Thursday, January 29, 2009

Now What?

Well, I'm really glad that I started simplifying my jewelry business last year. It's going to come in handy this year and future years.

I'm about 4-5 weeks pregnant. =) Just took a test last night and it didn't even take 30 seconds for the results to register.

And yes, I'm sharing now even though there is still a high chance of a miscarriage. None of my family read my blogs so I'm not so worried about them finding out. I'm not telling anyone at work or in my family until at least 2 months.

This clearly affects my jewelry business though.

For one thing, I have my photo "studio" set up in the spare room and that is going to be the baby's room. Plus it got kind of trashed during Christmas when we were redoing the living room floors and moved everything in there. We have some major cleaning to do.

There's a bed in there. Do we leave it there? The bookshelf will have to move out ... but where I don't know. My photo stuff will have to go in the garage and we'll need to clean off a space for it on the back shelf. Will a crib fit in the room with the bed and the dresser?

The closet is full of old prom dresses and my wedding dress (yes, I suck...I need to have it cleaned and stored). Not to mention all the old 'stuff' we store in there.

What about all my jewelry supplies in the kitchen? My work space isn't exactly organized and I'd venture to say it's a hazard area for kids. Hubby is always finding beads on the floor. Not to mention the flammable materials and torch. But I don't want to move everything to the garage - it's cold in there!

I can't imagine that I will just stop making jewelry all together. I still need that creative outlet. I'm sure I'll be pretty busy once the little rug rat arrives - but eventually I imagine that I'll want to keep creating and selling.

Anyone else gone through this? What did you do?

I'm a little freaked out. *grin*


Sandee (Comedy +) said...

First congratulations on your pregnancy. How great for the two of you.

I'm sure you will figure all this stuff out in due time. Just relax and take it one step at a time.

Have a terrific day. :)

Jennifer said...

First off, Congratulations!
What did I do? Left the stuff in the closet. An infant doesn't know the difference. I'm horribly disorganized and the kiddo has survived. Just watch the little tyke like a hawk in potentially dangerous areas. And this won't even be a concern immediately unless there are fumes from the jewelry making.
Is there room to keep the bed in there? If so, you will be grateful for it when you have to get up for late night feeding. Have some comfy piece of furniture in there that you can doze in. I used a couch. Trust me, this is far better than bringing the kiddo into your bed because you just can't sit up at 3 AM. Kiddo in your bed is a hard habit to break.
I still haven't had my wedding dress cleaned and stored either.
Oh! And your dogs are going to start acting strange and extra protective of you very soon. They can sense these things.

SpeakDog said...

"But I don't want to move everything to the garage - it's cold in there!"

My stained glass teacher worked in a detached building behind her house. She used one of those heaters that attach to a propane tank. It worked great.

Kim said...

Congratulations!!! That is so exciting... and everything else will fall into place.. right now it is best to just enjoy being pregnant!! :)
Jogging In Circles

ILv2Shop said...

Doing a happy dance for you!! That is so awesome!! I can cross off another answer to prayer. I'm so very happy for you, Megan.

CastoCreations said...

Thank you everyone!!! It's wonderful to know that I have such great friends online. :) You are all a wonderful blessing and I don't say it enough.

Crystal said...

Congrats again! *grin*

I'm still trying to figure out the balance thing myself. I'm a bit in freak out mode... part of that is there is no way to know when our little one will arrive. That alone is enough to inspire some anxiety!

This year I'm focusing on easier pieces that aren't too labor intensive.

Tracy Peot said...

Some of your co-workers DO read your blog, missy! Congratulations, Megan! I am so happy for you! I will keep your secret. :) -Tracy