Thursday, August 12, 2010

Musings







Sometimes, first thing in the morning when I've just gotten out of bed, I catch a glimpse of myself straight on in the mirror. It's only when I turn around that I remember I'm pregnant.

It's my Grandad's birthday today, he would have been 83. Some days when I think about him I miss him so much it aches. Other days I think about him and to miss him would be wrong because I can feel him right there beside me. Today it aches.

The rabbit is moulting and it makes him act as crazy as he looks. He won't let us catch him to pull out the tufts which I'm sure itch like hell. So instead we point and laugh.

We painted our kitchen nook Elephant's Breath. I don't love the colour as much as I love the name, but I love the colour just plenty.


26 comments:

  1. Awh, you made me smile now! I still miss my granny too! Like heaps...don't think it will ever go away! Love the colour and the little belly that won't be little soon! x

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  2. I have been waiting to see a picture of your baby bump! I forget I am pregnant first thing in the morning, but then I try to get out of bed and I am quickly reminded!

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  3. You are adorable. No really.

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  4. so you're one of those lucky ones whose bump disappears straight on. i emailed you a picture of my roommate's bunny! ;-)

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  5. <3

    I feel that way about my grandma quite often.

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  6. i feel the same way about my grandad. i hope you get the right-there-next-to-you feeling next time.

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  7. Yeay, bump photo! Makes me realise how slim you are, the bump is a beautiful shape though. Nice and round and bump like.

    The rabbit photo also made me laugh out loud, awesome!

    I dreamt about my grandad the other day, which was wonderful until I remembered he died in 2006. But I hope that the feeling of your Grandad being there is more often than the ache. xx

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  8. sigh, poor bunny. i have never been so close to my grandparents... i am sorry for your pain of loss, but so happy he was such a great presence in your life.

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  9. the bunny reminds me of my puggy lizzie....poor babies.

    i understand the ache...i have the same about my mom

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  10. hi, hello!

    i just stumbled upon your sweet sweet blog and ii look forward to following your adventures in the future! xo, kate

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  11. Ditto Jamie.

    And it's the weirdest thing when you forget you're pregnant, isn't it? I remember turning front-side-front-side-front-side wondering if it was real.

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  12. Yay a bump shot. You are carrying very neat - I think that is the appropriate terminology.
    My Nana and Granddad had a very similar carpet. I'm sorry for your loss and hope time will make it easier to bear.
    Poor bunny!

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  13. i still don't look pregnant from any angle. and it kind of bugs me. i'd rather look pregnant than just "more chubby than usual."

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  14. Sweet enjoy this time....smiles.

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  15. I know what you mean about your grandfather. That's how I feel about my grandmother, too.

    I hope by the time you read this, you'll be feeling like he's right there bedside you. And then one day Widle or perhaps Puke will make the same expression - or stand in just the same way - that your grandad did. And you'll know for certain your grandfather has been right there next to you, in your heart, always.

    The bunny looks crazy - but you, you look gorgeous. As always. (I looked pregnant from all angles - not so cute, really. You, on the other hand, major cute.)

    much love,
    -maria

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  16. aw poor bunny. Love the photo of your granddad. I still miss my grandparents. I don't think the ache really ever truly leaves but we always have them in our hearts and memories.

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  17. aww poor bun...and ADORABLE you!

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  18. It always sad when someone you love has gone away..I feel the same pain whenever I think about my great grand mother that I lost last year.

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  20. You look lovely.

    Hugs for the aches, for your grandpa. I know that feeling too.

    Oh Lupin. Bless you.

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  21. My kitchen is painted Bunny Fur and I also love the name almost more than the color!

    I miss my grandmother immensely...she was my best friend until she died when I was 11. I especially missed her during my first pregnancy. Peace to you during this time!

    (New reader from my dear friend Anna @ Accordians & Lace!)

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  22. great to see that bump coming along!! ;)

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  23. heehee my two bunnies look EXACTLY like that lately... they won't let me pluck them either... little turds =:)

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play nice.