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My personal news

OK - so hopefully some of you will have seen my note on the monthly newsletter today, and you'll know my news! I'm 16 weeks pregnant and expecting our first baby a few days before christmas.

Given that i'm only 16 weeks pregnant at the moment, i've got some serious 'bumpage' going on! I didn't think i'd be showing this much this soon, but they say everyone is different! The hospital have assured me it's not twins, but I can't help thinking that if i'm this big now, what am I going to be like later on in the year!

My good friend Kirsty Wiseman was visiting last week and when I told her my news she insisted on doing a 'baby bump' picture for me - she's just got such a way of capturing the shot!  I'm going to get one of those 'my first grandchild' photo frames for my mum and frame this! Speaking of which - they are SO excited - it's the first grandchild on both sides, so i've got 4 incredibly over excited grandparents-to-be!

I think some of you know already, but i've got all 4 grandparents on the doorstep (quite literally) - Simon's mum works for us in our customer service department, so she works through in the adjacent room to my office, and then my mum's business is based in the same building as ours. So i've got 2 real mother hens clucking over me day by day - Val brings me a big bowl of fresh fruit salad in for breakfast every morning, then my mum's making me a healthy salad for lunch every day, laden with all the 'super foods' that she's insisting I eat throughout pregnancy! So trust me, i'm being well looked after! And Simon's Dad worls in our warehouse, and my Dad still works in the company and is based on site, so the two of them stick their heads in my office multiple times during the day - 'just to make sure i'm OK'!!

My 12 week scan went well - we decided not to tell a soul until after the scan, so it was really hard keeping it a secret! You really can't see much, but people always seem to get excited by baby scan pictures so I thought i'd share!

And all my friends and family who i've told have all been on at me to take it easy and slow down a bit, and don't worry - i'm definitely taking notice! I've cut down on my travel schedule, and i'm spending more time at home, and reserving my evenings and weekends for relaxing more!! I'm probably going to work through until late November-time, and then have a few months off at the start of next year, then ease myself gently back into work part time at first. I've got a great support network around me, and both mine and Simon's mum can't wait for the excuse to cut down to part time at work and be able to help out so i'm really lucky in that respect!

I promise to keep you updated more as i've got more to tell!

Hugs, Sara xxx

341 thoughts on “My personal news”

  • Glynis Freestone
    Glynis Freestone 1st July 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Congratulations to you both. I though I saw a hint of a bump last week when you appeared on Ceate and Craft but thought it may have just been TV or the top you were wearing. Take Care. xx

  • Hazel Garlick
    Hazel Garlick 1st July 2013 at 2:14 pm

    What wonderful news, many congratulations to you both. Lot of love xxx

  • Audrey Price

    Congratulations Sara great news for you all

  • Shirley Chalmers

    Congratulations Sara, Im so happy for you both and carnt wait to meet the new Crafters Companion team member, as Im sure it will be in years to come. Take care and look after yourself and I had a feeling that you might be when I saw you on C&C the other day. hugs Shirleyxx

  • Alison

    Congratulations to both you and your husband on your wonderful
    News (oh and to the lucky Grandparents too!!!!!) Xxx

  • Jean Holbrook
    Jean Holbrook 1st July 2013 at 2:18 pm

    What wonderful news - congratulations and I can highly recommend being a grandparent xx

  • Rebecca Earley
    Rebecca Earley 1st July 2013 at 2:18 pm

    congratulations. I remember what my Mam was like and still Is when her first granchild (My niece) was born just under 3 years ago. My dad ( who is sadly no longer with us) doted on her as well.

  • irene mitchell
    irene mitchell 1st July 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Congratulations to you both.

  • Susan Walker

    Congratulations to you both, and as i'm a nana myself i understand yuor parents an in-laws excitment. It's wonderful news but please look after yourself, and get Simon to do the heavy work lol.XXXXX

  • Nadine


  • Coralie McCann
    Coralie McCann 1st July 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Congratulations Sara on joining the 'bump club'. Im sure you're all so very happy at the news. All the best for the pregnancy.Coralie McCann

  • Juliana

    Wonderful news , congratulations to you all , a magical time xxx

  • Anne Long

    Congratulations Sara I'm sure you will be a great mummy. Bet Leanne is excited too. Make sure you get pampered!

