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I wanted to pop here and say thank you for all the messages over Facebook and the emails I've got from all of you concerned about how I've been doing.
For those of you that don't know, 2 weeks a go I started having contractions and signs of pre-term labor that end up with me spending the night at the Hospital. It was a very scary night and the fact that Ken was on a fire assignment out of state added more stress to the whole situation =[

After a few test, ultrasound and another visit to my Doctor I can finally be relief that hopefully that will not happen again until it's time to (about 11 more weeks). My Doctor said to limit my physical activities, try to relax and not stress, so I've been taking everything very slow and even tho I still have a million things to do before this baby comes I rather do only half of them and not rush this baby out in any way =]

[Some of my Instagrams from bed rest]

I am super happy now that Ken is back home and I feel better to know he's only minutes away when he's at work and not States away =] Curly has been keeping me company on my couch rest and I think he has no complains, he has Mommy all to himself all day long (well almost all day long) and he likes to use my belly as a pillow -even tho that works for him only until the Baby starts to kick him out =]

Anyways, I wanted to give you all an update and let you know that even tho things will be slow here, I have a bunch of post and projects I worked on before all of this happened so there will be noise in here =] Scheduled post!

Thank you for all the lovely emails and messages, it means so much to me all of thoughts and prayers that were sent my way! You guys rock!



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Joy Kelley is a Chilean Designer & lettering Artist. Mom to 3 little boys. Crafter. Pattern lover. Color obsessed. Lemon pie dependent. And the hand behind the HowJoyful Studio & HowJoyful Shop. Read more about her & the blog here →

21 replies
  1. mademoisellealex
    mademoisellealex says:

    hola hola
    hace tiempo que te sigo y creo que nunca he comentado , soy chilena francesa y vivo en Paris ( para que sepas quien soy ) y estoy enamorada de mi french bulldog y marido jejeje
    bueno pues ahora a cuidarse , y quedarte tranquilita,que todo ira bien, y veras el bebe hermoso que tendras
    un fuerte abrazo desde Paris

    • Joy
      Joy says:

      Que alegria saber de una compatriota tan lejos! un saludo muy grande y que alegria que comentes, no conosco a muchos Chilenos fuera de Chile y muchas gracias, estamos tan entuciasmados por este bebesito =]

  2. Sara
    Sara says:

    I’m so glad that you got a clean bill of health! Curly is absolutely adorable lying on your tummy like that. Keep up the resting!

  3. Christine Nolan
    Christine Nolan says:

    You know I am only 5 minutes away if you need anything! Glad you are doing better.

  4. Jess @ The Colorful Ones
    Jess @ The Colorful Ones says:

    SO glad to hear that everything is okay! And I just had to comment to say that I love the pics of you and Curly… looks just like our dog Jake ;) Love our little fluff-ball! :)

  5. Del Marie Riley
    Del Marie Riley says:

    Amazing news that you and lil’ one are doing better. Curly looks so cute all curled up on you like that. He’s not going to know what to do when the baby comes and takes his favorite spot. Enjoy every minute of R&R. God will take care of everything. I’ll keep you in my prayers. God bless.

    • Joy
      Joy says:

      Thank you so much!! I’m trying to get Curly used to be next to me instead of all over me, so that he doesn’t blame the baby for the change, but it’s so hard!! Thank you so much for the prayers =]

  6. Val Shepley
    Val Shepley says:

    Glad to hear you’re both ok now honey. Praying that you will relax in the peace and love of God and be delivered easily. xxx

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