Friday, 28 June 2013
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
The weekend fun started on Friday evening with a girls night at my sister in law's house.
One of the girls in our church is getting married next month and so my sister in law thought it would be nice to have a wedding album night. Those of us who are married were to bring our wedding albums along and we spent a really lovely evening looking through all the albums. The weddings dated from the 70s right through to the most recent one, four years ago. It was really fun to see how people had (or hadn't) changed over the years and especially to see how the fashions had changed - of both the wedding party and the guests!
Here he is helping his uncle mop the hall floor.
Thursday, 20 June 2013
I can't actually believe it's taken me until 22 weeks into pregnancy to post an update of how things are going! I suppose there hasn't been much to update really though. Like I mentioned before, there was no sign of an obvious baby bump until around 18 weeks when almost overnight my jeans would no longer fasten, so there was no point in starting the 'bump' updates before then!
This pregnancy has been pretty much exactly the same so far as when I had each of the boys. Weeks 6 to 16/18 are a blur of constant day long sickness, which is another reason I held off posting an update. After all, I didn't want to post week after week of - I feel terrible, sick all at long!
The actual sickness is usually only in the mornings but the nausea lasts all day during those weeks. I've already mentioned how I went off tea (still can't drink it) but I also went off a whole host of my other favourites - biscuits (cookies), cakes, chocolate...really not like me at all.
I was able to tolerate making meals for everyone, it does help a bit when you just have to get on with things rather than dwelling on how awful you feel, but I really couldn't face doing any baking for a good few weeks. That's why my Bake it like Berry went on the back burner for a while! Thankfully for the boys, the no home baking in the house phase didn't last too long.
Throughout previous pregnancies I must have tried every suggested morning sickness remedy going - dry crackers or toast before getting up, ginger tea (even when not pregnant I can't touch ginger drinks now because I always associate them with that horrible nausea!) etc - but with no joy. The only thing I have found to help is to eat a little and often.
It wasn't just foods that made me feel ill though, but smells too. Anyone else found that? The worst offender is my poor husband's first cup of coffee in the morning. That often had me rushing out of the kitchen! And a strange one, you know that lovely smell that comes from the bakery section of the supermarket?
Anyway, as in previous pregnancies, by week 18 the all day nausea passes leaving only sickness immediately in the morning on getting up. Not every day but probably more days than not. I had this for the full nine months with each of the boys so I'm not expecting it to go away this time either.
Moving on from the yuckiness though.
I'm enjoying those second trimester energy levels just now. Not quite pre pregnancy levels but certainly a lot better than they were with all that nausea!
Last week I had my second scan. My fifth baby and this is the first time I have had a scan this far on! Our local health board only brought in the 20 week scan just before Alasdair was born so I only just missed out on getting one by a matter of weeks last time round.
I was amazed at how thorough they are and how much detail you can see. I've always been impressed by the fact that you can see the heart and spine at the 12 week one but the one I had at 21 weeks was far more impressive! Baby seems to be doing fine. All the major organs are where they should be and doing what they should be.
The big question on everyone's lips was, would we find out if baby is another boy? I wasn't too fussed about finding out but my hubs said he would like to know. He wasn't able to come with me so the lady doing the scan told me. I'm glad I know now though. It is kind of nice knowing while they are still in there!
I know what everyone is thinking now....
Do I have to change the name of my blog?
Well you will all just have to wait and see as we are keeping it a surprise until baby is ready to make their appearance!
Monday, 17 June 2013
The boys are great believers in home made presents for Father's and Mother's Days. I wonder where they get that from?!
These are the two cards that Alasdair made for daddy. As you can tell, he got really enthusiastic about sticking on the sequins! He enjoyed making the first one so much that he wanted to make a second.
Actually, David decided to do a third card, although it's more of a picture. An owl reading a book and dad scoring a goal in football.
Finally, my hubs has written a lovely post about fatherhood on his own blog which I can highly recommend reading. You can find it here.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
All of our boys are big fans of the film Despicable Me, as am I actually. It's such a funny film and I especially love the minions, as I imagine many people do.
The boys are eagerly awaiting the release of the second movie in a few weeks time.
We hardly ever all go to the cinema together as it's just so expensive. I think it works out at about £40 for us all to go so it is a real treat when we do go.
An eagerly awaited film and the start of the summer holidays seems a good enough reason for a treat though.
Anyway, we were passing the cinema the other day and saw the giant cut out minions in the foyer so we popped in to see them.
One little man was quite excited to see that he shares a name with one of them!
Monday, 10 June 2013
Since I finished the shawl I've been crocheting granny squares and hexagons. I was trying to work on my giant granny square blanket that I've had on the go for a while now, but it's actually been a bit too hot to sit crocheting a big blanket that covers your legs so I need to get something smaller on the go!
Friday, 7 June 2013
Have a great weekend!
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
....turned four at the weekend.
Again, here is a little clip to finish with tonight. I don't know why last night's one posted twice so here's hoping that this one behaves itself!
Monday, 3 June 2013
On Saturday it was our local Gala Day.
Each year the Boys' Brigade takes part in the parade, and each year the Boys' Brigade leaders take their float building quite seriously, starting work on the floats back at Easter time. The hard work pays off as every year for the last 6 years they have won first prize for the best float. (You can see last year's Golden Jubilee themed float here)
This year the theme set by the Gala committee was 'Heroes' and so the Boys' Brigade chose to build models of emergency vehicles.
The parade is always led by one of the local pipe bands.
To finish off, here is a wee clip of the front half of the gala parade. You can see those emergency vehicles marching past in all their glory.