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a “work in progress” of sorts…

I’ve lost my posting mojo lately. But I have a good explanation. In fact, it was good to finally have an explanation for the lack of creativity, lack of energy, lack of ‘getupandgo’, lack of emotional stability. I have a very important work in progress going on….I’m pregnant!
I’m just at the very beginning stages, only about two months along, I’m guessing. I still have yet to find a doctor to get that official due date. But I’m guessing early April. I have had the best luck with doctors for Emma and Mary’s births. I’m hoping I’ll find another wonderful doctor here, as well. I’ve had each of my daughter’s born in a different state, Emma-Illinois, Mary-Wisconsin, now this baby will be a Maryland babe. I hope I don’t have to cover any more of the country after this. It would be nice to have the same doctor twice, you know!
So, how am I feeling? Medium. Some days, I don’t even feel pregnant. I’m full of energy, in a great mood. Other days, I can barely get the energy to make myself and the girls a bowl of cereal. Ahhh, the first trimester. This has definitely been an emotional pregnancy. Before I found out I was pregnant, I was about ready to sign myself up for counselling! And I’m sure Dan was ready to sign me up for it, too. I can’t count how many times I heard him desperately say, "I just don’t know where all this is coming from!?" as I cried about some drama that I was sure was effecting the stability of our lives. Anway, I’ve settled down now…settled down into tiredness coupled with pure excitement over another life growing inside me.

In the meantime, I’ve been sticking to easy, no brainer sewing projects with fulfilling results–CURTAINS! I’ve gone a little curtain crazy, I suppose. It started with emma’s room when Angela of Colorfool, graciously offered me some of her vintage fabric and sheets for the project. She showed me her stash, and let me PICK what I wanted!! She sent so much, I’ve been able to stretch it into two projects:
First some curtains for Emma’s room. Brown and white gingham with Angela’s fabric border at the bottom:
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A cubby in the living room–more of angela’s fabric and some binding at the bottom:

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And a kitchen window…now orange and white gingham.

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Mary’s room is next….it’s amazing what a little color in your windows can do for the soul.

I’ve lost my posting mojo lately. But I have a good explanation. In fact, it was good to finally have an explanation for the lack of creativity, lack of energy, lack of ‘getupandgo’, lack of emotional stability. I have a very important work in progress going on….I’m pregnant!
I’m just at the very beginning stages, only about two months along, I’m guessing. I still have yet to find a doctor to get that official due date. But I’m guessing early April. I have had the best luck with doctors for Emma and Mary’s births. I’m hoping I’ll find another wonderful doctor here, as well. I’ve had each of my daughter’s born in a different state, Emma-Illinois, Mary-Wisconsin, now this baby will be a Maryland babe. I hope I don’t have to cover any more of the country after this. It would be nice to have the same doctor twice, you know!
So, how am I feeling? Medium. Some days, I don’t even feel pregnant. I’m full of energy, in a great mood. Other days, I can barely get the energy to make myself and the girls a bowl of cereal. Ahhh, the first trimester. This has definitely been an emotional pregnancy. Before I found out I was pregnant, I was about ready to sign myself up for counselling! And I’m sure Dan was ready to sign me up for it, too. I can’t count how many times I heard him desperately say, "I just don’t know where all this is coming from!?" as I cried about some drama that I was sure was effecting the stability of our lives. Anway, I’ve settled down now…settled down into tiredness coupled with pure excitement over another life growing inside me.

In the meantime, I’ve been sticking to easy, no brainer sewing projects with fulfilling results–CURTAINS! I’ve gone a little curtain crazy, I suppose. It started with emma’s room when Angela of Colorfool, graciously offered me some of her vintage fabric and sheets for the project. She showed me her stash, and let me PICK what I wanted!! She sent so much, I’ve been able to stretch it into two projects:
First some curtains for Emma’s room. Brown and white gingham with Angela’s fabric border at the bottom:
P1010004_2

A cubby in the living room–more of angela’s fabric and some binding at the bottom:

P1010003_1

And a kitchen window…now orange and white gingham.

P1010012_2

Mary’s room is next….it’s amazing what a little color in your windows can do for the soul.

53 comments on “a “work in progress” of sorts…”

  1. Better late than never, I guess.

    I’m just catching up with everybody’s news and you go and tell us you’re pregnant!

    How wonderful! I wish you all the best for this very special work in progress.

