Sunday, 11 March 2012

A difficult fortnight

Despite my intention to keep up to date with the blog, I was foiled at almost the first stage by managing to catch one of the most horrible viruses I've ever been lucky enough to suffer! It was a form of sinusitis I think, but was so painful I assumed it was an ear infection at first, and left me incapacitated and off work with head pain for a week! For someone who has barely any time off work normally (three days in a year would be the maximum) I'm now up to twelve days this year and absolutely hate it. However, being pregnant appears to have lowered my immune system and a school environment is probably the optimum place to pick up every disease going.

It meant of course that when I went back to work last Monday, I had a horrendous amount of work to catch up on and detentions to set for students who had decided to take advantage of the cover teachers! I finally feel like I'm getting back on top of things now and so can turn my attention to more pleasant things like blogging.

On a more positive note, baby has been kicking away happily for the last few weeks, and Ed has even been able to feel some of the stronger kicks, which is lovely. I ordered my first brand new maternity clothes yesterday (not that I needed to really, I have sacks of donations!) and have been living in a pair of hand me down maternity jeans at the weekend - so much comfier than the clothes I have been squeezing myself into at work. I'm at that awkward stage where my bump makes normal clothes difficult, but maternity wear is just that little bit too big. Still, it's lovely to have a bump - makes it all seem very real. We've been having some disagreements about names already - why is it that men never come up with names that they want, but feel happy to veto everything you come up with?

In scrapbooking news, I've been going through my stash and starting to sell some of my vast collection of papers on UKScrappers. There is no way I will ever scrap with them all, so it's best that they get moved on to a good home. I'm down to my last set of 'old layouts' to share on here too, before showing you some of the pages I have produced recently (though not that recently - the last two weeks have been a bit of a write-off when it comes to creativity of any kind).

The first is a page I really like, despite its simplicity, for the beautiful bright colours. It really reminds me of the day in question which was such a glorious autumn morning, it could almost have been summer.

Secondly is this page recording a cup of tea shared on the beach at the Isle of Wight with my in-laws. This was on holiday nearly two years ago now - we didn't go last year and probably won't this year, which is quite strange as it had been a regular trip for so long. I'm sure we'll be back again one day though. 

So hopefully I'll be back soon to update you with some of the six or seven 'new' layouts I've created.
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1 comment:

  1. Thought you might like to know that you can buy something called the belly belt, which you can attach to your usual trousers while your bump is in the in between stage, it kind of extends the waist band, and really helped me with my work clothes last summer. Love your LO's too :)