June 09, 2008

One out. One in.


While pressing the "publish" button on my last post, my phone was ringing, with the news that my grandfather had died. He was the funniest, happiest person I knew, and the world without him does not seem as grand. I am crabby and out of sorts, worried about my mother, stepfather and grandmother in his absence.

I had intended this next post to be happy news, and it still is. The picture above is my sewn representation of my first-ever, faintly positive pregnancy test that I took weeks ago. Now ten weeks into my pregnancy I've done an ultrasound on myself (to reassure me it wasn't ectopic) and heard the heartbeat, and reassured that things are progressing normally I get to spread the good news. Nausea, yes. Exhaustion, yes. Feeling the shape of my uterus daily, yes. Having to get up at 4 or 5 every morning and eat a banana to be able to go back to sleep, yes yes yes.

So, how ridiculous is it for a person to be pondering, mere hours after her positive test, and before her husband even knows the happy news, "What kind of quilt should I make?". This is a disease, no question! And I so look forward to sharing it with you.

13 comments:

QuiltedSimple said...

Congratulations!!!! Pregnancy and Motherhood are wonderful experiences - enjoy every minute!!

Kris

carolyn said...

Ahhh the cycle of life. Joy and sorrow. Birth and death.
Well, you have my sympathies on the passing of your grandfather. Keep those memories alive to pass along to the next generation (yeah!) :D

Andrea said...

I have loved peaking in on your blog over the last little while, and now my heart goes out to you...with both sadness and joy. May your family be blessed in this difficult time and may the next few months be ones of delicious anticipation of your little one to come.

ps. I don't think that thinking about quilt creation when your body is so actively creating is crazy at all. :)

qusic said...

Congrats to your little pea in the pod and I am with you with your loss. Hugs!
if you do not already feel pink or blue, try green or light yellow which will lift all spirits, I started with those in my peopod projects:)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

So sorry to hear about your loss..Cyber (((hugs)))

Congrats on the pregnancy hope the morning sickness eases.

Eliezer said...

LOL - I'm sure your wee one won't lack for quilts. Have you seen the ones over at Wee Wonderfuls that Hillary makes out of her favorite outgrown baby clothes? So sweet. I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather. Be well! -Shannon

randomrevelations said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. Sounds like he was a lovely person. Hopefully there will be many stories to tell your new little one.

Anne K. said...

It's always so poignant when one generation ends as the next is beginning. May you have many special memories of your grandfather to share with your wee one in the years to come.

Janet said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your grandfather and so happy for you and your baby. How loving of Jesus to give you a new life as you also experience the loss of another.

Lori said...

Wow! You are on the rollicoaster of life....
When it comes to a complete stop exit to the left and take your memories with you.
Take Time to rest * relax * recover*

Niki said...

I'd love to have you join me and other quilters on my new quilt blog list! Please give me a link back if you join up. Kindly, Niki
http://justusquilters.blogspot.com/

Clare said...

Commisserations and congratulations. Tonya and I would like to invite you to Liberated Quilters. Go http://liberatedquilters.blogspot.com and follow the link on the side bar. I have tried to email you, but can't seem to find an address. Are you on no reply?

Janet said...

So sorry about the passing on of your grandfather. Blessings on the new life and new generation. Enjoy your momentary lull - once the little bundle is outside your body you won't call your soull your own for about 5 years!
Janet, looking back now at all that.

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