Monthly Archives: September 2011

{32 Weeks!}

32 Weeks… That sounds perilously close to the end, doesn’t it?

One of my dearest friends up here in the north had her baby yesterday. That’s when reality will REALLY be setting in for me…she will have two kids…I will get to see what that’s like. I’m not sure I’m ready for HER to have her baby…let’s not mention that I will be joining her shortly!

Whenever I say that, other people tend to say oh, you still have a ways to go.. Perhaps in their minds. But I’ve already made it through 7.5 months- 1.5 to go doesn’t seem long enough!!

I had my 32 week appointment yesterday… I’m measuring a week ahead (better than 2 weeks like before!) and baby boy is head down, yay! My appointment yesterday was pretty rushed because I had to get home to take C to dance class. (the ONE time I was in a hurry at the mw, she was running late!)

Have I mentioned how much I love my midwife? If you’re a prayer, I’d definitely appreciate prayers that she would be able to attend my birth and that the labor room with the water birth tub is available when I’m in labor.Ā  I was recently hospitalized for some preterm contractions (all is well!) and I found out that I can no longer labor in a regular bath tub. That was SO helpful to me when I was pregnant with C. So I’ve opted for a water birth. The downside is that if that room isn’t available, I won’t get to use it! So please pray!

Heartburn is killing me, even with my trusty tums AND zantac… Time to up the dose i guess? and I’m tired. all the time. And kind of tired of being pregnant (not that i’m ready for two kids!)…But otherwise, I’m feeling pretty good! I walked a 5k with C in the stroller on Sunday and it felt good! I actually even jogged a bit at the end. šŸ™‚ I realized how much i’ve missed running! Hopefully I’ll get back to it pretty quickly post partum… we will see!

I’m getting pretty excited for this little guy to arrive, even though having TWO is terrifying me a bit… (especially on those particularly rough 2 year old days).Ā  But I’ve been browsing little boy clothes and peering in on teeny newborns when i see them… It’s getting close! I’m anxious to see what C will think!

We had to cancel doing maternity pictures because of some questionable weather. Thankfully, I have an excellent photographer for a husband šŸ™‚ So he took some shots of me the next day. We may try again another time…but seeing as I already look SO HUGE I’m not sure we will! But here are a few of my favorites…He got a lot of C that are adorable that I will put into another post šŸ™‚ I promise, more posts soon! šŸ™‚

{recent projects} knit, staple, spray paint, crochet!

So I’ve finally picked up my hooks and needles again, and I’ve been busy! Friday-Tuesday I’ve made 3.5 hats, 2 “newborn sacks”, and finished a scarf that i’d been working on for F-O-R-E-V-E-R.Ā  my hands are a bit tired today! I wanted to post some of my projects. Some I have to keep secret though!

Chicken Wire Memo Board

First, this is an older pinterest project that i want to share.. I’ve been trying to get a better picture of it (AKA use something other than my iphone) but i think i better just get it posted, so sorry for the crummy pic! I used this blog as my tutorial. My personal advice after making this? Make sure you unroll your chicken wire before stapling it to the frame. I would leave it for several days with books on top of it or something- the chicken wire was difficult to work with because it kept rolling. I spray painted an old frame, so this was a very cheap DIY!

It’s hanging in my kitchen and I love it. I hung some pictures, but if i need the room I can take those down-Ā  I love having a spot to drop something important, but it still looks kinda cute, I think!

Lady Bug Hat

One of my weekend projects: I made this lady bug hat! I originally started out making something for baby boy, but it was turning out too big. No need to pull it out and start over when I already have a 2 year old head handy! I changed it to a lady bug hat!Ā  This post was my inspiration, though I didn’t use her pattern because I already had a red hat half made.Ā  I may do some editing to my antenna.. I like them, but it makes it so there is a “front/back” to the hat, and since the toddler often puts things on herself on her own now, she ends up with a hat quite askew. Wouldn’t be a problem antenaless.. Anywhoo, here’s the final product. Hopefully I’ll get some better pics eventually…but i can’t pass up the time to blog when I have it!

I'm thinking about saying cheese...

I hear stirrings from the girl, so I’ll end this for now! here’s one last picture of something I “made”…she makes me smile šŸ™‚