Wednesday, September 26, 2012

What's on your workdesk Wednesday?

Back from beyond, from where and for how long, is anyone's guess... They say you cannot add a single second to your life by worrying, but I am doing my best to prove otherwise. I have indeed been very AWOL from WOYWW? Very AWOL. I've had bit of a rough time at home with baby Ruby and new mummy life. I feel like I have been living on another planet and stuck in a time warp. I could write a book, but will I save you all from the tales of many tears and woe.
In a nutshell baby Ruby's feeding and weight gain issues have been one major 24/7 roller-coaster ride and we would now really like to get off please.Turns out it was all down to a restricted tongue that doesn't want to play along making it very difficult for my wee girl to suck. An operation was planned until further examinations proved it would be too risky and unlikely to improve the situation. So back to popping, clicking and dribbling with a bottle. But we, and 100 bibs a day, are getting there and now we just want to move forward and get our lives back. No matter how many nice things folk say to a new mum, how many other mums you meet, you worry and doubt. Obsessively. All the time. About everything.
So, as you can imagine ye olde craft table is feeling a little rejected and I have had to postpone a fair amount of design work and guest spots just to create some breathing space, be nice to myself and gain a grasp on reality again. Can't wait to start again soon, just awaiting the return of some of my sanity
Nevertheless, there are a few sparks of inkyness. I have an article on Scrap Cards in October's Craft Stamper. I even made the cover...Now of course you are all going to run out and buy a copy but just in case the floods hold you back and your Ark isn't ready I have a spare copy up for grabs. Fancy this Spooktacular issue? Let me know below and I will get it off to someone.
Yesterday I had a great morning out with my girl. We just wandered into town, had a cuppa (and a bottle) together and did some people-watching.
An ordinary day from the outside but a long awaited bit of bliss for us two...and definitely enough reason for bright pink, jazz leggings and a ra-ra skirt!

Enjoy your week!

Sarah and Miss Ruby.


Maria said...

Hi Sarah and Miss Ruby,

Miss Ruby is just precious, I hope feeding time get's easier for you both, I have a nearly 15 month old who is still breastfeed I've tried bottles and nope she just refuses so scrapbooking retreats or nights away for me aren't happening until she stop's....
I hope you find some crafty time soon, so you can create happy WOYYW...

RosA said...

Sarah, Your work is always gorgeous! I am sorry you aren't finding enough time for it at the moment, but I'm sure things will get better. Miss Ruby is lovely! I always look forward to seeing your creations in Craft Stamper. (It's the only magazine I buy now, but we are two months behind here. I just bought the newest issue which is August!)
RosA # 29

Zue said...

Miss Ruby is beautiful and you never stop worrying. My daughter is in her thirties and I cried when I saw her in so much pain when she had her baby boy. You never want your children to suffer. Keep going, you are doing an amazing job...just look at her:)

jill said...

Naughty Miss Ruby for making mummy worry so much . I hope the feeding issues get sorted out . Ruby is beautiful . Happy crafting jill #28

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That is such a lovely pic of you both at the end of the post - happy and pretty. Poor you to have had to cope with the feeding problems, such a worry, but I'm glad that you seem to be coming through that now. Long may the improvement continue :D
Hugs, LLJ #59 xx

Helen said...

Sarah, she is so gorgeous!! Sorry you've had such problems feeding, but hope you get through - she is looking fine! Lovely to see you here again. Helen, 35

Annie said...

What a beautiful photo Sarah. Always remember worrying is what mummies do best. I'm sure Ruby will be fine...she certainly looks to be thriving in that photo.....and always remember I am only at the end of an email or phone line if you'd like to share.....and I'm not very far from you if you fancied calling by to see me.
A x #64

CraftygasheadZo said...

Aw hun that sounds rough, hope it all gets sorted so you can all feel normal again. You're right though it doesn't matter what others say you still worry, I do and my baby is nearly 14! All I'll say is that it gets different as they get older, but the mum stuff stays ever present! lol Take care Zo xx 73

Redanne said...

Oh Sarah, it sounds like you have had a real time of it and I can understand your worry. It seems a bit feeble to say, but things will get better. The pic of you and Ruby is adorable! I have my Craft Stamper and loved your article, great to be on the front cover too! Wow. Hope you have many more days out with your girl, just what you need. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #65

Brenda Brown said...

This is a beautiful photo and says so much Sarah, a very happy baby Ruby and a lovely, caring Mum who both enjoy being together.
Life will sort itself out, so will your crafting and babies grow so quickly into toddlers and then into children and then to adults. Try to enjoy this precious time, I know you have things to worry about, but Mums tend to worry at this stage.
I love your work, you are an exceptionally creative person and that will live with you forever.
Happy WOYWW.
hugs {brenda} xox #83

lisa said...

Hi Sarah.
What a lovely photo of you and Miss Ruby and great that you have been able to get out and have some normal time together.
It must be such a worry if she's not feeding properly and very tiring for you both. I hope things get steadily better. Just be reassured that you never stop worrying however old they get, it's perfectly normal and all part of the Mum contract!!
Take care and Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #80

Trish Latimer said...

