Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I was at Spotlight this morning. It's one of my favourite stores. Sometimes I just go to browse the fabrics. My mind goes at a million miles per hour thinking of all the projects I could do and then I think to myself, "I must finish the projects I've already started or about to start first!".

Today, I picked up some buttons for Miss A to craft with, some boning for a nursing cover that I'm planning to make, some cotton thread and some fabric that caught my eye. I found this gorgeous jersey knit fabric in a beautiful navy blue with white/red swirls and butterflies on it which I am going to make myself a maternity skirt. And I grabbed a metre of corduroy, which had just arrived in store. It's a taupe colour with little birdies in pinks, whites, blues and greens all over. I am thinking I will make Miss A a little pinny for winter with that.

First things first, I need to get cutting and start on a quilt I have planned for my nephews birthday.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Gestational Diabetes

Apparently I have it albeit very mildly. I did my OGTT last week and on Saturday my GP rang me to say my blood glucose levels came back "just a little bit high" and she wanted to see me ASAP. I asked if it could wait until my Obstetrician appointment in two weeks time. Apparently not. So off I went on Monday morning. Complete waste of time. She tried ringing my Obstetrician during our appointment but he was uncontactable. So all she could do was tell me my levels were 8.5 and the upper most range of normal is 8, so I'm only slightly over. She gave me some literature and sent me on my way. She did ring me later on that day to say she got in touch with my Obstetrician who had already posted me a letter and referral to a Dietician and he is happy to see me at my next scheduled appointment.

I've done some reading and feel it's something that's quite serious if I ignore it. But I get the feeling that friends and family don't realise the consequences down the track. I've had some just say "oh well" or "hahaha you can't eat chocolate now". It is amazing me how insignificant diabetes seems to be in the community. Or maybe I am just over-reacting (or over concerned because I don't really know how it's affecting me yet).

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

And Off He Goes...

To Kindergarten. My three and a half year started kindergarten last week. *cry* He's growing up so quickly. I thought I was going to be perfectly fine, the beaming, smily mum waving bye to her little boy. Maybe it was pregnancy hormones, but I had to fight back the tears welling up in my eyes. I'm sure the teacher and other mums notice the glistening moistness in my eyes on that first day last week.

He was so excited to be a big boy going off to kindy.

All the mums received this care package from the kindergarten teacher. I really welled up when I read the poem and had to fight the lump in my throat. I WAS NOT going to cry in front of all the teachers, parents and children, most of all my own little boy!

It came time to say goodbye for the morning. He seemed a little overwhelmed by it all but was ok. When the kids were all sitting on the mat, the teacher asked them to turn around and wave bye to their mums. When my little guy waved to me he had a worried look on his face and I noticed his bottom lip started to tremble like he was holding back the tears too but was determined to be brave and not cry! Bless him. That look did it for me and as I walked out the classroom door back to the car, the tears rolled down my cheeks and I cried all the way home.

When I picked him up three hours later, he was all smiles and very proud of the biscuit he had made at kindy that morning! I'm so glad he's settled in and yes I am a big sook!


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