the best reason for not blogging

March 10, 2012 at 9:34 pm 10 comments

Someone I was introduced to yesterday for the first time asked me what I do for fun and looking down at Euan I replied ”oh, there’s not much time left for anything else when you have a baby”.  My answer reflected the fact that my previous pastimes of gardening, cooking, blogging and knitting are on hold at present but I realised as soon as I said it that it might have sounded like life as a new mum is without fun. And of course that couldn’t be further from the truth.  I smile and laugh countless times a day in the delightful company of this gorgeous boy. 

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look what we made! heart filled hand-made

10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. itiseasytobegreen  |  March 10, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    you’re quite right, what better way to spend your time than with this little chap! And i bet you’ll be amazed what can be achieved with a babe in a sling (trips to the loo, um..,). For me it’s taken a while to get my energy back but all the things i love doing like sewing and gardening get done, perhaps just a little slower than before, fitting around the odd nap and feed. not sure how i did that exhibition at 10 weeks though! oh what a clever chatty boy you have! x

  • 2. itiseasytobegreen  |  March 10, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    ps someone told me when rubio was a couple of weeks old that i’d might as well pack away my sewing machine, almost as if i shouldn’t really be doing anything else at all. hmm well being a bullish taurean i didn’t listen, in fact it made me more determined to keep making!

  • 3. Miss M  |  March 10, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Voilà, different priorities do not mean less fun. 😉 Euan looks so alert and happy ! Thanks so much for sharing this video, Nic. Great to see everyone’s well. Xx

  • 4. Joanna  |  March 11, 2012 at 9:46 am

    You are so lovely 🙂 🙂 xxx

  • 5. Misky  |  March 12, 2012 at 8:57 am

    He is precious beyond words. 😀

  • 6. Johanna GGG  |  March 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    am sure when Euan is ready to engage with your interests you will be right back into them and it wont be long – little ones are so curious – glad you are enjoying motherhood

  • 7. Susan Haywood  |  March 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    A really lovely boy – a gift from God

  • 8. peggy  |  March 12, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Hi Nic, a gorgeous alert 7 week old bundle of joy! All things come in time and spending precious time with Euan now is what you need.

  • 9. Cheryl@ Sew Can Do  |  March 13, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    This time goes by so fast – enjoy it while he is tiny. There will be plenty of time of other things later!

  • 10. Papa G  |  March 14, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Nic, you have found the pleasure in treasure, probably the best investment you ever will make. Long may you enjoy Euan’s smiles.


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