In other news….


A. I need to cut back on the chewy molasses cookies.
B. I’m 17 weeks pregnant.  
C.  All of the above.
Definitely C. All of the above. 
I’m due March 15th.  After a year of trying to get (and stay) pregnant we are more than relieved and excited to finally be at this point.   This baby has made me unbelievably sick.  Lets just say the toilet and my face have become well acquainted.    I’ll find out what I’m having in 3 weeks….and then the sewing frenzy begins.  Literally.

125 Responses to In other news….

  1. Libby October 6, 2009 at 3:13 pm #

    WooHoo! Congratulations! Thanks for letting us "follow along"

  2. Heather October 6, 2009 at 3:19 pm #

    Congratulations! That is so exciting! Hopefully soon you will be feeling better!

  3. Rory October 6, 2009 at 3:44 pm #

    Wow congrats!!! I was soooo sick with baby #2. It started at around 4pm and lasted until I fell asleep. It was AWFUL, I lost 17 pounds, but made up for it later. Hope you'll be feeling better soon, try ginger candy. And crusty bread helped too!

  4. arajane October 6, 2009 at 3:51 pm #

    Wonderful news! Congratulations!

    And now you have me craving chewy molasses cookies.

  5. beth October 6, 2009 at 4:14 pm #

    congratulations! Hope you feel better soon. I was sick a lot too. And those molasses cookies sound great! send some over!

  6. Anna October 6, 2009 at 4:15 pm #

    Yay!!! Very exciting!

    And, man, that rubberband trick got me a long way into my pregnancy!

  7. Camilla October 6, 2009 at 4:17 pm #

    Congratulations – baby no.2 made me sick too – 2nd one was a boy :)

  8. Bison Girl October 6, 2009 at 4:18 pm #

    yay! congratulations! My husband and I are due with our first on April 1, 2010 … I'll be watching your blog closely for ideas and inspiration. I posted a few recent baby sewing projects to my blog:

    I hope you feel better soon!!!

  9. rachel griffith October 6, 2009 at 4:20 pm #

    oooohhh allison!!!
    congrats to you & your fam!!!

  10. Trisha October 6, 2009 at 4:20 pm #

    Hooray! Congratulations, that is so exciting!!

  11. Zarina October 6, 2009 at 4:21 pm #

    Woo hoo – grand news. The first few weeks is always the hardest. Best wishes for a successful pregnancy.

  12. ktquilts October 6, 2009 at 4:21 pm #

    Congratulations!!! Knowing your toilet so well will totally be worth it!!!!

    Many blessings,


  13. Lisa October 6, 2009 at 4:24 pm #

    Congratulations! Beautiful baby you're growing there!

  14. Evelyn October 6, 2009 at 4:30 pm #

    Yay, congrats! Baby wants another cookie. ;-)

  15. Kandra October 6, 2009 at 4:32 pm #

    YAY! Congrats! That's awesome news! :)

  16. Diana October 6, 2009 at 4:41 pm #

    Wow!! That is wonderful news! Keep us informed. I love the ultrasound pics, especially when they determine the sex.

  17. Luv 2 Kreate October 6, 2009 at 4:47 pm #

    Such happy wonderful news for you..CONGRATS!

  18. badlandsquilts October 6, 2009 at 4:49 pm #

    Congratulations to you and your family…looking forward to seeing all the wonderful things you will create for your wee one!

  19. jodi @ Pleasant Home October 6, 2009 at 4:52 pm #

    Congratulations!!! Such fun news!

  20. Mountain Home Quilts October 6, 2009 at 4:56 pm #

    WOW!! Congrats!! I'm due in just under 3 weeks! I'm so happy for you- new budles are blessings!

  21. Jenny October 6, 2009 at 4:58 pm #

    Congratulations. I am so happy for you.

  22. patsy October 6, 2009 at 5:02 pm #

    HappY DAY!!

    Congratulations :)

  23. True Blue Nana October 6, 2009 at 5:06 pm #

    What neat news! Thanks for sharing. Please keep us updated. Sorry you are so sick.

  24. jacquie October 6, 2009 at 5:09 pm #

    congrats! i know the 'toilet seat hugging' experience. worth every minute!! i hope you feel great soon.

  25. amy smart October 6, 2009 at 5:10 pm #

    I've been wondering about you. Congratulations!! Can't wait to see the storm you sew up.

