Wednesday, November 24, 2010

charlie teapot

man. more than 2 weeks since my last post. that went quick. the truth is, i think the realisation that after my apparently very rare, post-birth hematoma, that in another time or place, i would probably be dead (drama queen much?).. has shaken me a little. crept into my pschye or something. i'm lucky the seemingly small symptoms were recognised by an awesome midwife before i lost too much blood and i was lucky i had my own obstetrician that could take me into surgery straight away. i was lucky i was already in hospital and had a calm, kind anesthetist on staff that night. i was lucky i had a perfectly healthy baby sleeping in his daddy's arms while i was whisked away, but it has definitely played on my mind. not at the time. it's never at the time is it? anyways, i'm fine, but it is a weird feeling, feeling like i've used up another one of my nine lives or whatever. so, what does all this have to do with the photos? this beautiful marimekko teapot is what i like to call my 'charlie teapot'. when mirka was born, the husband gave me the beautiful eames rocker & i wanted to buy something special to celebrate charlie boy's birth. something beautiful, but everyday too. something that would become part of my daily life, like the eames rocker has. plus, it matches the mug the husband gave me for my last birthday.. so when i saw this beauty whilst out shopping with kingsley, i decided it was the perfect little something. special.


17 comments:

  1. it is perfect. i adore marimekko ceramics. :)

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  2. A totally appropriate gift. Love it. You'll have to have another baby...ha! xx

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  3. I adore that Marimekko teapot, so lush. As for your post birth health stuff, that's full on. You are totally justified in feeling a bit de-railed. I hope you are feeling better x

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  4. No wonder you haven't felt like blogging. Birth is a lovely thing yes, but if things go wrong (and by the sounds of yours, quite wrong) then it can take ages to get your head around it. It's true at the time you just float by and sort of forget about. As time goes on you realise how lucky you were. Try and talk about it, every little detail so the scary bits don't seem so bad anymore - even write it down.

    Time will make it less scary - this is a phase you will make it through. Keep smiling (-:

    Oh, and the teapot. I'm insanely jealous. That is super lovely (-:

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  5. Wonderful teapot, made all the more special because of why you bought it. I've been dreaming about a new Dibbern teapot lately. Probably in blue. It is a strange feeling to realise our own mortality ... It's not nearly the same thing but I remember being very shaken for days and days after a pretty small car crash. Hope you're ok xx

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  6. What a cute teapot!!! I love!

    Luvs!

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  7. Love the teapot over a "baby rock" anyday!

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  8. I have to say I was a little concerned that you had been off the blog posts for so long, its not like u... glad you are back. Post traumatic stress can be pretty intense, ive had it myself and I agree with Linda that talking about it or writing it down will help with the healing process :) As for the teapot, as soon as i saw the photo load up it reminded me of your mug... very nice. . xx

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  9. I'm sorry to hear about your post-natal health problem - i hope you are better now. I really love your new Charlie teapot. It is so stylish, you have put my 20-year old boring steel teapot to shame captain!

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  10. I hope all is well, and that's a very beautiful teapot!

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  11. I'm so sorry to hear this, too, Captain. What a shock, and no wonder you feel rattled. Thinking of you and hoping you come through well.

    On the upside, this teapot is divine - a beautiful testament to a new little person, and to the sacrifice you made. xxx

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  12. Kate, I know what you mean. People have told me that in 12 months time I will realise what a toll a difficult birth has on you, but no time to reflect now. I often think that if I was not in a first world country I would not be alive, or my little Mieke Moo. After realising our little girl would be alright, learning that any future pregnancies would bring at least the same risks again for us (severe pre-eclampsia and an 8 week preemie) both Michael and I felt great sadness, but also enormous gratitude that our little girl was okay. It was a really hard time for Michael to see both his girls hooked up to machines, and very sad for me to have missed her first few days. It is, I am sure, totally natural to feel shaken - I don't know when I will stop reading prem websites or stop trying to find out more about pre-eclampsia -sitting crying in front of the computer. I love that by having a nice cup of tea you will also being giving a little nod of gratitude to the good fortune of having access to our Australian health system and most of all for your beautiful boy. tamx

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  13. Crikey Captain, glad everything's OK. And good idea about the baby gifts - you earned them, oh yes you did!

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  14. I hope that you are feeling much much better. I noticed that you have an Eames rocking chair, was it good for nursing as I'm thinking of getting one too. Lovely blog btw!

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  15. thank you so much everyone. i am totally fine, but thank you all for your concern. physically i was fine as soon as i was out of surgery really, but emotionally it was quite weird to realise how mortal i am after all.

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  16. It's so nice, I think I would have gotten it to!

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