Right Now

Right Now I Am:

1. Feeling bittersweet at the arrival of Rach’s wedding invite. Sad that I can’t go, but knowing that it’s for a good reason (it’s my due date.

2. Hoping that Andy is ok … he arrived at the station to come home to find that all of the trains were cancelled because of flooding, but there was no more information and no replacement bus services. Nothing.

3. Composing a letter of complaint in my head. Ok, flooding is not something that can be helped but the handling of it was dreadful.

4. Putting a beer in the fridge for when Andy gets home :-)

5. Cooking risotto very slowly so that it is ready at this later time!

6. Thinking “forget blocking them first” and joining up my granny squares. I can block them afterwards.

7. Realising how much I love joining granny squares and enjoying how calming and therapeutic it is.

8. Feeling glad that I’ve phoned my Grandma for a chat (and trying to tell her how to get her new cordless phone off of loudspeaker …)

9. Looking forward to seeing my mum and grandma next week.

10. Enjoying little baby kicks and feeling relieved that I can feel them tonight. Baby apparently had a long sleep today until I fed it a twix in the afternoon. Babies like chocolate – who knew?

11. Plotting baby blankets and wondering if I’ll have time. I’m thinking … Stylecraft stripes for the pram blanket, single rows but turning the work each time so all rows are the front. Then perhaps a creamy Rico Baby dk blanket for immediate snuggles and cuddles :-) (Or I could cheat and put a border on that ripple I made a couple of years ago!)

12. Feeling HAPPYHAPPYHAPPY that we now have a shower again! I haven’t been “Andy-Authorised” to share pics yet, and it’s literally just the shower that is done and the rest of the room still to do, but ooooooooooh YES it’s so lovely to wash one’s hair in the morning IN THE SHOWER rather than in the sink the night before. A highly underrated pleasure. I am so proud of how hard Andy has worked on this that I could actually burst.

How’s your evening? xx

EDIT: Realising that I’ve joined my squares in the wrong order because I’m following an old photo of them. Pants!

19 thoughts on “Right Now

  1. But maybe you’ve joined them in the right order cos, you know, times have moved on now and we’re into new trends?! Hope Andy gets home soon and the risotto is yummy. You’ve done very well to wait for dinner until now – when I was pregnant it was quite common for me to have a pre-dinner (at least one!) before actual dinner. There’s no way I would have survived until past 9pm!!!! Have a great evening, Sx

  2. It’s amazing what babies do like, chocolate is (nearly)always acceptable to them. There is, of course, the fact that you are already being conditioned to the “I’ll sleep all day then wake mummy up for playtime all night, just to get her used to it!” Take good of relaxing time when you can – hope Andy gets home safely and relatively quickly and risotto will reheat if you are starving hungry and need to eat before he gets in.

  3. Hello Heather! I’m Lesley,from New Zealand..been enjoying your blog(found via Lucy’s) for ages now and don’t think I’ve commented before….but i wanted to say congratulations on the baby news…wonderful!!I love to crochet,too..mainly blankets,I’m useless at following a pattern,tho I have done one of Lucy’s ripple blankies(her tutorials are so easy to follow!)I have seen a ripple blanket done in cream wool as a baby blanket…looked amazing!
    I was born in Yorkshire,(Silsden!) but moved to Nz when I was 5,have had one visit back in my early 20s ,,,thats 30 years ago now!!!!love getting my yorkshire fix from your blog!!
    all the best,
    Lesley.

  4. Hopefully Andy got home ok and not too late. Oh, how FUN it must be to plan baby blankies!!! I can’t wait to see you getting started :-) xxxx

  5. Awwwww, baby kicks, how I loved baby kicks, and then when they get bigger you can see the impression of their feet through your belly and elbows poking out. Have fun with it all, it’s a wonderful time of your life.
    xx Sandi

  6. Sleep is also very under-rated as you’ll soon find out. Sleep now!! after the baby comes, for months you’ll be walking around in a stupor from lack of sleep, especially if you have to return to work in 6 weeks like i did. enjoy every moment to relax now.

  7. Sleep is also very under-rated as you\’ll soon find out. Sleep now!! after the baby comes, for months you\’ll be walking around in a stupor from lack of sleep, especially if you have to return to work in 6 weeks like i did. enjoy every moment to relax now.

  8. It’s amazing how food/drink affect kicking! Enjoy your granny squares – they look lovely. I’m making plans to crochet a baby blanket for my friend who’s due in a month. Don’t know what colour though – maybe I should just do rainbow stripes to suit either a blue or a pink baby! Enjoy your weekend!

  9. How far away is your friend’s wedding? Just wondering becayse as I’m sure you know, babies are often late! All 3 of mine were and I went to a concert in my due date with #3 :) Fortunately living in a small place, my GP, midwife and a paramedic friend were all there too. Lovely to feel those baby kicks. X

  10. Ah, it must be amazing feeling your little one growing and moving each day – I got a wedding invite from a dear friend recently too that we cannot attend because distance is too far and cost is too much to come back only one month after a visit home! It is so hard to miss these big days but at least there is a very happy reason. I hope that your man got home safely in the end – train delays can be terrible things!

  11. My, what a busy complicated day you have had !!
    Your blankies for Baby sound wonderful…
    My fave part is getting all done with everything on a crochet project- only THEN do I weave all my loose ends in (this is the bestest part) !!
    xoxo

  12. Do talk to your friend about her wedding. I always planned something exciting for my due dates.
    Sitting at home waiting is not much fun – especially if you know something is on that you could have gone to.
    With my first two babies I went out for a meal with friends in the evening – it gave me a ‘oh well the baby is not here but at least it has given me one last night out’ feel. With my third – he was a month early – so didn’t get round to the waiting stage.
    Having read your blog for over a year – I’m finally compelled to comment!
    Pregnancy is so special – I’m excited for you.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Helen

  13. Babies never arrive on time! Mine were 2 weeks and 3 weeks early and everybody elses babies I know arrived late. You may be able to make it. My fingers will be crossed for you.

  14. Babies never arrive on time! Mine were 2 weeks and 3 weeks early and everybody elses babies I know arrived late. You may be able to make it. My fingers will be crossed for you. Enjoy those baby kicks.

  15. Definately plan to go to the wedding with a contingency!! :-) lovely baby kicks – you probably relaced too much while doing your squares so baby fell asleep! My baby number 2 spent her whole preterm with hiccups!!

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