Monday, February 26, 2007

In the way of explanations...

So tomorrow would have been my due date, had my pregnancy this summer gone to term.

Which is why it seems like a perfect time to tell you...

THIS TIME THERE'S SOMETHING IN THERE!!!

This ultrasound is from a month ago, and a 9-week embryo is a little lump of a baby, but it has a heartbeat, and we've heard it a couple of times, and everything seems to be going along well! I'm nearly 14 weeks, and I'm due August 29th.

So this is my reason for spotty posting, zero knitting and art content, and the general lack of anything interesting. I've spent a lot of the past month and a half on the couch. I truly have lost my ability to multitask. Usually I knit while watching tv, but since I've been pregnant, I can't manage much more than a little drooling while watching. If I knit, I have to concentrate totally on it or I screw up. Oil painting has been out of the question due to things like heavy metal pigments and icky solvents. And I've just been so bone tired. I'm starting to get some more energy back, though, and while I had a couple weeks of all day nausea, I was only sick once. All 48 oz of water for the ultrasound came back up. Obviously it still worked, but next time I won't bother with quite so much at a time. That much liquid wanting out all at once is pretty hard on a girl.

I'm sure as I progress I'll be more energetic and I might even have some interesting things to share. For the time being, I'm reading a lot, still trying to get back to MN before we have the baby, and getting lots of sleep. And the Sleepy-Voiced Husband and I have been enjoying finally being able to share our news with friends and family. We're both really excited!

10 comments:

Abigail said...

Squee!
Congratulations!!

Faith said...

I am so happy for you guys! Congratulations Susan!

evilsciencechick said...

yayayayayayayyyy!!!! congratulations!!

dragon knitter said...

congrats, honey! go for august 25th, that's my oldest son's birthday, or september 3rd. that's my dad's birthday, lol

are you knitting baby things?

and yes, it will get easier, lol.

hesira said...

Oh, Susan! Congratulations!!!!!!

You'll feel more energetic in the 2nd trimester. As it is, be the QUEEN! Really enjoy this time. It's so special.

BTW, If you really get the itch to paint, you can use acrylics with latex gloves. That's what I did when I was preggo with #2. I avoided heavy metals, but there are other pigments out there.

Probably you'll be more interested in knitting baby stuff and nesting.

YAYYYYY!

Anonymous said...

Susan,
That's one cute sonogram! We're so excited for you here in the frozen Midwest!
Jenny

Brooklynne Michelle said...

Susan I am soo sooo sooo happy for you!!! Its amazing this thing called the internet I have never met you and probably won't but my eyes are welling up, hearing about your lil bun.....

JustApril said...

WHOOOOO HOOOOOO for YOOOOOOOOOU! There's something in the blog water these days - SO many knit bloggers are making preggo anouncements! I'm so happy for you. You may like to know that I read somewhere (drooling preggo brain did not retain) that a woman in her 1st trimester just laying on the couch is working harder than any non pregnant person hiking up a mountain. So LAY there baby! You're working plenty hard just knitting together projects and a baby. =)*)

CONGRATULATIONS!

Knitting Bandit said...

Yay! Congratulations!!

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