Hi there special friends..a massive welcome to my blog space :) I really hope you enjoy and are inspired by some of the layouts I have done. Like many of you out there I really enjoy scrapbooking and the satisfaction it gives me in seeing peoples reactions by something beautiful and memorable for many generations to come!

love Belynda-Lee AKA Lyn xo

P.S I hope the Creative Butterfly lands on your shoulder and inspires you!! :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Welcome to the world Savannah-Rose Grace Kershaw!!!

Last week on the 09-09-09 I gave birth to our gorgeous little angel Savannah-Rose, she was born at 2.54pm weighing in at 7.4 pound, length 50cm and head circumfrence 34cms. She is just perfect in every little way, and daddy is absolutely smitten with her as is all the family. Through my whole pregnancy alex kept saying that in my tummy was a baby sister and he was right, guess toddler knows best LOL. Alex however didnt take to her at all at first but is now coming around on his own. He has been the bestest big brother, giving her kisses, bathing her, and even finally cuddling her, but still wont nurse her, but all in good time!

On the 09-09-09, df had taken the day off work as we had an antenatel appointment at the hospital and plus I needed help with alex, as last time at the hospital he was an extreme handful. So in the morning we all woke at 8pm to get ready for our 11am appointment, this appointment at the hospital was going to determine the date in which i would be induced. Anyways when I woke I noticed small nibbly pains, didnt think anything of it as I had expereinced this pains throughout my pregnancy, so just naturally thought it was my body getting ready, but by 9.30 i noticed they were coming every 20 minutes so we decided to time them. So 10.30 rolls around and its time to make our way to hospital, on our drive the pains were coming every 10 minutes, so i started thinking mayby this is the real deal. Now its almost 11am, I tell reception that I think I mayby in labour as contractions were 10 mins apart, they look at me and tell me to wait they need to quickly get a midwife to look at me. So 5 mins later my names called out and i'm directed to a room, in comes the doc and midwife, they do the usual routine check then tell me to hop on bed they need to conduct an internal, so up I get and to my suprise I was 4cm's dialated, so they do a stretch and sweep and tell me that i'll be having this baby within 24-48hours, whoo hooooo This babies on the way, df and i couldnt be more excited and scared at the same time. Anyways the doc tells me to go home, rest and have a panadol. Yay, so on the way home I ring my mum, tell her whats going on. She is absolutely so excited, tells work she is leaving and said she'll meet me at home. Anyways we get home, the pains are getting stronger by 12pm, so from 12pm-12.30ish we run around like headless chooks at home packing my labour bag, alex's overnight bag, put the baby car seat back in car, sit down have a drink and some lunch, cant go into labour on empty stomach LOL. Gets to about 12.30 I tell df I think we better go now as contractions were only 4 mins apart and plus we had to drop alex off to Rachels house to be minded and teh whole round trip is about 1 hour. On the way to rach's house the pain is getting extremly bad, but still managable, did plan on having a cuppa at rach's house but decided i better get to hopsital. Pains were getting way worse on teh way from rach's house to hospital, our destination is about 25mins away depending on traffic. The pains were still coming at every 3-4mins, so the trip was super long and painful, poor df he was a tropper getting me to hospital, felt like I was going to have this baby on side of road lol, thankfully we didnt. Finally get to hospital bout 1.30pm, they take me into the labour room, check me out and i'm 6cms dilated. The midwife tells me all thats keeping this baby in is the membraines, tells me that if my waters hasnt broken in an hour she'll break them for me, but first she wanted to see if My waters would break on there own. So off the bed i got and walked around, bounced on teh ball etc, but I was most comfy on the bed, so after about 45 mins i get back on the bed. At about 2.45pm midwife decides to break my water, at this moment i was so scared and anticipating the arrival, just wanted the pain to stop lol. So she breaks my waters (OMG ALOT OF WATER MIND YOU) then she just tells me to relax and listen to my body and push when i needed to push, after a few pushes and 6 minutes later, midwife tells me to grab baby, so I look down and see my babies head and pull her out and up onto my chest. My Beautiful little girl was finally here, we so wanted a girl so we couldnt be more happier!!! So all in all we had roughly a 4 hour labour and a precious little bundle to call our own.
We were discharged from hospital the next day, but unfortunately this was short lived as we were then readmitted back into hosptial teh following day as our baby girl had stopped breathing. Was extremely scary for us as we experienced this with alex and we didnt want to have to go through this again. But not only did savannah do this once but many times through out the day, everytime she would latch on for a feed, she would stop breathing and turn blue. It was like she was getting so excited and sucking, sucking and sucking and forgetting to breath. Anyways we were in hospital all week, she had many tests on her heart, stomach, throat and head. All these tests came back normal. We had to remain in the special care nursery for the remainder of the week so she could finish her dose of antibiotics, then they wanted to watch her for 48 hours after that to make sure she was well enough to go home, anyways in the last few days of her stay she seemed to have corrected the problem herself as she has not and still has not had a breathing spell. Personally i think she was just trying to figure out how to suck and breath at the same time, just trying to figure out her body. We were finally released on thursday and honestly it was the best feeling in the world to take our little girl home for good!! The whole week was extremely hard full of tears, was the longest i've ever been away from my son and was also my df's holidays(he never gets holidays), so the whole of his holidays were spent driving back and forth from the hospital and taking care of alex! Definately wasnt what we planned, thankfully my sister in law alyssa decided to come and help out, she absolutely was a god send and so was my mum in helping take care of my boys. Unfortunately it wasnt what she planned for either, we all planned to enjoy an eventful weekend with our new bub, but these things happen and I never wish this on anyone, its just horrible. Anyways this has been a HUGE POST, so i would lastly like to thank everyone who was thinking of us and who sent their congrats to us and also to everyone that helped us during this time. Jamie and I really appreciate it. Much love to you all! Here are some photos of our little gem!xo

