Monday, 26 September 2011

I am a bad blogger...

and a bad housekeeper, bad gardener and don't even get me started on my motherhood standards... But I am trying not to be too tough on myself. I am making two babies!

We had our 20 week scan last week and all is doing well in there. I could have told them that. I am the size of a house! We still don't definately know the sex of the babies. They were reluctant to cooperate which is so funny because so was bambino. The sonographer said they could be girls but because we have a scan every four weeks from here I think she felt we could try again next time!

I'm a bit worried about what I'm going to put in this blog in the next few months. I have zero energy for crafts and very little enthusiasm for cooking and food. I did try to make chilli jam a couple of weeks ago but it didn't set. I tried this remedy and still no luck. I read something about it being a bad idea to increase ingredients in jam - so I guess quadrupling the recipe was a bad idea? And I had lots of orders based on friends and family's enthusiasm for last year's batch, so disapointed to let them down. I may have to sweet talk PJ into giving me more of his precious chillies (said in manner of Lord of the Rings).

Monday, 5 September 2011

I've just converted a pair of ordinary black trousers to maternity trousers while bambino was napping!

As I cut into the trousers I thought, I should be photographing this. But I didn't sorry, had no idea they would turn out so well!

I bought some black t shirt material in town this morning. I cut of the waist band and then cut a half moon shape out of the front, completly taking out the zip.

Using the pieces I had removed I cut new, slightly more generous pieces from the t shirt fabric and sewed them to the existing trousers.

Saved myself a few pennies there! Feeling very smug! I'm now 17, nearly 18 weeks and these babies are growing fast. I keep reading about how twin mummies tend to grow out of their maternity clothes. Therefore a lot more improvising likely in the coming weeks!