  26. Barbara Myltschenko October 6, 2009 at 5:11 pm #

    Congrats, congrats. I'm 14 weeks, but the sewing has not yet begun, but will so I'm sure.

  27. Blue Is Bleu October 6, 2009 at 5:14 pm #

    Congratulations!!! Such happy news :) I hope your nausea goes away soon though!

  28. Teryn October 6, 2009 at 5:15 pm #

    Hey! We're practically having twins! I'm due March 13th!!! Horray! I'm having a boy so I'm going to hope yours is a boy to so you can give me lots and lots of ideas- I'm stumped!

  29. sandra October 6, 2009 at 5:15 pm #

    Great news! Congratulations!

  30. ~Michelle~ October 6, 2009 at 5:17 pm #

    Aww, congrats! I hope you start to feel better soon :)

  31. S. Anderson October 6, 2009 at 5:17 pm #

    That is so wonderful! Congrats!

  32. Goddess in Progress October 6, 2009 at 5:21 pm #

    Ooh ooh ooh!! Congratulations! On the baby, of course, not the illness. :-)

    So very excited for you. I also had some difficulty figuring out how to stay pregnant, so I have some idea of where you're coming from.

    Anyways, very very very excited for you! It's a heck of a wild ride.

    Liz @ teeny tiny quilts
    (and Goddess in Progress, my pregnancy and mom blog…)

  33. Dee October 6, 2009 at 5:21 pm #

    So very happy for you both! Children are a complete and utter blessing and will teach you far more than you teach them! Sending stay put, healthy pregnancy and safe delivery fairy dust to you!

  34. Rebekah October 6, 2009 at 5:31 pm #


  35. Happy Find October 6, 2009 at 5:32 pm #

    I wish I had the same excuse for wearing my jeans that way!

  36. Care October 6, 2009 at 5:33 pm #

    Oh, congratulations!!

    Many, MANY congratulations!!

    Let the baby sewing projects commence!

  37. Heather October 6, 2009 at 5:35 pm #

    so exciting! we have a march boy in this house. . . while pregnant with his baby sister, he watched me get sick in the sink while brushing my teeth–"That's crazy Mama" is what came out of his two-year-old mouth. True, true, true:)

  38. audrey October 6, 2009 at 5:37 pm #

    congrats!!!! love the smell of a new baby :)

  39. Lucy Locket-Pocket October 6, 2009 at 5:42 pm #

    HUGE congratulations! I'm so envious! I would love to have another baby but know that it won't be happening as we couldn't afford a fourth mentally, emotionally, financially, logistically etc etc etc and the age gap would be too big for comfort – doesn't stop me from being broody though especially as my youngest has just gone up to Junior School (age 7).

    Nevermind – I'm going to buy a baby bunny instead!!!!

    Lucy x

  40. Andrea October 6, 2009 at 5:42 pm #

    congratulations…what a wonderful thing! it's all worth it…even the toilet ;-)

  41. Robin October 6, 2009 at 5:49 pm #

    Congratulations!!! I hope the sick feeling goes away soon!

  42. Annette October 6, 2009 at 5:52 pm #

    Congrats! =) Hopefully the sickness will pass soon. =) *hugs*

  43. Jan October 6, 2009 at 5:54 pm #

    Congratulations, we re-act to each baby differently, but they're all worth it.

  44. ircabbit October 6, 2009 at 5:57 pm #

    A huge congratulations! I look forward to seeing all the baby sewing. :)

  45. Ashley October 6, 2009 at 6:11 pm #

    Congratulations! How exciting!! Hopefully you'll start feeling better soon – can't wait to see all the little items you sew up!

  46. Stephanie October 6, 2009 at 6:11 pm #

    Fantastic! Can't wait to see what you sew up. Sewing gave me motion sickness when I was prego with #2 – glad you don't have that!! Congratulations!

  47. Dena October 6, 2009 at 6:23 pm #

    Congratulations! I remember morning sickness well… Although, I could never understand why they call it morning sickness since I was sick 24 hours a day. In fact, for the first six months, hot chocolate was just about the only thing I could keep down. lol

  48. Marianne October 6, 2009 at 6:30 pm #

    Congrats. Have another cookie for the baby and it helps to stave off the nausea!

  49. Dorrie October 6, 2009 at 6:31 pm #

    Oh yea! What a wonderful gift. I'm one of those moms everyone despises. . .5 kids, 4 pregnancies, no morning sickness! Take care of yourself! Congratulations!

