Wednesday, October 31, 2007


And here she is...

Amy Lauren Jarrett

7.13am 28 October 2007

3760g (8lb 5oz)

51cm long 34cm HC

Born on our Wedding Anniversary. Labour was quick but intense and she was out in two pushes, mind you, the first push contraction went for over three minutes and her head was out and she was crying before the rest of her could be pushed out!

She looks so much like Luke did when he was born, except she has dark hair, and well, she has hair, the other two were bald!

Ok, back to bed for me for some more sleep!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


39+5 weeks and still no baby sightings! Oh well. It will come when it is ready, or should I say, when I am least ready for it! LOL! I even took some castor oil yesterday and nothing. Friday is a full moon, so maybe it will happen then? Pffft! All I know is, it will happen when it is ready and I just have to be patient!! 

Luke and I went to the library last week and I picked up this gorgeous book.

I don't crochet, or should I say, I didn't crochet. Until monday. I had to go to spotlight to grab some material as I am making a tree skirt in my sewing class of a friday, so while I was there I decided to grab a crochet hook and a ball of wool to see what all the fuss is about. I found a few online tutorials because while the book was good, I just wasn't quite getting the 'in the round' stitch. So, I found this site which explained it all so clearly! So, if you are having trouble starting a round stitch, check out the link!

So anyway, I made these on tuesday and decided to use them on a layout.


So, crocheting isn't all that hard afterall! I would love to show you the rest of the layout, but you will have to wait until saturday when the next challenge goes up on the Journal It blog! And my next project I want to do is the round cushion on the front of the book, I just have to find the parcel string to do it though. I think I will need to make a trip to Bunnings for that though.

Anyway, I best be going, I need to get started on the kids Halloween outfits. Luke is going to be a pirate, he was a pirate last year too, and Kate is going to be Tinkerbell.

Thanks for stopping by and take care!!! :D

Monday, October 22, 2007


39+2 weeks and I am still here. No niggles. Nothing. Bummer.

I had my last day of work on friday. I partook in a raffle. It was a Grog Raffle. I bought my 6 tickets for $5. There were six prizes. My name was pulled out 3 times. OF COURSE the pregnant chick is going to win all the alcohol!!! ROFLMAO! I only took one prize though. Some girlie drinks and chocolates. I am really looking forward to having them too. Mmmm.

I got totally spoilt and was given a HUGE basket with beautiful flowers in it and some baby stuff. Everyone has been so wonderful and generous and giving. Not sure if it is me they like, or if people just like babies! LOL!

Anyway, here is another photo Steve took of me last weekend...

Well, that's about it from me today. I might scrap something this afternoon, I have to get my Journal It layout done or it might not get done at all! LOL! Or I could have a nap. I am thinking nap. I am sure I can squeeze both in! LOL! ;) Then a nice warm bath in some Clary Sage oil to see if we can get things moving. ;)

Take care and thanks for stopping by and I will be sure to visit you all soon! I have been so slack of late with visiting peoples blogs. I will endeavour to be better! I promise! :D

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Still here at 38+5 weeks. Nothing much happening.

On monday Luke and I went to Spotlight in Blacktown to check out the sale. It was all 50% off. All I picked up was some felt, 2 placemats to make these cool bags, 3 bottles of DM as you can never have enough and some crafty stuff for the kids. Followed by a 45 minute wait in the queue. Fun stuff. Well, no, not really.

Yesterday Luke and I went for a 45 minute walk.

Still no baby action today. All that standing and walking and nothing but sore and tired feet. I am sure it will happen soon enough, like, when it is ready. And on top of that, I cannot find my bottle of Clary Sage oil! It has been lost in the move. Oh well.

I found a cool site the other day. It has a really cool thing to make. The Artist's Survival Kit. I am so going to print this out and make it! Very cool huh?

So anyway, here is another photo of me. I feel so silly getting these photos taken! Steve was like, arent you going to change into some clean clothes, because I was in my jammies, and I am like, no, because of the love hearts, der. I don't think he got it. LOL!


