Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mothers Day


It's my first Mothers Day as a mother. Though it still feels weird to call myself a mother. When I got my hair cut a few weeks ago the hairdresser jokingly called me a MILF afterwards. Very jokingly, but it took me a while to realise she meant me! And it's not just me, the other night Mr Meet-Cute complained that a jersey I like him to wear made him look 'like a Dad'. I told him 'You are a Dad'!

Becoming a parent makes you super emotional. If you're a new Mum, do not watch things like The Wire. I got almost to the end of Season 4 (the one with the kids) and had to shut it off. It's soooooo bleak and awful! Mr Meet-Cute and I went to The Place Beyond the Pines the other night, which was great, but afterwards Mr Meet-Cute told me he couldn't watch things with babies in them anymore. Not that anything bad happens to babies in the movie, but just seeing other babies makes you feel so teary and protective! There was a preview beforehand for the film Broken, which looks amazingly good, but there was a second long shot of a baby in an incubator, which started the tears flowing for me! Because of course, it reminded me of Ray. Also, anything about children in the news, or any kind of violence makes me feel terrible, because you realise that everyone has a mother, and everyone has someone who feels about them how I feel about Ray.

Ray is past his due date now, but because he's still having trouble with taking his feeds properly we haven't been able to bring him home. He's been fed all this time through a nasal gastric tube, which goes in his nose to his tummy, and my expressed breast milk gets put in the end. By now he should be taking bottles and/or breastfeeding, but for some reason it's taking him a long time to get the hang of it. He just doesn't seem that hungry, which surprises me as both his parents are huge greedy guts's! Because everything else is fine with him we should be able to take him home this week with the nasal gastric tube still in, and we can continue trying to get him taking just the bottle and breastfeeding while he's home. We just want him home now, he's so alert and aware now, he needs to come home!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Dreamweaver

I attended a little weaving craft-a-night with the super talented and lovely Maryanne, who you may have read about a few weeks ago on the Design Files. This is a work in progress shot of my first little piece, I was too excited about these new skillz to wait any longer to share it. Weaving is so fun, and rewarding! After struggling with learning to crochet earlier this year, and pottery classes all last year, I have to say, weaving is something that you can get amazing results from right away. Though, if you've seen Maryanne's awesome weaving on instagram, you'll see that I still have heaps of room for improvement!

I'll share the finished results as soon as I'm done with this little guy. In the meantime, here are some inspiring shots of the lady herself, working her dreamweaving magic.



Photos from the Design Files

And some pieces from one of Maryanne's influences, New Friends. The colours and textures used in these are amazing.








All photos from New Friends
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