  50. Tracy October 6, 2009 at 6:31 pm #

    Congrats to you! I cannot wait to follow along and especially to enjoy the sewing creations to come!

  51. lindsey October 6, 2009 at 6:32 pm #

    Congrats!! I am just about 2 weeks behind you!

    Add a little ginger to those cookies…ginger snaps are the only thing that have kept me from being sick on the way to work on the bus every morning.

  52. SarahVee October 6, 2009 at 6:36 pm #

    Congrats Allison! The babe makes all of it – ALL of it – worth it:) But, I think you know that. Enjoy your time to sew while you can!!

  53. Doris October 6, 2009 at 6:36 pm #

    She's right, ginger is a good natural fix…worth a try.


  54. andrea creates October 6, 2009 at 6:36 pm #

    Aw congrats!Hope you feel better soon:)

  55. pklaw October 6, 2009 at 6:54 pm #

    What a beautiful (and lucky!) baby! Congratulations to one and all!

  56. Natalie October 6, 2009 at 7:08 pm #

    Allow me one bit of free advice?
    Here goes: garbage disposal… I learned that it's an easier height and angle and less humiliating than sticking my face in the toilet.
    Speaking from 5 pregnancies of experience.

  57. Cindy October 6, 2009 at 7:18 pm #

    What a blessing to participate in a miracle. Congrats!

  58. Purple Quilter Queen October 6, 2009 at 7:20 pm #

    Yeah! Congratulations!! Can't wait to see what you've got cookin' in there. So funny about the rubber band on the jeans. I did the same thing! Jenn

  59. Tiffany October 6, 2009 at 7:28 pm #

    Congratulations! How exciting. My daughter was born March 28, it's a great time of year to have a baby. Nothing like a spring baby, in my opinion!

  60. Andee October 6, 2009 at 7:30 pm #

    Congratulations! I too was sick as all get out throughout all three of my pregnancies, but in the end I had gorgeous healthy babies and all of that porcelain god worshipping was worth it! It should ease up some soon too!

  61. Michelle October 6, 2009 at 7:42 pm #

    Oh Yeah!! Congrats!!

  62. Charlotte Lader October 6, 2009 at 7:44 pm #

    Oh how wonderful!

  63. Michaela October 6, 2009 at 7:46 pm #


  64. Jessica October 6, 2009 at 7:51 pm #

    Congratulations! What happy news. I hope you're feeling better and can't wait to see the sewing frenzy, whether for a boy or girl!

  65. Samantha Jane Designs October 6, 2009 at 7:57 pm #

    Congratulations!!!! I'm hoping to have the same news soon too!!! I'm very happy for you and look forward to following.

  66. Lori October 6, 2009 at 8:02 pm #

    Good for you – sending well wishes your way!

  67. Michele October 6, 2009 at 8:04 pm #

    Yippee! Sending cybersaltines your way.

  68. lundo October 6, 2009 at 8:05 pm #

    congratulations! I was sooooo sick for 6 months during both my pregnancies but it was all so worth it. (my DH got snipped right after the second was born because HE couldn't go through another pregnancy)

  69. the momma October 6, 2009 at 8:22 pm #


    I found that taking a good probiotic – fairly often – got me feeling almost human when I was sooo sick with my last baby.
    I like the NSI 10/20 probiotic from

    I also found that my (all day long – worse in the evening) morning sickness didn't last as long as it had in my previous pregnancies, either. Definitely worth a try!!

  70. Petit Debutant October 6, 2009 at 8:26 pm #


  71. SewGlenda October 6, 2009 at 8:34 pm #

    God Bless you! That sure is a pretty baby! I understand the anxiety and anticipation you go through when you have had loss! I will pray for you and your baby. I know the sickness you have had is yucky, but it sure is a good sign! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful secret with your fellow bloggers!

  72. Camille October 6, 2009 at 8:37 pm #

    Congratulations!!!! Aww, he has your squiggly black lines. :-)

  73. Liz October 6, 2009 at 8:42 pm #

    Congratulations – there's nothing like the joy that a baby brings, especially when you've gone through the ups & downs of trying to have a child. I hope all goes well.

  74. amandajean October 6, 2009 at 8:58 pm #

    i'm so excited for you!! congrats to you. hope your sickness is over soon. that is hard to deal with…i remember all too well and i was never as sick as you have been.

