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My name is Erika. I'm in love with making art, collecting old things & chasing after my two kiddos. This blog is a peek into my happy accidents & plots of total world domination.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Some Big News!

Well. I have some exciting news! Yep, surprise I'm pregnant! Eeek!  I haven't been hiding under a rock for the last month but I have actually been just trying to survive the first trimester of pregnancy and chasing after Nora.   Nora is almost 21 months old and she is so full of life and has so much energy.  It has been a bit of a struggle to keep up with her and I have been letting her watch far too many episodes of Sesame Street.  and now she is totally Elmo obsessed and has started calling out for him in the middle of the night.. no mommy or daddy but Elmo.  every time we color together and it's a face- it so happens to be Elmo.

I cannot wait for the days where I have little bit more energy and have started to see little glimpses of it, but hopefully I will turn the corner soon. I am so excited to have a new member of our family, but I am terrified all at the same time. Pregnancy is sort of a terrifying thing. There is so much that is left up to chance and circumstance that my only wish is for a healthy baby. Nora's pregnancy was tough, but she came out healthy and I made it through a normal labor. It was majorly tough, but there were no complications. I am completely thankful for this, and I just want and hope that everything comes out good with this one, too.

I have starting making lists for lots of projects that I need to tackle before the baby comes and I am so excited for all of my DIYs and art projects coming soon. I haven't been able to be in the studio much because I have been so sick and off balance, but I miss it. So, Tim did buy a bed table so that I could have my laptop and do my sketch book in bed, but so far its main use has been for holding bowls of ice cream and Captain Crunch. Yes, I caved and bought a big box of Captain Crunch, and you know what? It is so good and was totally worth it!

This time around I plan on staying healthy and getting a good amount of exercise. With Nora, I was a big-old lump. This pregnancy my goal is (once the morning sickness eases up) to establish a good exercise routine and start cooking, baking and making things. My due date is 11/12/14 which means a Thanksgiving baby! yay!  
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