Friday, July 18, 2014

Lately at ASWC- Baby related crafting!

I haven't shared what I've been doing over at ASWC lately and thought I better share it now.

I've been sharing my pregnancy album pages:

See I may have been reasonably quiet around here. But I've been busy over there! 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Be Still And Know

  • Nothing bad will happen because the clothes aren't folded or the dishwasher isn't unloaded...
  • Nothing bad will happen because there are toys spread all over the loungeroom
  • Nothing bad will happen if you simply pack the kids up, walk out the door and head to the park instead of folding said clothes or unloading said dishwasher, infact only good can come of it.

It is true the saying 'the days are short but the years and long'. But even the years aren't very long and before you know it they will be flying the coup and you'll be left wondering why you worried about the dishes or the clothes or the toys so much.

I don't know about you but I need to stop worrying about the mess the kids make when they are having fun and just simply bask in the glory of them having fun AND making mess.

I need to get the paints out more often, let them go wild with the glitter... oh the glitter. Not worry about the playdough ending up in weird places about the house because nothing bad will come of it.

That's right, nothing bad will come of it. I need to say that to myself more often and focus on creating memories instead of worrying about mess. It'll be there for me to clean after our hearts are full from simply spending time with each other. And sometimes just being still and relaxing together is enough too.

And when you have had enough of the noise and you simply want to be still ALL BY YOURSELF, well nothing bad will come of that either.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Winter Sunshine

This morning I packed some food and herded the kids out the door with their soccer balls and I took along my crochet. We were destined for the outdoors out of necessity as B is on nightshift at the moment and I needed them out of the house so he could sleep.

But what started out as necessity turned into a very very very pleasant morning spent in the winter sunshine. The kids ran around, played soccer and explored all without ANY fighting and I sat in peace with my crochet and well, simply enjoyed the peace and quiet.

There was no one else at the 'lake' the whole time we were there as well, so it really was just us and the birds.

They are all having quiet time now and I'm going to have a cuppa and do that same before the afternoon madness starts.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Pregnancy Update: Week 27

In the past week I've had several people say to me WOW, I didn't know you were pregnant... What you all just thought I was eating A LOT of cake this year? 

Anyhow, last week I ended up at the hospital for an iron infusion as my iron levels came back really low from my last blood test and the doctor was concerned that tablets wouldn't bring the levels up fast enough, so an iron infusion it was. 

The infusion itself wasn't that bad, just the putting in of the cannula. But that's never pleasant anyway. But once I got home from the infusion I was hit by an overwhelming wave of tiredness, I convinced Ethan to have a sleep with me and then Mahli ending up having a sleep too. Good thing they both did because I slept for 3 hours leaving Caden to his own devices. It was also a good thing that I'd been making freezer meals for the past few weeks because I woke at 6pm and B was just about to walk in the door and there was no dinner to be seen. Dinner was served by 6:30pm though thanks to the microwave. 

I felt so bad about leaving Caden unsupervised for 3ish hours, but he told me he was fine playing lego. And if he needed me he would have woken me up.

I'm now halfway through my 27th week and we are busy planning flights etc for when Ethan and I go to Perth and when B and the other two will join us. I so wish I could just have this baby here! Rural health in WA is a joke!!!

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