  75. Danielle October 6, 2009 at 9:28 pm #

    Congratulations – such exciting news! Will look forward to seeing the sewing come forth! Hope you're feeling better very soon!

  76. Ashley October 6, 2009 at 9:34 pm #

    Congratulations!! Hope you feel better soon. Can't wait to hear if its a boy or girl!

  77. Kim October 6, 2009 at 10:12 pm #

    How exciting for you and your family. Congratulations!

  78. Allie October 6, 2009 at 10:45 pm #

    Congratulations! That is fabulous news!

  79. V and Co. October 6, 2009 at 10:59 pm #

    congrats woman! ;)-V

  80. tooznie October 6, 2009 at 11:13 pm #


  81. Heather October 6, 2009 at 11:21 pm #

    That is wonderful news, I hope you get over the "morning" sickness soon, I remember that all too well. Congratulations to you and your family :)

  82. Gwen October 6, 2009 at 11:32 pm #

    Congrats!! I'm 7 weeks along with number 3 (I had twins my first time) and I am right there with you on the sickness. Lord, pregnancy does not agree with me. But yay for making it to 17 weeks!! Can't wait to see what you'll be sewing up for the little one.

  83. Leslie October 6, 2009 at 11:55 pm #

    congratulations!!! i love the rubber band trick!

  84. connie October 7, 2009 at 12:41 am #

    Congrats!!!! So very exciting. Take Care of yourself….

  85. Erin October 7, 2009 at 12:56 am #

    Oh my gosh!!!! Congrats to you both, I am SO excited for you. I hope you start feeling better soon. I can't wait to see all the baby quilts you're bound to start making soon :) Congrats once again, you're going to be a WONDERFUL mother :)

  86. Mountain Home Quilts October 7, 2009 at 1:14 am #

    Oh, and BTW, now I have to go make those cookies!! You shouldn't be sharing cookie recipes with other pregnant women! LOL :)

  87. Jackie October 7, 2009 at 1:21 am #

    Congratulations! That is so exciting!!

  88. Sylvia F October 7, 2009 at 1:50 am #

    Congratulations! I was sick also for the first 6 month of my pregnancy and than it got better..How exiting good luck with everything.

  89. roseylittlethings October 7, 2009 at 2:17 am #

    Congratulations! Maybe it will be a girl.. I was sooo much more sick with my girl pregnancies:)

  90. Amy - Park City Girl October 7, 2009 at 2:18 am #

    Well Congratulations!! What a happy time – well minus the sick part :( I had that issue too, the whole time!

    Congrats and many blessings!

  91. Mary on Lake Pulaski October 7, 2009 at 3:17 am #

    Such happy news! Congratulations and I can't wait to see how that new little one will be decked out in lovely handmade things!

  92. carly k October 7, 2009 at 4:15 am #

    Congratulations! What an exciting time for you:)

  93. Jules @ MoonCat Farms October 7, 2009 at 4:25 am #

    Congrats on such happy news. It'll be fun to see what beautiful things you make for the baby!

  94. Debbie in Chico/Sacto October 7, 2009 at 4:38 am #

    Congrats! But, be forewarned. I was sick the whole time – and I mean I threw up multiple times every day right up to (and including) the time they were wheeling me into delivery! But, I'd like to say that the sicker you are, the sweeter your baby!

  95. Elisabeth October 7, 2009 at 5:06 am #

    Congratulations!! I love your blog, it is a fave of mine, and I'll be excited to see what you create for the new little one. (I hope its a girl, just because I have a girl and it has been so fun!)

  96. inkywu October 7, 2009 at 6:46 am #

    Congratulations. I love your quilt and your blog. I am so happy for your great news.

  97. carmen October 7, 2009 at 6:51 am #

    Me gusta visitar tu página, aunque no se si alguna vez te he puesto algún comentario.
    Pero creo que esta noticia merece esta nota.
    Te deseo un buen embarazo.


  98. mariarrosa October 7, 2009 at 8:33 am #

    Congratulations! What a nice new!

  99. Front Porch Quilts October 7, 2009 at 9:54 am #

    Wonderful news! Feel better soon – it's all worth it in the end, right? :-)

  100. Phyllis October 7, 2009 at 12:16 pm #

    Congratulations to you and hubby! My eldest daughter had to go through IVF twice before getting her baby Ginny.

  101. Anne D October 7, 2009 at 12:30 pm #

    Great news. Congratulations. I hope the sickness stops soon and you can get sewing!!!