Thinking of you hun, look after yourself as well as little miss sweetcheeks there!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

ellen vargo designs said...

Hi Sarah - I'm so sorry you've been having such worries with little Miss Ruby... I'm not a "mummy" so I can't relate directly, but I certainly do sympathize and hope that her feeding issues resolve quickly and without surgery. She really is beautiful - such a sweet picture of you two. Take care - sending love and hugs! Ellen x

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

So sorry to hear what a tough time you've been having, I really hope things improve. Baby Ruby is absolutely beautiful and I love her outfit. Hope you manage to get some crafting time soon xxx Sharon #79

Jacqui Chimes said...

Hi Sarah - you will never completely stop worrying (I speak as my son hits 32!) but the baby bit does get easier - honestly - and they're pretty tough little things on the whole :-))

Peggy Parker said...

Sarah, you both look so beautiful, and all will be just fine in the long run. It is so exhausting, though. I moved again and found lovely places for your artwork in my home. Of course, I'd love the magazine, but I bet there is someone there in England who would love it, too! My best and hugs to you and Ruby.

Sandra said...

What a cute little baby that Ruby is! And I'm so sorry to hear about all the struggles. Hope it will improve soon and you can go on without any worries. Well, at least a lot less. Hugs, Sandra

famfa said...

Poor you and ruby. Sure it will all get better. It's very difficult being a mum and I can tell you it doesn't get easier, just different. But we wouldn't swap it for the world, so it has to be worth it. Hope you get some quality crafting time in soon. Gorgeous picture of you and babe x
Famfa 13

Ali said...

Oh my, Ruby just gets cuter by the week! I - and I'm sure just about every other mum - can totally empathise with your worrying and doubting. Being a mum is fabulous but no-one ever tells you beforehand how much it will make you doubt and second-guess yourself and worry whether you are doing the right thing for your little one.

Sounds like things are improving now, which is good to hear. Glad you are able to start enjoying each other again. (((hugs)))


Cardarian said...

Moms always worry for their kids - my Anna is 27 and I still worry - just try to have lots of ordinary days! I must say mommy and Miss Ruby are both beautiful!
Lots of hugs

Krisha said...

Cherish this time, tuff as it may seem, there is plenty of craft time at the other end of the age stick. With 3 granddaughters and a new on on the way I still miss MY babies. She is just adorable
Krisha #40

Twiglet said...

Oh that's a fab pic of you and little Ruby - I hope the feeding probs sort themselves out - it's so tiring for you until they settle into a straightforward routine. She is a little poppet!! x Jo

Unknown said...

It is easy to say "don't worry" but so difficult to actually not worry--all new mommies can relate to this. But you can try to imagine what you will feel like when she is all healed from this, and how good it will feel as she grows and progresses. This too shall pass--you have a beautiful baby, and I applaud your success in getting published and even posting a blog! Please give that precious one a hug for all of us! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh at #11

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a beautiful baby she is! So sorry you are having a rough time but your creativity will still be there when you have time to explore it again,

Lucy x

Gillian .... said...

Hey Sarah, it is so lovely to see you, sorry the last wee while has been rough for you all. Ruby is just adorable & oh my how she has grown already. Precious pic, sending you both hugs. Take care x Gillian #67

P.S loved this months article btw

Words and Pictures said...

Ruby is so beautiful! So sorry to hear things have been difficult, but hope that the path will be smoother from here on in... and the joy (despite the worry) is clear to see in that gorgeous photo of the two of you!
Alison x

primdollie said...

what a lovely pic of you both! I'm wishing you much happiness and some peace and sanity too! I hope the stresses and worries become less as time goes by and Miss Ruby continues to thrive and do well which is all that matters I am sure to you... so hang in there it gets better truly it will! she's such a beautiful baby and looks so very happy!! enjoy all those wonderful moments I am sure there will be many!!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Congrats!!! I'd love to see the spread! fair, your tummy is already flat as a pancake! What a gorgeous photo...a treasure for ever!

Monica said...

The joys of motherhood. Tis too will pass ans soon you will worry about too much. Love your art piece. Not sure it is available. Here will check in the bid city of San Antonio tomorrow.

maria f. said...

Hang in there - it will get better. Get out in the fresh air as often as you can. It does wonders for everyone!
As for crafting, that will get better too. First things first.

Tamika said...

Miss Rubby is gorgeous and mummy life adjustment takes about two years. So don't worry about missing out just keep your eye to the camera lens and don't miss a moment! We'll be here!Tamika #34

Tamika said...

P.S. my son was diagnosed with acid re-flux or under developed stomach. I had to go back to work and child care accused me of not taking care of him because he constantly threw up his feedings. I know the worry! Take care!

SandeeNC said...

On the cover, woza, that's so awesome!! Ruby is looking adorable in her jazzy pink outfit! Hope everything is settling down for you both! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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