Friday, 26 November 2010

A Quick Hello.......

From our little VIP!

Just thought I'd share a couple of images from our 3D scan!

Have a lovely weekend!

Lots of Love


Friday, 19 November 2010

A Room Of Our Own!

James and I have spent a lot of time preparing for the arrival of our little girl, we have decorated, cleaned, ruthlessly cleared out (mainly me!), fixed and adorned the house!
We are happy with the results and are as ready as we will ever be for our arrival!
(I may even give you all a tour soon!)
We chose to live in my house but during the last few months have amalgamated and combined tastes (and compromised!) and made our family home.

The only room we hadn't changed at all was our bedroom.
The thought of completely decorating was far too much to contemplate for us but I couldn't help feeling that we should have a bedroom that we had chosen together!

Then a friend told me that she had just had her house decorated professionally and was really pleased with the results!
When I mentioned it to James he was just as enthusiastic as me!

I know paying a decorator may seem a bit extravagant but we couldn't take any more on, and having done it I have to admit I would do it again in a heartbeat!!!

So after 2 days (where we didn't have to lift a finger!) we had a beautiful, professionally finished bedroom! (seriously it was like magic!)

I'm going to be mean and make you wait till next week before I reveal all as we are waiting for delivery of a few finishing touches!
I'm not so mean as to not give you a sneak preview of one of the paint colours though!

James chose 'forest fruits', a far cry from my usual choice of pastels!
I love it!!!
What do you think?

Lots of Love


Thursday, 18 November 2010

Cleaning Up.....

The Original Source white pear and avocado hand wash, it might not be as posh (or expensive!) as my usual brand but it certainly smells as good!

I've never washed my hands so much!!

Lots of Love


Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Cakes For The Boys!

Having gestational diabetes doesn't mean I can't indulge my love of baking!
Luckily for me James' workmates are only too happy to assist in the eating part!
I'd been neglecting them lately so when they did overtime on Sunday I thought I'd make them a little treat!

James chose lemon cupcakes with lemon icing from the Primrose Bakery book (with added bling in the form of sugar sparkles and a touch of lime green glitter!).
I am ashamed to say that, despite having the book for a year, this is the first recipe I have tried!

According to my lovely 'testing panel' they were pretty good, but they need to try some other flavours to judge properly!!!

Lots of Love


Monday, 15 November 2010

Life Is Sweet....

But not for me!!

I'm sure some of you have noticed my absence from our little world recently. hanks to everyone who has E Mailed, I'll be getting back to you :)

I've been taking a bit of time out after finding out I have developed gestational diabetes 4 weeks ago.

After beating myself up, thinking I had done something to harm our little girl, the diabetes midwife explained to me that this annoying condition is thought to be caused by my pregnancy hormones increasing my resistance to insulin resulting in elevated blood sugar. This, in turn, means that our little baby is making her own insulin to keep her sugar levels down which can result in her growing too quickly (as insulin is also a growth hormone)

James (as fabulously supportive as ever) and I have had to really concentrate on being as healthy as possible to control my glucose levels, analysing each meal and drink, walking as often as possible and remembering to test frequently. We have done really well, keeping my daytime levels within limits without the need for drugs! Unfortunately overnight I need a bit of help in the form of a little injection of additional insulin

At the moment things are working out just fine and after a growth scan I'm pleased to report that we seem to have caught things in time and Baby is well within the 'normal' range for her growth!
I am being well looked after, both at home and by the hospital, and am doing my very best to look after my precious load!

Apparently I'm in good company......both Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek suffered from the condition during their pregnancies!

Now I'm just hoping I can get into shape as well as them after Baby arrives!

Lots of Love