I am so sorry I have neglect this blog and its readers for so long. Again a combination of factors kept me away for so long. In November it was illness, I was admitted to hospital for 8 days and then had to take things easy, appears I have developed asmatha during pregnancy and it was giving me breathing problems, then 3 chest infections did not help matters but alhamduilah all is well now and I am managing the asthmatic side.
The cold weather this season does not help as it triggers the chest infection. Just as I was discharged and recovering my dd became very ill and i nursed her for weeks with no improvement, she was diagnosed with pneumonia in the left lung and was in bed for 6 weeks, missing her mock exams. Testing times for us all alhamduilah , mashaAllah we are all recovered now. Then my bump has grown and I more tired and can not place a lap top on my lap comfortable and find it hard to sit at the desk top to type a post without getting back pain. While I have been ill university is suffering and trying to keep up with dead lines for essays have kept me busy too.I have started my university module but am feeling the pressure with the pregnancy and its added problems so I seriously thinking about deferring yet again as my health and baby are my priority at present. Also I am not enjoying it as I was once and I did only choose to return to studies as I had the time and energy to give but Allah has other plans for me.
So what happened in those months? Ed Ul Adha came and went, we didn't make a fuss due to illness but it was nice anyhow I could not manage any cakes or special dinner so we had a Eid day brunch and the children wanted Indian food.
A dear friend came to stay with us for about 1 week and she took care of me while my dh traveled to visit his family in Algeria.
It snowed subhanallah it sure snowed and lasted weeks cold cold snow, it was pretty when fresh, my children build their first snow person. I had my baby scan and decided to go against our family norm of not knowing the sex of the baby until birth, we asked this time and its a girl we have been told. I was expecting a boy for some reason but I am not disappointed as any child is welcomed into our family and health of mother and baby out weight the sex. Now we have been having name wars at home, I gave naming the baby responsibility to my dh and children and guess what they can't agree. I am trying not to get involved as the idea was so I would have to be stressed about it but its turning out to be more stressful this way. I have been favoring Facebook during this time but now I feel I have become a little addicted over there and need to ween myself away back here I think.
I have started my university module but am feeling the pressure with the pregnancy and its added problems so I seriously thinking about deferring yet again as my health and baby are my priority at present. Also I am not enjoying it as I was once and I did only choose to return to studies as I had the time and energy to give but Allah has other plans for me.
I have not been crafting at all almost just the odd quick project here and there but nothing major, I have not even made anything for baby. This was made for me, a vintage granny square blanket for baby.
Me and DD9 did a little decoupage , an apple
We made some felt cats, one evening before I knew it everyone wanted one.