A very strange case of the blogging-blah’s (technical term) has descended. Obviously, I’m heavily pregnant. Obviously, this takes up a lot of brain space, in both myself as a blogger and you as a blog reader. Do I just blog continuously about my heavily pregnant state? Continue as if nothing at all is any different, despite the fairly apparent major change about to happen? I never wanted She Sows Seeds to become a purely parenting/mummy blog – I still wanted my ramblings on recipes, gardening, craftiness, country life…but that life is currently revolving around all things baby. I’m walking the line between baby-overload, over-sharing and yet keeping it real. So, I’ve taken a leaf out of the books of fellow bloggers (like Kate) and am ‘taking stock’…
Making : decisions on baby names – we have at last come to a baby girl or a baby boy name for our little one…that is until we meet the child and change our minds completely. The ‘completeness’ of having the decision fairly cemented though does wonders for the mindset of a 39+5 week pregnant woman
Cooking : oven baked chorizo risotto, chicken and corn chowder, banana and walnut muffins and stewing up some pears to have on my porridge
Drinking : orange juice, my pregnancy ‘thing’, and those peach almond date smoothies
Reading : ‘Kidwrangling’ – just the early baby chapters, the very last on my enormous pile of baby/birth/parenting/breastfeeding books beside my bed for the past 9 months
Wanting : to add ‘Baby Love’ to the pile
Looking : at parcels of land that we would one day… maybe… possibly… hopefully be able to call our own, wondering how on Earth it would work, just dipping our toes in, peeking our heads out, then running away both scared and depressed
Playing : around with some new hat styles for Little Miss Emma in a rainbow of colours and experimenting with different flower styles
Wasting : a lot of time and imaginary money adding all sorts of delicious fabric and crafty supplies to my Etsy cart, looking lovingly at it and then promptly closing the laptop and walking away, anyone else do that?
Sewing : a few bits and pieces for Little Miss Emma – fur vests for Winter, baby bibs, minky blankets, harem pants and boys overalls
Wishing : that Spotlight sold minky dot in grey
Enjoying : being pregnant still. Honestly. I apologise to those who found their pregnancies uncomfortable, awkward or just downright painful in the end, but I am already mourning the ‘loss’ of my pregnant state. True.
Waiting : for the obvious, for a twinge that is a little different to other twinges or niggles, for game day, go time, all of the above…
Liking : the fabric collection ‘Emmy Grace’ by Bari J for Art Gallery Fabrics
Wondering : if this baby o’ ours will have my family’s dark hair or Matt’s family’s blonde locks, my pasty ‘convict’ eczema and blotch-prone skin or Matt’s gorgeously perfect smooth olive skin
Loving : the maternity photos Lou took of me at 37 weeks in Melbourne-town of a drizzly morning, and the accompanying little chat we had for Wholehearted Journal
Hoping : my feet go back to their usual size 9’s and I can get some amazing brown boots on sale at the end of Winter
Marvelling : at the gorgeous floral creation Matt arrived home with in the wee hours of the morning last week from a dinner in Melbourne – cabbages, kale, mint, orchids, baby’s breath and tortured willow
Needing : to buy some bare rooted roses during Winter, probably a selection from here
Smelling : the rotting fish on my back porch which arrived care of Bella, the fisher-dog?!
Wearing : ugg boots, elastic waisted anything, cardigans, layers, beanies and scarves
Following : @georgeeats on Instagram for some delicious inspiration when I can’t think what I want to eat, but know I’m ravenously hungry
Noticing : my poor little broccoli has been absolutely decimated by rabbits, I fear the spinach is next
Knowing : the spinach is most definitely next
Thinking : my chooks better lift their game and start producing some more eggs, come on ladies!
Feeling : organised and ready…yet also feeling that this baby is not coming into the world anytime soon. Patience, grasshopper…
Bookmarking : newborn photography ideas and baby announcement designs
Opening : the nursery door every now and then and peeking in, just because
Giggling : at Bella trying to climb trees at dusk to catch possums she has just discovered live in our trees of an evening, those rascally possums!