Friday, June 5, 2009

Our new addition!



The new addition to the Kelly family at 2 days old and the start of sleep deprivation for me <3 :)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

End of an era...

Sadly our little dog Douglas who was 15 1/2 yrs old passed away suddenly on Thursday evening. He'd been losing weight for a couple of months and was under treatment for suspected bowel disease which seemed to be stabilizing him.. in the end though it was his heart that gave out. It was extremely quick which was a blessing but we are all still trying to come to terms with the fact he's gone...

I keep expecting him to appear at our feet when we're having our breakfast, lunch & dinners hopeful of scraps. Not to mention watching out for him trying to trip me up as I pottered around the flat or demanding attention when we'd get home from running errands.

He will be sorely missed but we do have our expected new arrival to the Kelly family to come. Yes he/she is not here just yet. So I am now officially the most pregnant I've been in my entire life and baby #2 is now a day overdue...  hopefully not long before we have some happier news for you all.

 Rest at peace my loyal loveable Douglas xoxox

Friday, May 8, 2009

Only one week till my due date... eeek!

Just a very quick post with photos of my enormous 39wk bump taken today... only one week till due date now and so far no signs of anything exciting happening.

 Who knows when things will get going & i'm really hoping to not be in labour a week tomorrow as it is my birthday!! I would really like to keep that one day to myself :)

One way or another there'll be a new arrival in the Kelly household no later than the 27th of May as that's the latest date the hospital will let me go to before they want to do a CS....

Will keep you all posted when the time comes. Fi xoxox

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Jaffa cake style cup cakes


Yummy orange sponges drizzled with a orange/sugar syrup and topped with dark chocolate.. freshly dribbled with Green & Blacks 70% dark chocolate first thing this morning. All they need to do is set and then devoured later on!
Inspired by Blotted copybooks delicious Jaffa loaf cake... The recipe for which can be found on her blog http://www.blottedcopybook.co.uk/jaffa-cake-loaf/

I was just too impatient to wait for a loaf cake to cook so I used the cake batter to do cupcakes instead... as they take only 20mins to cook in the oven :)

I know i've been a very sparse blogger during this pregnancy...

I didn't realise how tired i'd be running around after Finn and being pregnant. There's not long till my due date now... under 2wks to go till the 15th May!

I must take a bump picture this week to show you all as I look like i'm carrying a Zeppelin airship!


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I'm still here and over all the xmas bugs...


I've been a very bad blogger recently and many apologies for not posting for such a long time. It took ages for us as a family to recover from the repeats of Christmas illness which in the end saw pretty much all of us on anti-biotics to sort us out. Being ill with colds/chest infections/temperatures etc is hard enough... but especially hard when pregnant as there are so few medicines you can take! Paracetamol didn't do a thing on the whole, trying to rest and get loads of sleep would have been great but pretty much impossible when your toddler is full of beans...

Time has just flown by and i've mainly been concentrating on getting ready for our new baby in May... so i've not been crafting that much and i'm endeavouring to get back to my projects very soon. Amazingly there's only 11wks give or take a couple of days till our due date!!!  I'm now in the last trimester (29wks out of 40) and my bump has suddenly been on a growth spurt. Sleeping is becoming more challenging as finding a comfy position that both me and the baby agree on is getting harder. Not to mention the all night aqua aerobics he/she gets up to which often wake me up going ouch and i've turned into a blast furnace at night... bun in the oven indeed! Oh and don't forget the constant trips to the loo (day and night) because of now having a bladder the size of a pea :)

Our 20wk scan just before Christmas showed a totally healthy and happy little one and our DS was totally fascinated. He is beginning to understand the concept of mummy having a baby but when asked if he would like a baby brother or sister he is still adamant he wants a ball... in fact a yellow ball to be precise! Maybe his new little brother or sister will give him one when he/she arrives?!