It's pretty sad. I have become the worst sort of absent blogger since becoming pregnant. There are a few reasons for that.
Mostly, my absent blogging has been due to two major factors.
Reason #1: I just haven't been knitting as much lately. The truth is, I haven't been able to sit for the length of time required to knit, so my knitting has suffered rather badly. I've even gone to Sip 'n' Stitch without knitting in my purse! How horrible is that??
Reason #2: I never wanted to be one of those pregnant woman who talks about nothing else except her pregnancy. IRL, it's very sad, but I became exactly that sort of woman. I don't know what it is, but this whole pregnancy tihng seems to be taking up 100% of my time and energy. Growing an entire person in just 9 short months is exhausting. Who knew?!
I've been asked a few times how long I plan on waiting before trying for baby #2. I just want to get through baby #1 first. Maybe in about 5 years when I forget what being pregnant is like, I might repeat the experience.
Honestly, I am blessed. I know I am! I am very excited (if somewhat terrified) at the prospect of becoming a mother. It's incredible to hold a life inside you and feel it move and know that this little life is a part of you. At the same time....owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!
I hit a few incredible milestones over the last few weeks. First, I have started to feel Little One moving around in there. Baby tends to be active mostly in the evening or after I've done too much. It's about 4" long right now, maybe a little more. The movements are just quick fluttery sensations deep inside. They can't be felt from the outside yet.
Other milestone this week was my very first experience with Braxton Hicks contractions. I just loooooove how they are described as "painless". Very funny! It didn't help that I desperately had to use the washroom, which by all accounts can make the B.H. contractions stronger.
People presume that when you are a knitter, your little one will be decked out head to toe in precious handknits. I really want to do that, but my project list is still a bit of a killer. I'm finishing things, though, and not adding new things, so hopefully I'll manage to kick out at least a little take home outfit. Maybe a sleeper and hat or something similarly adorable.
H and I start our prenatal classes tonight. I finished my last purse project, so I've got to start on another fairly big project...the fall Little Seasonals project. Watch out! It's going to be fantastic!
P.S. Stay tuned for the Summer edition of Little Seasonals. Coming soon!!