Saturday, 17 January 2009

So much to do, so little time..... or energy!

Has it really been so long since I posted last? er, yes.... sorry!
The exhaustion of late pregnancy has kicked in... mentally I feel fine, physically I am knackered and achy and swelling! Oh joy, but I am not complaining much, I am really privileged to be expecting my third boy... just wish I could be one of these skinny minnies who just gets a small baby bump and doesn't put on any weight anywhere else. I have A LOT of weight to shift after this baby arrives :(
I have been asked to share bump pics, and this is the only one I have as of yet. It was taken on New Years day when I was 31 weeks... please excuse the sticky out bits... what can I say, it was!!! I plan to take another when I am closer to due date, which is only 6 1/2 weeks away.
Well Bear is now 2. He was beside himself with excitement when he ripped into his kitchen (which was rather tricky to wrap up). He happy danced and squealed, and hasn't stopped playing with it since. It seemed a really good idea at the time to buy the 120 piece food set, and the bag for life with its 20 pieces and the tea set with all its bits and pieces.... add these to the 50 piece accessory pack the kitchen came with and you have one very busy mummy forever picking up spoons, imitation fruit and veg and trying to find the missing bit of pizza!!!And of course a birthday isn't a birthday without chocolate cake!!! Although he had to wait until the Saturday when we were at mum's.... but it was a yummy cake and worth the wait!
So what else have I been up to... on Wednesday I finally met gorgeous baby Sam. He is so scrummy I could have stolen him and taken him home... but as Jen looks so taken with him I thought it might be difficult to sneak him out the door. Photo stolen from Jen's blog, and yes my legs really are THAT big!!!Today we took the boys to Bruntwood Park to run off some of their energy. There was one muddy puddle and which of the boys do you think found it???
Of course it was Bear!!!
Needless to say the grey coat wasn't grey for long, and the new Clarks shoes were just brown, rather than the khaki and orange they should have been!!!
Oliver never liked getting dirty when he was younger and still isn't that keen... this didn't stop him laughing and encouraging Harry to get really dirty and wet! Although to be honest, he really didn't need that much encouragement.

This morning I received a gorgeous bundle of goodies to play with from Sarahscards, and so wanted to get a 'nice picture' of the boys together. Shouldn't be too hard should it?!?! Well you try getting the two of them looking in the same direction at the same time, preferably smiling and not pulling a stoopid face or having their eyes shut. It took a series of over 30 photos to get 3 'nice' results. So tonight I plan to scrap!
I also had a teensy little spend with Sarah and bought this stunning wooden book... I plan to make a mini book of all Thing 3's first visitors. And the fact that we have decorated his room vehicle themed, and this book just had to be mine.
The January kits have been posted out, and my mum as a new subber (my treat as she is now a non smoker... well done mum, keep up the good effort) will be getting a box of gorgeousness on Monday. This LO has already gone live on the Sarahscards blog, so I can share it with you on here too. If you haven't already saved the blog into your favourites you really should... there is lots of stunning work on there to inspire card makers and scrappers alike.

There are still a still amount of kits for single purchase available here... you won't be disappointed.

Right, I think that is an update enough... sorry for boring you, but well done if you got this far!!!


Jenga said...

You look faberooney and you did IRL too hun xxx

Looking forward to seeing a LO with your 2 gorgeous boys on it SOON!!! (nudge, nudge - blog more!!)

Natalie said...

You look great!! :) Harriet has a kicthen and to be fair they are great fun to play with...esp the kettle which makes pouring noises.

Great pics of the boys they are so sweet :) x

Jemma said...

OK Dudette im seriously going to have to come across there and slap you!!!! YOU LOOK FANTASTIC!!!! seriously you look great and you KNOW i wouldnt lie to you, i just wouldnt say anything! :) HBear looks fair chuffed with his Kitchen, but all those parts, seriously what were you thinking? Love hte photos of the two boys and your LO, blog more so i have to write less in each comment :P xx

Eileen said...

You look great Lou - at least you look like a person with a bump, when I was pregnant I was more like a blob with a (puffy) face on top! Love that LO, can't wait for my kit ...

That is a fabby pic of The Bear getting really stuck in to the puddles and mud - and Big Brother watching from a relatively safe distance! Isn't it amazing how two kids from the same genetic source and brought up the same way can be sooooo different?

I'm very jealous that you've had a cuddle with Sam, but I suppose it's fair as I got my hands on Buttercup / Megan!

nikki said...

Lou you look FANTASTIC - definite 'bump envy' from me. Some fantastic pictures there and that layout is great - what a memory to capture bet that will bring some smiles in the future :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful to see you Lou! Glad all is going well, and can't believe it's only a matter of weeks now ... Those photos are fantastic, and the one of Bear stomping in the mud is just asking for scrapping! Love what you did with the 2 old men Lo - you are SO creative! x alexa

Jemma said...

Congrats Stevenson family!!!! glad to hear about the safe arrival of bump number 3!!!!

lots of love and hugs xxx