Hah, it's taken me a month and a half and four days stuck at home from a snowstorm to get back to blogging! To be fair, I did go back to work last month, so that kept me a little bit busy.
Snowpocalypse (or whatever you're calling it): we survived. Oliver isn't a fan of walking out in the snow, but who can blame him?
Instead of playing in the snow, he's been perfecting his feat of getting stuck on his belly and needing rescue. And wow, 5+ snow days in a row gives us a lot of practice time! And, heh, leaves us passed out on the floor more often than we probably should be!
I have actually been making progress on the crafting front.. finished a cardigan (minus the buttons) for the baby, and sewed some baby yoga pants
and a little cap from here
The cardigan is using Shepherd's Wool
, which is a pretty dreamy merino milled in Michigan. (Guess where we're going to be stopping on vacation this summer?!) I picked this yarn up at Fibre Space
, which has a great assortment of it.
So what will this next snowstorm bring? Who knows, but bring it on, we've got milk and eggs and toilet paper, and (of this morning) a shovel - how novel. And of course plenty of yarn and fabric. I think we'll survive!
We are generally pretty dang happy around here these days. (the last few days before I go back to work full time!) It's all still a blur, but what can you do?
I think at the tail end of vestvember I was inspired to make a vest for O. And for once, I finished a project within a week, including sewing on buttons! It helped that it was bulkyish handspun. Love knitting that stuff!
Some of us still have all of our hair, but mommy is starting to shed hers like crazy. So awful. There is hair everywhere! Ahhh, the side effects of pregnancy/momhood.
Anyhow, you can see our holiday vested boy is ready for the celebrating! Hope everyone has a great christmas if you celebrate it, and a happy 2010!
Next up: 500th post!
December? and shows update!
Good golly, it's december already?! Jeez, I am stuck in a time warp or something. My maternity leave officially ended December 2 - the "sick, lets me use donated leave and advanced sick leave" part of it, at least. In reality, I have a month more of blissful baby days. Or something. I really do have to start putting hours in at work (from home)! Getting a paycheck is nice! We've got daycare lined up starting one month from now, so I better get back to it!
Woolarina has been busy with mindless knitting - lots and lots of mitts!
These will be for sale (with the usual yarn!) at the Handmade Mart
in Silver Spring tomorrow! Do come and stop by!
I'll also be at the fourth (!) annual Holiday Booty Market
, for some last minute christmas shopping! This is always a fun show (with free snacks and whatnot!) so put it on your calendars!
a month and a day!
Yep - we had a baby! Oliver is over a month old already... was in labor for labor day. (Haha!) We delivered at a birth center and it was actually pretty great, considering. At least, after they got me to take a nap with the help of Ambien! The whirlpool helped greatly, and labor thankfully went pretty fast. Mr. Boy had his little arm up by his head the whole time, so caused a little trouble, but nothing huge. There was another issue, which you just don't want to know about (so not fun!), but I survived, even without pain meds. Whew!
The real fun started the next day, when we noticed him pretty yellow... the pediatrician sent us to the hospital for tests, and we got admitted to the NICU! The boy had insanely high levels of bilirubin in his system - way higher than what the blue lights can take care of. He had to have a transfusion to get it out. Then there were other issues, and then he just wouldn't eat. We ended up staying in the hospital for 15 days! He has started eating,of course, and we have a follow-up visit (we're hoping one of the last!) today... we're hoping for the best!
Anyhow, wow.. I'm a mom all of a sudden! So strange. Our days consist of sleeping and eating, and dreaming of cleaning and whatnot. On successful days we get out for walks even. But mostly we snuggle lots!
And - Gingy was the closest in predicting who this baby would be... sorry our name wasn't closer! ;-) Anyhow, she wins since she was closest. A boy, 8 lb 6.5 oz!
CRAFTY BASTARDS, take 6!
Woolarina will be at Crafty Bastards again this year with our yarns and a bunch of knit goods. We're thrilled to be a part of it again - we've been there from the start and are so glad to continue!
Woolarina Kate will be manning the booth, as we've got a new little guy to look after. Details soon!
This photo just about sums things up...
I'm full term as of last Wednesday. I waver between wanting to get the show on the road (soon!) and wanting to wait as long as possible (we might not have daycare until January or March of 2010!). We don't yet have both names finalized, so hopefully baby will wait for us to figure out that, at least!
We can't wait to see what sort of baby we'll get - boy or girl? We know what the magic 8 ball told us, but that's about it!
What do you think? Will it be a boy, or a girl? When will it come? (due date is 9/9) How much will it weigh? Important questions!!
Whoever comes closest will get a bunch of yarn, or fiber! (your pick!)