Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Little Boy Blue

   Please excuse the long break I have taken.  Shortly after my last post, my husband and I went out of town to visit relatives for Christmas and my life really changed during that trip.  It was a wonderful trip and we had a great time visiting all our relatives and getting to see how the neices and nephews have grown.  The biggest event for me was Christmas day when I realized I was pregnant.  Now, given my history, I was very reserved about it and it was a few months before we even told our families.  I spent months trying to ignore it just in case I miscarried again.  I lost my entire crafting mojo and couldn't get myself going on anything.  Books and television were my constant companions, trying to get my mind off of what was going on.  At ten weeks we had our first ultrasound and it showed a great strong heartbeat.  I began to experience a bit of relief and a couple of weeks later we began letting people in on our little secret.
     I am now twenty weeks along and finding it hard to believe.  Last week we were able to have a second ultrasound to determine the gender, and I am happy to say we are expecting a little boy and he looks to be quite healthy.  With the ultrasound last week, my crafting mojo returned full force (I can plan so much now).  I've been able to pick up some yarn for baby things and pull out some of my patterns.  The nursery (guest room now) is taking shape in my mind, but will have to await transformation until our guests come and go this summer.
    My project list has been quite small of late, consisting mainly of maternity clothing.  I'll post some pictures later when I get batteries for my camera.  I am also working on a shawl for myself, with plans for a little summer sweater to go with one of my maternity dresses.  Of course, there are also all the little hats, sweaters, booties, vests, blankets etc that are calling to me.  There is something so sweet about being able to knit for a much longed for baby.
    I hope all of you are well and enjoying the things you love.