"Edited to Add"....

This started as a pregnancy blog when I fell pregnant in May 2009 after four years of finding a donor, doing all the counselling / paperwork / tests and trying.

And now, thanks to a 4WD which skidded onto our side of the road, killing our baby daughter at 34w and injuring me, my partner and two of my stepdaughters on 27 December 2009, it has turned into something else. We didn't want this something else, but apparently it is all we've got to go on with.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Blowing bubbles at the big sky

We've been off to the Agricultural Show with the lovely baybeasts ladies and their gorgeous family - including one nanna, and a Jinny-in-arms. Amidst the flashing lights of the rides, the softness of sleeping calves, and press of human traffic, we were accompanied the whole way by Huey's laughter, Arlo's questions, and the occasional "quack" from Jinny. Such a good remedy for a weary week, especially when our girls are away with El Prima's family for the school holidays and the house feels very quiet.

And as though I needed a big sign saying "You are turning the corner", lovely Anne of Harvey's World has nominated me for this:

Just the thought of having to pick ten other blogs to nominate made me so nervous that I've sat on this for a week and a half, but the time to 'pay it forward' is now well overdue. The support lovely people like you have given me via this blog has been amazing. There are certain comments which stay with me, and which have helped me through the really rough bits. Thank you and huge love to all of you.

the rules are....
1. Accept the award and post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted the award and his/her blog link.
2. Pay it forward to 10 other bloggers that you have newly discovered.
3. Contact those blog owners and let them know they have been chosen.

But my extra rule is, if you are not a rule-following type, feel free to accept and just bask in the glow.

So here are ten extra lovely blogs:

1. Schrodinger at Schrodinger's womb
2. Ping at Pigs and Bishops
3. Ya Chun at She Almost Made it
4. Mariana at A Lifetime Ahead to Remember Her
5. Bean and Sorensen at Baybeasts
6. Pomegranate
7. Jeanette, my favorite http://www.lazyseamstress.blogspot.com/ (I'm yet to see any evidence of this "laziness")
8. Catherine W who sits Between the Snow and the Huge Roses
9. Jess of After Iris
10. Brianna at daily amos


  1. Thank you for the nomination :) This will motivate me to post a little more often than I have of late.

    Glad you've had such a lovely time at the Agricultural Show!

  2. My pleasure! Well-deserved. The Show was fantastic, and enjoying it with three and nearly-three year-olds even better. So lucky that our friends have such cool kids.

  3. Thank you for the award. Thank you also for sharing these other blogs, some of which are new to me.

    Hope you are well.

  4. Thank you for listing us too! You were both amazing at the hot crowded show. I so hope we manage to move ten minutes closer to you all (!)

  5. Hey! A comment got through! I can't tell you how many ghost comments I've written. A problem at our end. Looking forward to seeing you soon, and having dessert. Thanks for pointing out those other blogs too.

  6. thank you. i am basking right now, but i will pay it forward over the long weekend.

    i love the bubble gun photo!

  7. Bask away!

    Those bubble machines were amazing - the boys loved them