and the craziness continues.....

Friday, 10 October 2008
ok, let me recap. This is me at the present moment, 7 months pregnant:

and this is my house and backyard, at the end of week 1 of the building project:
add those two together and yes it probably is pure insanity, but these things happen! Unfortunately Jean we didn't come into an inheritance, and in fact the reason that we waited so long to start building was so that we could save up enough money to pay for it rather than refinance the house and take out a bigger mortgage. Given the current financial situation world wide it was a wise decision even if it means cutting it fine timing wise.

Plus it is giving me something other to think about than the baby and I have begun 'virtual' nesting - picking out colours, light fittings, floor coverings, furniture, drawing room layout plans for furniture placement and generally sending my husband batty with my constant "what do you think about x" when he knows full well the only answer is to agree! So even though the baby's room (and the rest of the house) is a complete shambles at the moment, in my mind it is already painted a calm and restful pale sage green colour, with all white furniture, cot sheets and change pad cover made from a white and fine green stripe cotton (made by me of course!), white curtains and some lovely wall decorations of some sort (still to be decided). Thankfully my parents are talking about taking some time off before Christmas to come up and give us a hand in making this reality because by that stage I doubt I'll be able to do much at all!

Unfortunately no sewing photos at present, I did take photos of a new dress I made last weekend and wore to work on Wednesday, but my most skillful photographer of a husband didn't realise that the camera had no memory stick in it when he took photos of me, so I'll have to wear it again next week and try again. I don't know how much sewing I'll get done this weekend though, now that I'm without a laundry I'm heading off to my parents to use their washing machine and possibly some op shopping in between loads since there are a few close to their house, and then on Sunday we have day 1 of a 2 day antenatal class which goes all day. I am prepared to be shocked and horrified though, because I have been warned it's all pretty graphic but it's a little late in the stage to do anything about it now!

Have a great weekend everyone


  1. I am very jealous of your new sewing room - just plan some space for a playpen in there for bubs! Very wise not to extend yourself financially at this time.
    You also need to keep in mind the beautiful baby room will come but if the baby comes first, they don't need so much space when they are small - they can sleep in your room with you... however you will need a working laundry if you want to use cloth nappies!! :)

  2. I have been reading your blog for awhile and love it! You look great. I have three and it is such a fun and exciting time! Good luck with everything--sometimes I think that I am not happy unless there is a little chaos in it! Gets your adrenaline going!! cindy

  3. "I am prepared to be shocked and horrified though, because I have been warned it's all pretty graphic but it's a little late in the stage to do anything about it now!"

    Now that is the understatement of the year! *LOL* But as one who has been there, done the end you will do practically anything to release the bundle of joy from within...and I'm being as tactful as I can be...cause in person I have much different words to describe the process...rotflol!

  4. Oh, goodness gracious! You're pregnant and doing a home addition (which you are paying cash for) and you have time to sew. Totally in awe am I!

  5. Your photos took me back 28 years. We pulled the back off our house ready for the renovation which would be done in time for the arrival of child no.2.

    You can guess the rest. He arrived 7 weeks early and we lived in 2 rooms for months.

    The end of my story is that our renovated house was a delight to live in and my son finally moved out a month ago.


  6. Do you have a due date yet? Don't worry so much about seeing tons when the delivery time comes... unless you want too. Sometimes your so busy pushing that you don't have much time to look! Besides, by the time your ready/willing/able to look... you'll have your little one to look at! And be sooo delighted that anything else... is no big deal!
    I hope that the workers are hard working and fast movers! Enjoy, and try to relax when you can.
    Take care.

  7. You'll do great! Any woman that takes on pregnancy and house renovation at the same time can do anything!

  8. I second the comment about you being able to do anything!