Sunday, December 7, 2008

In the maternal way...

I just realised that it has been a month since my last post, so I figured I should 'fess up about my recent lack of blogging (and beading, in fact).

I know this blog is supposed to be for bead-related stuff only, but heck, some news is just too big and needs to be shouted from rooftops.

I'm up the duff...baking a bun in the the maternal way... :)

My husband and I are thrilled, we can't wait to welcome our newest cuddly, squishy bundle of goodness into the world. We hope that our 14 month old will be excited about being a big sister. She adores other children so having a permanent playmate at her disposal has gotta be good news, right? It's someone to blame for her mischievous wrongdoings at the very least. "No Mummy, I'm an angel, I didn't do it. It was .........!"

It's still early days and I'm only around 10 weeks along. We had an ultrasound at 7 weeks and we saw our little jelly bean with a heartbeat. Phew. It's impossible to have a completely stress-free pregnancy after you've suffered a miscarriage.

So whilst I'm over-the-moon to be having a baby, my beading has suffered. In fact, I've barely picked up a needle and thread in the last month. The lack of beading is mostly due to my utter exhaustion...I'm lucky if I can stay up past 9pm. Given that India goes to bed at 8:30pm, it doesn't leave much time for beading.

Oh yes, and there's also a little thing called morning sickness. Whoever coined the phase 'morning sickness' obviously never experienced it for themselves...'morning-noon-and-night-and-every-minute-inbetween-sickness' would be more appropriate.

Add to that the fact that I have to eat almost constantly to stave off the sickness and, get the picture. It's a little hard to bead when both hands are full of food *tummy grumbles*

That's not to say that I haven't WANTED to bead. I have a plethora of new ideas swirling around in my scattered, pregnancy-affected head. Mum-nesia anyone?

It's just as well Christmas is around the corner. Nothing like a looming deadline and unmade presents to get your butt into gear. Even if I have to tape my eyelids open to stay awake, I WILL finish my beady presents, damn it!

Now excuse me, but I have to go and out-eat a football team...


  1. Congratulations!!! Wonderful news!!! Best of luck and many happy returns on the day!!!


  2. Hi love you your beadwork and congratulation! So to spread the love I have your name on my list for an award. To retreive it go to
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  3. Thank you for your lovely comments, Morwyn :) We're very excited!

    Nicole, thank you again for the's my first blog award so I'm thrilled! :D

  4. Congratulations on the new baby:) Wonderful bead work.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog today:) Wishing you a wonderful holiday season.

  5. Let me add my congrats to the list!

  6. What an absolutely charming blog - so glad I found you. Your work is exquisite and so intricate.

    After having three sons I know your "all-day sickness" will pass, at least in a month or so. Hang in there and congratulations! What a wonderful blessing for you all!

    All the best ~ Sharon

  7. Thanks for stopping by,'re welcome anytime!

    Thank you Vampi :)

    Sharon, I really appreciate your lovely comments...thank you so much! The 'all day' sickness is finally starting to wane...I'll be beading up a storm again in no time ;)

  8. Hi Belinda, I just had to stop by and leave another comment thanking you for your lovely comment today. I understand those pangs of "ranging pregnancy hormones" all too well. It's such an amazing transition we go through but it's all so very worth it.

    I'm delighted with our new blog friendship and look forward to sharing in your experiences through your writings.

    Wishing you a magical holiday filled with laughter, love and few "all-day sickness" feelings.
    love & hugs♥ Sharon


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