Monday, September 27, 2010

How is the pregnancy, how are my dreads?

I'm not sure I could exactly call this an FAQ, but I have been asked a few times about the pregnancy and the dreads, so I figured I'd give an update.

Pregnancy is all going wonderfully. I am in the third trimester now and feeling it. I'm pretty tired and my mood....well, I overheard the girls talking about how when ladies are pregnant it makes them extra grumpy. I'm thinking they must have read that in a book or something, how else would they know such a thing?

Yeah I've been a little edgy. But baby Ally seems to be growing strong and healthy. There have been no problems so far, and I'm hoping it will stay that way. I think we have a bit of an Irish Dancer brewing in there. The amount of kicks and punches are unreal. It's a great feeling, though somewhat annoying when baby decides to rehearse riverdance on my cervix or bladder...I still love knowing I am sharing my body with another human, and I'm growing a person. It's awesome.

So yeah, no major drama in that area. We're looking forward to our Christmas time baby and are savoring the pregnancy as much as possible. Despite possibly some grumpiness. Just a little.

My dreads are over a year old now. They're still not mature dreads, they are still a project in the making. But they're coming on a bit. They started off July 2009, looking like this

And then they seriously shrunk as they started to tighten

And they pretty much haven't grown a whole lot since then. I think they are just now starting to gain some length back. Here's the most recent pics I have.

I'm enjoying them. They're much less work now than they were at the beginning. I do need to do a rip and palmroll session pretty soon, but I am putting it off since it makes me grumpy and...well...I think we've established that I don't need any extra help in that area.

So now you know how my pregnancy and dreads are doing. You can all finally sleep well tonight. Phew.

Other than sewing diapers and trying my hand out on sewing some other things too, which I will no doubt showcase here at some point, I've been busy entering blog giveaways again. Like crazy. I figure in the run up to Christmas, I can use all the help I can get.
So far, in the past few weeks, I've won: A pizza costume from anytime costumes, an apron from All Moms Go To Heaven, some carbon odor reducing hanger thingies from Fresh Hanger, a Gogurt pack, a kids music CD, a kids reading program, some cloth baby wipes, a Rattle 'n' Roll, 3 months subscription to Zoodles and a maternity (organic) tshirt worth $40. Not a bad start.
Feel free to check out my other blog, where I list giveaways that I'm entering here if you fancy a shot.

I am hoping to get my photoshop laptop fixed up soon so I can get back to editing pics and blogging up a storm with cute photos etc. The keyboard is wrecked on it, and it's a pain in the bottom to try to type by clicking on individual letters in the tablet software.

And that's about all my news for now.


DJ said...

Aww, you don't look grumpy, hen, you look just lovely!!! That's amazing how your dreads have shrunk-up like that! I've read that you can have your dreads crocheted and that's meant to be really good for them during the growing process - I can email you a link if you like!

lady mommy said...

I wish i had a recent picture of my brother in law for inspiration. His dreads are about 10 years old now and they are waist length. His favorite niece and nephew love to yank on them hehe! Glad to hear things are going so well pregnant wise. Officially we are expecting as well, due in march.

I took a dive into the real sewing world and made sierra a dress last week and it turned out beautifully. I am very proud that i can make something that isnt meant to hold human waste lol! I cant wait to see more of your projects :)

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Mac Gafraidh said...

Thanx for the update Niecey, its always good to read your stuff!

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