Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Wordless Wednesday it's the little things

With things the way they currently are it's the little things that make my life easier
So having my hand go
From this

To this

Really made my day.

Trying to make this fairly wordless Wednesday
Joining in with Trish from My little drummer boys

Sorry not sure if the link will work as still trying to figure out blogging from the iPad.

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Thankful Thursday -offers of meals

This Thursday as I sit in my hospital bed I am so thankful for the offers of help given to my family during this difficult time.

Over the last week The Miner and the kids have been given gifts of meals and offers to come over for tea

For me it means I know the kids are able to eat a bit more varied meals than what The Miner can cook (which is not a lot) and are not just left eating cereal or take-away

These offers have come from various places neighbor, fellow school mum and even the school crossing lady cooked a meal.

So today I am thankful for these offers of food and it is a fitting time on this R U Ok day. Where it seems people are trying to make sure The Miner is ok

I am linking up with Kate for Thankful Thursday

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Monday, September 3, 2012

The placenta from hell!

Meet my new best friend. I feel like I am constantly hooked up to this machine.

I am now 30 weeks a big achievement my OB says

I am currently having my third stay in hospital. (oh joy)

My problem is my placenta.
This pregnancy I seem to have scored the placenta from hell!

Most placentas are blob shapes that hang around in the uterus a bit out of the way just doing their job.

Mine has its own agenda.
Firstly it is low and in the way
Secondly it keeps bleeding
Thirdly it has attached itself to my c-section scar
And lastly it isn't a nice blob shape. It has spread itself all over the place (except the back wall) of my uterus.

So it is causing massive issues and making the reality of having a prem baby very real. Which is a very scary thought when to have a baby at 30 weeks means a helicopter ride to the nearest NICU about 3 hours away.

So for the moment I will sit in my hospital bed and beg my placenta to be a little nice


Oh I am attempting to join in with #Blogfor30, and I know it is the third day into the month and this is my first post :s

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Testing out posting from my phone

Rice pudding # hospital food and was pretty nice

BlogPress from my iPhone

Monday, July 2, 2012

Down time- kids

What do your kids do for down time?
Do you think they get enough?

This is the battle I have in my head right now.

Do my kids (mainly Mr Magoo) get enough down time.

Time to do something, be creative where there is no pressure

Mr Magoo lives in a world of anxiety
and he puts a lot of pressure on himself to get it right.
So much pressure that his fear of failure is out of control.
Which in turn leads him to be afraid to try.

He is 6 years old and becomes too anxious to try
And usually just shuts down.

So that is why I feel it is so important and vital for kids to get plenty of down time.
Time they can spend with no pressure to perform.

This may be easy and come naturally for some kids
But for others it needs to be pushed   a bit.

Do your kids get enough down time?

Sarah xx

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

Thankful Thursday- a clear head

Ok so I am doing this Thankful Thursday on a Friday, but this week has been a write off so honestly you could convince me of it being any day.

Today for once I had a moment of total clear thinking in my head. Normally this doesn't happen as there is so many to-do lists etc going on in there it is just voices fighting over the top of each other.

I was standing out the back with two other woman watching the alpacas have sex (as you do) and my head was clear and I was able to really think about the directions that I want my life to take.  Where I hope to take my business ventures, my blog etc. All those little (but yet big) thoughts that get pushed aside by the day to day voices that just take over.

And while having my moment of clear thinking I realised the big thing is that all these directions that I want my life to go in, dont have to be done tomorrow! (gosh these alpacas will be pregnant for over 11 months) So things can be developed over a extended period of time.
This is usually my problem. I have an idea and feel it needs to be acted on right this minute! And if I dont succeed within a very short period of time I feel like a failure.
But I am learning to take little steps. And these little steps are just as important as what great big leaps can be. And by taking these little steps I will still get to the goal I am hoping for, or it may change along the way. Who knows and that is part of the fun of the journey.

The other thing that I am thankful for is a little bit of wisdom The Miner said to me the other week.
He told me that I just have to have faith in myself.

This is usually something I struggle with, especially since I tend to expect instant results, and when it doesnt happen I feel like a failure. Then become afraid to try again.

So I just need to remember that piece of wisdom and capture those moments of clear thinking and I can move forward and not feel so stuck in the rut I feel I get myself into.

Do you capture those moments of clear thinking, 
that help to give you direction.?

So for more Thankful Thursdays go over and see kate says stuff

Oh I cant take credit for the above pic. I found it on Mr Magoo's camera. I love it!

Sarah xx

Monday, June 11, 2012

And it is a.....

