For those of you who keep tabs on my quilting (or used to), you probably noticed that I disappeared from the blog scene for several months. You might also remember that I was expecting Wahn child #4. Well Wince arrived slightly early in June, and I’ve been run ragged ever since. Wince is the easiest baby in the world, but there is a special kind of challenge that comes with raising three young children and caring for a new born with practically no sleep.
Unfortunately quilting, let along blogging, took a seat on the side line. Little Man has become a Little Critter. I am so thankful that he is a curious, inquisitive little boy, but I’m not thankful that his curiosity often leads him to pull apart the house and climb into or on top of the refrigerator! Everything in our house is either locked up, bolted to the wall or bungee corded together.
M has certainly taught me patience and humility in parenthood. She decided to completely revert in her potty training (she was doing so well!). She had such a sudden 360 with constant accidents that I actually had her tested for diabetes. Thankfully she’s perfectly healthy, but I’ve had to resign myself to the fact that she would rather sit in a puddle and keep playing than spend 1 minute in the bathroom. “It’s just a phase” has become a mantra I repeat multiple times a day.
Goose has been busy with first grade and loves to show off her reading skills by reading to Wince every day while I cook dinner. She’s also quite proud of the programming robot her teacher entrusted her with at home (she attends a STEM charter school). And Wince is so sweet and easy going, I’m contemplating asking Handsomepants for just one more baby. He thinks we’re done, but I’m not quite ready to let go of this stage of life.
So here’s my explanation for ghosting my very own blog. I completely allowed the 1930’s Farmer’s Wife series to fall flat, but I’m working double time to try to catch up on those posts. I’ve been catching up on posts on a number of baby quilts I have made and gifted over the last two years. And recently I’ve been thinking about learning to hand quilt, so look forward to some posts on that!
A big shout out to my friend Srna for these amazing pictures! She’s taken all of our newborn and 1 year photo sessions. If anyone is in Colorado and you’re interested in scheduling a session, here’s a link to her Facebook page.