Tuesday, April 22, 2008

31 week belly!

31 week belly!
Originally uploaded by CorgiMom.
Here's my 31 week belly- it just keeps growing. I know that is what it is
supposed to do, but still amazing how it all works.
I had my appt. with the midwife on Monday, heartbeat was in the 140's, and
my blood pressure was great, she said it looked like I still had energy-
which is good- and he was head down. She said most of the time if they are
head down now, they stay that way. He was head down last time 2 weeks ago
too, and I asked him to stay that way. It was our shortest appt. ever- like
20 min. Oh, and I gained one pound in the last two weeks! Awesome! If I can
just keep that up till the end...

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Wild stripes baby blanket- done knitting and steeked and split

Oh- totally unrelated- but happy Earth Day today. The Yarnery is giving away
a free re-usuable knittable shopping bag pattern with a purchase. It's on my
to-do list to go there today or tomorrow and get one.

I have finished the knitting and cut the blanket down the seam middles and
blocked it. Yesterday my Aunt helped sew it onto the flannel fabric backing
with the piping. I am very happy with how it is turning out. More pics

Coping skills yarn

Coping skills yarn
Originally uploaded by CorgiMom.
Last week I nearly gave up on completing all this really important paperwork
towards my licensure. I need one more set of paperwork from a supervisor-
and it was proving almost impossible to get ahold of him/it. I drove to S
Mpls, then Eagan, and back and forth between the 2 Argosy buildings- and
finally located him 2 min before his class started- and about 1 min before I
was ready to collapse in a fit of tears and desperation, and by this point a
few expletives. Then, from Eagan to Mpls again, this time a different part
of it, and turned the paperwork in 1 hour before my extended deadline. Way
too much stress for me!
In turn, I decided I needed to pull out "the big guns" of my coping skills-
this was no time for "going to my happy place" or deep breathing, or
redirection with calming music, or even chatting with a friend. It was time
to self-indulge with luxury yarn. So I went to Borealis Yarn on my way home,
and my eyes locked onto this yummy skein of Cherry Tree Hill yarn. This
wasn't a day for Online, or Regia, either, it had to be one of the more
expensive yarns (or my coping skill wouldn't have worked quite so well). So
these were the 2 skeins that made their way home with me. The Trekking
Bamboo is for socks from the Interweave Socks book I got for Christmas from
my bro- I finally was able to buy solid colored sock yarn to show off lacey
patterns, and the other is for an undecided pair of socks. When I came home
from the store I was much happier, albeit too tired to do much but hold and
oggle my yarn. But at least my paperwork was in.
This week I am supposed to find out when next month I will be taking this
big oral test- it should be mid-month of May- pre-baby.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Changing table

Changing table
Originally uploaded by CorgiMom.
I have registered for brown baskets at Target to put under the changing
table to hold things down there. We bought a pack of diapers because they
were on sale. We are getting ready here!

FW: We do have more clothes than this!

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More modern nursery pics

More modern nursery pics
Originally uploaded by CorgiMom.
I fell in love with this bedding set from walmart of all places. It was
about $80- lots cheaper than most bedding sets.

Baby's nursery

Baby's nursery
Originally uploaded by CorgiMom.
Dh and I were working on this on Tuesday night. I have to say a big thank
you to my Aunt, Uncle, and Mom who painted the room and steam-cleaned the
carpet in there. We are getting more and more excited!

While I was decorating the nursery and Genevieve was wandering out probably
thinking we are designing a room for her, I couldn't help but reflect on
what a wild concept it is to have a baby. It grows in your belly for so
long, then comes out, and is then a permanent part of your family and life.
All we were doing was preparing a room, just like when we have company- but
we were preparing it for our very own child. Amazing!