I am having a baby
and it is a........
I cant decide

With one week to go till the ultrasound that allows us to find out
I don't know what to do?
I mean this decision is keeping me awake at night.
Do I find out if it is a boy or a girl
Or do I wait till it is born.

We didn't find out for the other two.
But this time I kinda feel like it would make life easier if I knew before the arrival.

I don't plan on telling the world or even the kids.
(for them I would just keep sticking to the story of "well I think I am having a......")
And I am just not one of those people who would tell all what it is and what its name is etc....
But it would seriously tidy things up in my head and that is always a step in the right direction.

The Miner isn't really interested in finding out.
But I just don't know.

And I could crochet a baby blanket in a colour other than a white based one.

Do you find out early or do you wait?

Sarah xx

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wordless Wednesday- bright flowers

Some lovely Vanuatu flowers to help brighten everyone's wintry day.
Plus to help Trish on this tough day

Help brighten Trish's day by joining up with Wordless Wednesday

My thoughts are with Trish and her family. {{{hugs}}}

Sarah xx

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday 11w 6d

This little wiggle worm is the reason why I have been so quiet on my blog.
By gosh wiggle worm has made me sick, but things are improving.

Joining in with Trish from My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday

Sarah xx

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Things I Know- DPCON12

I know I had a ticket to the Digital Parents Conference 2012

I know it will be sold off today

I know that I even had a sponsor for the conference

I know I felt really bad for letting them down

I know I am giving the money I get back from selling my ticket to Kim from Frogpondsrock

I know today Kim will be having a very big huge haircut for the World's Greatest Shave (check out her page here) and give her some money while you are there.

I know I am just giving Kim the money from the sale of my ticket to try and make me feel a bit better about my situation.


I know I am 7 weeks pregnant
I know there is a heartbeat
I know my OB isnt yet classing this as a viable pregnancy. (there are issues)
I know I have to wait till Monday the 2nd for another scan to see what he thinks.
I know I would not have been in a good head space to go to the conference.

I know if this pregnancy doesnt go any further something little but good will come out of it.

For more things people know go over to Singular Insanity

Sarah xx

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Have you checked the car seats lately?

Have you checked your kids car seats lately?

  • Are the straps nice and tight?
  • Are all the bits clicked in to the right spots?
  • Right sort of seat for the right size of child?

Here is what two little kids look like safely in their seats

I dont have a picture of what it looks like when a child in their seat is thrown into the passenger seat.
As I was too busy trying to calm a hysterical child, while been in a very hysterical state myself.

The Miner got his new car 12 months ago. I told him over and over that the seatbelts were not enough and the black straps had to be done into the latches (You as mothers know what I mean) Anyway I had assumed it had been done.
Till yesterday.

MIL (aka The Dragon, but only in my head) looked after the kids and used The Miner's car. Everyone came home safe and sound.

Then last night when we were going out for tea. Kids went in their seats, we drive off, braked at the end of the road to turn and bang The Princess was thrown into the back of my seat, while still been strapped into her seat.
OMG, it was just horrible.
Thankfully she was not hurt. Just shaken, but was quickly fixed up with a cuddle and an iPhone to play with.

What it seems had happen was while The Dragon had been looking after the kids and my nephew had been getting out of the car he had unclipped her seatbelt buckle as well.

Anyway I ripped into The Miner about the car seats not being put in as they should have been and as I had asked. And fair to say he was very quiet about the whole thing as he knew he was in the wrong.

But the main point of this whole post is


Check your kids car seats.
As the "what if's?" are too horrid to imagine!

Sarah xx

Thursday, February 23, 2012

thankful- no more needles

This week I am thankful that I have no more needles to do.
I am thankful that I have one embryo on board (blood test next thurs)
I am just so thankful that needles are not a part of my daily routine for life.

For more thankfuls go over and see kate says stuff

Sarah xx

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Hello I am Sarah,
I am a blog abuser

I honeslty didnt mean to forget to give my blog a feed of posts
well just life got a little busy.

And sadly it isnt just this blog
I have negelcted all the blogs I love to read too.

Actually the computer, and ipad have been a bit neglected full stop.

I promise I will do better,

How do you balance your screen time with life???

Sarah xx

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thankful Thursday- Drugs and stuff

This Thankful Thursday I am thankful for a few things.

Firstly Drugs

More to the point Fertility Drugs.
This week saw the start of injecting myself (well I get The Miner to do it) with a drug in the process in the hope we will get pregnant next month

So secondly I am thankful for the amazing science we have, (IVF) that allows couples like us to have a chance of having a baby.

