Thursday, 24 June 2010

Emmas presents

Morning all,

I made these presents back in April, when i went on maternity leave. I couldnt post pictures sooner as i had to wait until i see Emma.

So here are the piccies:

This is a photo holder i brought from my local craft shop. I cant say i did much to it cos all i did was paint it and add a couple of extras to pretty it up.

This is her birthday pressie, i used piccies of us both from when we went to butlins in march last year, this was taken from the cosmo cricket tsv i got a while back:

I love the outcome of this piece more than most other things i have ever worked on, i think it looks really good.

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Daisy-anns first trip to the seaside

Hi all,

Sorry i still being a bad blogger but i spend too much time just staring at my daughter. Still saying 'my daughter' seems

Monday we woke up and cos the weather outside was lovely i decided spur of the moment that I was going to take Daisy-ann, mum and Darren to southend.
So with that we all got ready, and off we went.
We arrived and Daisy-ann was soundo, she didnt wake for at least hour and half whilst we was there.
We went into a little cafe and had lovely fresh cod and chips, and my oh my was it tasty.
We then went for a walk, we couldnt go too far down as mums legs and back were hurting.
We then stopped on the sea front had icecream, slush puppy and daisy-ann had her milk lol.
Then off we went to sea world, this was daisy-anns fav place i would guess, as she stayed awake the whole time, and was engrossed watching the fishes.

Here is a slide show of our day

Got Daisy-ann weighed again today and she now weighs in at 10lb 12. So she is getting big bless her.

Have a nice day.


Friday, 18 June 2010

Registered birth

Hi All,

Yesterday was a busy day for me. I had midwife appointment in the morning, where upon examination it turns out i had loads of stitches still in, so the midwife removed them. Talk about pain, it was def more painful than when i had stitches removed before. She said that the infection looks like it has cleared up now the stitches have been removed. There is still one stitch left she couldnt reach but she said that is fine.
So i have now been discharged.

I then went and picked up Darren, and off we went to the Langtons to register Daisy-Ann. I was sure my appointment was at 2:30pm but when i got there it turns out it was actually at 2pm, thankfully i was there at 2 as i like to get places early in case of problem like
So we registered baby, which took about 15 mins to do.
From there we went to the Aspen Tree pub for lunch. It was a nice meal.

After that we went to Romford as i needed to buy a top for Darrens party tomorrow night, after trying on a few tops and cople of dresses i settled on a blue top.

All in all it was a very busy day.

Baby is now a month old, i cant believe how quick things are going. She is getting so big. She is lifting her head when laying down, and she kicks punches and gurggles all the time. She is such a little character already.

I am hoping to get some crafting time next week as i feel like i am getting withdrawal symptons. I have got a scrapbook baby book thing that i would love to start for the baby, so maybe next week i can get on with that. I havent done any crafting since i made the arrival cards. I have got quite a few piccies to put up of bits i made for emma, so i will aim to do that next week too.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Happy 21st Birthday Darren

Morning all,

Just a quick post to wish my lovely fiance a happy 21st birthday for today with lots of love form both me and Daisy-ann.

Hope you have a lovely day.


Thursday, 10 June 2010

My little chunk :)

Morning all,

Been the bad blogger again i know, but i have got reasons. I am still poorly after giving birth to my little angel. I not only had a low HB, but i also ended up with a infection, and now i got cystitis so all in all i am feeling pretty crap.

Daisy-ann is doing really well though. I took her to be weighed yesterday and in 2 weeks she has gained 2lb 2.5 ounces, hence my title of little
Two weeks ago she weighed in at 7lb 8.5 ounces and yesterday she weighed in at 9lb 11 ounces.

Here are a couple of piccies:

Thanks for your continued words of support, and best wishes etc for both me and Daisy-ann.

Also thank you to everyone who has sent cards and gifts.

Thanks for looking.


Sunday, 30 May 2010

Update on Daisy-ann

Morning all,

Sorry i not posted all week, but i have been a busy girl, busy being mum! Thats right Daisy-Ann is home, she came home monday evening, so i have been enjoying motherhood. It still feels weird, that my little girl is almost 2 weeks old, that she isnt in my belly anymore.

