Thursday, July 28, 2011

baby update {38 weeks}

I told my hubby he should take a picture of me in my favorite spot... on the couch, lol. I didn't actually think he'd do it, but he did. Here I am in all my preggo glory! (Eek)


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

baby hat

I wanted to make a hat to match the Star Booties for Baby to come home in... since we're at the height of a super hot summer, I knew it needed to be lightweight and airy. I found a great pattern from Aesthetic Nest, called the Picot and Lace Baby Cloche. Overall the pattern was really easy to follow and quick to crochet.


The only problem I have is that I always doubt myself when it comes to sizing baby items. I'm hoping it fits Baby's head! It looks soooo small.

By the way, Aesthetic Nest is really worth checking out. Anneliese has some great crochet tutorials for baby, kid, and adult items, as well as party ideas and sewing patterns.

Monday, July 25, 2011

tiny... so tiny

I knew that eventually I'd end up crocheting a baby hat and booties for Baby (who is still in the breech position, by the way. Stubborn girl.). Hubby said a few nights ago that he was surprised that I hadn't done it by now, and I'm kind of surprised at myself, too. After all, there are only about two weeks left until she arrives!

We went to Barnes & Noble last week and I picked up this book because I loved the Star Booties. My first attempt was a teeny tiny booty that was cute but also a bit on the wonky side. It was supposed to measure 3 1/2 inches but barely ended up at 2 inches.


My second attempt was more successful. It's the right size and not wonky. Best of all, the third booty actually matches the second in shape and size!


I'm also doing a hat, but having some issues with it. We'll see how things go.

Monday, July 18, 2011

dear weatherman,

I know what you're doing.

I know you're fudging the numbers.

I know it HAS to be over 100 million degrees outside. I can see things melting outside like that Perrier commercial. But you say it's 95. I could handle 95. It's NOT 95.

You lie. It's HOT. I'm HOT. I turn the AC waaaay down and sit under a fan during the day and I sleep (or try to) with two fans pointed at me at night. And still, I'm HOT.

Stop fibbing and tell the truth. I won't get mad. Also, please arrange for a much lower temperature so I can lose the fans and AC and my husband can defrost.


P.S. If you tell me it's because I'm 37 weeks pregnant or it's because of my hormones, I might have to be offended.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

baby update ~ 36 weeks

Well, we've had a bit of a hiccup... literally and figuratively. Baby gets the hiccups between three and five times every day... sometimes her hiccups are so strong that you can see my belly jumping around!

Here she is today... we're looking at Baby's face... she had her back to the ultrasound tech so we mostly saw her spine and ribs. No good profile photos, unfortunately.


Figuratively speaking, things weren't as peachy today at my doctor's appointment as they've been throughout my pregnancy. Baby had been head down the last few weeks, but decided that she needed to spend last week maneuvering into a head up position.


We'll be keeping an eye on her through ultrasounds for the next few weeks, so hopefully she'll turn back the way she's supposed to be!

Here I am in all my belly-rific glory!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

baby update ~ 35 weeks

Oh boy. I don't know how other women do it. I still have five weeks to go, and I'm pooped! I get tired and out of breath so easily these days. (Thank you, uterus, for jamming up under my lungs.) I haven't slept through the night in at least four months, and I have to go to the bathroom every two hours or so.

I live in search of AC and fans... I don't go anywhere that doesn't have them!

 If I was still in school, I'd cry. Women who work until their due date are better women than I am.

I had a doctor's appointment this morning. Baby Girl is head down, heartbeat is strong, dilation is zero, everything looks great! I'm at the point where OB appointments are weekly, and I have an ultrasound next week.

My craftiness has almost disappeared... I partially pieced a mini quilt last week, and it languishes on a chair, waiting to be ironed. I have no desire to drag out the iron or sewing machine to work on it. Maybe I could crochet instead?