Tuesday, May 31, 2005

WooHoo Secret Pal!!

I've been sick. What else is new? I'm healthy as anything when I'm not pregnant, but this time I seem to have come down with all the doozies! While I was certain my head was going to explode with the pressure of a sinus infection, I recieved 2 packages from my secret pal. She's moving and sent my June goodies a little early. For picture purposes I put all my loot together...

As you can see, I got all kinds or great stuff. Stamp pads, REALLY cool stamps (I'll be able to make my own baby announcements), pastel cardstock (in perfect baby colors), a gluestick that is specifically made for pictures, and some printed paper. To satisfy my knitting mojo I got a ball of Rowan Cashsoft 4-ply in a lavender color and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's book! All of it will definitely be put to good use(I've already started reading the book)...thanks Secret Pal, you're one heck of a shopper!

I've been knitting away on the orange baby blanket, and it's coming along quite nicely. I must admit though that I probably wouldn't have made such progress if it wasn't for all the help I've been getting from Phoebe...

Unfortunately my 'to knit' list is quite long. Too many people are having babies! I can't wait to cast on for the Alphabet Blanket but that's going to take me a while. I have a couple of baby sweaters I think I'm going to have to do before I can start that. I've gotten into the habit of late night knitting, sometimes until 1 or 2 am~thank you pregnancy insomnia! Productive? Sure! But 7.30am comes all too quick, then if I stop moving during the day I pass out...LOL!

How was everyone's Memorial Day weekend? Mine was great! We took the kids to see Madagascar on Friday and they LOVED it! After that we took them out to dinner. They chose Applebees. Saturday we just kind of hung around the house but Sunday we went to a BBQ which was more like a block party. Lots of good food and the best part was I didnt have to cook! Ha! The boys played outside the entire day. By the time I got them home and showered they passed out HARD! They had so much fun. Then Monday we layed around and watched movies all day. To top off a great weekend, hubby cooked while I lounged on the couch and knit. Pure bliss :o)

I have another doctor's appointment tomorrow. I'm now at 34 weeks and some change. I'm so HOT and I can't walk and I can't make it to July! Poor little dude has no more room and when he changes position he knocks the wind out of me! My 4yo wanted to 'get stuff for the baby' so we got some little stuff (bibs, blankets, feeding supplies) from Target. I told him tomorrow after my appt. we can go to Babies R Us and look at strollers. He is really looking foward to it and even more so now that I told him he could pick out a toy for his new little brother. It makes me so happy that the boys are so excited about their new brother. They ask so many questions and say they can't wait to help. They talk to my belly and kiss it all the time because they want the baby to know what they sound like when he comes out. I can't believe I will soon be the mother of three boys!

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

One Thing A Day

This is what I've decided. I can only do one thing a day. Otherwise I need too much time to recoup! I did my grocery shopping yesterday and it about killed me! I had to have my husband come home for lunch and unload the bags and have the boys empty them. Then I took a 2 hour nap! When I woke up I thought about cleaning but that's all it was...a thought! That's why I called someone to come and help me clean my house! Now, this was very hard for me. The thought of someone cleaning while I watch them kind (even if I'm paying them)of makes me feel like a slacker or something. I know, I know, it shouldn't. But I have a habit of feeling guilty if I'm just sitting and other people are doing stuff. I'm sure I'll get over it though ;o)

This whole one thing at a time philosophy doesn't carry over into my knitting though. I have 3 projects going on, although I'm paying the most attention to the stars and hearts blanket out of the Adorable Knits for Tots book. I have some sweaters going on as well, but I figured since this kid is coming in the beginning of July a blanket is more practical than a sweater! I got a lot done on the blanket this weekend while visiting my family. It's easy to knit when you don't have to cook, clean, do laundry, and while the kids are occupied by the grandparents :o) Now that I'm back in the real world it's a little more difficult, I haven't knit since Sunday but I'm going to do a little when I'm done on here.

Maryland Sheep and Wool was fun. I needed an entire day to recouperate from all that walking, but it was a great way to spend Mother's Day. I'm glad I didn't try to go on Saturday because I heard it was mobbed. I didn't spend a whole lot of money, it was a little overwhelming. So much to see, and I didn't really *need* anything. What I DID need was some of that funnel cake and BOY was it good. I can't even think about it because I'll want some!

I promise I'll try to do blog updates more often. It's just that whenever I sit down I fall asleep! LOL! I swear I don't remember being this tired this early with my other two. I wouldn't be surprised if this one decides that June is a better month to be born than July!