I’ve been working on a big project since April. It’s not quite finished yet, but I figure it’s probably time to spill the beans.
I’m growing a fetus! How’s that for the ultimate DIY project? Daniel and I finally got up the nerve to take the plunge. We’re so thankful God is trusting us with this gift and has blessed us with a smooth pregnancy so far.
Here are the details in a nutshell:
- It’s a girl!
- I’m roughly 8 1/2 months along. (34 weeks if you want to get specific.)
- She’s due on Christmas day. (Yes, really.)
- Aside from incessant migraines I feel pretty good. Although suddenly having an outie belly button is freaking me out, and being repeatedly kicked in the baby maker is not the greatest feeling.
- We have a name we like, but we’re waiting until we meet her to make it official.
I’m going to close my shop for maternity leave a little before Christmas. I’ll need some down time to get acquainted with our new pink wriggly creature, not to mention my lady bits will need to recuperate. Wit & Whistle will reopen in February (specific date TBD), which means order your Valentine’s Day cards now! They’re already in the shop—including three awesome new ones.
You have all been so supportive of Wit & Whistle over the years, and I can’t thank you enough. I know you’ll bear with me while I figure out the “working mom” thing. I’m an odd combination of excited and terrified, since I’ve always been much more comfortable with puppies than human babies. One thing is for sure, I’ll have tons of inspiration for new Mother’s Day cards (probably horribly graphic inspiration, so brace yourselves)!
The photo below is how I revealed my knocked-up-ness to friends and family on Facebook earlier this year. The caption said, “We’re getting a new pet!”