  102. LISA October 7, 2009 at 12:32 pm #

    Congrats! I am fairly new to your blog, but LOVE reading it each day. I am 26 weeks pregnant and also do the pony-tail holder around the button thing! Good luck!

    ps- i made the tote from the tutorial you had the other day & linked back to you on my blog!

  103. Cindy October 7, 2009 at 12:47 pm #

    I follow your blog and I thought something was up (I was afraid you were burnt out)- but never thought about you being pregnant. :) Congratulations!!!! Hope you're feeling better soon!

  104. Melissa October 7, 2009 at 3:41 pm #

    Yay! Congratulations Allison! I'm so excited and happy for you. I can't wait to see all that you sew up for this little one.

  105. Adrianne October 7, 2009 at 3:44 pm #

    Congratulations! I'm sorry you're sick. That part is really no fun at all. I can't wait for the sewing frenzy!!!

  106. Jane October 7, 2009 at 3:45 pm #

    Congratulations!! I have six children, 3 boys and 3 girls and while sick with all of them, I was REALLY REALLY sick with my girls.

  107. Anonymous October 7, 2009 at 4:19 pm #

    Best wishes on the wonderful news!
    Hope you feel better soon. Ginger crackers work…keep some on the bedside table and munch on before sitting up in the morning.

    Check out Purl Bee…Molly's Sketchbook has a baby boy quilt that works for girls too. It's teal and orange with white. So very cute w/o being cutesy.

    delia from rb/ca

  108. Meg October 7, 2009 at 4:26 pm #

    Awww…congrats! Beautiful little baby!

  109. Aimee October 7, 2009 at 5:08 pm #

    Congratulations!!! All 3 of my girls have March birthdays – it's a great time of year to have a baby!

  110. Rene' October 7, 2009 at 5:35 pm #

    Oh My Gosh!!!! Congratulations!! How exciting!!! Thanks for sharing your good news. Hope you feel better soon.

  111. Katy and Landon October 7, 2009 at 6:04 pm #

    How exciting!! I had a much more close, personal relationship with the toilet than my husband with my two pregnancies. Hope all the yuckiness doesn't last too long!

  112. Cheryl Arkison October 7, 2009 at 6:44 pm #

    Love that pic! I barely made it to 10 weeks doing that just the 2nd time around.


  113. Tina Cockburn October 7, 2009 at 8:07 pm #

    Wowweeeee! Congratulations!

  114. Jeanne October 8, 2009 at 1:15 am #

    Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. BTW, that trick on the pants closure is good whether you're pregnant or not. VBG

  115. Kathy October 8, 2009 at 4:03 am #

    Congratulations! That is wonderful news! So exciting!

  116. RED PEPPER QUILTS October 8, 2009 at 11:37 am #

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you, wonderful news!


  117. Linda October 8, 2009 at 11:20 pm #

    Allison, congratulations to you and your family! Very exciting…hope you are feeling better soon. Try the mini-saltine crackers and baked potatoes. A sure cure for those old cream stick cravings, huh…

  118. amandacathleen October 9, 2009 at 2:27 am #

    Big, BIG congrats to you guys!! Hope the morning sickness wears off soon. I always got middle of the day sickness.

  119. Amie Kirk October 9, 2009 at 2:45 pm #

    Congratulations!! I hope your "toilet worship" days are over soon!! Never fun!

  120. Shanna October 9, 2009 at 7:01 pm #

    Congratulations!!! That is awesome! Hopefully the pukes will be gone soon :o)

  121. AdronsCatherine October 9, 2009 at 9:00 pm #

    Congratulations!!! What an exciting time in your life =D

    Hang in there, hunny!

  122. Evenspor October 10, 2009 at 12:07 am #

    Wahoo! Congratulations!

  123. Suze October 11, 2009 at 1:53 am #


  124. Jennifer October 21, 2009 at 2:19 am #

    Congratulations to you and Mr. Cluck Cluck Sew… I will give you one tip from a fellow puker ("Morning" sickness my butt!)

    ** baby carrots are the only food in the world that don't taste disgusting after brushing your teeth for the three millionth time each day**

    and I used Emetrol, a natural phosphate to help with the nausea, available behind the counter (but not by prescription) at any pharmacy.

  125. Sew Create It - Jane October 21, 2009 at 6:59 pm #

    I'm soooo behind in my blog reading…so I'm sooo late congratulating you both!! How exciting!!

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