Wednesday, July 29, 2009

sleep, it's NOT overrated.

So I've never been a napper. I've laid down for three hours before to only get an extra 30 minutes of sleep when I desperately needed all three hours. I've been up for 24 hour stints to just have to wait for bedtime again because napping is not in my constitution. Well the true test is here and it's official. I am not a napper. The little man is up three times in the night, which is great, I'm not complaining AT ALL. When he was first born he was up for 3 1/2 hour periods, now he's just up, eat, poop, sleep in that order. But mommy's internal clock thinks that the times in between are more like naps, and now even when he is sleeping - she is NOT. I'm beginning to feel like I"m on a bad chemically induced trip, minus the hallucinations - this baby seems real to me. Everyone says it gets better. I'm a little skeptical at this point, those people also said they napped when their baby napped - oh sleep, I miss you so.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Amazing, Alarming.................

He's here, Mr. Simon! He arrived on 7/17 early in the morning, or rather late in the night if you take into account that I went into the hospital 10 hours before he actually came. We keep commenting that it's amazing we've only known him for four days. On one level it feels like we've always known him, and on all the other levels we have no idea what we are doing and have never had such a foreign experience as understanding what a baby needs or wants. Many people already know this, but the lack of sleep is equivalent to nothing I've ever experienced. I'm somewhere between exhausted, delusional and ready to collapse, but I'll just keep going like everyone else does. His eyes are open and I don't want to miss a minute of it!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

No baby yet, but

it has a nice new sweater. I love this little pattern! It's so cute and I think will be a favorite for gift giving too. How do you not love something with only two buttons? Big girl sweaters are great with only two buttons, so little sweaters must be even nicer. It's knit from some handspun with fiber from Spunky Eclectic. It was lovely yarn, but an even better sweater.
So baby is now two days overdue, still cooking in there. No indication that there is any change coming my way. Still hoping though. I've washed the kitchen floor today, walked, swam, thinking about getting a trampoline. Ready to eat some spicy food, someone suggested a foot massage for acupressure points. Welcome to the beginning of my child running my life, I have officially lost control. My family thinks this little fact is hysterical I might add.

Monday, July 6, 2009

It's finished!

Here is a sweater for a four year old, size wasn't my goal, I was more interested in the process than the product. The product is very nice though. The pattern is a tomten by Elizabeth Zimmerman and it's has some cascade 220, but the beautiful yarn is Spunky Eclectic, burning bush colorway. She is an amazing dyer.

It was a fun project, I'm thinking I deserve a big girl version, don't you?

Saturday, July 4, 2009

I really have been doing things........

I'm not just sitting around eating bon bons, honestly. I've been knitting and sewing and eating lots of popsicles! I haven't read in any books that popsicles are good for prenatal development, but they are very tasty! Have you any favorites? I'm taking suggestions, Edy's grape are doing it for me lately. Baby seems to agree. Growing without any problems from the feel of things.

I'm all done sewing little diapers I think, for now anyway. I have 18 at this point. We'll see if baby likes them before I get anymore going. I used some minke fabric to make two and I liked the fabric so much that I made some of these. I have some fine tuning to do with my sewing skills, but I've learned more about my sewing machine which should make the next pair go a bit easier. I'm kind of excited. They are really cute and easy, which is a bonus. I'd like a big girl pair, but there is a weight issue that needs to be taken care of.

OK baby, I'm ready - come out come out!