Sunday, June 24, 2012

Challenge Day 26

It's day 26 of my 31 Day Challenge and I spent the day with the family today.  We went next door to my n-laws for a family dinner and get together.  All of my husbands brothers and sisters were there with the kids.  It has been a quite a while since all of us have been together.

I also wanted to share something else about my challenge tonight.  When I started this challenge, I knew my capabilities and my limits and knew the challenge would be challenging, but knew if I pushed my self I would be able to do it.

....then about a week into the challenge a little something through me for a loop.  Remember when I suddenly stopped drinking caffeine and I had that horrible headache for 3 days.  Well....I found out.....I was PREGNANT!!  Yes, it was a surprise to us, a complete surprise!  Normally in the past I've kept these type of things quiet but I've felt such a support from all of you through my challenge and I've really tried to stay honest through it all and wanted to share this news with you now.  

My youngest will be 6 and this baby will make number six.  I've been feeling fine up till about a week and half ago and it's getting worse not better.  I usually don't get morning sickness I just feel queasy all day.  

...so when I first found out, I was still feeling fine and that's how I got through the big bulk of the 30 quilts...but gradually, I have gotten tired and now dealing with the queasy stuff.

...so now you might understand a little better as to why I have felt like I've hit a wall and why I know I won't finish the challenge.

...and there you have it!! ;o)

We are excited and I'm really excited to share this with you all!  I still have a couple of more days left of quilting and plan on doing some easy ones that require overall patterns and now when I walk in my quilt room and see just a few quilts hanging on the quilt rack, I get a big grin on my face and really am proud of what I've done so far! 

23 of 30 Finished

~Jenny~

62 comments:

sherry said...

wow that is wonderful news...you can rest now knowing that you did a wonderful job of the challenge...now i new challenge awaits you...congrats

Little Island Quilting said...

Congrats Jenny. wow, No.6...leaves me speechless!

Scenic Pit Stops said...

Congratulations!! I hope the queasiness passes quickly and you have a healthy pregnancy!

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Congratulations!!! I come from a family of seven, so I know about life with lots of siblings.
Fantastic!!
Cheers
Linda

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Congratulations!!! I come from a family of seven, so I know about life with lots of siblings.
Fantastic!!
Cheers
Linda

Jenelle said...

Congrats! This is such exciting news for you and your family. :) Take care and I hope the queasy stage passes soon!

Theresa said...

What exciting news for you all, congratulations - hope the sickness passes soon.

Emma said...

Congratulations! You've done ana amazing job so far -pregnant or not. It's just as well you started when you did and managed to clear most of the backlog while you were still feeling ok! Even if you don't quite manage 30 in 30 days, your challenge has certainly been effective.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cheryl from England here, I've been following your challenge with the quilts and have been SO impressed by how much you've done. Now, hearing your news I'm extra impressed. Many congratulations and I hope your pregnancy will go well.

Marls said...

Congratulations, how exciting for you and your family. You have done anamazing job with your challenge.

Ethne said...

Congratulations Jenny - no wonder you've been feeling tired ....
It just shows you that some latent instinct pushed and encouraged you to make headway on the quilts and issue yourself with the challenge. Thinking, retrospectively, you must surely feel delighted that you have completed so many of the quilts with only a handful to go, because, now you'll be able to deal with what's ahead without having to do so many quilts as well.
Life is so interesting and challenging isn't it?
Take care of yourself and your family, you are all truly blessed.

Kristine said...

Congratulations. Wow. That certainly adds meaning to the word "challenge". Feeling quesy doesn't make it that easy. Very excited for you. Take care.

Shannon said...

Eeeee! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and your family!!

Donna said...

Congratulations!!! That's the most awesome reason to take it easy when you feel you need a rest. And also a good excuse for making more quilts.... :-).

Marj said...

Congratulations on the Baby news! You should be very proud of how many quilts that you were able to get quilted before you are too tired to do them. Now I bet it does feel good not to have such a big stack of quilts waiting for your attention.
Rest when you need to and take good care of yourself and the new addition to your family.

Alicia said...

congrats! I thought our THREE were a lot! I don't know how you do it. How do you have energy left for ANYTHING? What a woman!

Sue Daurio said...

Congratulations!! Number 6, goodness the holidays must be so much fun at your house :)

Crickets Corner said...

Congratulations on the baby news! I've been following your challenge and have been amazed at all you accomplished and think you deserve a huge "Way to go!" So happy for you and your family.

Wanda said...

OMG! Congradulations. You really did great on the challenge. All those quilts done in record time and you're pregnant on top of it. A quilting wonder woman! Green grapes were the only thing that helped my queasy time. Hope you enjoy a rest now.

Auntie Pami said...

So exciting! Now you know why you weren't feeling well, so take it easy and do what you can. Your health is more important. So, now will we see some baby quilts made with your ruler? Take care!

Kathy said...

Congratulations Jenny!!! What a wonderful surprise, I'm so excited for you :) Looks like your challenge came just at the right time.

Megan said...

Woohoo!!! Congratulations! I hope you find plenty of time to rest and relax!

