I found these online! How could I say no?! My fabric and ribbon Love-Radar went off the charts! Two Hungry Little Caterpillar fabrics, mushroom printed grosgrain ribbon and Super Mario Bros printed ribbon!!!!!!!!! I am keeping them for my baby glory box, I'll be making dummy clips with the ribbons and depending on what gender future bub is will determine what I do with the fabrics. Im thinking a little peasant dress for a baby girl and for a boy a handsome little button up shirt. There is no doubt in the world that any child of mine and my husbands' will most likely be geeky like their parents! That would suit us down to the ground! I have always wanted a girl, but the chances are pretty slim with my hubby's brothers all having boys (5 nephews on his side so far!). You never know, we might be lucky! I enjoy making fabric flowers, headbands, little dresses and sweet little crochet beanies too much! Listen to me go on and on about babies! I guess I can't help it at the moment, many of my friends have had bubs recently. We went to visit some good friends of ours last night and their 4 week old little munchkin who has the most beautiful blue-grey, greenish hazle eyes (they're truly unique are beautiful!) and the most adorable mop of ginger hair!
Hubby and I dont expect to have children for a while yet, it would be irresponsible of us to try now without any savings or assurance of jobs. I'm not exactly in the best shape for falling pregnant at the moment anyway...I weighed myself yesterday (insert sheepish face) and I was so suprised! (In a bad way) I knew I had put on a bit of weight recently but was astonished at how much!! 8kg in 3 months!!!!! No wonder my clothes dont want to fit all of a sudden! Considering I now weigh 82kg which was exactly what my weight was at the beginning of last year. It took me almost a year to lose that to get down to 73kg (I was aiming for 69kg) for my wedding and I am just so shocked!! I promised myself I'd never go above 80kg again but it has happened! I wasn't even really thinking about my weight recently, and as for exercise I've done hardly anything! I have an inkling that those medical problems I went through recently had something to do with the weight gain but it was mostly my fault. I picked the worst time to want to diet and lose weight too, just coming into winter!! I find that the best thing for me to do is to have a supplement shake for brekky and for lunch with fruit for snacks during the morning and a balanced meal for tea. As for all that talk about how 'fad' diets dont work, I have to disagree. Isn't every new diet that comes out and claims to not be a 'fad' turn out to be exactly that anyway? I know my body, and I know what works and honestly those powdered shakes you can buy at the supermarket work the best for me! It's going to have to wait until after Easter though, it would be futile to start now when my birthday and Easter fall over the same weekend and I have plans for chocolate ganache layer cake, tuffle pops and brie. As for exercise I had dusted off my Wii Fit and replaced the batteries in the fit board to start using it daily again (which was why we bought the Wii in the first place!) The yoga is fantastic and does wonders for the pinch in my right shoulder and my weak knee. We also try to take our dogs for a walk once a day in the afternoon which has been helping wonders aswell to at least get back into a routine. That's the hardest thing isn't it? Developing that habit and sticking to it?
So right after Easter I'll be getting back into it! There is no way I'm letting myself go that far without doing something about it. I've seen people put on a little weight very quickly and just watched it spiral out of control and I dont want that for myself. I am already aware that when I see friends and family whom we havent seen for a few months I realise how much bigger I am and I know they notice it. I hate it! Especially when I know how determined I can be when I have a goal to reach, such rapid weight gain just isn't acceptable as far as I'm concerned!
Lastly I just have to share this photo of Sparrow... I was happily crocheting away on the couch when he climbed up, sat on my wool and held onto the thread I was using so I couldn't keep going and would pat him! Cheeky little thing!
I really should hop off the internet and get on with my day..I have a list of things that need doing :/ Just lacking in motivation at the moment!! I have to bathe my dogs, Toby is easy but Spaz requires chainmail gloves as he hates the water and will do anything he can to claw his way up your arms to get out! Wish me luck!