Sunday, January 8, 2017

An Update {Happy New Year}

Happy New Year! I cannot believe it has been over two months since I last posted on my blog! Life has settled down and I can finally share why I had to take a sudden departure from crafting and blogging.


My hubby and I are happily over 6 months pregnant and expecting our first child in April 2017! Hooray! 


I had some complications in October which forced me to take a step back from many things. I am still experiencing those complications and some new ones too, but the baby is doing very well. She is flourishing. It is just mama who is wearing the brunt of it...I will have some battle stories to share with her one day...it will all be worth it.

Yes..."she"...you read correctly. We found out two weeks ago that our little sweet pea is a girl. Mind you, there have been mistakes made in the past by ultrasound technicians...but I knew it was a girl from the start. I just had that feeling and I had a dream about her. In the dream, she told me her name...I won't share it here, you'll have to wait, but it is such a pretty name and it is what we are going with! Who can argue with a dream?

It was pretty funny at the ultrasound...the technician said "It's definitely a girl!" Corey and I were both so excited! We would be happy with either a boy or a girl but finding out makes it so much more real!

I exclaimed, "I just knew from the very beginning that it was going to be a girl!"

And right at that moment, the baby on the ultrasound screen, gave us a "thumbs up" with one of her hands...we all laughed, technician included. It was as if our baby girl could hear me...definitely an amazing and memorable moment.

My husband has been building a new home for us...it is almost done. The nursery is very small but delightful. It was supposed to be a office/craftroom for me...hahaha...surprise! I have decided on the following (SU!) colours for the nursery...Cameo Coral, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray and White. The walls are a (light) Coastal Cabana and the furniture is all white. The flooring is Smoky Slate with Basic Gray flecks in it and the nursing chair is a gray too. The accent is Cameo Coral...and I love it. Once it is all put together, I will be sure to post some photos.

So that's all for now...thank you for letting me share and for staying with my blog. I hope to get back to crafting by the summer. I miss it so very much.

57 comments:

  1. Thanks for the update, Lesley! You look positively radiant. Enjoy this time - crafting will be waiting for you when you can get back to it. Hugs.

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  2. Yay!!! You look great!!!!! Soooo excited for you two!!

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  3. Oh Lesley, you look absolutely beautiful and yes, radiant!! :) I am so excited for you and Corey and cannot *wait* to see this precious little sweet pea! xoxoox

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  4. You look beautiful Lesley!! I'm over the moon happy for you and your hubby with the news of your baby girl. Many many blessings to the three of you! Take care mama ;)

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  5. CONGRATULATIONS Lesley! Such wonderful news! Take care of yourself please!

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  6. Lovely to see you, and your baby bump, blossoming, Lesley. Hope your health concerns are managed okay ... how exciting to have a new bub, and new home - what a wonderful year 2017 will be for your family. xx

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  7. You look fabulous! I am so excited for you! Take care of yourself and follow doctor's orders......the finish line is in sight! xoxox

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  8. Congratulations on your Sweet Pea!! Great news that it's a girl :o)

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  9. How exciting!! Congratulations!

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  10. WOW! You look just gorgeous! I am thrilled for you and Corey! That little girl is going to bring you so much joy! Please rest and take good care of you and that sweet little girl! A new home, a new baby and so much excitement headed your way in 2017!!! Prayers, love and lots of hugs! So happy to read your post! It made my day! XX

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  11. I am thrilled for you and hubby, Lesley!! You are glowing...almost there...you can do this!!

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  12. Two big thumbs up!!! I'm so happy to see this! And I can't wait to see the little miss! Take care of yourself and your little bundle of joy will be here in no time!

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  13. Praying God will place his hand on you and little sweet pea and allow the rest of your beautiful journey to be smooth sailing. If you haven't already, get yourself a journal and write it all down. Your daughter will treasure reading it. Mine did. Hugs and love!

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  14. You look so happy and so pretty! I am so excited for you!!! Thanks for keeping us updated!!! Can't wait to hear what her name is!

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  15. Congratulations! I can "feel" your excitement! I look forward to hearing more about the baby! :)

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  16. You look beautiful, Lesley! Very happy for you! She's going to be one beautiful, happy, CRAFTY, and very loved little girl! You're 2/3 there! Hugs! ❤

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  17. How exciting. That is not far off Lesley.

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  18. Congratulations! You look fabulous!

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  19. Thank you so much for sharing your happiness (and struggles) with us Leslie! I am so very happy for you and pray that the rest of your pregnancy goes very well. I can't wait to see and hear more from you and your sweet little girl. God Bless and Congratulations!

