Sunday Squee – Amigurumi Wampa!

Craftster user SlentBlair sent me this ADORABLE amigurumi Wampa in the “One Tiny Thing – Star Wars Swap”

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28 weeks! Rocking out with my Bump Out

Cross posted on NHS Choices Pregnancy Blog

WEEK 28 people!! whoo!!

haha! So I made that dress out of 2 T-Shirts and some scrap red fabric I had around the place, (more info on that coming soon to my home blog) but unfortunately not everything about being 28 weeks is as fabulous as that picture….

I had my 28 week midwife appointment and for the second time my urine has glucose in it… so… I’ve got a hospital appointment to have a test for gestational diabetes… not great huh? what’s a little frustrating is that the appointment isn’t for 2 weeks so I’m a bit confused as to what I’m supposed to do in the meantime… I don’t feel ill… guess that I should cut down in sugar in my diet but, honestly, I don’t eat much sugar anyway (Easter presents don’t count, we’ve STILL got chocolate left over from Christmas for God’s sake!). I’ve considered buying some glucose testing strips from the chemists, but then what? I mean, I’d just be working through this on a trial and error basis and I don’t want to put myself in the position where in trying to ‘do it right’ I end up having really low blood sugar and passing out at work (I’m a secondary school teacher, it would be bad)

So I’ve kind of resigned myself to just trying to eat sensibly and wait it out to my appointment… being crazy over monitoring how much sugar is in my wee might ACTUALLY send me insane, and no one wants that 🙂 least of all my (poor) husband.

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Sunday Squee!! Ruffle Bum!

I’ve got to mention the awesome tutorials going on over at Make it and Love it.

Seriously causing all kinds of *SQUEE* in the Squiggle household, especially with this mini-tute:

(click image to go to tutorial)

I do believe that ruffle bums are the cutest things in the world!!

26 Weeks, Growing and Sewing! (but not eating frosties :-( )

Crossposted at NHS Choices Pregnancy Blog

So, one thing I do is I sew… I’m a bit of a sewing addict… It’s not a very fashionable hobby for a 24 year old, but I’ve made some fabulous stuff in the past (even if I do say so myself). Clearly, being pregnant has presented me with certain… challenges…

Anyhow I recently finished this stretch jersey dress, with tent sleeves and ruffle collar. I’ve blogged about it over at my personal blog if you’re interested in the sewing nitty gritty, or want to see more pictures.

It’ SO COMFY especially in the recent hot weather, this dress has really saved my life at work, I’m beginning to see the downside to having a July baby!

I had my 25 week checkup last week, and the midwife found sugar in my urine.. that was really scary! up til now I’ve had a pretty straightforward, uncomplicated pregnancy, The midwife said that it was probably because I’d had frosties for breakfast.

Apparently pregnancy hormones work against insulin, and so do ‘waking up in the morning’ hormones. This means that a pregnant woman who has no problem with her blood sugar most of the time might find that her body can’t properly regulate it’s blood sugar in the morning. She recommended that I watch my sugar intake, especially int he morning, and we’ll check again at my 28 week checkup to see if the sugar is still present in my urine. If it is that could mean that I’ve got gestational diabetes, which means I’d have to go to hospital to have more tests 😦 I really hope it sorts itself out, I don’t want to have diabetes!… but I feel fine, I have quite a good diet anyhow, rice, vegetables, brown bread, brown pasta, all the right stuff. Ironically I’d only started eating frosties (or indeed, breakfast) when I got into my second trimester to help me stop snacking on rubbish in the morning.

Sometimes you just can’t win huh? nevermind, I’m feeling positive. Squiggle is dancing around as I type. I even managed to take a video of his/her kicks the other night. Check it out (see post below)

You are invited to a BABY RAVE!!!

check it out!!

here s/he is! in glorious monochrome!

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