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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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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!  

43 comments

http://evaetsandra.com/ said...

Congratulations! It's a great new! Another baby is always a happy new. I'm understand that you are a litte scary but it will be fine and next year Nora will have a little friend to play! Welcome again, we missed you :)

http://evaetsandra.com/ said...

Congratulations! It's a great new! Have a baby it's always a great think! I'm understand that you are scary but it will be fine and nex year, Nora will have a friend to play!! Welcome!!

Eva said...

Congratulations! It's a great new! Have a baby it's always a great think! I'm understand that you are scary but it will be fine and nex year, Nora will have a friend to play!! Welcome!!:)

Eva said...

Congratulations! It's a great new! Have a baby it's always a great think! I'm understand that you are scary but it will be fine and nex year, Nora will have a friend to play!! Welcome!!

Martina Visnjic art said...

Congratulations! :)

17 Perth said...

Oh my gosh!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! So exciting!! I hope the morning sickness and lethargy eases up soon!! (I took two months off from blogging because i was so sick! LOL, It is the worst!)

Kayly Nyman said...

Congratulations!

Erin said...

Congratulations, Erika!!! Ahh! So exciting! I had a hunch, once you disappeared with the flu for a while, I thought, "hmm, what if that was morning sickness masquerading as the flu?" I love a good conspiracy theory, and love babies too! The best of both worlds!! Congratulations again!!! How has Nora handled the whole "you're going to be a big sister!" convo?? xoxo

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

AHHHH! Congratulations, girl!! This is awesome news! And a Thanksgiving baby! Hooray! I'm sorry you're so sick. I hope your second trimester is easier on you!

Christen Dobbs said...

Aww, congrats! That's wonderful.

Christen
feathers and ash

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I was just wondering about you. I'm soooo happy for you. What a gorgeous blessing. I'm often completely befuddled by how expecting mama's with toddlers do it all. You go girl. I hope you're better soon.

Leah said...

yay so exciting for you guys!

Diana said...

Congratulations Erika! Such exciting news! So happy for you and excited to hear about your coming adventure. :)

Cristina said...

Congratulations!!!

Lauren said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful news!

Amanda said...

Hooray! Congratulations!

tina bumblebee said...

CONGRATS!!!! So exciting!!!! Good luck with the morning sickness :(

Megan Gray said...

I was wondering why you were so silent! Congrats!!!

Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} said...

Congrats!! So exciting!
~Sara

Erin said...

Congratulations Erika! Such incredible news :)

rooth said...

My goodness - congrats to you and your family!!

Hildi said...

Congratulations! I am so so happy for you! Hope the first trimester isn't too bad. X

TuckersAlley Blog - Kelly Quinn said...

Congrats on the new baby news!! I also have a 21 month old! I feel like my whole life has been put on hold to take care of this amazing boy lol!!! I just got up with him in the middle if the night so I'm actually reading some blogs that I used to follow. I love every minute of being a mom and wish I had number 2 on the way like you! Good luck and hope you feel better soon! :) I've totally neglected my etsy shop and blog since being a stay at home mom and look up to you for keeping yours going!! :)

TuckersAlley Blog - Kelly Quinn said...

Congrats on the new baby news!! I also have a 21 month old! I feel like my whole life has been put on hold to take care of this amazing boy lol!!! I just got up with him in the middle if the night so I'm actually reading some blogs that I used to follow. I love every minute of being a mom and wish I had number 2 on the way like you! Good luck and hope you feel better soon! :) I've totally neglected my etsy shop and blog since being a stay at home mom and look up to you for keeping yours going!! :)

TuckersAlley Blog - Kelly Quinn said...

Congrats on the new baby news!! I also have a 21 month old! I feel like my whole life has been put on hold to take care of this amazing boy lol!!! I just got up with him in the middle if the night so I'm actually reading some blogs that I used to follow. I love every minute of being a mom and wish I had number 2 on the way like you! Good luck and hope you feel better soon! :) I've totally neglected my etsy shop and blog since being a stay at home mom and look up to you for keeping yours going!! :)

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest said...

congrats!! that is exciting news. and, oh, that first trimester is just the worst isn't it? both times i was pregnant the first few months i was dumbfounded that there are so many people in this world. but i hope after this it is wonderful. in fact i felt pretty terrible with my first and my second i felt amazing (and that was with twins!), so you know what they say "no two pregnancies are the same." let's hope with this one you just feel like a hot mama after month 4.

Krugthethinker said...

Congratulations!! That is such wonderful news, and I am so excited for you!! I have been missing your posts lately and figured you must just be busy with painting and Nora! :) I am so sorry you have been sick and hope you are feeling much better soon. I know it is rough! There was an awful lot of Netflix in my life during my first trimester:) Can't wait to hear more about your projects!

Maywyn Studio said...

Congratulations!
Wow, great news. Prayers your pregnancy will be easy. Captain Crunch huh. :) Mine is Trix, in a big bowl. lol

Mandy Crandell said...

Congrats! It'll all be worth it. :)

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Tori said...

Congratulations Erika!!

AVY said...

Oh, congrats to you. You'll do just fine.

/ Avy
http://MyMotherFuckedMickJagger.blogspot.com




A Belle Abroad said...

Big huge congratulations to you! Such exciting news!

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Hena Tayeb said...

Congratulations!

yours truly, melissa said...

Congrats!!! That's very exciting :) We are expecting baby #2 as well so I can totally relate to the tiredness of being pregnant AND having a small child to care for.

mona said...

Congratulations!!!

Lauren said...

Congratulations! I'm sure Nora will be an excellent big sister. :)

Campfire Chic said...

Congratulations! That's such great news!

Katrina Sophia said...

woow, congratulations Erika!

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LeeLee said...

So exciting! Congratulations!!

brittany said...

so so so exciting!! congratulations!! and i cannottt believe she's been calling out for elmo! that is amazingly hilarious and sweet.

Kristi said...

OMG! I saw a photo of you in one of the Lizzie blog posts and decided to pop over too your site to check in and what do you know?!?! You're pregnant! Guess what? Me too! But Im a month behind you. Due on NYE... Hope to run into you over the summer. We can drink Lemonade together.

Lauren said...

Oh my gosh! SO exciting! I haven't been here in ages (obvs) and I wondered if you were still blogging, but in the past bit I saw your name pop up here and there, and it seems like you're back at it a bit. Congratulations to you all...take good, good care of yourself dear! It's nice to see you again! ;)

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