25 November 2013

-:- making and doing

My first trimester wasn't a ton of fun. They usually aren't, from what I understand, and mine was no exception. I was suddenly a very picky eater and foods that I usually loved were making me feel sick - this made me sadder than anything - I hated having food aversions.

But soon after I started my second trimester, a lot of that went away. I've just reintroduced spinach into my diet (and only in small amounts or ways that make it nearly invisible, like adding it to smoothies) and Mexican food and I are still not friends - but other than that, I'm happy to eat most anything that I encounter.

Best of all, my hands have started making and doing things again. I broke out my butters and oils and made an experimental belly balm for my tummy. (I really love it for nighttime, but am working on a formula that will be better for morning or daytime use.)

I started cutting cloth to make bibs, hooded towels, baby washcloths, and burp cloths. Mr. and I have grand plans for making some custom (potato) printed swaddling blankets sometime this December. And I'm back to knitting whenever my feet aren't touching the ground. Thanks to my amazing husband, this happens quite a bit.

We're moving through these colder days slowly, enjoying every minute of this amazing season we're in. Making and doing - and happily experiencing all of these new moments.



  1. Oh the first trimester, not much fun is it? Happy to hear you are feeling better and that food is something you want to eat again.

    All the making sounds so lovely, enjoy!

  2. Ugh, I was so nauseous for the first semester. The second baby is a little worse because you have the first child to feed! My first pregnancy it was ground beef (bleh). Second pregnancy it was bananas! Of all things. I'm glad you're feeling better and doing more things that you enjoy. Such an exciting time for you two!!!!

  3. so glad that first trimester is behind you...no fun. and so glad your hands are once again feeling like being busy. I've so missed your presence in blogland!!

  4. I was so tired my first trimester. I don't think I've been so exhausted. Second tri was a piece of cake and I didn't make it far into my third. Too bad about Mexican Food. That was the one thing I couldn't get enough of. I l know it's not relly "Mexican" food but I ate at Taco Bell 3 times a week. Couldn't get enough of it. Luckily there are several close by to my house. I didn't want them to recognize me! Glad you are back to creating.

  5. I just popped over from Keith's Optimistic Existentialist blog.
    Love your blog.
    Rick, your latest follower.


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