Secrets

Hello Bunkey! I’m not good at keeping secrets. I’m not saying that I would ever tell the personal secrets my friends have told me. The secrets I have trouble with are the happy ones - what people are getting for Christmas, who might be getting a surprise party and who is getting a pay rise. I find these things sit at the front of my mind, waving their hand frantically in the air, like a clever kid in the front row of your class. It’s difficult to ignore.

These past couple of months I’ve been keeping a secret and it has been so hard because I’ve wanted to tell all of you. Finally I can - the Monkey and I are going to have a baby (or Bunkey* as it has unofficially been christened). We are so excited and happy, but also slightly scared! The baby is due on the 7th of December which seems very soon - how are we supposed to learn how to be parents by then! At least with the baby being a winter baby there will be plenty of knitting opportunity.

Anyway, this also explains the lack of knitting that has been going on here as I’ve not been feeling that great. Everyone tells me that I will ‘bloom’ in the second trimester, (how quaint!) so I’m looking forward to that. Expect to see some seriously speedy knitting to make up for the last few weeks!

In the meantime I’ve been knitting a Pomatomus sock in a leisurely manner…

I have also been tagged by Riggwelter for "7 random things about me"

I love doing these things.

The rules:"Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to write in their blogs the 7 facts, as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven others and list their names on your blog (I might cheat on this being a bit out of touch with blogs recently). You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog."

1. I have never eaten an egg (other than in cakes etc) and nor do I intend to. They are just so white and yellow – it’s just wrong!

2. Kendra is my middle name. It means wise. My Dad loves Anglo Saxon names (my brother was almost named Beowulf!).

3. I hate eating in front of people I don’t know very well.

4. I’m thinking about applying for an allotment.

5. I have two goldfish (Raffles and The Professor).

6. I have loads of recipe books but much prefer to make it up as I go along - leading to some interesting meal times.

7. I’m pregnant!

I know it is a bit of a cop out but if you haven’t done this yet please consider yourself tagged!

*half Bunny half monkey…

46 comments:

forbidden knitter said...

What a great news! Congratulations to you both! I am sure that you can't wait to start to knit all those small cute clothes. Put your feet up and relax and enjoy your pregnancy.

HPNY Knits said...

congratulations!!!! enjoy quiet knitting from now till Dec, cause it "ain't coming back..."
:-)

yarnsnob said...

congratulations, thats great great news. You will both be perfect parents!! This is so exciting :)

Hazel said...

Congratulations! I would have difficulty keeping a secret like that too.

Big Brother John said...

I'm going to be an uncle.... needless to say I did know about this a while ago. We had a champagne tea at Liberty's in London and my sister, who normally loves champagne, declined. She then had to explain why.

Sis - I'm looking forward to it, and I'm immensely proud of you and Monkey. I hope that I can be a good enough Uncle!

Dawn said...

Congrats, I'm so happy for you! Start stocking up on Debbie Bliss Cashmerino and children's patterns!!!

ysolda said...

congratulations :)

Seahorse said...

I'm so thrilled for you! I squealed out loud when I saw the scan picture come up in Bloglines!

Fabulous news!

dreamcatcher said...

Oh that is wonderful news, congratulations to you both!

KeanaLee said...

congratulations! we are both having babies! I'm due jan. 16th.
yeah us!

Maggie said...

Congratulations Kendra!! I am so happy for you. You will probably have such a ball knitting up all sorts of tiny things.

keri said...

Yea! Oh that's wonderful, I'm so happy for you both! Congratulations!

Rebecca said...

such wonderful news! congratulations. i'm so happy for you.

Yarn It said...

Congratulations, Kendra! I am so excited for you! I was worried about being a parent too...but once that baby comes, I swear, your instinct will kick in.

I hope you feel better soon. The sickness is terrible.

Badger said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news, and baby knittng is so much fun :)

José said...

Happy happy joy joy. Excellent news. You are both fine fine parent material :) Good luck!! Your gonna have soooo many knitted presents from all your knitting friends!!!! oooh what shall i make you hehehe

Rachel said...

Congratulations!!!! I'm very happy for you, and I hope you have an easy pregnancy and safe delivery (if there's anything such as an easy pregnancy, lol!)

Gorgeous sock, too!

Riggwelter said...

