Sunday, January 8, 2012

2011: What Happened to You?

2011 was clearly not a great year for this blog. I barely had any posts and, overall, that was pretty representative of the amount of quilting and sewing I accomplished. I did, however, accomplish one major thing that really has been the reason for such a huge lull.

This is the reason: I became a mom!

I found out I was pregnant in April and almost immediately was stricken with fatigue that barely let up my entire pregnancy. I had absolutely zero motivation to sew (or to do much else).

Towards the end of my pregnancy I began working pretty heavily on my father's quilt and I think the noise of my sewing machine was so noisy and startling to the baby the he kicked and squirmed almost the entire time I was sewing for the first couple times. Sad, right?

My son, Gavin, was born on December 17 and is now already 3 weeks old! Things have been going well and I feel so much better now that I am no longer pregnant! I have motivation to be crafty again- which is super exciting! I'm looking forward to settling into a routine with Gavin so I can start being creative again.

I did manage to accomplish a few things- like actually finish my dad's quilt! I'll be sharing those things with you here shortly. But in the meantime, here is some more cuteness.


Andrea said...

Oh you amazing thing! What a beautiful beautiful baby! Thank you for updating us, and big congratulations to you and your new family :-) Enjoy these moments, take some deep breaths and remember the transition of mommyhood does get easier. (I found the first few weeks really hard to adjust) Thinking of you, keep in touch and update us with all sorts of great stuff!

Libby said...

Sweet! Enjoy your darling boy!

Chicken Julie said...

Eeps - congratulations! This is so wonderful. He is a stunner - just gorgeous. I had no idea, you sly thing. I'm so sorry that your pregnancy drained you so much, but I'm so glad that you're enjoying this time and getting your creative juices back. Much love to all of you - such wonderful news. December is a crazy month - I have a December babe as well - but there is nothing better than being a mama. Now please tell me more about how your father's quilt is coming....

Hilary said...

Congratulations so good to hear you and baby are doing well, Gavin is a very beautiful baby and hope your whole family will enjoy the wonderful times ahead