I’ve been distant. I’ve been quiet. You’re starting to wonder what’s going on with me, but when you ask I say, “Everything’s fine, don’t worry about it.” You’re worried. You wonder what happened to the several-posts-a-week me, and you’re starting to think you’ll never get the “old me” back again. You’re starting to think I’ve been hiding something from you.
… I HAVE been hiding something from you – something that’s been making me sick. Something that’s been making me spend most of my days in bed or zonked out on the couch. Something that’s been making me crave cashew nuts and ginger ale for breakfast…
It’s a baby!
After two miscarriages, two years, several expensive (and totally embarrassing) appointments with an awesome fertility specialist, some drugs, some herbal supplements, and some serious thought about adoption, Husband and I are happy to be welcoming our first child on or around April 26th of next year. <3
So, I’ve been spending most of my time lately, well, gestating. Today the little tidbit in my belly is the size of a navel orange (about 4.5 inches), and come the beginning of December Husband and I will find out which team we’ll be on (Edward or Jacob…errr… I mean… pink or blue…). We’re thrilled (and terrified, and totally overwhelmed, and, you know, I’ve been weeping a lot)!
In the meanwhile, things over at my Happy Little Shop have been kicking into high gear – I’ve been working on orders pretty constantly for the last few months, which means I haven’t been making many *new* things, but rather filling orders for Snoopy, Nicholas the Bunny, and Charlie Brown, among others. I’m in the middle of remodeling over there – check out my newly designed banner & avatars when you stop by – and I’m closing down for the last month of the year to reorganize things & get my 2012 product line up and running.
And, because of some fortuitously timed changes at work-work, I’ll be cutting back to half-time at the end of November, which will, theoretically, give me more time to commit my hookery (and gestate)! Hooray!
So. No, I don’t want to break up with you – I LOVE you! But I am going to need a bit more space (unless you really want to hover over me while I revisit breakfast). =)