My mind is blown by the fact that I haven't blogged in over a year! It's a record I never wanted to break. But I think once I share with you what's been going on, you'll understand why the blog was put on the back burner...
Yes, Mike and I will be welcoming our Little Girl at the beginning of September! Can you believe it!?
There is so much to catch up on: from the feeling of bottomless heartache to hearing our baby's heartbeat for the first time — and everything in between and beyond!
My absence here started last August when I found out I was pregnant at forty years old. It was a whirlwind experience, I tell you! Overwhelmed, overjoyed, then overcome with grief when I miscarried a little after the ninth week. Then in January, three days into being forty-one, I discovered I was pregnant again! This time around we kept the news within our walls at home until we had our first sonogram on April Fool's Day! Perfect time to announce not only were we expecting — but that we also heard our baby's heartbeat for the first time!
This Autumn, Mike's son turns twenty-one and my daughter will be twenty-five! So it's not so much an age gap between our Little One and our firstborns as it is starting over! I thought fer shure I would chronicle it all on the blog! Then four months flew by with no post. Now there's only about five weeks to go. But that's all right — there's time to show you all the baby blankets I've made — and the few projects I still want to get done!
If you are curious about the status of STIX ON THE BEACH, my goal is for it to grow! With that said, I hope you stick with it while I learn to balance baby and blogging. Lots of brainstorming sessions took place over the last year, and I'm excited with the direction I'd like for it to go in.
Thanks to all of you who've shown support the past twelve months. From your condolences regarding the miscarriage — to your congratulations on our healthy & happy pregnancy — to your comments encouraging me to continue to blog and inspire!
Now on to another creative journey in life!
Jill Elliott and Michael Graham's Baby Registry