Friday, May 30, 2008

la familia

thursday may 22, 2008

big brother and lil peanut

friday may 23, 2008


Saturday, May 24, 2008

Lil Peanut

Here's the lil peanut. Almost 3 weeks early, but healthy and lovely.

She was in a bit of a hurry to get here and decided to come early. Shbe did take her time coming out though.

Date of birth: Wednesday May 21, 2008 at 8:39 pm.

Weight: 6lbs 13.1oz

Length: 19 in

Mama and baby are doing well, as are big bro and daddy.

Jack did get alot of daddy time while i was in labor and recovery.

That's all for now. I'm going to take advantage of both babes being down for a nap and take one myself. Birth story will be coming shortly. As will more photos.


Monday, May 19, 2008

buddha belly

the Buddha belly is forever immortalized

37 weeks

this was less of a pain to do than i anticipated. i started doing it by myself and then mark help me finish up. the plaster was starting to dry and i didn't want to wreck the sides by moving around.

the only question now is: What do i do with it? Make it all artsy and hand it on the wall, or leave it in a box?

she hasn't come yet and the contractions have subsided and now we're basically ready. all the major things are done. now i just have the little things that i wanted to do before she arrives, i.e. fininsh jack's photo album, some sewing, etc.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

the time is now!

Or at least pretty soon. I think the babe might be showing up sooner rather than later. things are moving and contractions are getting somewhat uncomfortable, even though they are still irregular. I have been doing a lot these last couple of days, so i'm sure that has something to do with it. i've also dreamt about going into labor the last two nights.

i called the midwife and she told me to have a drink of water and relax for a bit. that kind of made things less painful, but it didn't stop the contractions all together. i'm going to bed after this, just to get a full night in.

the yard sale went well. there's still a few things i want to get rid of.

i can't for the life of me find the hardware for the co-sleeper. i'll have to look some more tomorrow. tomorrow is house cleaning day and time to re-evaluate the things i want to get done before babelicious arrives. her bag is packed. just a couple of options of things to wear on the way home from the hospital. My bag is still undone, but the camera is charged and the laptop is ready to go at a moments notice. I'm going to finish that up tomorrow.

on the knitting front, i did start a swallowtail shawl (ravelry link) with the sundara aran silky merino from the seasons yarn club. i love this yarn. the color (ruby port) the feel of it. it's all so beautiful. i can't wait to finish it. i'm bringing it as my hospital knitting. not sure if i'll actually do any, but at least i'll have something there that i'm really into it it comes up.

if i get around to some photos tomorrow i'll post some wip pics of the shawl.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008


here are the finished jaywalkers for my mom. i sent them off today. so mom, if you're reading this, here's to spoiling the surprise...

Pattern: Jaywalkers by Grumperina
Materials: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, Bucks Bar, 2 skeins

Needles: US 1

Started: April 5, 2008
Finished: May 12,2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

the last leg of the race

the final 4 weeks are upon us. the house is a shambles. I'm trying to get a yard sale together for this weekend, finish cushion covers, reupholster the futon, see the doula.... the list is long. and this is what i have to carry around

35 weeks 2 days

not to mention the 26lbs of love that is Jack!! Factor in three flights of stairs up to the apartment= tired mama! it's good though. it's keeping me in shape.

my doula is coming today to meet me. i really want to do the natural childbirth thing this time. with jack i was just too tired in the end and just wanted to get some sleep so i went with the epidural. supposedly second children are supposed to come in half the time, so that sounds promising.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

non-knitting post

uncomfort zone....

this is the phase of my pregnancy i'm entering. the time when every position sitting or laying down is uncomfortable. i can barely sit long enough to knit.

i have been working on a couple of different things, some socks and a shawl, but progress is slow. i'm trying to get things done for when the new babe comes.

unlike when jack was born, i'm must more laid back about this one. still need to install the infant seat. not getting a double stroller. i''ll just wear her at the beginning i think. and if i do end up using the infant seat when i go to a restaurant or something, jack can just walk in while i carry the lil one.

i'm considering using the cloth diapers i got then jack was born and just see how much of a pain it is to bring them to the laundry mat. or try to sell them again.

one great thing is that we decided not to move. just remembering moving when jack was 3 weeks old makes me sick to my stomach. i think we'll just stay in this apt. until we find something to buy. it's small but comfortable. and i just can't get my head around moving again.
my aunt and cousin came down at the beginning of the week. she took some photos of the belly and some great ones of jack.

34 weeks

He looks so much like Mark in this photo

You can see what he's going to look like as a man in the first picture. my little monkey love.