Friday, 30 September 2011

The Kindness of Friends

Our friends are just the best! We have had offers of baby clothes, cots, Mosses baskets, bath seats and a hole heap more. We have had friends phone from their honeymoon in America to congratulate us. Today I got home to this card from our Dutch friend who had handwritten a letter to Our was so sweet it made me burst into tears!

"Enjoy your mummy's heartbeat and your daddy's voice. They will wait patiently. You don't know it yet, but you are so loved already."

Sometimes, someone else's kindness touches you so deeply, you find it tough to put into words.
I will treasure this card forever.

Pip, you are blessed with a whole bunch of beautiful, unique, creative, kind, & generous Aunts & Uncles
Tante Mel was so right....You are a lucky & loved baby already

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Our First Pip Purchase

My Grandma told me a story of how she wouldn't buy a pram for her first born until she held him in her arms. Two days after he (my uncle) was born she went down to the pram shop and brought a brand new silver cross for him, she went on to have 2 more children who were pushed, soothed, and enjoyed that pram.

I have coveted these pram for ages, and to be honest I don't have my Grandmas I spent rather a long time on Ebay until I found one that was the right pram for the right price.
It was a total bargain and I NEVER win anything on Ebay so we were very excited about our first purchase for our little Pip.

I know they are not practical, but hey, a happy, sleeping baby is worth the impracticality... we adore our vintage pram!!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

The secret is out!!

Yesterday we told all our friends and family about our little Pip!!
It was a relief, I am the worst person for keeping my mouth shut especially with such life changing news ;)

Now I can start showing my belly off; not that there is much to show yet.
Oh Pip I love you so much xxx

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Welcome Pip

Well Hello! 

Pip, well didn't you keep the sonographer on her toes...she poked and prodded my tummy for a good half an hour trying to move you into the right position for her measurements.
You kept your chin into your chest and amused us all with you acrobatics... legs over your head was a firm favorite of yours. After much jiggling around you then got the hiccups, put your hands on you head as if to say please leave me alone!!
You looked so happy, but stubborn, which is something to look forward too!
You are 6.5 cms long, 13 weeks old, and you have your Dads jaw.

The sonographer brought forward your Birthday to the 27th March 2012
We cannot wait
You are so loved already

Thursday, 15 September 2011

The tiny beat of a heart

Yesterday I had a midwife's appointment
I heard our bambino's heartbeat for the first time
It was amazing
Grow big & strong little Pip!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

...and there is your baby!

As i explained to the Sonographer what happened on our weekend, I was at my lowest, convinced that i had lost our beautiful Pip.....then as the cold gel hit my tummy, and she moved the transducer over my belly...she turned the screen, and uttered those words which swelled my heart....

"and there is your baby"

S/he is in a great position, 10 weeks 6 days as of yesterday. 4 cms long! Waving away, swimming in his/her amniotic fluid like a tiny whale, looking completely content and happy.

To say we are thrilled is an understatement. I can only hope this is the last scare we have with this little Pip...s/he is keeping us on our toes already!

One happy Mum
One happy Dad
One happy Bambino
Happy days

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

A Waiting Game

This week has not started well...This lady is so terrified of the outcome of the weekends events.

This weekend I had a heavy bleed, I fear the worst, but I'm trying so hard to find the positive in this situation.

However I'm preparing for the worst, preparing my mind for what might lie ahead.

We are praying for a miracle, a tiny glimmer of hope is all we need.

I feel so attached to this little Pip, I cannot imagine losing s/he so early on.

Tomorrow we have an early scan (10 weeks) and we will find out.

Until then dear friends.