Oh Congratulations! How exciting, relax, enjoy your pregnancy, (once the sickness goes away) and get them needles crackin'.
Thank you for playing along with the meme, it has been great learning new things about fellow bloggers.

I love Anglo Saxon names too, I have always liked Kendra...Beowulf is a good one too.

Artis-Anne said...

Oh WOW Kendra, many, many congratulations to you & Monkey a:)
So exciting and I just know you will both make the most woderful Mum and Dad .
I'm sure once you are over the few months you will be fine :)

jacqueline said...

congratulations! that is wonderfully fantastic news

knitseashore said...

Congratulations to you both!!! You're going to make wonderful parents. I hope you feel better soon. :)

As to your list, I am SO with you on the egg thing. I cannot even be in th same room with the sight/smell of them, or it makes me ill.

Anushka said...

squeeeeeeee!!!! Congratulations!!!

Kate said...

Although I have said in person, congratulations! all very exciting :o)You are going to be a superb parent.

Cherry Rolfe said...

What wonderful news - this is going to be one well dressed baby!
Don't worry at all about learning parenthood before December! Binky was born in 1985 and I am still learning! Binky and Bunkey - can she be an honorary fairy blogmother?!
Love the sock colours - remind me of 'fruit-salad' penny chews

Emma said...

What a lovely secret ! Congratulations !

sue said...

Oh what a wonderful secret to tell. Congratulations and I hope that you feel better in a couple of weeks. I remember I was sick for 6 mths with my first, and miraculously it disappeared overnight and I felt great. I cant wait to see all the little baby things you are going to knit up too, what great fun.

artyfartykat said...

What a fantastic news!Congratulations!
Enjoy the peace and quiet while you can!! :)

Queen Frogger said...

Congratulations, I feel all excited for you!! By the way, i have a pencil lead in my right knee!!(I have just visited Sarahs blog)

Sarah said...

I am SO pleased for you. So many congratulations and best wishes for the Bunkey - it was lovely to see your comment on my blog and think oh Kendra's back then when I came over and saw the scan it was the loveliest surprise and I thought I see why you've been so quite lately! Hope you feel better soon and can enjoy the pregnancy. And who knew that there were so many pencil leads living inside knitters!

Małgosia said...

Congratulations! It's fantastic news! It's so exciting and I'm so happy for you both, and Bunkey :) Lots of hugs and kisses xxx

Craftydramaqueen said...

Congratulations! Baby clothes are fun to knit cos they're so small and cute!
Your 7 random facts were interesting. I feel the same way about eggs!!

Robin said...

Congratulations! You both must be so excited to embark on this new adventure!

Kath said...

Oh Congratulations to you on your wonderful news! I can't wait to see what delights you dream up foe a Christening robe! Poor you being sick - nothing worse, I lived on Ginger biscuits when I was sick expecting Emily and am only just eating them again now! Enjoy your pregnacy and growing bump!

acrylik said...

Oh Kendra, that is wonderful news! Congratulations to you both!

Thalia said...

Oh my gosh, I almost just burst into tears! (Is it being touched, or is it the glass of wine with dinner?) I am so, so happy for you both!!!!

forbidden knitter said...

Hi Sarah, I was ready a blog and found a link called the 'Pea Pod Knit-Along' Knitting wee sweaters for little peanuts--either shelled or still in the pod. How cute is that? and what a brilliant idea for a mum-to-be http://peapodkal.blogspot.com/

I hope the sickness is getting better.

nanatoo said...

I'm so pleased for you :D

Brahdelt said...

Congratulations! I'm sure you'll be the wonderful parents, it comes with a practice. *^v^* Great colours on your sock!

Frankie said...

Oooooh! What lovely news Kendra.
A million congratulations.

emmms said...

Fantastic news, Kendra! What an amazing secret to have! So, December, eh...?

gina.d said...

Congratulations on your baby news!

Małgosia said...

I love the Bunkey countdown! It's great :) I hope you regaining some energy. MXX

Tusa said...
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Tusa said...

Congratulations. I have a three month old baby and it is fantastic.

gilraen said...

Congratulations!! What a lovely reason to knit, if you need a reason :)

TutleyMutley said...

Fantabulous news! If you want any advice/support from this knitting baby catcher do please get in touch. First, though, stay AWAY from Discovery Health american birth programmes. They do it so differently over the pond. Have babies I mean.
December will be here before you know it... It's sooo exciting!