Tuesday, 8 November 2011

a quick update!!

Its been a bit hectic around here the past few days...
Lola has had a tummy bug since Thursday, altho she doesn't seem poorly she can barely eat without needing the loo, docs are on the case and we need to take samples,(looking forward to that bit lots!!!)

Elsie Moo has started to move, I wanna say crawl but she doesn't really crawl, I don't know if its her arm holding her back from doing it properly or if she would have done this anyways but she kind of uses her hand to pul herself across the carpet and her feet to push her forward... so not really crawling but she gets where she wants to be with no problems!!!

This afternoon we have a couple of junior doctors coming to the house to talk to us about Elsie... I was asked by my doctor if I wouldn't mind having a chat with them about how NOT to deal with patients as we had such a bad experience with Elsie when she was born...not just because her arm was missing but because of how they handled it at the time. It could have been done a hundred times better but it wasn't so I guess she wants the juniors to leaner form others mistakes by talking to us to see it from our point of view...
I'm a bit, well actually a lot, nervous about this as I don't know how I'm going to handle it.... I can talk openly about Elsie missing her left forearm, but when I think back to that day I get upset, it was a traumatic experience which I wouldn't want others to go through which is my reason behind agreeing to do this but I do worry what effect it is going to have on me today. I have tried to have counselling for it but I just don't feel ready for that right now, its been a tough year so far and I need to be in the right place before I can talk about all of it openly to a stranger!

So.. anyways... this morning when Elsie went back to bed and to keep my mind off of this afternoon a little bit I did some scrapping, I am really behind on Shimelles class prompts as its just not been the first thing on my mind this week, so I thought I'd try to do a bit of catching up... plus i ahem been really inspired by 2 things over the weekend.... the first being the new scrap magazine called scrap365... it came on saturday morning and is just lovely, full of fresh ideas... just gorgeous... and secondly by the sketchy thursday team again, you can find the link to the sketch I used here... Its for their december challenge but I didn't want to do a gratitude page as I was just really inspired by the sketch itself.

so here is my finished product:

It uses pictures from our bonfire night at Leigh court last week, and lots of shiny, lovely metallic paint!!!! yum yum thanks for looking xxxx


  1. Wow, what a fabulous layout Emma - you're much braver than me to try new techniques, but it's amazing!

    Good luck for this afternoon, hope it all goes well.

    Hugs, Carole xxx

  2. Your page is fab - I love your use of paint.

  3. Fantastic page!!! Wow LOVE what you did here with the pops of color on the all black background- really out of the box- great interpretation of the challenge!

  4. Sorry to hear about your bad experience... my daughter was born with a skin condition in which she just had her 16th laser surgery this past Friday... and I had a horrible experience at the hospital when she was born too... from the hospital staff...they didn't handle it with class... I can tell you that... so I feel your pain... I hope whatever you decide with the young interns, I hope and pray that it will work out for you :):):) I loveeeeeeeeee the lo... loving the paint splatters and the photos! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)