Sunday, 28 April 2013

Poorly Pud

Our dearest, darling little baby daughter Freya fell ill on Wednesday suddenly. With her temperature soaring to 40.5 degrees she was hospitalised with a nasty infection. I've never quite felt so helpless as when my little girl was hooked up to a drip and crying and clinging to me for an entire night. I spent a lot of time rocking, shushing and holding my baby close, and watching helplessly as she was prodded and poked with needles. My heart broke a million times over as she looked at me crying with those pleading eyes. She's most definitely on the mend now thankfully.

And there is that word, "thankful". Staying on a childrens' ward for a few days has truly opened my eyes to just how lucky I am to have happy, healthy children. I can't imagine how hard it must be to have to keep returning and know that your child may never recover from a condition or illness they may have. I'm most definitely going to make the best of all the time I have with my children, and in my life in general from now on.

She's been allowed home for the first night in four nights but we're back to the ward tomorrow first thing for a scan and some blood tests. Fingers crossed that it's good news and she can be discharged and come home properly!

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Life and Such

Ahh, I can almost smell Spring on it's way, but not quite.  I'm sick of grey skies and rain and sudden temperature dips.  Freya is ill, bless her.  I'm not sure exactly what she's got but she's running a horrible fever and sleeping a lot.  I think I'm at a turning point in life in general and things are a little bit fuzzy.  It's touch and go.  I need to motivate myself a little (lot, hell of a lot) more and get moving and do everything that ought to be done.  I've been thinking about accomplishments and thought about entering the Race for Life this year and then using the excuse of unfitness (horribly unfit!) and putting it off til next year.  My name is Captain Procrastinator.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Catching up

Wow I'm a really bad blogger!  I daren't even look at what the date was the last time I wrote something.  Is it a sign life has been hectic?  Well things are certainly changing here.  A new schedule for Tom and I've just returned to work after being away on maternity leave for nine months mean we're missing out on a lot of time as a family which is really sad.

I finally got my name banners finished for the girls only to find that I've got requests for them!  Yay!  So far I've done seven of them and I'm actually starting to really love stitching and embroidery.  It's really surprising as I'd always hated sewing because I was so bad at it.

You can catch my designs at Apple Felties, I've got big plans for my rather large felty stash - thinking up all sorts of ornaments!