…which means, yes, I’m still pregnant. November 16th is my official due date, but I was SURE that I would have had this baby by now. This was my first week of maternity leave…and I have to say that it is so much easier to be home at this point! Coen has loved having me home to snuggle with in the mornings and I have been enjoying not getting up at 6am and rush-rush-rushing around everywhere like I usually do. Next week Dave starts the second part of his furlough…and then he gets an additional 4 weeks of paternity leave! So he’ll be home with us a total of 8 weeks, which is so awesome, I can’t even explain it. When Coen was born he only took 2 weeks off, and by the end of it I was doing my best to convince him that he should just quit his job and stay home with me, LOL! Of course money will be tight…but at least all this crafting energy is turning into some good gifts for the holidays!
I am furiously trying to tempt the labor fates by starting a multitude of baby projects in the hopes that I will never be able to finish them, but alas…
I have had to move onto knitting projects since my ability to lean over fabric on the floor is pretty much gone at this point. Here are some snapshots of some of my handiwork (yes, I realize I am a bit out of control …)
This little floor quilt was actually supposed to be just something to practice freehand quilting on…but I like how it turned out! I have a full size quilt in the works…but it will have to wait until this baby is born to be finished…it’s driving me crazy that I can’t go any further with it.
Coen has been the little crafter himself lately…we get these cool toddler modeling kits from the craft store that come with paint, glue, a brush…all for $1!!! So far we’ve done a cool sail boat and this race car. They are perfect for a three year old…simple, big enough for little hands and enough little parts to keep them busy! He loves them…I stocked up the other day for when the baby arrives…only a $1!!!
And of course my most important project of all…keeping this baby healthy! My gestational diabetes has stayed in check and the midwife says he’s looking pretty petite…so no 19 pound baby for me! He is so much less active than Coen was when I was pregnant with him…so I have been trying to not worry myself silly. It’ll be interesting to see if he is this quiet after he is born (I have to admit that would be a nice change, LOL!)