Wednesday, July 12, 2006

All Is Revealed...

So, I'm sure you've all been wondering what's up with me lately- hardly any posts, hardly any art, a mysterious "secret" project... Well, I've decided it's time to let you all in on the secret. Here it is... dum, dum, dum,... I'm pregnant!

Yep, that's right! I'm nine weeks pregnant, with a due date of Valentine's Day, 2007. We found out while we were in Yellowstone. Check out this photo of Jason's expression when I told him! And of course, here's also the obligatory photo of the first ultrasound.

Was it planned? Well, pretty much, although I totally didn't expect that it would happen so soon. If any of you have looked at my pregnancy journal from Riley's pregnancy, you'd know that he took close to a year to be conceived. So we sort of expected a similar wait for the next one. But oh no, apparently pregnancy really made me fertile, because the very first month we made a half attempt at trying, it worked! Sixteen months apart is what they'll be- what in the world am I in for!?!

So the reason for the lack of posts and artwork lately is that I feel like crap!! I'm lucky enough not to suffer from "real" morning sickness (which is a good thing, because I have an unnatural phobia of throwing up!), but I basically am just absolutely exhausted. And certain things make me feel totally nauseous- one is going on the computer. It was the same with Riley. For some reason, going on the computer and watching TV make me feel sick. And sometimes doing artwork also makes me feel sick, so I've been limiting that unfortunately. Even when I do art, if I'm not happy with the piece, it will make me feel nauseous every time I look at it. There are pieces I did when I was pregnant with Riley that still make me feel sick when I look at them- isn't pregnancy crazy?? And, as I've mentioned before, my arm problems have also been acting up, which is often a side effect of pregnancy, another reason for my limited posts.

Well, there you have it! So you may not see much of me for a little while, until I start feeling a little more back to myself. And forgive me if I don't respond to as many comments or emails for all the same reasons. I'll still post when I do art, such as the secret project I've been working on, which obviously is Pregnancy Journal #2. Here are the pieces I've completed in there. The third one, by the way, is one of those that's going to make me feel sick every time I see it, because I sort of hate it...

And now I'd better get off this computer before I toss my cookies for real! Ta ta for now!

22 comments:

Tonia said...

You know, I half suspected this was going to be your big surprise! Congratulations! I know this is what you want and I'm very happy for you.

d. said...

Congrats, Corey! How wonderful!

The work looks GREAT! Don't feel ill over the third one...I like them all! :)

Colette said...

Congratulations, Corey!

lindaharre said...

I AM SOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! YEA! Corey, the frame is wonderful! Thank you so much for making me that when you obviously don't feel like it:-0 Take care and no cookie tossing please:-D I absolutely love your work....as I have said many times before....and the pages are NO EXCEPTION! GREAT!

audrey said...

Corey...big congrats on your wonderful news, how very exciting. I love the pages you created especially the one with the cage.

Erika Tysse said...

congrats corey! You are going to have sooo much fun! I have two close together and it as made things a lot easier! Good luck! The worst is almost over!

Jus said...

Congratulations!

danielle muller said...

how wonderful! blessings to you and your family!
www.thevintagedragonfly.typepad.com

Joan Ellis said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations!

delila said...

How wonderful indeed :)!
Please don't feel ill about this, but I think I love the pages what you have done ;)

Amy said...

Congratulations! I hope you're feeling better soon.

lauren said...

Not a clue, I didn't even have a clue or remotely think that was what the secret was! CONGRATULATIONS, to you and you, Jason! How wonderful. You'll deal. All will be well. What a wonderful, crazy, fantastical surprise for you! 16 months apart? Who cares! You're doubling your love!

Stay well and rest rest rest.

Big humongous squeezy hugs to you!!

lauren
P.S. I certainly don't hate any of those gorgeous pages. They're beautiful--naturally!

tararossstudios said...

Congratulations, I thought so!

Stacie Rife said...

WOW! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!
That is SOOOO cool! I am so happy for you!
and thanks for sharing it took over a year for Riley... (that helps me)
My hubby and I have been trying now for over a year.. starting to think it won't happen :(

Sofia Barao said...

oh Congratulations, congratulations Corey! So happy for you :) Wish you all the best and why not a little girl ;-)
And the works are beautiful :)

coloribus said...

I like the color harmony of the first picture, beautiful work !

Ulla said...

HOW ABSOLUTLY WONDERFUL COREY! CONGRATULATIONS AND BE GOOD TO YOUR SELF!!!

ArtsyMama said...

A HUGE congrats to you and your (growing) family. How exciting!!!!

My two kids are 19 months apart. Same thing, the first one took a long time to concieve and then the second was super fast! You'll be very, very busy, but will love it:)

Sorry to hear about some of your favorite things making you feel icky. Keep us posted on things. Love your new pregnancy journal. Great work, as always!!

Ouissi Gresty said...

Congratulations...I love the new pages...already looking forward to seeing more ;)

Ouissi x

cori said...

Yay, congratulations Corey! Can't wait to see more of the gorgeous pregnancy journal, and hear how you're doing. Feel better soon!

Rosa said...

Geee, did I miss a lot!! Congratulations Corey!!! How absolutely wonderful. I hope you feel better soon because we will miss you terribly. Enjoy the time with Riley and baby-to-be. We'll be here when you return!! Yea!!!!

Karen said...

wow- congratulations!!!!!

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