    So happy for you (especially for the husband, who now knows where it’s all coming from 🙂

  2. OMG!!!! Congratulations Molly!;-) I hope you find a wonderful doctor in MD.I’m excited for you and I hardly know you!Thanks for sharing the curtains. They look really good! I like the green binding you did on the bottom. Very pretty. And again…congratulations!

  3. congrats to you! Angela is so generous – and that fabric. I’m quite partial to the orange gingham in the kitchen, but then I would marry gingham if I could…

    be well!

    estea

  4. I popped in to say thank you for the fabric, but, oh! *CONGRATULATIONS!* Yes, I’m shouting, sorry I can’t help it. I don’t think I’ll be adding to my two little babes, but I can still get excited for *other* people who are having them, right? Especially when I can tell they’re such good moms. Take care of yourself, and now you have an excuse/reason for *all* of your moods.

    And thank you again, I’ll let you know what I have planned for the fabric as soon as I decide…

  5. Oh! Congratulations! Having a 3rd baby is wonderous and I am so excited for you. I’ve been making curtains myself- fortunately it’s not because I am pregnant :).

    Take care of yourself- you described the 1st trimester perfectly and hopefully you will soon be back to normal.

    I had Penny the beginning of April and it’s a beautiful time to have your own Spring chick.

  6. Congrats! Now I feel less weird about putting it out their that I’m pregnant too! With a third child as well actually. I hear you on the tired thing. Before I found out I was falling asleep everytime I sat down. That was my first clue = )

  7. oh my gosh, molly…CONGRATULATIONS!!! how exciting…and how good for you to know you are not going crazy!! lol. well, at least that you’re going crazy for a short time and for good reason. 🙂

    oh yay!! keep us posted on the little life!

    .♥.

  8. YEAH!! I must say that I’m glad it’s you and not me 🙂 Every life is too be celebrated! I hope you have the joy of a boy! They’re so fun. Your curtains are lovely. They do change your whole world view don’t they?

  9. what wonderful news! congrats to you. If I remember correctly after the three month mark things get back to normal…well as normal as they can!Love the curtains. I have got to make some as well but I have been putting it off…now I am in the mood!!

  10. Oh Molly massive, massive congratulations!!!!! I’m so happy for you! You must be due about the same time as me – yay! What wonderful news. I hope you’re feeling well and aren’t too tired.Yay for fantastic news!!!!Congratulations.

  11. Such good news! Congratulations! Its so good to get an explanation for the craziness isn’t it? I was exactly the same and now I am 6 and a half months pregnant so I know how you feel. Good luck with it all xx

  12. congrats!!!

    i am 37 wks pregnant with #6 and living in MD, too. i love my ob practice, which is probably too far for you, but i think my cousin’s wife had a dr near your area….

  13. oh, congratulations! that is really, really exciting. and the curtains are very pretty. i’m getting ready to tackle some curtains for our living room and i must admit that i don’t really know what i’m doing. we’ll see. do take care of yourself. i’m sure the girls are all excited, too. what do you think – boy or girl?

  14. Congratulations! I know how you feel, I am due in January and did not want to blog, or craft or do anything else for the first 3 months. But, know I’m in the middle and feel pretty good. Hang in there and enjoy the pregnancy!

  15. Congratulations! It’s so beautiful to read about your joy for this new life! I’m so happy for you as I sit here 36 weeks pregnant excited for my own new life!

  16. Oh, Molly! Congratulations! I’m so excited for you. What wonderful news. When I read it, I actually gasped. Enjoy every minute of it (that you can…) 😉

  17. Congratulations Molly!! Yay!!! Ahh, yes, the first trimester. I remember it well. Take good care, and I’m so glad I get to think about more cute baby things–you and Manda both now!! How fun.

  18. Aaaaack!! Big hugs to you and your little bun!! I’m so excited for you, can you tell?! My first trimesters were awful; I always felt like I was having an out-of-body experience. Take care of yourself, I’ll be thinking of you!

  19. Curtains…what curtains…YOU’RE GONNA HAVE A BABY!!! Oh wow, that’s beautiful news. Oh I’m overjoyed for you, and glad to hear that you’re feeling all those normal feelings one should feel, and nothing out of the ordinary. Take care of yourself. Big hug to you!

    Geez, I can’t ever leave the computer alone again, I come back and everyone is pregnant! Except me, of course…

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