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Absence makes the heart grow fonder…

Its been quite a while since I last posted. Months! As it turns out, I have been rather busy – growing and birthing a human.

The last few months of my pregnancy were pretty brutal. Severe pelvic instability left me almost immobile, and then constant contractions resulted in bed rest for the last few weeks (can’t say i enjoyed the gestational diabetes diet either). In the end, my little boy was determined to arrive early, and he was born at 37 weeks. It’s been a rough recovery from the c section. Multiple post operative infections, and 11 weeks later, my pelvis still hasn’t recovered, so walking is still an issue at times. But, he is a beautiful, happy, smiley little baby, and has settled into our family with ease.

I’ve started baking again and have started a course in nutrition. (first exam is tomorrow, yikes!). I’ve had a little bit of time to play with some new inks, but most of my artistic endeavours are on hold for now. Newborns are somewhat distracting! I have been able to work on some embroidery as I collapse on the lounge watching netflix, so at least there is some creativity happening!

In the interests of easing myself back into the blogging world, I’ve decided to Take Stock of whats been happening lately…

Making – embroideries! I’ve been working on the same ones for a while. I’m liking that I can make things without having to worry about the mess, as I have limited time at the moment. Oh, and a human. I made him too.
Cooking – lots of baking. Banana bread, corn bread, muffins, cookies…
Drinking – lots of dandelion tea
Reading – dodgy cosy mysteries as my brain can’t concentrate on anything too complicated at the moment. And my nutrition textbooks. Studying with a newborn may have been a touch ambitious!
Wanting – a swinging chair for my garden, for cups of tea and baby cuddles
Looking – at my sleeping baby. All the time!
Deciding – on new cupboards for my studio after it was flooded last year
Wishing – that my body would hurry up and heal so I can go on nice long walks.
Enjoying – the gorgeous interactions between my older children and the baby
Watching – Downton Abbey on Netflix (yes, I am a few years behind the rest of the world!)
Wondering – who this new baby will turn out to be
Liking – cups of tea and cake
Listening – to my daughter sing as she goes to sleep each night
Considering – replacing my very tired dining chairs, but with what?
Buying – flowers and herbs for the garden
Hoping – that I can get more active with my children soon
Marvelling – that my body made and is feeding yet another beautiful human
Needing – sleep!!!
Questioning – whether my sons current school is the right choice for him
Smelling – peppermint and tea tree oil, as I try to rid my house of all of the ants that keep appearing
Wearing – soft comfy things
Noticing – that the sunlight is changing as we move into the cooler months
Knowing – that this baby daze will pass very, very quickly, and to appreciate it while it lasts
Thinking – about vegetables! The course I am doing has me thinking about all of the different things I can try to convince my children to eat.
Admiring – clever arty folk on instgram
Getting – better at managing my time with three children
Book marking – more courses to come back and study down the track
Disliking – my sore body
Feeling – tired but content
Hearing – right now, snuffly baby noises, city traffic, trains and birds
Celebrating – my family
Pretending – that I am better at this then I am!
Embracing – chaos

 

 

About grandpacat

I am an artist, illustrator, sewer, mother and sometime baker. This blog is a record of my creative endeavours, including my art making, children's craft activities, and a few allergy friendly recipes thrown in for good measure.

One Comment

  1. Congratulations on making a baby! That is so wonderful. He looks adorable. I am in absolute awe that you are undertaking study with a newborn. Enjoy your lovely cuddly baby times. Sigh…

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