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Wednesday, 28 December 2011


So?  Did the big man in red bring you all you asked for?

We didn't quite manage the Christmas we had planned cos more bad luck stepped in the way. Poor little Lexi was rushed to hospital last Thursday night struggling to breathe.  She was quickly diagnosed with Bronchiolitis.  

She needed oxygen tubes up her nose to help her to maintain her blood oxygen levels and a feeding tube because she was unable to suck and breathe.  Her Mummy or Daddy had to take it in turns to stay with her day and night and the Drs said that there was every chance Sam would catch it.  The back up team stepped in to help care for Sam at home and thankfully our little angel recovered well enough to come home Monday.....and so far Sam has caught a cold but so far so good and he is managing to fight it!

Here they are Monday having only just opened their Christmas presents on Monday....and as Shell says the best present is sitting in the pink chair  :-)  Mummy now has their cold and Daddy is suffering with his kidneys [probably from the lack of drinks whilst at the hospital cos they weren't allowed hot drinks in Lexi's room!].  I think they have had their share of bad luck now and really hope 2012 is a better one for them.

Here is a quick snap of the last minute knitting finished just in time for wrapping for those little darlings in the pic above. If you want a link to the pattern you will find it here...
Its a brill site with lots of lovely patterns.

This is one of my wonderful presents....this one was bought for me by Sam and Lexi.....have a feeling they think they should keep Nanny Annie busy  :-)

And of course I can't sit idle so my latest project is a baby blanket using all these gorgeous colours....I like to find a white wool with flecks of colour in it and then use all the fleck colours to tone with it....fab colours eh?

Well folks is just leaves me to wish you all a very happy new year.  Hope you can all enjoy good health and can have many happy creative times between now and next year.
Much love to all.
Annie x


WhingingNinja said...

aww poor sweet baby, I wish the family better luck and health. And amazingly cute bunnies, love those

Kirsty.a said...

Oh poor darling. Hope 2012 is a happy year

Di said...

Oh Annie - I was so pleased to hear that Lexi had come home on Monday. Poor little mite - let's hope that 2012 is better on the health front all round for you and yours. Love those bunnies BTW :)) Di xx

KC'sCourt! said...

Poor little sweetheart.
The same thing happened me 29 years ago - I remember it as if it were yesterday!
Julie xxxxxxxxx

sandra de said...

Hoping that 2012 will be a far less eventful year for you and your family.

VintageVicki said...

Poor Lexi and her parents what a worrying few days they had.

Here's hoping 2012 is more calm and peaceful for all xx

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear you've had a few traumatic days and hope 2012 is a healthier year for your family.
Love the rabbits and your new blanket squares.
x Tricia

May said...

O poor little darling, I am so glad she is home, I hope 2012 is kinder to you all, Love those rabbits, Hugs May x x x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Thank goodness Lexi is back home, her poor parents must be frazzled. Let's hope they all go from strength to strength in 2012.
LLJ #35 xx

Bridget Larsen said...

ooh hope she is much better
Bridget #14

Strawberry Annies said...

glad to hear she is now feeling better, it must of been very worrying and stressful.

My son was hospitalised with this when he was small, he was a premmie and winter was a stressful time, but we were lucky enough to get a rsv jab each month for the first winter which really helped. It is not something they routinely give due to expense but we got lucky (might be worth just mentioning to see if there is any chance of getting it?)

love the rabbits

Kerry x

Neet said...

It was so good to hear that Lexi was home and even better now to see your blog with a picture of them both looking so lovely.
Hope mummy and daddy are soon well and that 2012 heralds a much brighter start to a fabulous life for the little family (and you and yours too).
Hugs, Neet #4

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Glad to know she's better, It's so scary when little ones are ill.
You amaze me..you have more completed projects in a week than anyone I know. And you have so many fun times with family so close by, you just are one busy lady. Love the colors for the little blanket. Have fun with WOYWW,and may your and yours have a wonderful and Healthy NEW YEAR

TangolikeRaindrop said...

Oh dear! I'm so glad the wee one is on the mend. Happy WOYWW! Tango, #37

Shazsilverwolf said...

Best wishes for the little one- such a worrying time. Those knitted bunnies are gorgeous- reminds me of when I was young, my Mother used to knit all sorts of animals for me, I had a rabbit too, and a fox, a cat, a giraffe- I had quite forgotten about them. Thank you for a lovely childhood reminder.I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and wish you a very Happy New Year, Love Shaz xx

Twiglet said...

He he - they bought me a crafty book too - how well they know us already. So glad Lexi is on the mend. x Jo

Tuire Flemming said...

Glad to hear that everything is well now! It´s so sad to see little babies being ill.
All the best for the year 2012!
Tuire #36

Kate said...

Oh Annie! So glad to see little Lexi home and well.
Here's to all things wonderful for 2012.

