Big Reveal

The radio silence that I have been under the last 3 months, actually had nothing to do with work.

It had everything to do with the tiny person we are growing!

Yup, CJ 2.0 (as Mr CBF likes to call the peanut-- Chachula Junior 2.0) will be joining our family Aug 25 or so.  We are very excited.  The fairy princess is probably the most excited out of all of us.  She daily hugs my belly and talks to "her baby".   Yes, it is her baby, not ours.  She tells everyone that "I have a baby in mommy's tummy."  Not "mommy has a baby in her tummy."  It is hers.  She lists everything that she will be helping with like singing to the baby, feeding the baby, rocking the baby, and more.  Then likes to tell us all about what babies know about...ballerinas and hamsters (apparently).

Unfortunately, my radio silence was not due to my horrible ability to keep secrets; but because I have been extremely ill.  This pregnancy has been extremely harder then the first.  I have a few chronic illnesses that have been really aggravated by the hormones; and, of course, have to go untreated since you can take nothing while pregnant.  It has been all about survival the last 13 weeks.  We are praying that my hormones will let up and I can get back to somewhat of a normal life, but more likely we are looking at another 6 months of just surviving.

Needless to say my work is really taking it the hardest.  Lets just say that while I am in one of the bad spells, it is so bad that I can't even just crochet.  And when I can crochet, for whatever reason all my speed is gone.  So something that used to take me a week to crochet (like a cardigan), now takes a month.  This does not make for a happy peaceful business, when you have deadlines that you lined up before all this happened.  Survival is the key these days, just getting anything done I can and being thankful for that.

I am telling you all this, to help in some way alleviate some of your frustration with me.  I know a few of you have been trying to get in touch with me and I am terrible at getting back.  Now you know why, besides taking care of CJ and running my business, I am trying to just survive this pregnancy in one piece.  If you have sent a question about a pattern, I have that covered at least.  My crochet right hand woman, Rebecca, has been taking care of you.  She has a full-time job, as well as being a great mom; so she will get back just need to be a bit patient (and a lot sooner then me who spends most of my time offline sick).  Even better then that, Rebecca is amazing, and has been cooking up other things that she can do while I am "out of the office".  Like she is taking old out of date patterns of mine, re-editing  and formatting them, so we will have some new Crochet By Faye patterns coming out soon.  How awesome is she?  She has a few other tricks, like some kits, but I will leave that alone for now and let that cat more out of the bag for later.

Right now, I just wanted to thank you all for being so supportive of my work and hope you can bear with me this year as I survive another CJ.  At least now my tweets will make a ton more sense at what has really been going on behind the scenes!  


Tez said...

Can I just offer empathy! I had two pregnancies with hyperemesis gravidarum.
Congratulations on the expected peanut and I hope you'll get a chance to enjoy this pregnancy a little bit, at any rate, in a few short months it will be over for a lifetime of love and yum :)
Hang in there, everyone can wait for their projects while you grow a baby SQUEEEEE!

Banana Moon Studio said...

Congratulations! Sorry that it has been so rough. Hopefully editors have been understanding as well.

Voie de Vie said...

Well congratulations ... and take care of yourself! That's your most important priority right now - you, and little CJ2. :)

Love that photo - very sweet.

Kim said...

Congratulations! Take it easy! (Maybe this is a good time to teach CJ 1.0 how to give a foot massage!)

SpringSplndr said...

Congratulations! I hope that you are feeling better and better each day.

Margo said...

Mazel tov. Hope you feel better soon.

Changing Paths at 55 said...

Congrats! Take care of you, all else will fall into place.

Unknown said...

First of all congratulations on your baby, hope you are feeling well, my prayers are you.