7 weeks 1 day: HG setting in?

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I am starting to feel really awful.

I was hopeful because I had been feeling great for a few weeks since I found out I was pregnant.

By great I mean on anti-nausea tablets every 8 hours and not vomiting much!

I was also having these respites- from about 1-3pm I felt quite good, and was able to get up and do things.

I think those days might be gone!

I’ve just been feeling so emotional this morning because my beautiful daughter has been coming to our bedroom door upset wanting to see me, and Jon has to say: “Mummy is sleeping, we can’t see Mummy now.”

And I lie there silently crying, because I know when she hears me crying or vomiting she gets scared and upset.

My husband said she has been whispering my name to herself this morning.

The guilt about not spending time with her when she is only 20 months is so immense, so different to last time when I lay in bed lonely, but alone- not having to care for anyone else.

What hope can I offer myself?

Ok- pep talk:

Last time I felt better at about 35 weeks: only 28 weeks to go.

This is my last pregnancy- ever. I never have to do this again.

I have a lovely husband and family who will look after Amélie and I.

But mostly, God will not give me a burden I cannot bear: if it is happening, I can bear it.

And so I go on!!

On with the next task: dressing before Amélie wakes up from her nap!

More Pyjamas for Amélie

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Amélie is beautiful:

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So of course she deserves beautiful pyjamas!

I made some with some great flannel I found at a local Drapery:

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I took pictures when Jon was trying to load her up with banana before going to bed to prevent her waking in the night hungry!

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It was hard to get a STILL picture of her! So Jon helpfully held her upside-down so I could get a proper shot of the pants:

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Successful?

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Perhaps a little!!

 

An Adventure into Snaps

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I’ve finally conquered my fear of snaps and made a bib:

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I don’t know why I was so scared, all you need is a hammer!

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Having said that, I couldn’t hammer the snaps in hard enough for them to actually stay, so Jon (with his manly biceps) did that for me!

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So a bib for my cute friend’s baby named Riley. Hope he likes it!

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It’s Happened

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Two pink lines:

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Did you miss it?

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We are excited!

I’m only four weeks, and feeling great.

The funny thing is, that over the past 4 or 5 days since we have found out, a new fear has started to surface.

I’m feeling fine… Oh, God, I’m going to miscarry.

The silly thing is, that I am worrying because I am NOT feeling sick, not super excited that I’m feeling great!

I guess it just shows that you can worry about anything if you put your mind to it.

My little book of pregnancy encouragement has come into use.

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I want to trust, deep in my soul, that God knows what he has planned to come in this year, next year, and the rest of my life.

There are many such things in his mind, and pregnancy is just one of them.

So even if something goes wrong, he knows, and it will just be one of the many things to come that he will work for my good.

A book cover for Bri

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I love my friend Bri, and so for Christmas I made her a book cover.

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My only problem is she has a great eye for detail and design funkiness, so… Anyway, I hope she likes it!!

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For the front cover I did a little babushka doll design, which, of COURSE, I found in All Sewn Up by Chloe Owens!

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I like how she turned out, she looks quite peaceful there with her cute hoodie thing on!

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Unfortunately, this one is close enough to see my wonky stitching!

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But I’m happy with how it turned out, she should be able to fit a plain notebook inside and make it look pretty!

Dr. Bluey in the house

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I have three brothers, the youngest one has just finished his second year of medicine.

To look at him, you would NOT think he was going to be a doctor! His hair, for example, is self cut: A shaved-at-the-back-long-at-the-front-poofy-on-top style. Plus it’s really curly, so you can imagine it looks crazy!

He carries a bobby pin around in case he needs to pin it back. I think he thinks that makes it a bit more normal… seriously?!

Anyway, his name is James, but we have always called him Bluey, and for Christmas I made him a case for his iPad that Uni got him:

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I made it kind of doctor themed…

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with a bit of jest thrown in!

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I hope it’s manly enough for him!

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Boys are tricky to sew for!

When I was getting the fabrics from my local shop, one of the ladies was like “What are you making?!” Not my normal floral pastels!

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Here’s hoping it fits my nerdy brother’s iPAD!

Oven Mitts for Mum

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My Mum is fantastic.

She helps out our family so much, and is so lovely to Amélie.

I’m hoping that she will like these oven mitts I finished for her a few days ago for her Christmas present.

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She is usually interested in purple, intricate, feminine things, so I’m hoping this will fit into her ‘like’ category!

I love the apple motif on it- of course it’s another pattern from Chloe Owens!

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I’ve just gotten into using felt in a lot of appliqué projects, I love it! The brilliant thing is it doesn’t fray, and it’s thick enough not to pucker a lot when you try to sew round it!

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Happy Christmas Mum! Thanks for everything you do for our family!

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