Well, I’m almost 36 weeks pregnant, round round round, busy, crazy busy and in love with my family and the world. That would sum it up pretty much.
Ah, you want more detail. I get that. ;)
Ok, well, here is how round I am:
I know, you *really* wanna do a belly swap with me right? ;)
Well, I’m pretty much consumed with 2 things at the moment: being pregnant and almost giving birth to babe nr 2 and Life Book. Then also, of course: Dylan and Andy, sleeping, trying to keep my sanity and eating chocolate muffins are also high on the list. Oh, I also try to take a few moments each day to relax and I paint to relax. The above image is a detail shot of a recent painting I’ve been working on. Those who follow me on Facebook will have seen it already. I’ve been experimenting with combining different face styles together. The face in the lower part of the painting is a stylised face and the other two are much more realistic. The top two are done through a different technique: paint-over acrylic’s transfer (similar to paint-over collage). I’m not sure if I like the combination of the different styles. I like them all separately, but not sure if they go together. Interestingly, on FB there is a varied response, some people love the combination of different styles, others don’t!
Here is the painting in its entirety, but it’s not finished yet, still in progress, also, this pic was taken with iphone, so it’s not the greatest pic of it:
The baby bump is so big at the moment that I’m really ready to have him out. But, I’m almost 36 weeks, so have to wait just a little longer. After 37 weeks he’s ok to come any time apparently. Dylan came bang on his due date though, so if this dude is anything like him, he might do the same and I’ll have to sit it out for another 4 weeks! Then of course: the whole birthing thing again; NOT looking forward to that bit in particular, but hey, it’ll have to happen, ha ha.
Now, Andy and I are pondering on how to best prepare for babe nr 2. There are a lot of unknowns: how’s Dylan going to respond? How much will this impact our current way of living (again! lol!), how will we organise all the night time arrangements etc.
No doubt it’ll be almost as life altering again as when Dylbee graced us with his presence, yet, we don’t really know it yet. Oy ve! Ha.
Speaking of Dylbee who is now 2 years and 2 months old. Woah, time flies! He is many things in the span of a week: hysterical, beautiful, amazing, annoying, stinky, wonderful, growing with leaps and bounds, expanding his vocabulary on a daily basis (he’s recently started doing this thing where he tries to copy almost everything we say, including: when I call out for Andy, I call: ‘Andy? Babe!?’ and Dylan is now doing the same, he goes: “Daddy?! Daddy?! Babe!?” but the ‘babe’ sounds more like ‘bep’. Ha ha! It’s hysterical. I can’t stop laughing every time he does it)! It’s truly incredible watching him grow and develop. It’s so fast now. Every day it’s like he’s a different person with more awareness and understanding. And the love, oh the love for this little being, sometimes it floods me and overwhelms me with such magnitude, it knocks me off my feet.
Here are some pics of him:
These are the pages I’m creating in the first few lessons for Life Book! Eeee!
Exciting no? :)