Wednesday, March 24, 2010

WIP Wednesday -- Sacred Vessel

Here's a project I have been working on for some time now -- about 14 weeks give or take...
(Zach insisted on hanging our first glimpses of "Baby Little" on his inspiration wire. And he's like the town crier telling every person we encounter, "My mom is PREGNANT!" It tends to startle bank tellers and grocery clerks.)

Yes, that's an ultrasound and that's a baby... and it's growing inside of ME. I am a sacred vessel :) I spent a very nauseous and tired first trimester in Hawaii, grateful to get in a lot of cat naps while Zach was free to roam in the sunshine.
(Zach took his job as protective big brother very seriously from the get go (this was in Hawaii). He is constantly hugging my belly and talking to the baby. Constantly.)
I am ever so slightly feeling better and starting to grow at a rapid pace. When you are barely 5 feet 2 inches you have no place to go but straight out. Our newest crew member should be arriving in September sometime. Now all the frantic spring cleaning posts might make some more sense, eh?

35 comments:

Annette said...

Congratulations to you and your family!

Mike said...

Congatulations!

Amanda said...

Congrats to you! This new little one will be blessed to be a part of your family.

mare said...

oh wow! i just found your blog... we are a sailing family (but live in a house... a very SMALL one, so we often compare it to living on a boat.)but congrats to you and your family!

Earth Mama said...

Congratulations!! That is so exciting...another boat baby!

:)Lisa

Pomegranategrl said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting! The best of luck to you.

Wendy said...

congratulations! Now THAT'S some Spring news!

The Leone Family said...

How wonderful!! So excited for you posts to come regarding babies-aboard! I already knew you were expecting (you told me on mdc!) and told my husband who also religiously reads your blog to which he answered "NO WAY!! How exciting!" LOL!

Bethany said...

I've been waiting for the big announcement after the small on mothering.com forum :) Really happy for your family!

House Mother said...

Life is an ocean, love is a boat, in troubled waters it keeps us afloat.
When we started this voyage there was just me and you. Now, gathered round us, we have our crew...

From a Christy Moore song, dear to my heart but for the life of me I couldn't tell you who wrote it. Maybe someone else has heard it? Knows the writer?

In any case, congratulations on adding to your crew.

House Mother said...

I found the lyrics --

I am a sailor, you're my first mate
We signed on together, we coupled our fate
Hauled up our anchor, determined not to fail
For the hearts treasure, together we set sail

With no maps to guide us we steered our own course
Rode out the storms when the winds were gale force
Sat out the doldrums in patience and hope
Working together we learned how to cope

Chorus:
Life is an ocean and love is a boat
In troubled water that keeps us afloat
When we started the voyage, there was just me and you
Now gathered round us, we have our own crew

Together we're in this relationship
We built it with care to last the whole trip
Our true destination's not marked on any charts
We're navigating to the shores of the heart

Lilia said...

Congratulations to you and your family! What a clever way to tell the blog world via a WIP post!

You son is beautiful and I can't wait to see how adorable #2 will be. You and your husband make beautiful babies =)

God bless you and your family!

Little Lovables said...

Nesting on a boat, so sweet and congrats!!!

bybido said...

congratulations to you and your family!

i just found your blog and wow...it makes me yearn a bit inside. i lived on a boat through college and spent quite a bit of time post-college sailing down in the sea of cortez, etc. i always imagined i would cotinue to live on a boat/raise a family on one. life had other plans...but it's awesome to see others doing it. all the little sailing kids i met while sailing were so awesome.

Nicole Spring said...

Oh my goodness you little sneak, CONGRATS!!!!! What wonderful news!!!!
XOXO

mamaroots said...

big howls in the midwest for you mama! Sacred- you are all the way!

hugs-Chris

Diane, Evan and Maia said...

Man, the things some people will do to increase blog traffic;-D

I'm so glad you're feeling better now. And we'll look forward to stories of you perculating jr.

