Saturday, June 15, 2013

random bits

No no, that is not "instant baby" lol -- that's Rebecca and me almost a decade ago. I'd never imagined then that I'd be sitting here now, expecting again, and blogging. Wonderfully, I still have my faithful old cap -- it's always been so much easier just slapping it on, than trying to give my messy hair some semblance of order. My father gave it to me when I was 17, almost a quarter of a century ago!

Yep, this is the present -- 38 1/2 weeks! My gynae has been away this past week doing his mandatory reservist training; I guess Baby decided to wait for him to come back.

In expectation of the new arrival, I couldn't help looking through the kiddos' baby pictures over the weekend. There's little Becky in a toddler swing, wearing that selfsame Baby Gap dress I made for paper Bikbik. And now she's in grade school, dealing with exams, friendships and being a big sister.

There's Ro, at about 5 months! She was a sweet, easy baby, and now she's still sweet-tempered and accommodating. As I write this, she's outside mastering riding her two-wheeled bicycle.

My babies :)

So I'm thinking this is definitely one of my last posts before July. I've been vaguely crafting in a laboured sort of way and may get Becky's help posting on that, but her blog is probably going to be way more exciting than mine for now haha..

Which reminds me -- she wrote a post on friendship a few weeks ago, and I was especially struck by this line: "The world would be a better place if we all made sure we are good friends, because all the things that make a good friend are also the things that make a good person". Quite true, non? Have a super lovely weekend everyone :)

21 comments:

Sulky Kitten said...

You say there's a decade between the first and second photo, but I say there's a gap of maybe five minutes!! You have not aged at all! I love your cap and you really suit it. Your two little darlings are beautiful kids and I'm sure the next one will be their equal. Best of luck and warmest wishes with your latest arrival and looking forward to hearing all about it. xx

Erika said...

I love this post. I'll be thinking of you as you welcome your new little one in the world. Erika

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Awwww....I love these photos! It's always fun to go through past photographs and reminisce. The years go by so fast. One minute I was pregnant with my firstborn and POOF...my firstborn is turning 21 this month. Where did all that time go?

Have a wonderful weekend! Looking forward to hearing about the birth of the baby!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Lovely photos and glimpses into your life. I hope you're not gone until the end of June!! We will miss your blog!

Kay G. said...

What a beautiful post, I love all the photos! That last one where you are all dressed in Mother/daugher shirts is just perfect.
I love that quote by Rebecca, so wise at such an early age.
Take care and I hope your delivery is a BREEZE!! xx

Jill said...

How exciting! You are your girls are just darling! I wish you the best of luck.

Julia Fain said...

happy weekend! love the baby photos :)

Claudia Aguilar said...

You make pretty babies! Best of wishes on the soon arrival! Can't wait to meet baby!

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AntiquityTravelers said...

what a beautiful post my friend! it is amazing how quickly they grow and become amazing people! I wish you an easy birth and a healthy baby! you continue to be one beautiful woman

Eliana said...

Felicidades, querida!
Desejo que o bebê chegue lindo e cheio de saúde.
Aguardo as novidades. =)
Um forte abraço.

Audrey said...

What a happy, sentimental post!!! Your girls are so precious and I can't wait to see the new little one. I wish you all the best in the next few weeks! (And that cap is so fabulous....it really suits you!)

Rosemary said...

You have the cutest children, and soon there will be one more! Take time for yourself now, you know all too well how busy you will be soon :)

Jo said...

I was trying to figure out your age with all the things you say and I still can't figure! You look like you are in your 20s and at most mid 30s? I really can't tell the difference.

You are a beautiful mummy and you have beautiful children too. I love seeing the face behind a blog at times. I haven't been acquainted with you long enough to see your face as I've only been seeing pretty craftwork all along. It's such a refreshing change to share with us bits of your private life with photos.

Are you Chinese? You look Chinese yet look like a mix too.

Sure hope to hear more about you! I love getting to know my blogger friends.

RYC:
Thank you for the belated wishes which is made more belated by the time I reply to this comment. 5 hours of sleep for the past 9 months is not healthy too. I guess it could be due to motherhood? Try to replenish it whenever the time permits. Take care!

Magic Love Crow said...

What a beautiful post! So precious! I love seeing the baby pictures!! The last picture is so cute, with you all wearing the same shirt ;o) Be well and please take care!!!

Magic Love Crow said...

I forgot to say, I love your hat! I am happy you have kept it ;o)

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Such a sweet post. You have gorgeous children and I know the new one will be just as gorgeous too. Not long now ;) Love your hat, so lovely and I like that it's been passed down to you :) Have a great week doll xx

Christine Altmiller said...

your daughters are such cuties...at all ages :-) that you have had that hat for nearly 25 years and that you look so darn good in it always is truly amazing! looking forward to seeing the baby...and so are you, i am sure ;-)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What a sweet walk down memory lane! Becky and Ro were such cute babies and they're pretty girls now just like their mommy. And you're all just as pretty on the inside too. That cap is so styling and I love the sentiment behind it. How is it that you haven't managed to age at all in 10 years?!! Take care and best of luck with the delivery!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Dee said...

You have the most beautiful family.I bet the girls are excited to be big sisters soon.

Debbie Nolan said...

My dear - it was wonderful seeing you and the girls' pictures. I bet you can't wait till baby three arrives. Take care and have a great day and be sure and put your feet up and rest a bit.

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