  • Glynis Edwards
    Glynis Edwards 1st July 2013 at 2:20 pm

    So many Congratulations to you both, what lovely news. Take care and don't over do things ( don't really think there is much chance of that with grandparents all around!)
    Hugs xx

  • Fi Scott

    Congratulations. Lovely news

  • Georgina

    Oh bless you Sarah what wonderful news!!!!! many congrats to you both and take care of you,congrats to grandparents to be too,luv Georginaxx

  • Marlene Childs
    Marlene Childs 1st July 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Congratulations to you both Sara. That is great news. Dont worry about your bump, you may slow down after a bit. I know how the grandparents are feeling, as its the best feeling in the world, waiting for you grandchildren. Lots of Love xxx

  • lisa

    congratulations to you both ...hope all goes well for you.

  • Donna Clarke

    What wonderful news, my first grand child was born 2 weeks ago, best feeling ever !!!!

  • Elaine Rayworth
    Elaine Rayworth 1st July 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Congratulations! I thought I'd spotted a bump when I saw you recently on C&C. Wonderful news for both families.

    Elaine xx

  • Shiralee Mowbray
    Shiralee Mowbray 1st July 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Congratualtions to you both, this is wonderful news. Do take care of yourself and congrats to all the grandparents.

  • Liz Hardman

    Congratulations. Your definitely blooming, you look wonderful x

  • Julie J

    Congratulations, what fantastic news x

  • Jen Phelps

    Congratulations on your good news!

  • Sandra Hooper
    Sandra Hooper 1st July 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Congratulations to you both.

  • Jayne Hill

    Congratulations to you both. Like Glynis, I thought you were not telling us something and then thought my eyes were playing tricks. Congratulations too to your the grandparents to be. I am so jealous.
    Enjoy :) :) :) xx

  • penny knights
    penny knights 1st July 2013 at 2:25 pm

    what wonderful news congratulations to you both x

  • Kathy Loughlin
    Kathy Loughlin 1st July 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Oh CONGRATULATION to youall what a happy time for you all and a christmas baby x looking forward to all the updates on the blog xxx

  • Gillian Adie

    Brilliant news!

  • barbara Walker
    barbara Walker 1st July 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Many congratulations on your wonderful news. You , your husband and your families must be over the moon. Look after yourself. Love Barbara

  • Carole Rushton
    Carole Rushton 1st July 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Congratulations to both of you and also the grandparents.

  • Steph (Arty Carty)

    Congratulations to you and Simon!!

  • Val

    Congratulations to you both. Fantastic news. Sara you look stunning and glowing. Take care. Xx

  • Polly

    Many congratulations to you both and to the excited grandparents.

  • Sue Cluroe

    Many, many congratulations to both you and Simon. I guess the card of the month for December won't have a Christmas theme - but a 1st baby one!! Looking forward to seeing you at the Great British Craft Festival if you are able to attend. xx

  • Angie Gordon

    Congratulations to you both. Lovely news. Xx

  • Elaine McLuskie
    Elaine McLuskie 1st July 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Fabulous news. Take care and enjoy every minute. Congratulations and best wishes to you both. Elaine xx

  • kay forsyth

    congratulations to you both xxxx

  • stella Wright
    stella Wright 1st July 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Congratulations to both of you and to all the new grandparents. Whishing you a happy pregnancy .and a good safe delivery x x

  • Bee


  • julie

    wonderful news Sarah congratulation to you both

  • Carol Edwards
    Carol Edwards 1st July 2013 at 2:34 pm

    What wonderful news. Congratulations to you both. Love Carolxx

  • Daphne Garrod
    Daphne Garrod 1st July 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Congratulations to you both. xxxx

  • Lyn Skey

    Congratulations you will be a great mum x

  • Gillian

    I also thought you could have been pregnant when I saw you last week but thought I was imagining it but I wasn't.

    Congratulations to you both it's fantastic news and I think the scan you have shared with us all is wonderful so a big thank you for sharing it with us.
    Congratulations to the grandparents too, I can imagine how excited they must be.

    The picture of you and your bump is really beautiful, you look glowing just as a pregnant mum should look.


  • janice mckinna
    janice mckinna 1st July 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Congratulations to you both and the very existed grandparents x x

  • Victoria Jeenes
    Victoria Jeenes 1st July 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Congratulations to both of you, fabulous news xxx

  • Mary Brooks

    Congratulations Sara, you may not believe me, but last time I saw you I said I believe Sara is pregnant, you could see it in your face. Many blessings to you both and my prayers for a very healthy and happy pregnancy and baby, love and hugs, Mary xxx

  • Jean Grundy

    The grand parents will be over the moon. Good news for all. Don`t keep as busy, but don`t sit around.

  • Louise Jubb

    Congratulations to you both. xxx

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