Vicki in MN said...

OMG-Congrats!! I hope the morning sickness goes away soon.

Malia said...

Yay! Congratulations. You did an awesome job especially considering you were pregnant!

Pat said...

Awesome, congratulations! I've had a feeling for a while the you are Superwoman, now I KNOW you ARE Superwomen!

Amy said...

Congratulations!

Nancy Hart said...

Awww! Congratulations!!! A wonderful challenge with the quilts and now a wonderful baby to love! So excited for you and your family! Looking forward to some beautiful baby quilts! :o)

jojo said...

Congratulations! I see more baby quilts in your future;)

jojo said...

Congratulations! I see more baby quilts in your future;)

Anna O said...

Congratulations!!!

diane said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see the baby quilts.

Alycia said...

Congrats!!! What fun you will have!!

Linda said...

Congratulations, Jenny!!! To you and your whole family. How exciting and what an amazing blessing!!!

Katie M. said...

Congratulations on your Blessing. May you get past the initial discomfort and go on to enjoy a joyful pregnancy and a happy, healthy baby. Quilts will be there when you're ready to get back to them. You need to take care of you and the life you're nurturing now.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Olá,que boa notícia para segunda de manhã.PARABÉNS,é uma alegria grande para mim saber que vai chegar mais um bebê,eu adoro crianças(pena que só pude ter três)São sempre muito bem vindos.DEUS ABENÇOE E A TODA SUA FAMÍLIA.Beijos.

marcella said...

That is awesome! I am amazed at how much you've accomplished so far and particularly while being pregnant. You are just amazing. Hope you're feeling less queazy soon and have a great, healthy pregnancy.

Sharon T said...

Oh Wow! Oh wow! Oh wow! I KNEW you needed rest! Congrats!

Lisa D. said...

Congratulations, Jenny - what a wonderful surprise!

Lora said...

Congratulations! I hope you feel better soon, I love seeing your quilts and how much you've accomplished in the last 25 days!

jeanne e. said...

congratulations! amazing news! here's hoping the queasiness passes quickly...and amazing work on your challenge. it has been such fun stopping in everyday to see your progress and the beautiful work you have been producing. :)

Denise said...

WOW! That's big news! Congratulations!!! I hope you take some much needed time off & relax for a bit when you are done with your challenge!

LeslieUnfinished said...

Congratulations! I think you were inspired to hit those quilts hard when you did. Just a little less stress in life.

Dawn said...

oh my goodness -- congratulations to you and your family! Not feeling great for part of the month makes your accomplishments even more impressive!

quiltmania said...

That is about the best reason I have ever heard to not be quilting. Congratulations!

Lisa E said...

Six kids! You must never be bored. I'm amazed that you sew and quilt so much. Congrats on the good news.

Teresa Silva said...

That is so awesome Jenny. Congratulations! I can't believe you get as much done as you do now with five kids. You are truly a super mom. I'm so excited for you!

Donna F said...

Oh wow! Lucky lucky you!! Congrats!! I am so excited for you and your family.

Issabella The Cat said...

That is wonderful news! Congratulations to you and your family!

Trudi said...

Congratulations Jenny! That is fantastic news, I m so pleased for you and your family :) x Funny how things all fall into place to give you just what you need :) No matter how long it takes to finish these last few, you have set yourself up for a manageable pregnacy not being overloaded by work :)

CitricSugar said...

Congratulations! That's fantastic news and now that I know there are already five kids in the mix, I'm even more impressed with what you've tackled in such a short time. Holy wow! And of course, you have to take care of you more than you have to finish quilts.

Feel great!

Esther said...

Huge congrats to you Jenny, on the success of your challenge, and the biggest news, your new baby.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, what wonderful news! Congratulations to everyone. Be sure & rest when you can, goodness knows you deserve it!
Maureen
(Canada)

Tamie said...

I want to add my congratulations- on the new baby and the amazing progress you have made towards your goal. A bit longer to complete your goal is nothing to feel bad about. What an amazing surprise!

Leah said...

Congrats! You have done a great job. And I hope the queasiness passes quickly - I remember that feeling.

Cathy said...

Congratulations and best wishes to you and all of your family! You continue to be an inspiration to so many of us. Please take care and REST!!!

Kasia said...

Yippee congratulations! What a blessed surprise! SO happy for you....a big family, how wonderful! Best wishes.

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applepiepatchwork said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news. I'm from a larger family, 8 kids, and I'm right in the middle. It's wonderful to have so many people who love you no matter what.
Hope you feel better soon!

Naomi said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy! How exciting! I have really enjoyed reading your progress on your challenge. Even though you won't get it done in the 30 days you have made amazing progress!

Tamera said...

Congratulations!

Marian said...

Such wonderful news!! I just got back from vacation so I'm catching up on blog reading...and I'm so excited for you!! You're really impacted me with how much you've been able to do. It's so impressive! And I can only imagine how much more exciting it is now that you have a new precious soul to look forward to meeting!!! Yay!! Congratulations on everything! I'm smiling for you too!

Mary said...

Oh, how exciting! You are amazing! Congratulations to you and your family.