Thursday, May 18, 2006

J is for

Jumbo Shrimp.

According to babycenter.com, that is about the size of the newest addition to the Pumpkin Family due to arrive right around Thanksgiving. Why on earth do the baby books/sites always liken the stages of fetal development to food? We're past the sesame seed, the grape, the kiwi and on to the seafood stage now - is next week mackerel? I should peek ahead and see how far until I reach the "I've got a yellow-fin tuna in there" stage.

I hope the above goes a long way towards explaining my doing barely anything knitting or spinning related lately. For those who have gestated before, you will be well aware that the first trimester can be a bit of a marathon of fatigue, and for me this time around a good amount of "morning" sickness. Add all my existing duties as mother and worker, and that leaves one exhausted PumpkinMama at the end of the day - I've not been able to muster the energy needed to do anything but sit on my ass in front of the TV at the end of the day.

However, all of that seems to be receding of late, and the much lauded 2nd trimester energy burst should be close at hand, so I hope you will see more blog-worthy content from me very soon.


Blogger msubulldog said...

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9:24 AM  
Blogger msubulldog said...

Hooray! Congratulations! :) My hubby called our child "the shrimp" for a long time--probably until he first felt the kicks. He'd say, "How's the shrimp today?" :) I only know you from reading your blog, but I am so excited for you! *grin*
And just imagine all the baby knitting to follow . . .

9:26 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

Congratulations!!! I remember that tired feeling, it was the worst part of my pregnancies. Thankfully it doesn't last too long.

9:32 AM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Oh my goodness, congratulations! How exciting that there will be a new addition to the Pumpkin Family. I hope the energy of the 2nd trimester kicks in soon. The first trimester is such a bitch.

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Diana said...


9:49 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Aw, congrats! And good luck as you progress towards avocado, grapefruit... watermelon?!

10:12 AM  
Blogger Carole said...

Fantastic news! I can't believe you never said a word on Saturday. You're a sly one!

10:15 AM  
Anonymous caitlyn said...

Congratulations, Erin!! Exciting!!

10:20 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Congratulations! How exciting. Think of all the baby clothes to knit.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

How wonderful! Congratulations!

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

Ah, that explains it, I thought you were just getting fat.

HAHAHAHA! Boy I am cracking myself up over here! And I'm still firmly in the "girl" camp.

12:02 PM  
Blogger margene said...

Ah...you did say it was good news. Congratulations!!!

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Monica said...

Congratulations! That was on my short list of possibilities. :)

1:00 PM  
Blogger Rosa said...

COngrats! I had a feeling the announcement would be a new pumpkin. Your last post gave some clues. I wish you a very healthy and safe pregnancy. I gave birth to Max on Nov 6, so I know what summer pregnancies are like. Please keep hydrated, keep cool, and take it easy on very hot days.

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Kristin said...

Congratulations, Pumpkinmama! I remember well the total exhaustion especially in my second pregnancy. I was so lucky the first one slept four hours every afternoon, so that's what I did too. Take care and get plenty of rest! Oh, and I was born on Thankgsiving! It's a very nice birthday even being so close to Christmas. I hope all goes well.

1:55 PM  
Anonymous Kat said...


1:58 PM  
Anonymous Cassie said...

Oh! You're having a baby shrimp. (jk) Congratulations!

3:52 PM  
Blogger Marina said...

How exciting! Congratulations!

4:59 PM  
Anonymous pippi said...


7:03 PM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

Yea! Yea! Congratulations!!

7:23 PM  
Blogger Sorka said...

yep!! Having gestated a few times I know what you mean!! It's much more difficult when you are feeling tired and sick with one, or two or.. three kids depending on you.. and working.. I can so sympathize! congratulations! Lot's of knitting ahead eh!

8:14 PM  
Anonymous colleen said...


9:05 PM  
Anonymous mamacate said...

Congrats! You asked a question that made me wonder a bit ago...I'm so glad the hint was true! Have a happy and healthy pregnancy.

10:14 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

What wonderful news!! Congrats Erin! (and hubster!)

10:42 PM  
Blogger Beth (big geek) said...

Wahoo! Another baby for blog land!


12:15 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

What wonderful news! I hope and your little scoop of ice cream/buffalo wing/stalk of okra are doing wonderfully.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Aww! Congratulations to you and the rest of the Pumpkin Family. I can't wait for the little gourd (squash?) to arrive.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Congrats!!! I've not gestated, but I've seen the first trimester in action. I'm glad you stayed awake long enough to blog. :)

3:23 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Congratulations! :))))

1:50 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Congratulations!!! I'm glad you're past the first-trimester hump and feeling better.

9:07 PM  

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