Monday, January 26, 2009

Where have I been?

It is amazing how 4 months can fly by! I had an email from one of my blog followers wondering where I have been well. I have a few things on my plate and little of it has been crafting related.

The first thing that has been keeping me busy is I am 17 weeks pregnant! Yeah - Baby Tompkins is due to arrive around July 7. However, Baby Tompkins has taken a lot out of me. I have had horrible morning sickness from week 6 onward and the label of 'morning' is a lie! I have been taking diclectin since week 8 and it has helped however, the experiment at week 14 to go off was not a successful one. I am continuing to work which has been a challenge a lot of days. This is Baby Tompkins from my 13w 4d ultrasound. He or she is healthy and growing perfectly with absolutely no problems. I have another ultrasound which works out that I will almost 21 weeks. This is the ultrasound that you would find out the sex however, Ian and I have decided that we will not be finding out the sex - we are having a baby and no matter boy or girl we will be happy. I figure it is one of the only suprises left in life.

I have also started teach Copic marker classes at my local scrapbook store, The Scrapbook Pantry. They started on Jan 16th. I am running a basics class and then you can graduate into my 'Shades' classes. I've had 2 classes to date and they have been so much fun. I was nervous at first but the timing my color lessons in the basics course have worked out. I teach again this week on Wednesday and then next week on Feb 4th is my first Shades class which will be 'Shades of Red' very appropriate for February.

It was hard decision but due to the demands of my pregnancy, my job and a new baby - I have resigned from the design team at Hanna Stamps. Telling Kristi that I would no longer be designing for them was so hard. I was in tears as I wrote the email as she is such a wonderful person and has done so much for me. I love the stamps!

I do have a few creations that need a picture and then I can get something up on this site. I hope all my readers have me in google reader and will start continue to follow along.

Hope everyone is well - I have continued to read blogs. This past weekend, I set up a new space in the basement (had to give up my scrap space in the spare room to be a spare room, as the bigger spare room will be the nursery) So, I once again have a clean space and it made me find my inspiration again. Ian is going away all week for some field work and I noticed the TV wasn't that good for the week so I should get something done.


Sherry Cheever said...

So glad there's a baby on the way, but hate that you are feeling so crummy. Just remember that when it's all over you are going to be a have a beautiful little one to snuggle!

Sorry you had to tell Kristi goodbye, I know hard that is. She is just a sweetie!

Michelle said...

Congratulations Shannon!!! I hope you are starting to feel somewhat better.

I am enrolled in your Wednesday night Copic class with my friend, we are very very excited!!! only 2 more sleeps (yes, I have kids!) & we are enrolled in your "Shades of Red" class on the 13th.

See you than!

I look forward to your creations.

Tracy.H said...

Thanks for sharing the ultrasound pic! Keep em' comin'!! I love them. I hope things start to settle down for you soon on the sickness end...just in time for the heartburn and desperation to pee to settle in!! Ha...just kidding...well kinda. ;0)

I can't wait for our next class on the 4th! I have been playing and picked up another 3 markers today...shhh...don't tell Allen! ;0)

Allison said...

You are getting there! Sorry you're feeling so crappy...all I can say is I totally empathize. Sleep lots and don't forget your hubby (since I always seem to be sleeping when DH is milling around the house during primetime!).

Savor the Journey said...

Oh Shannon! I'll be keeping you on my heart. So sorry to hear that the morning sickness is taking such a toll. Sweet blessings will follow in July!

I understand your position, but I'll miss you on our Hanna Stamps team. I'm so thankful that you were able to be here with us last summer. I'm blessed to remember your (((hugs))) and smile!


Anonymous said...

That is so exciting. Congratulations. I so understand the morning (all day ) sickness. I had it for all 3 of my kids the whole 9 months. Also on diclectin for the whole time. It does settle down though...eventually.

I'm glad to hear you are well and still there. I look forward to seeing some new creations and hearing updates on baby Tompkins.

Michelle T.

Shannon McGann said...

Congratulations, Shannon! How exciting! Sorry you're feeling so awful - I can relate! It's all worth it in the end! I hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself and baby!