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Long time gone

February 27th, 2014


Geez it’s been a long time since I wrote here.

So long, in fact, that I’m about 4 weeks away from giving birth to our first daughter.

But let me back up.

Since I last posted, I’ve:

  • Bought a new house
  • Renovated and sold our old house
  • Gone to Florida to meet my sister, brother and birthfather
  • That one bears repeating; I’ve MET my birthfamily!
  • Moved
  • Gone through IVF
  • Got pregnant!!
  • Renovated a kitchen and done so many other other home improvements
  • Dug really really deep into my work
  • Quilted a lot
  • Acquired Gestational Diabetes
  • Spent a lot of time chatting with my long-lost sister
  • Meant to blog just about every day

So it’s been kind of an amazing 11 months.

And I’m sorry I’ve been so quiet. I find that when I was blogging a lot, I was doing it in the morning before work. That all ended last year. I took on a permanent team lead role at work, and switched my schedule to work earlier hours. On top of getting up and getting the dogs settled in the morning, I was always running behind. And blogging over my lunch was no longer an option since I generally worked through lunch. And, and, and… well, it’s a lot of excuses. Life just got… full.

And full of stuff I couldn’t really talk about when I was going through it. Like IVF. And early pregnancy. And work challenges. And the pains of renovating. Heck, I still can’t talk about a lot of that.

But I can try.

I’ve been on medical leave for a few weeks now. Babygirl is doing great in there, but the gestational diabetes and my needing to control it through insulin means that I’ll be induced at no later than 39 weeks. I have weekly ultrasounds and non-stress tests, weekly appointments at the diabetes clinic, and weekly meetings with my OB to see how things are progressing. It’s a lot. And I’m supposed to rest as much as possible.

So with that time, I’ve been thinking about writing down what it was like to do IVF, what my pregnancy has been like. I have some notes in a dayplanner I bought last summer, but I haven’t taken any time to write down what I was thinking, feeling, craving (Oreos) and I think it’s something I’d like to have.

And I’m thinking about doing it here, now that it doesn’t feel like a jinx.

So that’s what’s been going on here, in just less than 500 words. I can’t promise I’ll write more, but maybe I will.

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15 Responses to “Long time gone”

  1. Caroline aka fibertribe Says:

    Oh, honey! Congratulations! And I’m so glad you’re back!

  2. Patrick Says:

    Wow! What an awesome read. Kudos to you for staying sane through all of these events and continued success in life. It’s a wonderful life indeed.

  3. Katherine Says:

    When ever and what ever you write will be wonderful to read. Thank you for sharing.

  4. carolyn Says:

    congratulations, dude!!!

  5. Deedee Winters Says:

    Congratulations! Best wishes for a wonderful birth day!

  6. Justine Says:

    Wondered where you have been. Kept looking for a class at Vogue Knitting and other venues where you might be teaching. Look forward to seeing some fun baby patterns?! You taught me how to ace short rows at Tofino. Was the best workshop weekends I have ever attended. Take care Amy. Will look forward to seeing a family pic soon.

  7. dclulu Says:

    Congratulations! What wonderful news!

  8. CatieP Says:

    That is a very full 11 months – so happy for you and Sandra

  9. EileenK Says:

    So glad you are doing and your (growing) family are doing well!

  10. ~Jo~ Says:

    Congrats on soon meeting your daughter! What great news to share after such a long break! Looking forward to you blogging a bit more ofter. 😉

  11. Turner Says:

    I hope you will continue blogging from time to time. You have such an interesting life and the way you tell your stories is beautiful. All the best to you regardless!

  12. Lee Says:

    Hi Amy,
    Wow! And Congratulations.
    The whole fertility process can be such a roller coaster of hope and dispair, I’m glad its worked out for you!
    All the best with the next few months!

  13. Carrie Says:

    So happy to see you back!
    Congrats on your baby and hope everything continues to go well!
    As others have said, you have, indeed, been very busy!
    Best wishes for everything.

  14. Chris Says:

    Congratulations! So happy for you!

  15. Lia Says:

    Congratulations! I have never written to you before, only read your blog from time to time, but I have to say congrats on such a busy, meaningful year. I have used your sock pattern generator many times, so thank you for that, by the way. Is it still up and running? I directed a friend to it recently and heard that he kept getting an error message. (Baby socks are like knitting-candy, by the way, almost over too soon!)
    I am glad that your year has been filled with good things, as I hope will your impending arrival fill your life with good things to come!

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