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. Heather very many Congratulations to the both of you! I hope the rest of the pregnancy goes perfectly as well and I cannot wait to see what he or she will get from such a crafty Momma! :)

  2. Congratulations to you both Heather ~ how exciting! Take good care of yourself and get lots of rest. What a very good excuse for sitting with your feet up and crocheting and drinking lots of tea too:O)xx

  3. Emma says:

    Congratulations :-) I love love love babies so will live vicariously through your blog until the time comes for me to have my own :-)


  4. Congratulations to you and your hubby! No wonder you have been feeling the pressure about getting the house finished, babies and building sites aren’t a great mix ;)

    Don’t worry about the shopping list of things you need. It all works out in the end and there is always a cheap (or free) option to those expensive items. Two things that are important (I believe) are the car capsule / seat and the pram / pusher. Buy the best that you can afford without breaking the bank.

    xXx Helen

  5. I read your blog faithfully but have only commented a couple of times (I don’t think that makes me a bad person, does it??) but I had to jump in today and say a huge congratulations to you and your hubby. How exciting! :o)

  6. YEEEYYYYY !!! That’s such HAPPY news! How lovely..I for one, can not WAIT to hear all about Tiny Tin Bird’s progress! Congratulations to you guys!… and hellooooo tiny tin birdie xxxxx

  7. Gaynor says:

    I’ve been reading your blog since i found Attic24 over a year ago, i never comment….but this post needed a comment!! Congratulations to you both on your fantastic news!! Enjoy this very exciting part in your life and good luck! xx

  8. Nanita says:

    OMG Heather, that’s absolutely the BEST news!!! I am sooo incredibly happy for you! You will be such a super awesome mum, congratulations to both of you! And please, if you feel pregnancy urges such as scoffing chocolate, let me know and I’ll happily send you over some Belgian yumminess, I mean it! :-) Aww, Tiny Tin Bird… How exciting!! :-) xxxx

  9. Amanda Peters says:

    That is such lovely happy news! Congratulations!
    I love your blog, the way you write, and the things you make.

  10. I am so happy and excited for you. Yeah! This actually brought tears to my eyes. I remember your post a while back about how much you wanted a baby. And now here you are expecting. Congratulations!

  11. I did wonder a while ago when you mentioned feeling a bit of broodiness – such lovely news for your both. Enjoy your bumpy days – I just loved being pregnant – all 3 times! Glad you’re doing well and keeping your creative urge – exciting, exciting news!

  12. Joanna says:

    Hi Heather, I am a regular reader of your blog but have never commented before. I just wanted to say congratulations, its so very exciting and I know exactly how you feel! I’m 21 weeks pregnant with our first child and my husband and I are both so heart skippingly excited. Also, while we don’t live in a building site we did move house a few months ago and are desperately trying to get our new house in order before our little bundle arrives. The first thing I did when I got back from our second scan when we were told he was a little boy was go through my stash and start making him a ‘boys’ blanket!
    Take care

  13. Rachelle says:

    Congratulations! Baby blanket making is the best. I am due at the end of August and am crocheting a lovely all star blanket in greys and blues.

  14. Christine says:

    How exciting! I am so happy for you. Words can’t describe the joy of being a mother and making things for a little one is pretty amazing too!

  15. Liz says:

    such lovely lovely news :) Congratulations to you both. Oooooooh the hat-and-matching-blanket opportunities you have!!!

    Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy (pregnancy yoga classes are BRILLIANT and having done land and pool births I would highly recommend pool!) and also with the house renovations!

  16. I know you’ve been clucky for a LONG time so I wish you both you and Andy (and bub) well. The first pregnancy is so exciting and so emotional because you know your life is about to change. Enjoy the good times and live up the bad/sick moments cause you can always talk about them with a laugh later! (Trust me…you will…although I still wonder why I do sometimes). xx Susan

  17. WOW!! I’ve only just managed to visit your blog since coming back from holiday, and what news you have! Congratulations! Although I always thought it was just a matter of time until you gave us such news ;-)
    Hope you manage to get the house in order in time, good luck with it all!

  18. HEATHER such wonderful news, so excited for you, (I had three babies and have enjoyed the whole process and still do even tho they are grown and one has his very own bubba, she is 5 now) You are going to make a beautiful mummy and Andy will make a wonderful daddy. I envy you all the crochet blankies that you have made to cuddle up under when you feel like you need some time out. And what a lucky babe to have a mumma to make snuggly things. Take care of you.
    xx Sandi

  19. Liz T says:

    Wonderful news Heather, many congratulations to you and Andy. Keep “Shim” (sh(e)/(h)im) nicely coccooned and enjoy choosing blanket yarn and colours.

  20. Susan Greenhow says:

    The absolute BEST thing I have read today!! Soppy grins all round. Many congrats to you and your family.

  21. yaaaaaaaaaaay for spilling the beans, so relieved not to have to watch what I say here anymore!!!
    We are so looking forward to the arrival of TTB, I even dreamt up a brand new crochet project to make for the occasion which I am mega excited about!!
    Aside from the pram/carseat, you will find you can get most other things second hand if you wish, with great savings to be made. Little B has had very, very little new from the shops, most of his kit and caboodle was/is 2nd/3rd hand. I will have a good sort out of things here for you.
    I can’t wait to see the blankets start rolling out for TTB, not to mention cutesy hooky hats!
    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ♥ the best news, so happy for you xxxxxxx

  22. Wow! I’m so happy for you! It’s such an exciting time! My little ones are 5 and 3 now and they have brought such joy to us! Congratulations and take care! Feet up and crochet! xx

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