Thursday, January 22, 2015

PHFR big news+ the final quilt product

The finished and fully sewn quilt...I am trying to think of a name for this turkey. :-)

And since it isn't Thanksgiving, I hung it Turkey-facing-wall...
in the girls' room. I still need to add another binding to the bottom of the quilt, in keeping with the off-white binding on the top and sides.


I'm making progress on Middlemarch.  It is making me happy to submerge myself in an epic. It has been a while since I read a book this long.


I have a physical copy of Middlemarch, and I found a free version from iBooks (the app for iPad).  Everytime I finish a section on the iPad, I move the bookmark in my actual book. For some reason it is really good for mental endurance- I think it is the encouragement of having a physical reminder that I'm making progress.

I do have opinions about the book, but I'll spare you for now.

So, the same week our first kitty, Aranea, escaped, a couple of funny things happened.
  • I ate a 5 for 5 deal in it's entirety from Krystal at 10:30 in the morning
  • I had a severe craving for Pop-Tarts and asked Stephen to pick some up for me
  • I became very ill trying to make dinner three days in a row, and had Stephen pick up dinner two of those days
  • I couldn't get off the couch so I skipped church
So.... I'm not sure at what point during that week I started feeling suspicious. Not at all and yet all along, I think. Finally, on Sunday, I was very suspicious, because I hate missing Mass. I took a test after all of that and sure enough... I was pregnant. Bowled over. All in all I'm feeling ok. I'm a little over 7 weeks, and it could be worse. I think I spent a lot of time worrying about pregnancy, and now that I'm in the midst of it, that's why I feel like it could be worse. Maybe I am just really good at handling symptoms this time around? I am getting a TON of sleep, I know that much. Oh well. Knock on wood. I know it might be not-so-good any day now.

Like I said, I think that means I'm about 7 or so weeks right this baby is due September 8th, about a month after Anders' two-year birthday. Perfect timing, in my book. And yes, we will be the parents of five kids. I don't even know what that means. ACK! :/ :D  I can't really fathom it. What does that even mean, other than... every seat in our van will be occupied?   I guess it means that Anders will have another little brother or sister. So he won't be the youngest. And it means he'll have to share a room. And it means our house might start to feel smaller, but our hearts will feel a whole lot bigger. I slay me with cheesiness.

So all in all, we are all really happy. I'm also just a little bit stupefied. Did I mention that there is nothing sweeter or more cherished in the world to me than a newborn babe?!  I have been drinking a lot of this smoothie.  We told the kids last night, and this morning Madeleine asked, "Now do we have a new baby?"

By the way, I'm cross-posting today on The Association of Catholic Women Bloggers. Click here to read my article: What Do You Do When the Epiphany Chalk Means Nothing to You?

Go see Like Mother, Like Daughter for more photos of contentment!


Anonymous said...

Hi Tacy!

I just found your blog through Like Mother Like Daughter. I am looking forward to reading more. I was so drawn to this post. I, too, just found out I am pregnant. It looks like we are due at the same time. You will do great with 5 children; this is number 8 for me! My youngest is only 6 months old so I'm still adjusting to this idea of another baby. Many prayers for a happy healthy pregnancy!


Michele Chronister said...

Ahhhh!! Congratulations, Tacy!!! What awesome news!!!

Shari Lasher said...

And oh, smores pop tarts were my initial craving with #4. So good but so bad!

Tacy said...

Thank you! Haha I love the Pop Tarts from Aldi when I'm pregnant!

Cristina said...

Congratulations! I always want pop tarts when I'm pregnant too, right now they still sound gross :)

Tacy said...

Bahaha @Cristina

Jenny Cook said...

So happy for you! I love the number 5--always have--and would love to have 5 children someday. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE Middlemarch, so let's talk about it sometime, okay?

Tacy said...

Yay Jenny! I have thoughts! Big thoughts!

Kim Paradiso said...

Hi Tacy, stopping by from LMLD and wanted to say Congratulations on the beautiful news of another blessing! Love your little turkey quilt too, it turned out so cute! Pax!