Thirdly I am thankful for clinics such as Genea that service areas that are not close to the big city

Forthly I am thankful to The Miner who agreed to us doing this just one more time

And lastly I am thankful to the bank for letting us extend our limit on the credit card to cover the cost of this experience.

For more Thankful Thursdays go over and see Kate says stuff

I will be talking more about the whole IVF process in the upcoming weeks so keep checking in!

Sarah xx

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Skipping the supermarket

Have you read this

Little eco footprints

Tricia from Little eco footprints is skipping the supermarkets this year!

And I am going to try too

I find shops hard to deal with. They are busy, bright, so much noise and oh so much to look at.
And I hear many of you say   And, So???

Many people love that aspect of going to the shops. But for me it is all just too much.

Often for me when I am in the middle to doing the shopping I have this really strong urge to sit on and ground and cry. I have been known to burst into tears in the middle of the supermarket. I just find the whole experience so overwhelming at times.

So the chance to skip the busy shops for a year sounds just wonderful.

I mentioned thie idea to The Miner and his responce was
"I dont mind paying a bit extra as I know how you feel about this"
"Huh, what????" was pretty much my respponse
He went on about my dislike of the big companies and their bulling tactics to smaller local/ australian companies.
Tricia has recently done a great post on milk with some informative links
I have always had an issue with supermarkets and their prices on milk and how much (or how little) the farmers get in return. And I am glad I am not the only one.

So it seems I have had a bit of a gripe about the big companies for a while. So it made sense that I actually do something and make a stand.

So this year I am going to try and not go to either Woolworths or Coles. I am going to do my shopping at the local IGA in the smaller town near by. We live in Central West NSW so our choices of other food sorces isnt huge. So this is the best way I can avoid the big supermarkets.
I will try to reduce our trips to Bunnings and try to source our needs from other hardwere stores.
And reduce going to the big shopping malls.

I am actually looking forward to it.
And I hope tlo share some of the aspects of this challenge here!

Do you think you could skip
 the big supermarkets for a year?

Sarah xx

Friday, January 6, 2012

Thankful Thursday- Technology

This Thursday I am thankful for the technology age we live in.

(yes I know this pic has nothing to  do with technology)

I must admit is kinda sounds shallow and a bit materalistic, but truely I am so thankful.

I love the Internet and all that it brings.

At times in the media there is talk about how computers can make us more hermit like and we dont get out as we sit infront of a screen etc etc

But at this moment I disagree (I am refering to adults, completly feel different about children on computers, but that is a post for another day)

Think if we had no Internet we would not have these blogs or twitter or facebook where we are able to share and connect with others

At the moment I am meeting (online) so many like-minded women. Other women who are willing to put themselves out there and share their stories.

Everyday I find ideas for all different parts of my life.
Everyday I get to peek into someone elses life and read a story
Everyday I learn
Everyday I get inspired
Everyday I connect

For more Thankful Thursdays (which yes I know was yesterday)  Go over and see kate says stuff

Sarah xx

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wordless Wednesday- 4-wheeled motorbike fun

Linking up with My Little Drummer Boys
Sarah xx

New Year New Routine!

The Miner has scored himself a new contract for 2012
A contract of work, working at a workshop in town.
Monday to Friday day shift
which means....


We have been currently on 3 different routines depending on if The Miner was on either day-shift, night-shift or days off. As the kids eat tea better when their dad is here we had 3 different tea times, 3 different bath times etc You get the picture. We had a routine (or 3) but it would always be changing.

But now every night will be the same
I dont have to worry about trying to keep the kids quiet when he was on night-shift.
I can have a shower every morning before he goes to work (its the little things that make me happy)

I honestly think this will really help the kids too. As kids with an Autism Spectrum Disorder really need routine. And even though I have visuals for our routine and what shift The Miner was on. They would still become confused at times.

So I am happy as this fits in perfectly of my goal of  becoming more organised!

Sarah xx

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The year that was. The year that will be!

Happy New Years!

A new day, a new year and a new slate!

Last year I was all over the place.
It was my first full year of not having my mother.
I was dealing with a Molar pregnancy and then passing the date the baby would have been due (which was actually mum's birthday)
The Miner started his business so he worked a lot
I started my business, but didnt get too far with it as everything else seemed to come first.
And the kids. They kept me extreamly busy with their therapies etc.
And the farm just needs more and more time.

So the year ahead

I hope to  plan to be more organised
I have to find a balance between all the bit and pieces of my life.
I want to become more of the mum I want to be!

I think that is the main parts. I am still sorting out a more detailed list but this is the start.

What are your goals for 2012?

Sarah xx