Well, that's about it from me today. Hopefully you wont hear from me for a couple of days! LOL! Doubt it! This baby is going to be late, I bet!

Thanks for stopping by and take care! :D

Monday, October 15, 2007


38+2 weeks today. Wow, it is getting closer and closer and closer! I was talking to Steve earlier and I was saying how surreal it all still feels. I am sure those feelings will be long gone when we are getting our 3 hourly wake up calls! LOL!

Well, today I made Steve take some photos of me. I know, about time, huh? But I was having some weird thoughts last night before I fell asleep. One of them was I better get some photos as Kate was born at 38+3 weeks and I really didn't want to go through this for the last time without some photos. So, here ya go:


This pregnancy has been completely different to the other two. I was much sicker in the first 14 weeks when the very thought of food would make me want to hurl. I haven't put on copious amounts of weight like I did with the other two. I have put on about 8 kilos, which should make losing it easier! I haven't suffered with a certain embarrassing ailment like I did for the entire 9 months with the other two pregnancies. (Which has been total heaven!) And the last 8 1/2 months have gone so fast. It is hard to believe that the baby could be here any day now! (Except not tomorrow as Steve has to travel about 1 1/2 hours each way to see customers tomorrow! He ain't getting out of it THAT easy!!!) I have to say, I have really enjoyed being pregnant and I cannot wait to meet little Amy!

I scrapped yesterday for challenge #4 over at the Journal It blog. I actually really really like the layouts I am creating for these challenges. I wouldn't have scrapped these photos otherwise, or I would have scrapped them with the very basic information. In fact, I KNOW I wouldn't have scrapped the photo I did last night because it was an awful, messy photo. But I am glad I did. Photos don't have to be perfect, they just need to convey the message. Anyway, go on over and check out this weeks challenge. It is really easy this week!

Other than that not much else has been happening here. A little bit of retail therapy yesterday, although quite boring. I got us all new mattress protectors. You see, about a year ago I bought the kids new ones which were waterproof and machine washable, just what you need for kids, right? Well, I had a nap in Kate's the other weekend and fair dinkum I sweated so badly and it wasn't hot. Nup. It was the bloody waterproofing. I feel terrible now that they have been sleeping with these uncomfortable things for the last year. So I saw KMart had a homeware sale on and I got us all new ones as they were 30% off. Sweet. Here's to a good restful nights sleep! And I got my eyebrows waxed in case I went into labour - I can't have funky eyebrows in my hospital pics! ROFL!!!

Well, that really is about it from me today, I better go as the kids are being awfully quiet!!!

Take care and thanks for stopping by!!! :D

Wednesday, October 10, 2007



I know. You are proud of me, right? Yep. I packed our bags. You know this means that the baby will be late now. But at least I will be prepared for when it does decide to meet us. Just over 2 weeks to go. I still have a week left of work and that is going well although my back was a little sore last night as I think I was sitting funny due to my belly. I still haven't got any photos. I really should because the little bugger will come and I will have no pregnancy photos! Geez I am a slacker! I will get onto that asap. I promise!

School holidays is great. I love not having to rush around in the morning and stuff but man I feel redundant. Kate and Luke seem to be getting along so well now that Luke is a little older. They have even been sleeping in the same bed of a night, not that I am sure they are getting the best possible sleep, but if you seperate them, they just sneak in anyway. It is really nice, sure they still squabble and fight but overall they are getting on really well. And I love that.

So yesterday I took them to Nurragingy Reserve to have a ride around followed by a play in the park. The ponds were filled which was good, except for the one dead duck belly up in the water, not that the kids noticed, thank goodness! We fed the ducks although judging by the fact that they didn't swarm us I guess they were already full from other kids feeding them. It was nice to get out for a couple of hours.


No, my kids aren't special and cannot ride on water! LOL! The path is right next to the water and I was too lazy/fat/pregant to get up to take a photo! LOL!

