Easter Baskets/Bags/Egg Hunt

With only 3 weeks till Babytwoshoes arrives, i’m trying to see if there is any interest in my Easter Baskets before i am up to my eyeballs in nappies and milk and i miss Easter altogether!

They are handmade baskets (not made by me) made from a lovely soft felt material. Perfect for filling with your own goodies or for your little ones to take on an Easter Egg Hunt. The best thing is, these are so beautiful, they can be kept and used time and time again. They’d make great homemade items filled with goodies as a gift, imagine them wrapped in cellophane complete with little bow, much more original then your average Easter Egg!

If you’re interested, please let me know. I only have one of each left but i can order more if/when needed.

Happy Easter! ­čÖé

Mortality Bites…..

At some point in life, we will always question our own mortality, whether it be when we’re 5 and simply trying to figure out what life and death are all about or whether we be 55 and still trying to figure out the same thing. Mortality bites.

There’s never a good time to be faced with death, is there? A young life will never get the chance to experience the things we take for granted, an older life may have had a ‘good innings’ but will be sadly missed.

As I sit here writing this, I have a brand new life writhing around inside me, so many people are excited to meet him, and as his Mother, I am already thinking about the grand scale of life and what it can hold for him. A couple of miles down the road, my close friend awaits having the second round of mole removal and deep tissue removal and must wait even longer to find out whether she is free from Skin Cancer.

I can’t begin to imagine how it feels, i mean really feels, to have death stare you in the face. To play life lottery, “we might have caught it early enough, but we might not”, to keep you hanging in the balance while somewhere fate awaits.

I took some time out yesterday to read through some quotes. Quotes comfort me, i like to think outside of the box, and these quotes that i found yesterday seemed fitting.

“If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.” – Martin Luther King, jr.

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Christopher Robin to Pooh – A. A. Milne

There are no answers, not definitive ones, we can only hope, enjoy today and try and remember the good things in life. We’re only human, of course we all moan and feel sad about things that really, in the grand scheme of things, aren’t worth worrying about for a long period of time.

Carpe Diem!

 

 

Dear Baby in My Belly….

I can’t quite believe that you’re due in 5 weeks time,┬áI might get to see you a little earlier, hopefully not much later, everyone’s already waging bets on what date you might arrive, do you know how excited everyone is?

I’ve dreamt of you for so many years,┬áI don’t mean that we have been trying to conceive you for that long,┬áI mean, ever since┬áI was a little girl, it meant so much to me to have my own family. Some little girls dream of being a Princess, some dream about what their wedding dress might look like, I dreamt of you………

You were a girl back then, you were called Rebecca or Amy (depending on which day it was) and I clung to you like you might cling to your favourite blanket. I might not have held you properly, usually you dangled one arm by my side, and your bed might have been in a draw, but i loved you then and i love you more now.

When we saw the real you for the first time on the screen, you jumped and writhed, you made me cry, you made us both cry. I couldn’t believe that you were really exisiting in my belly and┬áI couldn’t wait to meet you. We found out you were a boy on 17th November 2010, your daddy punched the air with delight, I, cried. Don’t worry, i was ecstatic, overwhelmed, emotional, so many things, that i just didn’t really prepare for whether you would be a girl or a boy. I didn’t think that Rebecca or Amy would quite suit you, so we started to think of names which would fit you perfectly.

So, here we are, everything is ready and waiting for you to arrive. You’ve got so many clothes already that┬áI am hard pushed to believe that anyone could possibly have more in their wardrobe than me!

I might not know exactly what i’m doing at first, please bear with me, we’ll work something out together, right? Everything will be new for us all, you’ll have a new bed, a new room and new people to get used to, but we can do this, we’re a team now.

I promise that i will hold your head until you’re strong enough to do so yourself,┬áI will clothe you, feed you, keep you warm and keep you safe. I’ll be there to hold you close when you cry and i’ll be there, ready to snap the camera when you laugh!

I pray that you will arrive safely and healthy. I can’t wait to meet you, we both can’t.

All our love

Mummy and Daddy xXx