Monday, December 6, 2010

It's been a long time, plus a big surprise!

Well it appears I was wrong when  I thought working on the condo was only reason that was going to keep me from my artwork, turns out pregnancy is also a good excuse.  This is quite a surprise actually. In fact I could not be more surprised if I were to wake up with my head sewn to the carpet. 

I had pretty much given up hope for having a family, and was struggling with the question of whether or not to go down the fertility path.  Which I didn't really want to do to be honest. Besides the expense, which wasn't affordable, and as much as I would like a family with mulitiple children, I certainly did not want to have a litter of them all at once.Though I have to admit it is more efficient that way to get it all over with in one birth.  In fact, for awhile I was hoping I would be having twins for that very reason, but no such luck. 

The strange this is, as happy and excited as we are, I'm still in denial that come June this baby will actually have to come out.  Not really looking forward to that part.  In fact I'm quite scared.  I suppose when the time comes it will all work itself out.  But really, it would be very nice, if science could come up with another way to have children that was less scary, painful and intimidating.  I have 6 1/2 more months, anything is possible right?

In the meantime, I'm happy awaiting the time when the gag reflex turns off, and the heartburn and bloating go away or least subside.  This is why I am spending most of my days like a beached whale on the couch reading instead of painting, updating Etsy and Facebook, twittering etc.  If my doctor is right and these ailments go away in the second trimester, I expect I will return to the studio, and finish some very neglected paintings.   At least I hope I do. :)


Lisa Gonzalez said...

Wonderful news! So happy for you. Congrats, Mama!

trish said...

Congratulations!!!! It's not so bad; after all, people do it more than once! (ok, not me, but some people)
so happy for you!

Ophelia said...

Oh!!! Such awesome news! You make me so happy with this! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I am still smiling over how surprised you are.
I have 4 adult children, grandkids and greats.
You are entering into a wonderful time, there are ups and downs. Though I don't know many moms that would trade it. Welcome to our world. WE are happy to have you join us.
Relax, enjoy the ride. bj

Sunny Lee said...

Congrats Michele~!!!!!!!!! You are going to have a tremendous wonderful time being a Mommy~ !!!!!!!!!!!

Theresa said...

Hi Michele, Congrats!! Hope this finds you well! Keep us posted on how you are doing~
xo Theresa

jasperandblue said...

I love that you were so surprised. truly a gift. I bet this child continues to surprise you as she/he grows..

Goog said...

Mini Me was a shock also, and the whole "Um, in a few months that has to come out of WHERE?" is a bit gross. But do NOT listen when any friend you have tries to tell you their horrible birthing stories. My doctor told me that EVERYONE I knew who had kids would IMMEDIATELY start telling me horror stories about giving birth and he was SO right! Why do women do that to each other??? So, ask them politely but firmly to save their story until you have one of your own.

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Wow, so excited for you! A whole new world is opening up for you. You'll be in awe of how much your heart grows when you see your sweet babe for the first time. Hope you feel better soon. :)
Much Love,

Elizabeth said...

OMG! I love that awesome picture of your baby girl. I am so happy for you and you husband. I had to come over to your blog to see this because I missed it. December for me was a cazy and full of work month. Thank you so much for sharing!

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