Thursday, May 24, 2007


Yup, my belly is growing (among other things). I am in the beginning of my 11th week and haven't gained any weight, but my belly is definitely growing. It seems strange to me. I have to keep reminding myself that there is a baby in there.

My husband and I are off this week and we have been rearranging and cleaning out to make room for the baby. I'm gonna sell a bunch of books on amazon. We want to purchase a new laptop computer and download all of our CDs and then sell the CDs too. We looked at cribs and rugs for the nursery today. Tomorrow morning I am having a prenatal massage. I can't wait!

I ordered some Seduction from Blue Moon Fiber Arts to make a Clapotis at the Knitting Retreat next month. I also ordered another Socks that Rock to complement Lucy to make a Chevron Scarf. I have all these projects for myself. I hope I get my knitting mojo back soon. I'm not taking any classes over the summer and I want to concentrate on finishing and knitting what I already have.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Thank you! and WEBS!

Thank you for your well wishes. I am currently half way through my tenth week. We don't want to find out the gender. Maybe we will change our minds, but so far we want to be surprised.

My friend MaryBeth and I took a road trip to Webs today for their annual tent sale and anniversary. Holy moly!! That store is like a knitters' mecca!!

I got yarn to start my Lizard's Ridge and several baby projects. I also bought Itty Bitty Baby Hats. Now, if I could just find the energy to start knitting again!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

I need to catch you up . . .

So, right after I wrote the last post I did exactly as I said. I sat on the couch watching the Masters with my husband, drinking chai, and knitting on my Argosy. And thinking. For about three hours. I thought about the previous two weeks and had myself completely convinced. I decided that I needed confirmation. I told my husband that I was cold and I was going upstairs to change. When I returned. I sat very close to him on the couch, looked him in the eye, smiled, and said "Merry Christmas".
He paused, thought, and said "Really???"
I beamed, "Yes."
Again, "Really? Are you sure?"
Laughing "As sure as I can be! Do you want to see?"
Getting off of the couch, "Yes!"
I was three weeks and three days pregnant, with the positive test to prove it. I'm due on December 19th.

I am now in my ninth week and just started my third month. The nausea was manageable. The fatigue was (and sometimes is) overpowering. I am beginning to feel better. I've lost weight, but I've outgrown all of my pants. I had an ultrasound at seven weeks one day and saw/heard the heartbeat. Everything became much more real in that moment.

Telling loved ones is the absolute best. Their reactions are so much fun. Elation, happiness, or a subdued "cool". My dad was too funny. He initially said a very calm, "Oh, that's nice." Then paused for a few moments and with much more excitement declared, " Oh, a tax deduction!" Doesn't he sound just like a dad?? :) We are telling my husband's family tomorrow. I can't wait.

Knitting? Very little. Between the fatigue and the nausea I have had little interest. I pretty much work and sleep. I am going to Webs next weekend for the giant sale. I took another class on a beaded scarf. My bloglines was at almost 800 posts to read and I have recently gotten them down under 400. I'm very much looking forward to the knitting retreat. The organizer said that she has 13 paid and 15 is the minimum. She has had others express interest, but haven't paid yet. It doesn't sound like she would cancel, but needs 15 to break even. So, if you know of anyone that might be interested, please let them know.