Friday, January 29, 2010

Quick 7!!!!!!!!!

--1--

6 days to go.

Yesterday I had a check up and baby has moved down. I have been having back ache and contractions so my Ob said probably this week. This morning I got up and felt a little bit off so decided I needed to eat some breakfast. I ate a couple of pieces of toast and promptly brought them up. Nausea has been coming and going all day and I have been having contractions but they still are not regular.

--2--

Nappies.

Katie from Humamae Vitae asked me about my aio nappies.

I have made up a couple of different patterns. The first one I used was The Ottobre aio. I didn't really like this nappy pattern. It looks way too big and was a bit too bulky imo with all the layers for the internal soaker.

I then went and searched for another one and came across the Celtic Cross medium nappy and found the pattern much easier to sew. They also had a fairly bulky soaker but I decided to make my soaker smaller. The first nappy I made was too big for a new born so I have down sized the pattern. This one was much easier to down size than the Ottobre one.

--3--

Brigette.

Yesterday I showed Brigette how to update my blog, plurk page and how to post at dcf message board. She is going to let everyone know when the baby is born.

--4--

1st week of school.

School started on Wednesday. The week has been good except for today since I was feeling so off.

We are using Faith and Life for our RE lessons. I love the program. Tom, Amelia and Christopher really like it too.

Both Tom and Amelia asked if we could do Latin so I got out our program that I bought a couple of years ago and we will go through it each afternoon.

Christopher is joining in the morning sessions of our home school. Each morning we have Prayer, Reading, Recite times tables and Faith and Life. We then also do an extra subject that is more hands on for the children or that I can have activities at Christophers level. At this stage I have History of the World, Geography, sewing, cooking and art. In the afternoon while Christopher is at kindy, Tom and Amelia are doing their Maths, Literacy, spelling and reading.

--5--

Musical Theatre.

Last night I took Madeline, Brigette, Tom and Amelia across to the high school to enrol in Musical Theatre. We got them all into a class. We have classes on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Friday night Brigette wants to do Cadets and Tom, Amelia and Christopher go to Kids club. The only night I don't have something on is Tuesday night. This is just as well since Tuesday night is Steve's staff meeting.

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Weekend Plans.

I am hoping to keep busy. It makes waiting for baby go quicker. This weekend I plan to finish of the aio nappies, make some eggplant parmigania and maybe some labour cookies too. We will go to mass on Saturday night and I will prepare Tom, Amelia and Christopher's programe for next week.

--7--

Lent.

Lent is only two and a half weeks away. I have been thinking about what I want to give up this year. I am giving serious thought to giving up the internet but not really sure if it is what God is calling me too.

Every year, I try and do some extra spiritual reading and spend more time in prayer. I also try to spend more time with the children.

In keeping with my word for the year "Now" I also want to spend more time doing the unpleasent things that I avoid or put off till "tomorrow".

I would love to hear what you are thinking of doing for lent.

Pop over to Jen from Conversion Diary for other quick 7.
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