Holly @ Domestic Dork said...

OMG! OMG! That's so exciting!!! Congrats!

Susanna Joy said...

Cindy!!!! Seriously!? ...... I'm so excited for you!!!!!!!! (Definitely cried... just a little...) May it be nothing but wonder!

gardenmama said...

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so excited for you! This is just one more example of why I am wishing we lived closer to each other! I would be over with hugs for you precious mama! : ) and one more YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!! xoxo

mary said...

yay! so excited for you!! congratulations! oxoxo

Shanda said...

Wow! Congratulations to you and to the Big Brother!

Lily Boot said...

OOOOOHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! THis is so wonderful and exciting for your little family afloat! Wow! Oh I'm so glad you got to spend the first wiped out bit in Hawaii where it was so beautiful and warm and restful. Wow! I am so pleased for you Cindy - I too wish I was around the corner so that I could swing by with some lovely tea and treats and we could sit on the deck and chat to the baby. And what a lovely brother Zach will be - he looks and sounds like such a loving and gentle child. :-) September - mmmm ... might need a quilt and some knitting ...

guavajelly said...
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guavajelly said...

Felicidades! Such beautiful news. Does this mean the blog name will change now? : )

I couldn't stand being aboard during my first trimester. The nausea was way worse with my second even though everyone swore que es peor con el primero. Mentiras. bueno, disfruta los momentos dulces que viene cada dia y con la creciendo capacidad de la corazon que la nueva luz traiga. i swear, some things just have to be said in a language other than english, no?--mitzi

boatbaby said...

mare - welcome and thank you! it's always fun to meet other sailing families!

Leone Family - many thanks! And congrats on your boat. I wanted to say on your blog (but there was no place to comment) that boats are NEVER finsihed. You can do it! Tell your husband thanks too.

Bethany :) MDC is a safe place to go when you're sniffing out mama issues.

House Mother - your words made me tear up! Thank you for sharing that song, I had never heard of it before! I'm off to find it on iTunes now...

Lilia - awww thanks. We think he's a cutie, but we're a little biased.

bybido - i'd love to hear more about your adventures, how cool! Your dolls are STUNNING by the way!

Chris - I heard you :) I wish the womb room was closer...

Di - for the blog traffic, yeah, that's exactly why I am having another kid. ;)

Susanna - you are too sweet! I will email you soon!

Gardenmama - aww thank you! A virtual hug is nice too :)

Lily - oh Lily!! A package and another email are on the way. heal up and thank you!!

guavajelly -- si, si... entiendo! Y gracias!

THANK YOU EVERYONE for the sweet words and wishes!

kreativberg said...

wow... I found your blog just now... my english is not the best, sorry for that. Your blog is really "different"... as your life is :) I live high up in the mountains but I miss the sea... sometimes I'd like to be on a boat too ... so I'll follow your blog to have some inspiration :))
Greetings from Austria!!

Laura said...

Awh.....a new crew member......what a blessing for all of you! xox

You will feel better soon! :o)

Jenny said...

Oh goodness! That's amazing. Congratulations!!!

I'm a bit jealous! :)

Red Charlotte said...

Yay! So happy for you. Zach will be a great big brother!

Charlotte said...

Congratulations! What exciting news!!!

BoatMama said...

We are so excited! My husband and I both keep up with your blog on a regular basis. I guess we see folks like you as a chance to see what our life might be like in a few years. We can only wish that our lives be so full of life and a wonderful older sibling.

ellen said...

Unbelievable!!! We've been off the internet for a few days and WOW!!!! So incredible! I'm so happy for all of you- and can't wait to live vicariously a little bit. Yayayayay!

S said...

Exciting! Congratulations to you and your family. :)

Christine said...

Congratulations Cindy!!! Such wonderful news to share. i can not have imagined that hike you guys took in hawaii (wow) and i love all the baby pics of zach. they are so precious.

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