05 September 2009 @ 04:10 pm
Where has the time gone?  
Baby is due next Saturday, and could turn up at any time now, and I've still not got everything done that needs doing.

Assembled the cot today - because I finally managed to get rid of the sofa bed and have room for it. Washing baby clothes and trying to work out if there is anything that I really need that I haven't got yet.

I also got a load of writing to finish. Still working on part 12 of Song as Old as Time, part 5 of Secrets and Hope, as well as the two big bangs.

TW-bigbang is taking priority at the moment as it needs to be pretty much finished by the 28th September, which basically means I need to get as much of it done before baby gets here as possible. I've got 2k written in the last 2 days, so currently at 6k with a 15k target, so hopefully it will be possible to get it done on time. Sci-fi bigbang is sort of on the back burner for a bit, it's all planned out, but since it doesn't have to be in draft stage until the end of Oct. it's not top priority writingwise.

This site has been helpful in getting me writing a bit quicker than I normally do, as you set yourself a deadline of words and time, ie 250 words in the next 10mins, and it keeps a counter for you. If you stop typing (depending on the setting you have it on) the screen will flash red or it will beeb at you until you start again. It's tag line is putting the Prod in Productivity.

Baby and mother in law visiting related stuff - probably not that interesting.  )
01 July 2009 @ 09:53 pm
Updates on various things, fandom and rl  
I've decided which of the three possible plot ideas that I had to write my [ profile] scifibigbang on. So another long TW fic to write, this one will be Jack/Ianto, set post series 2 + lost souls, but pre series 3.

Writer sign ups for [ profile] scifibigbang have now finished but were still looking for artists, cheerleader/alpha readers and beta readers. Sign up for all these will be open until the end of October.

I'm working on my practice round entry for [ profile] writerinadrawer which has the prompts, The Torchwood team from the view point of a non-human character, any 5 of the 7 colours of the rainbow adn 800 words or less.

I've finalised my maternity leave dates at work now. My last working day is the 18th of August, and I'll return to work after Easter next year, which is early mid/april.

Spent the afternoon shopping in Ikea, and have now bought a cot and bedding. As now there's only 10 weeks to go until baby is suppose to arrive, I'm thinking that I should probably get round to actually buying baby things.
18 February 2009 @ 09:16 pm
Back from my first scan  

So this is my 12 week scan Baby's head is on the left, and is measuring 37mm so they say I'm 10+5 (I'd thought I was 11+2) but the margin of error on the size chart says 37mm could be 10 weeks or could be nearly 12. Any way he/she is should be a September baby either 7th or 12th.

Was a little disappointed that the scan didn't have any sound on it, so couldn't hear the heart beat, but me and Fin did get to see it beating and baby do a couple of back flips so he/she seemed pretty active. Being as I've had pretty much nothing in the way of symptoms it's nice to know everything is going okay.  Fin says it looks like an alien (of the Alien film variety)  because of the face. He' sreally please though and emailed a copy of the pic to his mum and dad as soon as we got in from the hospital.

The round golfball looking thing is a fibroid (which is news to me) but at 35mm it is apparently a fairly small one and isn't in a location where it likely to be too much of a problem. Got given the date for my 20 week scan as well - 24th April. MW appointment tomorrow, so hoping that goes ok too.
Current Mood: pleased
17 February 2009 @ 11:06 pm
Fic and other stuff.  
I've now got a rough outline planned of what I'm writing for my [ profile] tardis_bigbang  fic, with the what's going to happen when kind of things planned out.  Still waiting for my invite to join the comm, but with 157 people signed up it's probably going to take a while. I 've got about 1500 words written so far, with about the same amount again in notes. It's going to be interesting writing something so long that is basicaly from PC Andy's perspective, as I've only really written him for a single short fic before.

In other stuff I have my first ultrasound scan tomorrow afternoon, and Fin's is going to come with me to the hospital. I'm think that the scan is going to be okay, mainly because I haven't really had any problems so far, but there is still always that bit of my mind that says 'this is going too well' 
Anyway by 4pm tomorrow I should know if baby is developing normally - then all I have to to is wait for the next scan at which should be mid May when I can worry about what it will show again. 
Current Mood: tired
13 January 2009 @ 01:00 pm

Isn't this just best tracker ever?
06 January 2009 @ 08:44 pm
the pill + antibiotics = surprise baby  
Some you you might remember me complaining about the going the dentist, and how he took an absolute age to remove a couple of teeth, and gave me a course of anibiotics to take.  Well guess who forgot what effect antibiotics can have on the pill. (I blame the fact that I got flu as well the day after finishing the antibiotics)

cut for those only here for the fandom stuff )
Current Mood: hopeful