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  20. Congratulations, to you and Corey, Lesley. It is great to hear your 'sweet pea' is going well and I love how you described the nursery in SU colours. I can picture how sweet that will look. I hope you both stay well. x

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  21. Lesley, that is such exciting news. I actually saw it on FB. Congrats to you and your husband and your baby girl. Looking good.

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  22. A big congratulations to you and your husband! Can't wait to see some photos of the nursery AND the baby!!

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  23. What a fabulous surprise. You look after yourself and that sweet little bundle. 'Thumbs Up' to the news ! x

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  24. Oh wow a big congrats to you all.. I trust everything goes really well for you.. take care of yourself...

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  25. Congratulations to you and your hubby! What a wonderful blessing babies are. <3

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  26. Congratulations to you both. Keep safe the 3 of you.
    Sue

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  27. Congrats to the both of you! Take care of you and enjoy your little bundle when she arrives!

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  28. Woo hoo - how exciting!!! I am so happy for you, Lesley!!!

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  29. Hi Lesley, I was hoping you'd tell us the gender! So happy for you. The colors of the nursery sound so pretty! I hope you share pics. All the best to you and hubby!

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  30. Love hearing a bit more about this exciting time for you and Cory! Sorry about the complications and hope you are ok now. Sending prayers to you! I woul take a nursery over a stamp room any day....oh I did that,lol!I know you will enjoy this amazing time in your life! Hugs!

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  31. So happy for you, Lesley! I can't wait to hear her name and see pictures of her room! :)

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  32. Can't wait to see a picture of her and hear her name :)

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  33. Very few things match the joyful look of a mother to be, yours is radiant and endearing.
    Best of everything for you and the dad to be, I bet he looks almost as fabulous as you do.
    Take good care of yourself, the finish line is near, "relentless, forward motion....."!
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  34. What wonderful news - so exciting! Very best wishes for the birth of a healthy, happy baby girl and can't wait to see pictures of the little doll!

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  35. Congratulation Lesley! Such wonderful news. Take care and we'll be waiting for updates. Your crafting will come when the time is right....right now it is time for you and your growing family!

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  36. Congratulations to you! Such wonderful news!

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  37. Congratulations to you both! A craft room is nice but a nursery is better!

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  38. Lesley, BIG CONGRATS. What a blessing. Will keep you in my prayers.

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  39. Happy New Year and Congratulations!!! So happy to hear this great news, Lesley! Take care and cannot wait to meet the new baby! hUGS

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  40. Wow, big congratulations. So happy for you and your hubby. Glad to hear the baby is doing good. Praying that you do well also. The nursery color scheme sounds so pretty. Can't wait to see pictures. Best wishes to you all.

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  41. such an adorable little bump you have and you look so good...sorry to hear about the complications but you sound like you are dealing with it ok...the nursery colours sound fabulous!....can't wait to see it.

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  42. Congratulations! Wonderful news!

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  43. Echoing in the others in complimenting your on how radiant and 'in love' you are with this new life you're bearing! Sorry to hear about the complications, but it sounds like you're doing whatever is necessary to keep your little girl - and you - healthy and flourishing! Excited to learn her name (secretly hoping it's Tessa *grin*) Please update when you can; we'd love to see the nursery once it's done...
    Hugs~carol

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  44. Awwww Lesley, how delightful. Praying all goes well for you and your beautiful daugther to be and your husband. (the dog too...)

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  45. Oh my goodness! CONGRATULATIONS!! All the best for you and your husband!

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  46. What wonderful news, Lesley! Best wishes to you and your husband and your baby girl! I loved your story about the ultrasound and the "thumbs up" because we had a similar experience with our first baby during his ultrasound! (We actualy had many, many ultrasounds because there were complications and it was so reassuring to see him give us a thumbs up!) All the best to you...what an exciting new year is ahead!

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  47. Congratulations! Loved the 'thumbs up' story and your dream experiences. Life is a wonder and a miracle, and cause for great joy for sure.

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  48. Oh Happy Day! Congratulations! The best is yet to come.

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  49. Hurray! Oh what happy news, Lesley! Take care of yourself & enjoy this wonderful time in your life!

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  50. Congratulations!!!!! Can tell your little girl is going to be filled with personality! Hope the rest of your pregnancy is smooth sailing!!! Looking forward to pictures!

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  51. I smiled as I read this, congratulations to you and your family. Many blessings for the birth of your daughter.

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  52. Oh I am SO HAPPY for you!!! Congratulations!! Take care of yourself. You are missed.

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  53. Wonderful news!!! Congratulations!!!

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  54. Congrats with this good news. Hope everything goes well :-)

    Hugs,Petra

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  55. Congratulations and many blessings! She can hear you. Amazing what those little babies can hear and comprehend a lot earlier than we think. Hugs!

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Lesley :)