Monday, September 7, 2009

My grubby boy :D

Hi wonderful people :)
Here is a layout I have finally redone, I first did it a couple of months ago and shoved it away in the cupboard because I wasnt happy with it, well the other day I stumbled across it and thought what the heck lets just pull it apart and redo it, Now i'm extremely happy with the way its turned out. What a grubstar I have LOL.

Next is an ATC card I made for a private swap with one of the challenge chicks, and a few others that we know. Unfortunately we missed out on the group swap on the forum, so with one of the girls who also missed out on it, we did our own swap. The theme was shabby chic, such a gorgeous theme. Heres my take on it.

Well guys thats it from me today, I did have some more to show you, but as I was taking the photos the sun decided to dissapear on me. Now its gone extremely overcast, so I will post again when I have some sun :D Today I'm just going to try and get anouther layout in while I wait for bub to make an appearance. We have our antinatel appointment on wenesday at the hospital, thats where they'll then decide what we are going to do, I have a feeling I will be induced again :( But am desperately hoping bub arrives before then. Fingers crossed. Take care chicky babes xo MUWAH.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Happy Fathers day and due date today!

A big happy fathers day to all the daddy's out there!! This was my df 3rd Fathers day with little alex, he got spoilt rotten this year which felt really good, as he was a little neglected last year. But anyways we had a great day at the beach and park. However I was truly hoping to give df anouther baby for fathers day, we are due today. I really thought this would happen due to pains all wkend, but this morning I woke up to nothing :( :( a little dissapointing, but oh well I just guess the baby is extremely comfy in there, glad one of us is lol.
Tomorro hopefully if its sunny I do have a layout to show you, which I just love and some cute atc cards i've made. Will try and get anouther layout in before bub arrives. Stay tunned. Take care lovlies, xoxo

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


First day of spring!! and my little man turns 2!! I cant beleive my sweet little boy is celebrating his birthday today. It was 2 years ago at 6am on this day that my DF and I were sitting in the maternity ward eating Hotcakes and staring in awe at our new little bundle of joy!! Now I sit and wonder where did those 2 years go, everyone said that your time will fly by once you have children, but I didnt beleive it until now. Well baby boy, not so much a baby anymore but our little toddler, mummy and daddy love you so much and we wish you much much happiness and special dreams on this very magical day! HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHEEKY MONKEY!!
His first day on the earth!! In our arms!

First birthday

2nd Birthday-Few photos from today :D

Oh and also here is Hopefully my last pregnancy shot :D Really hoping baby decides to make its grand entrance into the world this week. We are due on fathers day :D, would really love to give DF anouther little bundle of joy for yet anouther Fathers day! COME ON BABY!!!! WE ARE ALL WAITING FOR YOU!! XOXO

Anyhoo guys, I hope you are all well and safe!! Am always thinking of you all, even though i'm not posting or blogging as much I still try and find some time to check you all out and try and keep in the know.hehe. Hopefully my next post is either some scrapbooking or a birth announcement :D Much love to you all.