Thursday, 15 November 2012

Catherine made me cry

not because she was mean to me... entirely the opposite. I am in tears over the kindness that just dropped through my door.


The lovely Catherine of Sew Wonderful Life sent me some adorable goodies for the baby and some chocolate for the kiddies! She made this incredibly cute Paddington Bear bib (some of you know how much I love Paddington!)


and she cleverly appliqued two elephants on a burp cloth. I really need burp cloths and muslins (they don't last for more than two babies!!) and this one is almost too cute to use. Though I will because  I want to show it off!


The sweet card she sent was just the icing on the cake, she mentioned the last 6-8 weeks are so tiring and she's right. I've not been sleeping well at all and have really been feeling utterly miserable and fed up. It is hard work being pregnant though I know it's a total blessing at the same time, so feel bad complaining. The joy of preparing is a great distraction. My husband has been up in the attic to retrieve all the baby clobber. We have the moses basket, the cot, and a bunch of baby clothes - although most only start from 6 months. I think the other two used up the smaller clothes and I remember chopping lots of feet off baby grows so I imagine I passed on or threw out the majority. We will need to stock up on those basics. We also have a lot of baby toys, which I soaked in the sink and then hung up to dry:


I always seem to underestimate the kindness of friends I have known for such little time and many of you have pointed out how generous the blogging community can be but I feel undeserving and overwhelmed that anyone would think of me, let alone spend the time to make something for our baby. I'm not having a pity party, I am truly, truly grateful. It is incredibly special knowing that my third baby will have some beautiful things that have been loving made for it.

Thank you Catherine!

Finally my husband pointed out to me that I have now been pregnant for over 2 years all together. This explains a lot...



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22 comments:

  1. What a sweet friend! I love those elephants especially the purple. Wait till you can say you've been breast feeding 15% of your life! It can be a drain:). Ha ha!

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  2. Oh cute bibs and love the toys on the line!

    Don't cry - be happy and have some rest!

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  3. The bib and burp rags ARE very cute. How thoughtful. And the picture of the toys on the line is awesome.

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  4. What lovely baby gifts - those burp cloths and bibs are adorable!

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  5. These are really lovely and so thoughtful. I'm tearful looking at the photo of your toys hanging on the line, it's such a long time since we had toys like that in our home! :)

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  6. Catherine was one of my first bloggy friends and she is so lovely - I love the bibs and really hope you 'enjoy' these last weeks.

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  7. What a lovely thing! And two years, ok, don't think about that too much.

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  8. What sweet gifts. Nice that the third one can have things of his/her? own. My third one had a lot of hand me downs :)

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  9. Aww how lovely of Catherine x

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  10. Being pregnant for 2 years is ALOT of hormones to deal with! Stay well! You're nearly there! Jxo

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  11. Aw! how very sweet. This post made me smile. Good luck with all the prep work, and I hope you get some sleep soon!

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  12. Ha ha, the title of your post made me laugh, I am so glad you like them. Love the picture of all the toys on the line. Keep resting ! X

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  13. Very cute! And remind him that 2 years is all his fault ;o)

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  14. Catherine is brilliant and every child deserves new things no matter where they come in the pecking order. Now, feet up you. Take the opportunity while you can!

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  15. And Nicky accuses me of being the elephant woman! Lovely bib and burpy!

    Youknow, your brains dribble out slowly with every pregnancy?
    Soon you will have lost as much brainpower as I have!

    But it will be worth it!

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  16. What a sweet gift from a wonderful friend! Rest up and be gentle with yourself Lucy!

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  17. What a sweet gift! Those last weeks are so tiring, but you'll also have some wonderful bursts of energy too! I'm sitting here tonight, two days past my due date, wondering when my baby will choose to arrive. Enjoy these last few weeks - they slip by all too quickly! :)

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  18. What sweet presents to come in the mail! :) And so cute! I love the way your line looks with all of the baby stuff hanging on it too. So sweet. Hang in there Lucy! :) xoxo

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  19. So fun Lucy. I never thought of my pregnancies in terms of years. With 6 kids I wonder......

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  20. Catherine has done a great job! The elephants are really cute! Enjoy getting ready! Loads of washing going on at ours as well!

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  21. Lovely gifts Lucy. No wonder I never wanted kids - when you putit terms of 2 years!
    Is that Noddy I see strung up from his bell?

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