So back to monday, me and mum went to the hospital to see Daisy-ann, we got speaking to her nurse, Diane, and she was saying she cant see why she couldnt come home with us that afternoon, but she said that we needed to speak to the doctor, who was already in the process of doing her rounds.
So we sat and waited, and finally doc got to us, she said that all babys results have come back ok, and she has finished her antibiotics, so she dont see why she cant come home in the next couple of days! With this answer i was extremelly confused. So i spoke to the sister, who had come over to check we was going home, i told her what the doc said and she said ok, she is only the registar, so i am going to go over her head and speak to the consultant. About 30 mins later the consultant came to see me, he was asking how i was in my health and how i thought Daisy-ann was doing. He then said that we could take her home. I couldnt believe it, i was finally going to take my baby home.
It was a weird drive home that evening, i was so paranoid that i was now taking my little baby home, she was actually going to be sleeping in with me, at home. I was excited, scared, nervous all rolled into one.

Tuesday the midwife came to see me, she was not impressed that i had been discharged from hospital with a hb level of 7.7, so she made a few calls and got me to go and have a urgent blood test. She explained that my blood level was so low that i was entitled to a blood transfusion, she also explained that this is the reason i was so weak and faint etc. So i was instructed to try and rest as much as possible.

Wednesday the health visitor came to visit, she weighed baby and she has put on 3 ozs in the past week, i was amazed, she was loosing so much at first cos she wasnt feeding due to her kidneys.

So she has been home almost a week, and i can say now that i am loving being a mum. I am so lucky to have a wonderful mum of my own, who has been my rock throughout the whole of this, she makes me sleep during day cos i end up so flaked that i cant do anything.

Thanks all for the words of support, and cards and fat book that i have received.

Thanks for looking.


Sunday, 23 May 2010

Welcome Daisy-Ann

Evening all,

Well my little angel finally arrived at 14:54pm on the 17th May 2010.
labour started at 2:45 sunday morning, that was after 2 tablets, but it not known as active labour til u r 4 cm dialated. 3rd tab given and labour came thick and fast. by 2pm monday i was fully dialated. they started me pushing about 2.30pm, her head crowned fine, but then doc screamed, we need to get this baby out NOW, her heart rate had dropped to 40 from 170, with that i dont remember much more until i see her out and taken away to the corner of the room, she was being ressuitated (sp) her cord had been tight around her throat and she had pooed in my womb and swallowed some, prob is poo is very toxic. whilst they was all sorting baby out doc was screaming again she needs help, mum tells me that was cos i was pumping blood everywhere, doc was worried she was going to lose me. finally help came and i was being fixed, i dont remember any of that all i remember doing is screaming why aint my baby crying, why cant i hold her. (sorry lots of tears as i am typing this )
she was then rushed away from the room.
doc stitched me up, and made sure i was comfortable. they removed epidural but i couldnt go see my baby, finally 6 hours later i was allowed to go they did let me try 2 hours before but i got rushed back cos i was throwing up.
everyday since she has improved, she gets stronger.
She is now feeding every 4 hours on her own, and has managed to gain weight. She finishes her antibiotics tomorrow so hopefully she will be home then. If not it will be tuesday.

Here are some piccies:

Thanks for looking.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Final post from me for a while!

Afternoon all,

Well still no sign of my little angel showing her face, maybe it shouldnt be angel it should be

Wednesday night we thought i was going to be going hospital as i had a few contractions, went to bed half expecting my waters to break in the night, but no nothing.
So yesterday I went for a nice long walk with Darren, we then came back home and Darren went off to work and me and mum popped to asda. Whilst in asda the contractions started again, this time a lot more painful, very embarrassing whilst walking around a shop whilst it is
By the time we got home they had stopped, and i havent had anything more since, so looks like i will be getting induced tomorrow.

Plan is to get up at 7am, shower and ready to call hospital for 8am, then wait to see if/when they have a bed for me to go in.

So the next post from me should be piccies of my little baby.

Thanks for the words of support over the past 9 months.


Tuesday, 11 May 2010

40+6 and still no sign of baby

Afternoon all,

I hope you are all well.

Well i thought i would do a quick update to let you know there is still no sign of the baby. I havent even had any pains or twinges. I am getting very big now, and i am honestly dreading how big this little one is going to be when i do finally give birth. I mean if at the growth scan over a month ago she weighed over 7lb then, she is going to be massive when i give birth.

