Sunday, 9 February 2014

I'm back..... with an announcement to make!!!

Hello, dear blogging friends!  I hope you all had lovely Christmasses and fun-filled New Year's Eves!!!  I've missed you all - and apologise for my long absence from the blogging world (my last post was on Christmas Eve - and I've been a truly terrible blog-visitor too).  

I don't really have a good excuse for not being around for the last month and a half - except that I've had some news that I've been desperately wanting to share with you, but have had to bide my time over.  Anyway, I think that now's the right time.  So here goes.....


No, it's not that I ate way too many mince pies and turkey sandwiches over Christmas (though I did).....

SIMON AND I ARE EXPECTING OUR FIRST BABY IN JULY!!! 

To say that we're excited is an understatement.   We've been waiting for this for a long time.  

Some of you may recall that I was in hospital for a couple of weeks last December.  At the time, I didn't want to say why, but now I feel I can.  I'd had an ectopic pregnancy.  It was a pretty horrible experience!  Then we spent a year trying again, unsuccessfully, and having various tests to see what the problem might be.  And then, at the beginning of November, I was shocked/surprised to see two lines show up on my monthly (desperate) home pregnancy test!

After that, we had a couple of months of scares and trips to see the doctor.  I think, because of what's gone on before, I've been ridiculously worried about every little thing!

But, now that everything seems to be going well and I'm entering my 20th week, we feel ready to share our news with the rest of the world!  

Now I've shared my big announcement with you and got that off my chest, I hope I'll be able to get on with my regular, crafty blogging (and with my blog-visiting too).  Of course, I've already started making a few baby-related bits and bobs (I couldn't wait).  So I'll be back soon, to show you what I've been working on.....

Hugs to you all.....

Carly

xxx   

   

36 comments:

  1. Oh My Goodness Carly ..... a million congratulations to you and Simon! that is such wonderful and so very exciting, I am so very happy to hear this. I'm sorry for all the worry and sadness that has come before ..... but you have so much love and happiness ahead of you now x
    take care of that gorgeous little bump!
    love Jooles x x x

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  2. Oh my, oh my, oh my!!!! I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU CARLY!

    I saw you pinning on pinterest and I was wondering but now I know for sure and I am so excited for you!!! (and Simon!) I am sorry for your loss and woes but those are all behind you know and the future is so super bright... I can't wait to see what you have been up to. I am preparing myself for cuteness overload. Hazel xxx

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  3. Congratulations - I'm so very pleased for you. I hope you can enjoy the rest of your pregnancy and look forward to seeing your baby crafting xx

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  4. Congratulations ... how wonderful for you both. Looking forward to seeing your baby crafting in anticipation of your new arrival ... Bee xx

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  5. Oh my gosh congratulations!!!!! How exciting!!! Am looking forward to seeing what you're making for this little one :-) Take care of yourself! Helen

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  6. Congratulations. What wonderful news for you. xxx

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  7. Brilliant news, what a lovely thing to read! All the best xx

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  8. Many congratulations. Lovely news, x

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  9. Congratulations Carly! Such wonderful news, nothing beats baby announcements. Keep us updated with bump photos please! xo P.S. I think I may have keep the pregnancy test market afloat with the amount of tests I bought when trying to conceive Tom. The first sight of seeing two lines is just the most amazing feeling xoxo

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  10. Awww, congratulations Carly!! My first was a July birthday too, so I can relate to where you are right now in the pregnancy. It only gets better! :) Enjoy those kicks and jabs. (Those were some of my favorite parts.) Keep us posted! :)

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  11. congratulations Carly!!!!!!!!!
    hugs and love, xxxxxxx Ale

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  12. Congratulations to both of you Carly and Simon! I can't wait to see the baby-related bits and bobs that you've been making :))
    And welcome back, I was missing you already.
    xxxx

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  13. Yay Carly, congratulations to you both, so so exciting. Just think of all the things you can make for your little person. I'm so pleased for you and very glad to see you back blogging.
    Take very good care of yourself,
    lots of love
    Emma xxx

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  14. Congratulations Carly!!! I'm so excited for you!! I was going to ask you about all the ridiculously cute baby things you've been pinning on Pinterest!
    Can't wait to see some baby crafts!
    Kate :}

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  15. CONGRATULATION!!! Sweet Carly what a happy news to you and Simon :0)
    Happy week to you all :0)
    Natasha & kids

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  16. Awwww, this is wonderful news, big congratulations to you both. xxx

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  17. Congratulations! So sorry you had to go through such a horrible experience before this goodness. I'm wishing you guys all the best!
    Cheers, Anni

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  18. WOW CONGRATULATIONS Carly! I'm so happy for you!
    I wish you all the best!
    Can't wait to see all the beautiful creations you'll come up with for your little baby!

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  19. Congratulations! Wishing you all the best!
    Marion

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  20. Such wonderful news lovely Carly...I'm so very happy for you both!
    Take care,
    Susan x

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  21. Congratulations, my dear Carly. I'm so happy for both of you.
    We'll keep in touch, as I don't want to miss anything!
    Beijo

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  22. Many congratulations Carly! Wonderful news.
    Marianne x

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  23. Oh my goodness! Wonderful news. Many many congratulations.

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  24. Congratulations to you both. That's great news. Xx

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  25. What exciting news!!!
    Such a great adventure you are setting out on, the best I think :-)
    xxxx

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  26. Hugest congratulations!!! Such exciting news. Such an incredible adventure. Happy days :)

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  27. So happy to hear this lovely news, Carly! Congratulations to you both....such a happy time for you and so much to look forward to!
    Helen xox

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  28. Hi! Dear, Carly! I hope you are doing well and I wish you a happy weekend!
    Beijo

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  29. Congratulations!!! How exciting. My daughter is going to have a baby in July too....she is 20 weeks as well....it will be our first grandchild so I am sooooo excited. Do you know the sex of the baby? My daughter is having a boy....can't help myself when I go out shopping now...way too many darling things to buy. Take care. xo

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  30. Carly!!! That's wonderful news (not all the scary stuff) but how amazing for you both!!
    Can't wait to see lots of lovely baby things created by you.
    Have a lovely week,
    Sarah xx

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  31. Carly, what fab fab news! Congratulations! I can't wait to see more of the baby projects you've been working on. The little cloud is so adorable and cuddly!

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  32. Congratulations you are going to be one awesome mom xx

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  33. How utterly exciting! What a precious gift......roll on lots of gorgeous baby crafting xxxx

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  34. Such wonderful news! Congratulations xxx

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  35. You feel you may have been a bad blogger, but I've been super bad Carly, in not visiting much earlier and congratulating you and Simon on the wonderful, exciting, amazing, delightful, happy news.
    CONGRATULATIONS.........I can imagine how over the moon you were when you saw those 2 lines. Such an amazing time in your lives.........hope all is going well now and the excitement will no doubt be growing about meeting this little person who will change your lives forever......
    Look forward to reading more about your journey towards parent hood.

    Claire Xx

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Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit, and for taking the time to leave me a comment. It's always a pleasure to hear from readers, and it really makes my day!

Carly

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