** Kate **

jude said...

Oh Annie so sorry but the blessing is she is home now and recovering well.Hoping for better 2012
Have Happy Healthy,Creative New Year
Hugs Judex 57

famfa said...

Poor baby. Glad she's home now. Love the bunnies. Wishing you and your family the best for 2012.

Ann B said...

So pleased that Lexi is back home and doing well and thanks for sharing the photo of the gorgeous two little ones.
Knitting looking good as well.
Happy 2012
Ann B

minnie_mac said...

So sorry to hear that you and your family had such a worrying time over Christmas. It must have been such a relief to have the little one home and getting well.

Wishing you health and happiness and lots of creative fun in 2012.


Carol said...

Oh poor little love, glad she is getting better and that Sam avoided it.
What lovely bunnies.
Carol xx

MaggieC said...

Glad to hear every9one is now at home together again and recovering, after all your worries. They are a gorgeous little pair, and we hope they will both continue to make healthy progress in the future. Good health and happiness to you and all your family for 2012, with no more worries. Hugs xx Maggie #50

Julia Dunnit said...

Aw pole Lexi,,she's just a little scrap. I fervently hope that this is the last of their troubles, really. So glad that Lexiishome and improving...and look at all those presses,bless their little hearts.

ScrappnBee said...

Thanks for visiting this morning. I hope that you enjoy your time with the twins...and manage to keep healthy yourself! Those bunnies are SO precious! Love them! (love the precious kiddos too!). Will make sure that your family stays in our prayers for a happier 2012! Hope you have a great New Years eve and a great 2012! -Amanda #9

Sue said...

Oh! Annie l don't believe it, so hope Lexi is getting better fast and everyone else is soon feeling better
Thinking of you all
Hugs xx

bohemiannie! art said...

Hey! I'm an annie! too! annie! grandma in my case though! I'm so happy that the little one is home and I'm praying for perfect health for ALL of you!

Doone said...

goodness me, you guys deserve a break I do so hope 2012 will be a better year for you all,



Fiona@staring at the sea said...

So glad to hear that baby Lexi is back home again. What an eventful year it has been for you and yours.
Here's to a calm and creative 2012. Fiona xx
PS I like the elf suits best! What a pair of little sweethearts they are.

fairy thoughts said...

poor darlings but thankfully they are on the mend now. 2012 can only get better

Sandie said...

So glad she's on the mend!
What a Christmas!

2012 IS going to be a better year!


Sandie xx

Sam said...

Sending hugs to all your family members - it seems they have been through the wars!
Those bunnies are sooo cute. What pattern is it? Would love to make one for my friend's baby that is due any time now!
Happy New Year to you and yours.

sandysewin said...

Oh, the poor little people (and big people!) Tell Mum & Dad to take care of themselves. Glad everyone is home and doing better.

Happy WOYWW and Happy New Year!

Sandy #73

Joey said...

Oh Annie, bless little one, its so hard to see them in such distress and they are so tiny to be suffering so much, may 2012 be a great year for them all and may mum and dad regain full health too.
My little nephew is 8 weeks and just returned home from hosp in turkey with bronchitis, its so worrying as he was so far away.
Big Hugs. Joey xxx

Sue from Oregon said...

oh Wipso Granny, it does look your sweet one is on the mend! It has been a while since I popped in to see the babies! Had to laugh at the pic of the twinsies in red Christmas stockings. I brought my son home from the hospital in one almost exactly like that 26 years ago! My how times flies! My best to you and all the little ones for 2012!

SueH said...

Oh Annie, haven’t you and your family been through enough in recent months.
I’m so pleased to hear that Lexi is on the mend now and that Sam’s didn’t develop into anything more serious, but what a worry it must have been for all of you

Happy New Year to you and
Happy Crafting!


Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

sorry they had yet another trial, but happy that the little one recovered well.
Blessings to you all

Quirky Boots said...

aw im so pleased lexi is home and okay, what a worrying time for you all. i hope everyone is on the mend ready to bring in 2012 nice and healthy xx

Anonymous said...

Oh Annie, apart from the three lovely new additions to your family I bet you'll all be glad to see the back of 2011! Very glad she's on the mend, hope everyone else soon recovers too. Very best wishes for 2012 for you all.

Brenda 58

Jenevieve said...

Poor Lexi! Glad to hear that she's home safe and well now. I hope that 2012 is a happy, healthy one for you and your family. Love the little bunnies you made made and the twins present to you! :) x

Elizabeth said...

Aw, the wee soul - she certainly doesn't look at well in the first piccie but glad to see that she has recovered and home again with her brother. The rabbits are adorable and the colours for the blanket are gorgeous. I wish you and yours a happy and healthy new year - better than the one just gone, for sure. Thanks for all your lovely comments throughout the year and here's to many happy crafting hours in 2012. Elizabeth #65