Tiny Tin Bird

I’ve been hoping and wishing and dreaming about making this blog post for a long time but now that the time is actually here I find myself somewhat at a loss for words. I am hoping that more words will come to me if I just keep typing … hopefully they will be assembled coherently :-)

For some months now I have been keeping a secret from you. A secret that started out teeny tiny (the size of a poppy seed apparently) and over time has grown and grown and is now the approximate size of a cantaloupe melon. If you haven’t guessed what kind of secret it is yet, I won’t keep you in suspense any longer: it’s a baby-sized secret!

Yes that’s right, come September (all being well), Tiny Tin Bird will make our family of two into a family of three, make our parents into grandparents and our siblings into aunts and uncles. To say that we are happy and excited about this is an understatement. I’m sure you can imagine that we are completely over the moon!

So far, my pregnancy has been fine apart from some wicked tiredness. Oh my! It’s a wonder I’ve achieved anything this year at all, all I have really wanted to do is spend every spare moment in my bed. Some days I have! I had also really hoped that “baby brain” was a myth, sadly that myth became reality at about 6 weeks when I managed to leave my shoes at work and has now progressed into things like making pots of tea with no teabags and being really confused when the “tea” came out clear!

We’re both so happy and since we had our second scan on Friday (all healthy and fine!) we have just had perma-grins attached to our faces. I’ve been cautious of getting too excited or telling the world prior to this point but hopefully being half way through means that it’s ok to share and start thinking about things to buy. I’m making a list of things I would like to buy (why is my taste so expensive?!) and an even bigger list of how I can afford these things! (To be honest, those are the only two things on my list so that’s not too bad …)

I’m also making a list of all the blanketty things I would like to make for him/her. (The English Language is missing a pronoun don’t you think?) I have been saving some Cotton-Ease for about three years for this purpose and tried to start it last week but it transpires that me and Cotton-Ease just do NOT get on, so that idea is out of the window. I have some other good ideas though, don’t worry, and I am very much looking forward to sharing them with you as time goes on.

So yes, there you go. The reason for my intermittent blogging, grumpy-guts posts and overall my giddy, over-the-moon happiness:



141 thoughts on “Tiny Tin Bird

  1. Brenda says:

    Oh Heather! What wonderful news. congratulations to you both, you are starting on an amazing journey. I wish you good health in the comming months, be kind to yourself and listen to your body, rest when you need to, Don’t stress over “getting things” for the baby, although there is a part in all of us that wants the best and latest, remember all this baby needs is a warm safe place to sleep and someone to care for it and keep it fed, safe and loved. I’m sooo excited for you! xxBrenda

  2. Hugest congratulations to you both. What wonderful news. Enjoy the adventure Heather … it’s a white knuckle ride at times, but the Mum thing is just the best.

  3. HUGE congratulations Heather :-) Can’t wait to see what you crochet for the wee one! Do put your feet up as much as you can and take full advantage of the fact that when you’re pregnant people are happy to run around after you :-)

  4. Elle says:

    Oh my gosh, I knew it when you posted about it making baby blankets for other peoples babies! I know this is something you really wanted! Huge congratulations!!!! Best of luck with the rest of your pregnancy!

  5. Have been lurking your blog for quite some time now, but just want to say a big congratulations, wishing you a smooth and healthy pregnancy. How exciting!!!!

  6. Rosy Nancarrow says:

    Oh Heather, I am SOOOO pleased for you! I have been expecting this news from you for some time now with your “broody” posts over other little ones. I know we have never met, but because I follow your blog (and that of many others) I feel I know you to some extent. Many many congratulations to you and hubby, its great news.

    Rosy x

    P.S. All the more reason for the bathroom to be finished and for you to lay on the bed giving orders x

  7. AngelaW says:

    WoW! Such wonderful news! :) as a 26 year old mummy of two little uns, I can confirm this is the best thing that will happen to you in the WHOLE world! Many many congratulations Heather!
    With all the best from an avid reader/less avid comment-er.

  8. Caroline says:

    Oh Heather, what wonderful news for you both!!! I can honestly say this is the first time I’ve read a blog post which has actually made me cry!!! How crazy is the internet? I live as far south as you can go without actually falling in the sea and you live … er … somewhere up north (my geography was never very good) and we’ve never met. I do love reading your blog though, looking at your beautiful photos and hearing about your latest goings-on and I feel like I know you as a friend (hope that doesn’t sound weird!). I’m so very happy for you and wish you, your husband and your tiny tin bird good health and much happiness xxx

  9. Diana says:

    Wonderful news, Heather! I have been following LTB for a couple of years now. I check in when I need a little touch of cosiness! I have been crocheting lots of baby cardis and hats lately and find them to be very gratifying. They are quick to finish and one can be very creative with colors and little extra touches since babies, as a rule, are very accepting of handmade creative expressions. Many congratulations to you and Andy on the ultimate handmade creation!

  10. Congratulations Heather! Even though I don’t know you personally your news has made me really happy. Congrats to you both – keep us updated with your growing :-D x

  11. charlotte says:

    Huge congratulations!!
    I have had a little inkling that you were ‘with child’.
    Glad all is going well and good luck to the 3 of you x x x

  12. charlotte says:

    Huge congratulations!!
    I have had a little inkling that you were \’with child\’.
    Glad all is going well and good luck to the 3 of you x x x

  13. Sharon Braxton says:

    What wonderful news!!!! There’s nothing like a baby to brighten up the lives of those who love him or her. Tiny Tin Bird is going to have such lovely things to be wrapped up in. Congratulations!!!!

  14. Sue Mayer says:

    This is such exciting news. Congratulations to you and Andy. You will now be able to make an Elmer blanket for your Tiny Tin Bird. You and Attic 24 have inspired me to learn the art of crochet and I am looking forward to more inspirational work from you.

  15. Kate says:

    Many congratulations to you and your husband! i’m also pregnant (2nd baby and due in July)- it’s such an exciting time. xxxx

  16. That’s a lovely piece of news to hear on this miserable day Heather! Heartfelt congratulations. Oh by the way don’t leave any bathroom grouting till month 9 as it’s very tricky fitting behind the loo with the grouting tool LOL! (from experience)

  17. Flippin’ heck I’ve been waiting for those post for a billion years it seems like!

    YOU’RE HAVING A BABY!!!!!!!!!

    Comment 138? Seriously?! I am poor. Forgive me for being so late to the party.

  18. I’m a bit behind in my blog reading (again) and got the shock of my life reading you can’t go to Rachel’s wedding because it’s your due date. Thought I was going truly mad there for a moment and that I had totally forgotten. Then realized I hadn’t yet read this post. Phew. Not going mad at all. So thrilled for you and Andy. You are going to such a wonderful Mum. And check out all these comments. So much love for you and bubs :-).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Security Code:

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.