1 Sep 2011

LSNED 2011 - 1st September

Welcome to this years Learn Something New Every Day attempt. Last year I crashed and burned about the middle of the month. This year, I hope to be more successful. I have a pile of stash, a proper album and my trusty blog to catch the daily thoughts. 

LSNED this year is exciting for me as I'm 12 weeks pregnant. Originally I thought of doing an in-depth book about what I need to learn about being a mother. But the first thing I have actually had to learn is that pregnancy has made me really tired and has lessened my attention span quite drastically. So that idea has gone out of the window. Instead I will just reflect on the day and note down my lessons in a nice list fashion, possibly adding more detail if required, or the list is short enough.

Then, when I feel up to it, I will put the posts into my album. I'm using up an 8x8 album that my mum got me a year or so ago in the sale at her local craft shop. Its a purple, Papermania postbound album. Before I get to the middle of the month, I will need to hunt out 10 more page protectors, but I have a bit of time. I've dug out loads of purple and silver cardstock, ribbons and embellishments in a serious stash busting excercise. Hopefully it will look lovely and stylish. Or like a big purple fiasco. Either way is good!

So here is today's list of things I have learnt.

  1. My first real pregnancy craving is dijon mustard. For breakfast I had a cheese and mustard sandwich. Nom-tastic!
  2. My early morning queasy-ness hasn't quite gone.
  3. Even though I'm really happy now I'm pregnant, it doesn't stop me from waking up in a grump for no apparant reason.
  4. It is very difficult to reply to random emotionally effusive e-mails and texts about the baby from people who I am not very close to. Not yet worked out what to say.
Hoping that your September 1st has been lovely and you have learnt something really cool. 
Love Elliefantasy xxx


Dawn said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy, I've just had my 2nd son so shout if you've got any questions. Hope the queasyness goes soon, I can sympatise my 1st pregnancy I bearly ate for 10 weeks I was so ill.
You'll love looking back at this album next year when your running round after a beautiful bundle of joy!

alexa said...

Hoping you'll be able to complete it this year - purple is a good strong and vibrant colour! And it may be really interesting to look back on at this point in your life. I so wish I had documented more of my life - just for me!

Charlotte said...

I'm watching you, so I'm expecting to see a whole finished album at the end of the month!

Went to the British Museum on Tuesday and discovered that Daniel has the most amazing rubber stamp shop about 2 minutes walk from his office, so I guess you already know now what you're getting for Christmas. They literally sell nothing but rubber stamps!

They were next door to a specialist vintage camera shop, I was so glad I was able to stay out of both, I would have spent a fortune!