I've been meaning to blog every day for the passed week, each time about something different, but just haven't got round to it. Nothing has really gotten in the way, I've just been feeling a little low recently.
I am now officially in my third trimester of pregnancy and things are going well. Little Sweetie loves to kick and roll around which makes her Mummy very, very happy :) I am getting bigger, and it no longer looks like I've eaten a few too many donuts; I now actually look pregnant, which also makes me happy.
Pete has now passed through the hair-tearing, post-Christmas phase of University, so we can all breathe a sigh of relief - but just a little one as he still has a good few months to go until Graduation. But he is working so hard, and I am so proud of him.
I cannot believe it has been 10 whole months (and a little more) since we lost little Seth. Every short day that goes by it hurts a little more to know that he's been gone that little bit longer. But I'm okay. I am just grateful for Priesthood Blessings - they are seeing me right through. (Find a definition of a Priesthood Blessing here, and browse to find out a little more here.)
To keep myself occupied while I wait for Little Sweetie to arrive, I have been pinning like absolute crazy, and crafting my hands off! I've been crocheting and sewing and snipping my days away, mostly planning and creating things for Little Sweetie; I'll hopefully be blogging about my various different projects soon!
One of my New Year's "hopes" that I didn't include here on the blog, was to create more home-cooked meals in training for being a Mummy! Pete absolutely loves home-cooked food - more than he loves take-out! - so I've been making a real effort to prepare and cook fresh, healthy meals for us to enjoy when he gets home from a long day at Uni. I'll hopefully be blogging some new recipes soon!
So that's a little update of what's been going on here... There is so much to look forward to this year, and I plan to blog it all! (Well, not all of it, but as much as I can!)
One thing that's happening this year, that I think is just so fantastic, is this:
Pete worked with these Young Men at Church when we lived in Swindon. When the decision had to made to move back to Weston, we were so sad that this meant having to be released from our callings as Leaders in the youth program.
We are so grateful to these boys who have made the decision to raise money and awareness for this charity that means so much to us. My wonderful friend Cathy started the Swindon Sands Group when she and her family moved to Swindon after losing their little boy Adam Lee. Her and her family were such a great support to me and Pete when we lost Seth, and still are today through being an incredible example of love, and her oldest son Peter will be taking part in the walk. Cathy does amazing work with this charity, in being a true friend and understanding ear to anybody who has lost a little one.
Sands is such an incredible and unique charity that offers such great support to families who have lost precious little babies. The work that they do really makes a difference, in offering a message of support, hope, love and friendship at such a difficult and heart-breaking time of need.
Please, if you can, show your support to these incredible Young Men. They are such a great group of genuine boys, who are amazing examples of integrity and courage. By clicking here, or on the picture above you can find out more and have the opportunity to donate if you wish. Thank you.