I have tried fresh pineapple, red rasberry leaf tea, walking, spicy food, hot bath and not a thing has worked. I am getting so frustrated now as i had a couple of friends who were due on or around the same time as me and they have all had their babiesw already. I am the only one who is overdue and still no signs of her. I know everyone says she wont come til she is ready but surely she must be cooked enough now?

I have been crafting but no piccies to show as of yet. I have been busy making baby announcement cards, they are coming on really well actually and i am really pleased with them. Actually i think i will carry on colouring the images.

Well thanks for looking.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

New home card!

Morning all,

My friend Emma moved into her flat a couple of weeks back, i made and posted her a card but forgot to add piccie here.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Happy Birthday Emma

Morning all,

I wanted to wish one of my best friends a very happy birthday for today. Emma i hope you have a fabby day.

Here is a piccie of her birthday card i made.

I have made her a pressie but i cant put that on here just yet as i still havent managed to give it to her.

So Emma, have a fabby day hun, you deserve it.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Due date been and gone, still no baby!

Morning all,

I should have updated this on Wednesday but I was too exhausted to do much at all. Then yesterday i over did it, went out shopping and came home feeling exhausted.

So, Wednesday i went to the hospital where i had an appointment with the doctor, my appointment was at 9:15 am, yet i didnt get called in til gone 10am, so i went in with the hump already.
The doctor wasnt the normal one i see, he was a registar, and he was a complete and utter a###hole. I knew i was going to be offered a membrane sweep but i had already spoken to my midwife a few weeks back explaining that i didnt want one unless it was 100% needed, she explained it wasnt it was my choice. I explained to him that i didnt want it done, yet for the next 10 mins he kept on and on and on at me telling me i should have it done blah blah blah. I still stood my ground and refused.
He then tells me that because i am overweight, i am going to have trouble giving birth. He says that cos of my size i will have trouble pushing babies shoulders out. Talk about make you feel down, thing is this doctor is meant to be a doctor dealing with depression in pregnancy, yet i came out of his room in a complete state.

I was passed over to a midwife who was to book me in to be induced. By the time we got to her room i was a wreak, crying my eyes out. She was brilliant and spent the next 40 mins or so calming me down, she has even said she will put in a complaint as that doctor should not have spoken to me the way he did.
So next step was to book me in to be induced, this has been booked for Saturday 15th May, so i now have a date on when i will be started off and hopefully, if she dont arrive sooner, i should have her in my arms not long after.
Obviously i would rather go into labour naturally but the way its looking, this little baby is too warm and comfortable in my belly that she has no reason to want to come out yet, so she may need a bit of gentle

Yesterday mum took another updated piccie of my bump, so this piccie is showing me at 40 + 1.

I cant believe how big i am now, i have even had strangers asking me when i am due. So much for me worrying that i wont look pregnant :).

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Buba Ticker :)

new baby

This will stay at the top until my lil buba is here, so please scroll down for newer posts :)

Thanks for looking.


Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Get well soon card for Gina

Hey all,

I have actually been crafting a little bit lately, i havent been able to post on here though as i need to wait until the recipient receives them.

This was a get well soon card for a dear friend of mine Gina, she has been poorly and i wanted to make something to cheer her up.
The decoupage was free with a craft magazine, they are called bently bear, so lovely to cut out, and also so cute.

I am still sending continued sparkles to gina and i hope she has a speedy recovery soon.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, 30 April 2010

Cakes - Yummy!

Hi all,

Well god knows what was wrong with me today, probably the fact that i had some sleep last night! Its the first time in months, i managed to sleep solid for almost 2 hours! amazing. I then woke at 6am, felt that i wanted to wash up and bake cakes! i decided against it at that time cos mum was still in bed with the dogs and i didnt want to wake them all up. Instead i went back to bed and got up at half 7, we went shopping down Heathway where i managed to get some acrylic pain for 91p from wilko, and some paint brushes for 97p. We then popped to asda where i brought daisy-ann a cute little outfit :). I then came home washed up and spent the next hour or so baking.
Here is a piccie of my efforts.

We have triple chocolate muffins in the middle, and butterfly cakes on the outside. I cant vouch for if they taste nice as i really dont fancy cakes, but mum has had one of each and said they were lovely.

Still no signs of baby, only 5 days til due date though.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

1 Week til D day

Afternoon blogland,

I hope you are well.

Not a crafty post today even though i have been making some crafty mess out in the craft shed. I cant post on here until the lovely Emma receives the gifts i have made for her.

