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Stretched March

31 Mar

Well its the last day of March and I’d quite like to write about the month, because its been rather noticeably stretched.

Its felt like a significantly long month, what with the 5 Saturdays (3 of which were fostering days, instead of the usual 2 a month). We’ve had the range of restful holiday time, busy holiday time, restful working time, busy working time. We’ve travelled to and spent time south (in London) and north (in Kingussie). We’ve  learned at our antenatal classes – there’s been much information to consider and remember. There’s been very, very sweet times this month, and sour, sad times. We’ve made and spent time in new friendships, and caught up on precious old ones – there’s been a lot of people this month, and I’m so grateful for you all. People have come around and loved me lots, and I’ve had blessed opportunities to love, help and advocate for others. I’ve felt and known such joy in following Jesus, and frustration and confusion in the journey. And my tummy has grown bigger and bigger…!

And so I wanted to note this month because of its fullness, its richness. I have appreciated it. I feel like quite a different person than I was at the start of it. So March, thanks for being so stretched, and for stretching me.

Love, Carolyn x

Me and Baby in London. See - stretched.

p.s. Ah, no I don’t have any stretch marks yet… did you think that’s what this was about…?

C x


Half Way Through

19 Jan

Time for a pregnancy update… (especially for you Mama!)

We’re just over half way through – isn’t that something!? How time goes past and suddenly you have a swollen belly with a person inside and you need some new clothes and people start to ask because sometimes its hard to mistake for just a fat tummy now…

Scan #2 was was last week, we got to see toes and a diaphram and bones and lots of other little parts of our little one. It’s quite amazing! Unfortunately Baby wouldn’t move for the radiographer to see all she needed to, so I had to go back yesterday for another scan with hope that Baby was going to be in a better position – and Baby was! As far as they can see everything is ‘normal’. All is good with me too, I’ve had barely anything to complain about health-wise from the start, and feeling very lucky about that for sure.

So yeah – I’m kind of looking pregnant – how exciting! Here’s a recent picture…

In other news, one of the ladies I visit through work has knitted these adorable cardigans for us (how wonderful…? – so much). She’s disappointed we’re not finding out the sex of the baby so that she can do some in pink or blue, and scoffs at my insistence that I’d dress my baby in either or other colours whatever its sex. So crisp white it is! I feel so blessed to have someone knit all these stitches into something so beautiful for us.

So on that note I’m off to work on the crochet blanket I’ve been working on for around 7 months and is still ridiculously small for that amount of work time. Here it is a couple of months ago (and hasn’t grown much since!). I need some time with and motivation from my teacher Amy!

Love, Carolyn x

New Life

22 Nov

So I’m in an ever changing place between.

I’m somewhere between being entirely overwhelmed in knowing that we have created a brand new, individual, unique life, with somewhat eternal potential … and knowing the reality of the world is that all 7 billion of us alive on earth right now (never mind all the other people not alive on earth right now) sprung into being in pretty much the same way.

I’m somewhere between feeling very daunted at the responsibility and hugeness of parenthood… and the reassurance of knowing that I mother naturally, and that this is something I’ve always easily expected to step into.

I’m somewhere between nervous and relaxed, ill and well, tired and energetic, excited and quiet, youth and motherhood.

And its a good place to be.

Our tiny one is around 13 weeks old, and we are due to meet her or him around the end of May. We can’t wait! Do join us on this journey – I’m planning on keeping this blog updated regularly.

Love, Carolyn x