Thursday, February 3, 2011

Pink or Blue??



Remember a few weeks ago, when I said I was low on energy???  Well, as a few of you have guessed (Kylie - I'm talking about you!!), there is a reason for my fatigue in these past few weeks...  I am almost 13 weeks pregnant!  So now you know why I've been such a zombie over the past three months.  It started around Christmas, and then just got worse as the weeks progressed.  I am hoping for a reprieve here soon, since I'll be starting my 2nd trimester next week.  I am excited about the little babe, and so is hubby, and the kiddo too.  It's going to be madness - chasing around a 3 yr old while trying to care for a newborn (and when do I get my studio time????), but one thing I have learned over the past couple of years is that time won't stop for anybody.  Kids grow up so fast, and even though I'll probably be even more exhausted when the baby comes, it will be worth it, most of the time.   :)

After losing my mom (2 years ago today), life kind of tilted for me.  I got to see things differently, and I knew I wanted another baby, even though I was in the depths of grieving.  I wanted to surround myself with family, and hold everything as tightly as possible.  I still feel that way.  The other thing I learned is that you can't wait to do things that you really want to do.  Sure, wait a few months or a year until your heart or head is ready, but don't wait too long.  Life is short, and we really should take advantage of the time we have here.  As Nike said a few years ago, Just Do It.  This is part of the reason we went to San Francisco for 6 weeks last summer.  It was just something we wanted to do.  Sure, lots of people thought we were crazy for doing it with a 2 yr old, but you know what?  Why wait??   Do it now.  It will be fine, and as it turned out, it was just fine.  We had a ball and I'm so glad we did it, because we won't be traveling this summer.  Not with a due date of August 14th!!  Whew!  It's going to be a long, hot summer for me, but I'm excited.  One of my closest friends is pregnant too, just 10 days ahead of me, and we will be going through this together.  It's going to be awesome.  They are coming to visit for July 4th, and we've already agreed to just sit and watch our feet swell up in the July heat.

So, do any of you have any guesses about the gender??  We will know in 3-4 weeks, and I cannot wait to find out!!  And you can bet I'll be announcing that news here, in this space.  Oh - and no, we don't have any names picked out yet.  :)

I haven't made anything yet, but my head is swirling with ideas about sculptures with tiny birds in the belly...

Yay, baby love!
~Kelly

By the way, if you like the little starbursts I used for the Girl? Boy? pics, I got them here, for free!!



15 comments:

  1. YAY!!! Congratulations once again! I am so happy for you, I guess pink. I was pregnant through a long hot Australian summer, so I feel for you! I have my fingers crossed your energy soon returns and you glow the rest of the way through your pregnancy. Can’t wait to see some little birds in bellies…

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  2. Baby love is DIVINE! congrats sweet friend...

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  3. Congratulations Kelly! I'm so happy for you and your family! Sending warm thoughts and hugs your way my friend. =)
    xx
    samos

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  4. Hey Kelly, I am so thrilled to find out this news!! so happy for you & your family ... pink or blue, it will be wonderful. Take good care,
    Susan

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  5. Oh, yay, yay, yay! Congratulations, Kelly!!! How totally exciting! I'm very happy for you...put those feet up as much as possible, my friend.

    And little birdies in bellies! YES!

    Sending you love.

    I'm guessing pink....xo

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  6. Now this is exciting! Congratulations...
    I quickly polled southern Germany and they have concluded it is a BOY but were divided as to whether you should name him Hans or Dieter. I'm thinking Hans.
    You take good care of yourself now...and I'm looking forward to your new inspired creations. Hugs from tj

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  7. Warmest congratulations, Kelly. What wonderful news!
    I am so thrilled for you and look forward to following your baby updates.

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  8. Thanks everybody!! We are quite excited (and a little scared too!). I couldn't wait to share the news with you all - You guys sometimes feel like my long lost sisters!
    ~Kelly

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  9. pink or blue? either will be special... but I see a lot of pink for some reason. I lost my mom over 25 years ago. While it never ever gets easier (crying while typing) it becomes more positive memories and knowing you've got her angel watching over you while pregnant will help! Yay Baby! I am a great baby sitter... just say'n! xo

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  10. Congratulations Kelly!! These are really exciting news!! And yes, you're right, don't wait to do something that you love to do, just do it!!!
    Pink or blue - who cares? It's a baby, how wonderful!

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  11. Congratulations!! Lovely news I am so happy for you and your family. Exciting times ahead! Take care of yourself and I hope your energy returns soon!~ xo Theresa

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  12. Congratulations Kelly! What a true blessing babies are! I pray that you feel more energized in your second trimester!

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  13. Yay Miss Kelly! Glad the news is out!!! I am thinking another girl for you! And maybe one for Miss L too...

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  14. Pink or Blue ... I'll go with either ... Congratulations ... Looking forward to Baby updates.

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  15. I was just getting caught up on your blog (which I love!) and discovered this news! Congratulations guys, very exciting. Hope you're doin well!

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