Well i have 1 week left until little Daisy-Anns due date, i really thought she would be here before now. She obviously isnt finished cooking (as emma would say) lol.
I have been for long walks, eaten fresh pineapple, will have a nice curry tonight, along with a hot bath and some rasberry tea, maybe one of these will help push her

I am feeling so fat and bloated atm though, she has grown so much and is dropping slowly but surely. Still she must be nice and cosey in there otherwise she would have shown us her pretty face by now.

Last night my lovely fiance took me out for a meal, i feel useless though as i am not driving, so his kind mum picks me up and runs me about, and my mum tries to take me out during day too.
We went for a nice chinese in Romford. Wasnt out for too long, but long enough for it to be a change of scenery for me.

Well i better get back to making more crafty mess...he he he

I hope you are all well, and enjoying the weather.

Hugs and sparkles for all.

Thanks for looking.


Sunday, 25 April 2010

Maze book for mum

Afternoon all,

I made this maze book for mum for mothers day but have only just got around to posting piccies. For some unknown reason docrafts now only allow you to post 3 piccies for a project so i am adding the full slide show here.

Mum was over the moon with it, and so was i.

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Bump @ 37 weeks and 5 days

Morning all,

Ok, i have been a bad blogger again, I know i am on maternity leave and should be able to update more regular, but i have been still quite poorly :( still got morning sickness and sleep, well whats that.

Here is a piccie that was taken Sunday,

mum insists that she takes piccies of bump for me as she wants me to keep a record now i am actually showing loads. I am still unsure cos of my size in general, but hey ho.

Thanks for looking.


Sunday, 11 April 2010

Ah so sweet and clean

Evening all,

Sorry not been blogging again, but so busy with getting the last bits done at work so i could start my holiday on friday.
So now i am a lady of leisure - um no lol i am a lady who is under instructions that i need to rest so that is what i am trying to do.

Yesterday we wanted to sort out the clothes, so mum washed all the 0-3 months for me, i just had to take a piccie cos they look so sweet.

I only have 3 weeks and 3 days til due date, but i still think she is going to be early.
But i know i will just have to wait and see.

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Baby Shower Slide Show

Morning all,

Hope you are all well.

As some of you may already know, I had my baby shower on Sunday. I was pleasantly surprised with the turn out, as i was originally worried sick that no one would turn up. In total we had 18 girls there including me so a nice crowd. We had a nice day. We at loads (or in my case not a lot, but i did have 2 helpings of strawberry icecream, yummy yum yum )we then played various games which 2 of my fab friends Leanne and Emma arranged.
I was then seated to open the gifts that had been brought for me and Daisy-ann, and oh my was we spoilt rotten. There was tears, and not only from me.
Over all the day was amazing.

So here is the slide show of the piccies taken on my camera. Another friend took loads too, so once i get them i will bore you all with another slide

Also, i cant believe i only have 35 days left until my due date, it has flown by so quick.

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, 24 March 2010

34 Week bump!

Morning all,

Hope you are all well.

Sorry i dont blog that much anymore, but i am so exhausted i dont really get time to do much crafting, let alone blogging.

Ok mum has been on at me to take piccies of my bump, but because i am a larger lady i am embarrassed to put them up. The last one i took was a few posts back, which was taken on the day of my md's wedding back in February.

I have taken the plunge and got my MD to take a piccie of bump as of today, so it is an official 34 week bump.
I am embarrassed to put it up but hey ho, i am what i am.

Thanks for looking.


I do apologise for looking so rough, but i am just getting over a 48 hour bug and i look like death warmed up still.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

55 days!

Afternoon all,

55 days is all i have left until my little ones due date, and i cant wait.
I am excited, scared and def nervous. I mean will i make a good mum, will i be ok?
Its amazing all the things that go through your mind when you are here.


Saturday, 27 February 2010

Friday, 26 February 2010

Lee and Lisa's Wedding

Morning all,

So here are the piccies of the wedding i went to last weekend.

It was an amazing day, and i would like to wish the couple all the happiness for the future, and to thank them for allowing us to be a part of their special day.

Thanks for looking.


Thursday, 25 February 2010

Lisas Hen Night

Morning all,

Not a crafty post today, just a few random piccies of my MD's wifes hen night.

It was a fab night, but i was too tired to stay out partying, the girls all had a wicked time though.

Thanks for looking.