). i've booked in for both a baby car capsule and a tens machine hire and bought a book on managing natural childbirth (all of which i didn't do with mae and so should have). i have still requested an epidural but i want to be prepared in case my active labour goes quite quickly and there isn't time for one. and please don't rant at me about epidurals, i had a natural child birth with mae and found the whole thing pretty traumatizing, i want to try another way this time.
house:: a few walls will come down this weekend and the major demolition is scheduled for the end of the month so i spent most of last weekend packing up half of the kitchen and fretting over where the hell everything was going to go. i know the renovation, which will take most of this year if not longer, will be trying, inconvenient and annoying but i am eager to get it started. the sooner we start, the sooner we are done and i am sick of having half of a nice house (we have renovated the front three bedrooms already), living with hideous faux wood paneling and blue tiles everywhere.
sewing:: i've started working on getting my oobee blankee pattern ready for release next month so used it as an excuse to sew my first items specifically for the new baby. two sweet, girly oobee blankees for sleeping with, soft and snuggly with organic hemp/cotton fleece inside. mae absolutely loves hers and won't sleep without it - i am trying to keep these two out of sight until i at least get some pattern photos taken, i have a feeling she may claim one for herself. leon's quilt is all ready to be basted, quilted and bound, just need to find the time and space to get it done so i can deliver it to dana next week!
and that is all.