I had more planned for these holidays but Luke is not well. He has a cold and is coughing and spluttering and sneezing everywhere! Poor little mite, but he is not well so we are just relaxing at home. We pulled the old playstation out and it is keeping them occupied for the time being. So, I will save all the ideas I had for the next school holidays. Afterall, there are 6 weeks to occupy them for!

So, while they are busy, I think I will finish that pair of shorts I started making the other day. Fun stuff. May have to drag the kids to Spotlight though as I heard the Blacktown store is closing down and they are having a sale.

Lastly, have you checked out the challenge over at Journal It? No? Well, go and have a look, you might feel inspired to create!

Thanks for stopping by and take care! :D

Sunday, October 7, 2007


Ok. So it is October. I am scared. This month I am due to give birth. That scares me. I know. I have been through it two times already. I think that's what is scaring me most. Why can we cure deadly diseases and yet not have painfree childbirth?

The weeks have been flying and I have been helpless to stop them. You know, I started to pack my hospital bag last week. Then I promptly unpacked it. Yep. I was scared. I really have to get our bags packed. Maybe tomorrow.


Now, where was I in that alphabet... oh, that's right, E.

E is for Edwards, my maiden name. I liked it. I never had to spell it out. It was easy and convenient. I had a pretty bad signature though. Those letters just don't flow well together. I like my new signature much better now I am married. Which reminds me, our wedding anniversary is coming up this month. Yep. Same day the baby is due. Scary. But sweet.

So, it has been like over a week since I posted. Hmmmm. What's been happening. Well, it is school holidays here. We haven't done much in the way of going out.

Monday was our Labour Day holiday here in NSW. We did a tip run. Hopefully our last. I cannot believe how much crap we still had lying around the yard. All gone now and our yard looks so much bigger. We have been tossing up about what to plant in our backyard. Steve wants to put hedges in. I don't care to be honest. I know it will look good whatever he decides.

Tuesday we bummed around the house. I sewed myself a shirt. Not that I can wear it right now so I don't even know if it fits, although it looks similar to another shirt I already had so it should be all good. I was quite proud of myself. Even Steve thought I did a good job.

Wednesday I decided to bite the bullet and make Kate a shirt. I didn't have a pattern. I had an idea in my head of what I wanted though. Then when I was hanging out the washing I thought that one of her other shirts was probably very similar. So I cut out a rough pattern and went to work. It turned out good. She even asked me if she could wear it to a birthday party today. Who am I to object? LOL! Next time she wears it I will be sure to get a photo.

Thursday we were going to go to the Warehouse and get some crafty supplies/books/toys that break after 5 minutes. Kate wanted to go to the park to ride her bike. It was about 35 degrees here and blowing a gale. I said no. She chucked a tantrum. We went to Nepean Lakes to ride her darn bike. She rode about 400m before she decided that it really wasn't a good idea. And in all my mum glory I did the "we say no to things for a reason not to be mean" speech. I have said it before. Hopefully if I say it enough times it will sink in. Hopefully.

So as punishment on friday I dragged the kids to Spotlight. LOL! I got some gorgeous canvassy type material to make myself a skirt and a couple of pieces of fabric for 2 more tops for me. Again, not that I can try them on or wear them. And some material to make a bag, which I was going to start tonight but decided to blog instead! LOL!

Today we had little athletics. Kate loves it! I am so happy. I was worried that she really wouldn't enjoy it. She is so funny and runs the same pace no matter what race! She had to do a 500m run today which she told me during the week that she was a little scared about as she had to do a whole lap and some more, but she ran so well!

Afterwards my mum and her husband came over to see the house. We don't live far away. We just never make the time. It was good to see them.

Now, I must go and rest as I have running around the block for hours on end planned for tomorrow. After I pack the hospital bags of course. Maybe I could do that next week instead?

And if you have gotten this far... here is a photo I took of Kate and Luke at the Lakes the other day.


Hmmmm dirty face and all.

Now, go over and check out the 3rd challenge at Journal It! It is really easy this week!

Take care and thanks for stopping by! :)