Mini Rings of Change CAL: week 6

I have caught up to the week 6 crochet work on the MNOC CAL – having quite a bit of fun so far!

This post will contain the pictures for week 2 – 6  – isn’t it amazing how different light makes the colours look so different?

Rows 6 – 7


Rows 8 – 10:


Rows 11 – 14:


Rows 15 – 19:


Very much looking forward to continuing this project!


Mini Rings of Change CAL

I have decided to take the plunge and do the Mini Rings of Change CAL that is hosted by Kate from Stitches, Scraps and Sparkles in the Sun.

I’m a bit late to the party – the official CAL is now on week 6. I’ve done rows 1-5 in about 40 minutes, here they are:


The rest will take quite a bit longer! I’m thinking of trying to do about 2 weeks worth of crochet every week until I’m caught up, but I’ll have to see how it goes.

I’m doing the work in Vinnis Colours Nikkim which is a dk cotton yarn – I absolutely love working with this yarn.


My colours are Ballet Pink, Pink and Raspberry


I’m not so sure how well it works, but it is what I have available. The current plan is to do 3 rows in each colour.

This project is something quite new to me – I usually avoid working in the round and prefer “straight” projects, but something about this one caught my attention and I think I’m ready for the challenge (That optimism might change after a few more rounds though)

Scans and things

We had our anomaly scan yesterday – it’s amazing to see how Parker grew! She is quite cute as well.

Stubborn – beyond belief! We were hoping to get final confirmation on the gender, but she kept her legs crossed the whole time. The doc also tried to give us a 3D photo of her face, but then she proceeded to put her arm in front of her face.
The pictures that we did get of these are quite hilarious.

So, now we have a follow up appointment in 4 weeks where we will hopefully find out what the gender is for sure – after that I think that it might be too late to return all the pink anyways!

I have to admit that thinking about how much time is left before baby arrives (about 18 weeks), I feel a bit nervousabout getting everything done.
Logically I know that it is still a while, but it just sounds so close! I’m thinking that I want to start buying all the toiletries etc. which off course raises the question of what to buy!

In terms of bigger items, I think the main things we still need is a bath (our sink won’t work all that well) and a cradle to fix the car seat to (that one is probably quite important).

Other than that…do we need much more than a cot (with changing table) and a stroller?

Seriously looking at buying a Fisher Price Sleeper – seems like it really helps with the sleeping initially.

How important is a nursing chair? I’m thinking of initially just using the sleeper couch to sit on or the office chair which are both in the nursery/guest room/study.

Excitement! 18 weeks until I can hold our little Parker in my arms 🙂

The last 20 weeks

It is unbelievable how time flies! Can it really be that it was 15 weeks ago that we found out about Parker?

If these last 20 weeks go by at the same speed, we’ll have Parker with us by what feels like tomorrow.


That is both scary and incredibly exciting at the same time.


I know I’ve said this before, but I really want to try to keep up with the blogging – especially now. In part because I think it might be funny to look back in a year or so and see just how naive I was before baby came along.

I was saying to hubby the other day that no matter what scare stories I read (granted they are real stories, but scary ones) somehow I’m still not terrified of the whole giving birth/dealing with a newborn thing.

There must be some hormone or something that protect moms-to-be from freaking out too much. At this stage it feels like everything will go ever to smoothly and motherhood will be easy – hahahahaha.

Lets see how it goes!

All these choices!

I never really realised how many different choices there could be for baby stuff.


Electric bottle steriliser or microwave?

Electric pump or manual?

Night light?

Special nappy bin?

Rocking chair for feeding?


It is all a wee bit overwhelming – I’m sure eventually all will be fine, just have to take it a little bit at a time (and maybe stop looking at websites full of baby stuff!)

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Tiredness and stuff

I’m going through another one of those “I feel like blogging” phases – the big problem is that I rarely get past the thinking about blogging part.

I seem to have finally gotten to the actual posting part.

I’m exausted at the moment – we have a kitten – a gorgeous monster that likes getting up at 5am while we are still trying to sleep. All I want at the moment is my bed, but unfortunately it is still about 9 hours away. I guess I’ll stare at the cute culprit for the time being…

Our still nameless kitten

Our still nameless kitten


I’ve also taken up knitting in recent months – never thought that I would, but it is surprisingly fun – I’m currently working on a baby jacket-thingy

Baby jacket

Baby jacket

Not the best of photos, but it gives you the idea.

I’m thinking it’s time for breakfast 🙂


Chat soon!