I never really set out with the plan to become a mother. I didn't particularly like kids. I always thought that if I did end up having one ... that I would stop at that ... just one!
Miss Megan was a surprise. That pregnancy was a roller coaster of emotion. Meg was a scrawny little dot all 5lb 5oz of her. Mostly at first I was scared of her ... worried that somehow she would break. As each day went by I felt my heart being soaked up with total love and devotion for her. Who would have known how much love one person was possible of.
After 6 months when she finally started to sleep through the night I started to wonder how I could possibly manage with only one of these little people. It took some persistent convincing, a big dose of modern medicine and laying on my back for 15 weeks and those two little trouble makers joined our family. (I have Ben in the photo below and Mr DLN has Jessica)
I can barely remember their first 3 months other than feeling like I would die from tiredness. I do remember though the moment that they first noticed each other. I was breast feeding them and they both caught sight of each other at the same time. They both stopped feeding and grinned away at each other for what felt like an eternity. They met each other like that every meal time from that moment onward so happy to see eachother.
After the twins we lost a natural pregnancy ... the space that was left tore my heart apart ... and then Joshua came along ... only one attempt at IVF produced this little man ... he was determined to join the family and what a cushy spot in this family he has! He is doted upon by us all.
What a lovely Mother's Day I had last Sunday ... thank you guys! I am so grateful that I have you all and to be your Mother. Thank you Mr DLN for sharing all of this madness with me. I love you all so very much!
OK so that's enough Mothers Day reflection for one post!
Not a lot to share this week as I have been busy hand sewing my circles but I can't show you this :(
I did finish the pillow top from last week but the pattern is still waiting to be written ...
I have called this one... How does your garden grow?
Blogless Vicky from rural Victoria will be the first person to take home this pattern as she was the first person to contact me after buying a kit, no less, for Garden Party from Penny at Patchwork Angel.
I have been drafting a pattern for a project that you wont get to see until next year. I will be using these very pretty fabrics ...
... not my usual depth of colour, however, as they weren't chosen by me I am very pleased that I still find them appealing.
I also forgot to mention my Pay it Forward buddies that I 'collected' in this post they are ...
Pikku Kettu from Pikku Kettu Knits
and Jenny from Deekie Belle Designs
I have a little something planned ... hopefully it wont take me the whole 365 days to make it!
I have added a couple of new photos to the photo albumof some gorgeous finished projects ... take a look! If you have finished anything or have some progress photos then I would love to take a look and include them in the album too. Send them to me here.I have also recently changed email address & updated my laptop so I have misplaced links and emails ... I have been slowly trying to catch up and sort this out HOWEVER if you have emailed me with a photo, a link or a question and I haven't responded ... please resend it to me here. Thanks!
Before I go Lisa is having her first birthday give away all the way over here ... make sure you stop by and say hello! She makes some delightful creations that are well worth a peek!
Sharon is also celebrating her 1st blog birthday and she is giving away some crafty goodness. Sharon's site is a wealth of information on stacks of different topics and a great spot to find information if you have a crafty business or are planning to start one!
I also wanted to wish Sarah good luck with her new venture ... although I doubt that she will need it! I wont be playing along with her launch giveaway this time as I am saving up all of my giveaway energy for a few weeks time ... you see this is my 95th post and I am sure you all know what that means!
Have a spectacular weekend!!
PS. Just one more mummy moment to share ... Joshua is the only boy in his dance class that is filled with sweet little girls. He loves going each week ... although I suspect it is predominantly because of the sticker that he collects at the end of the class. Last Saturday we arrived a little before the end of the class and snunk in to take a peek at what was going on. The teacher was discussing Jack & the Bean Stalk with them and they were all climbing an imaginary bean stalk. Once they reached the top the teacher asked them to use their imagination and tell the class what they could see. One sweet little girl saw a "beautiful unicorn".... another saw a "fairy castle".... "What do you see Joshua?" the teacher asked."McDonalds!" Joshua answered in his gruff, ruff & tumble voice. You see he was busy imagining a giant sized Happy Meal! You crack me up my very imaginative boy!