Sunday, April 30

  Long Live the Queen!

I can retain my crown and continue to reign over the kingdom- it's a boy! We had the ultrasound on Friday and we were assured that he is healthy. Everything looks great so far! Now for the fun part- we watched him sleep on his belly, then saw him wake up and play with his hands and suck his thumb. I am just as awestruck the third time around as I was with the other two pregnancies. To think that he won't even be here for another 4+ months and he is already acting like a baby... truly amazing.

**This is his profile with his little hand over his eye. Cute!**

Now, due to pre-term labor issues with my other two babies, and some issues I have been having with this one recently, the specialist we saw on Friday recommended that I go on Light Bedrest. She wants me to be off of my feet for at least 2 hours during the day and for good, after dinner each night. I am hoping that by taking these precautions so early on, I won't need to go on Strict Bedrest later in the pregnancy, as I had to with Jeffrey (the 2nd child). That was so NOT fun! Unfortunately, this means that I won't be able to go on the bus trip with some of the SnB'ers to the MDS&W Festival. :-( I was really looking forward to going this year but I don't think it falls under the "Short Outing" category! I hope you all have a wonderful trip and will tell me all about it at the next SnB!

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Tuesday, April 25

  The New Way I Knit

(And apparently, also the new way I watch TV, surf the net, check email and read.)

**Please note: Gabbi is wearing a shirt to protect her incision- she was just spayed last week. And of course she INSISTED on wearing a pink one with cherries, strawberries and flowers on it! Isn't she a cutie?**

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Sunday, April 23

  Bobbilicious and More...

For the past few months I have been avoiding knitting. I have talked about yarn, yarn shopping and even held yarn for ransom, but have not been the least bit interested in knitting. I have also been COMPLETELY uninterested in coffee (GASP!) and generally all beverages from Starbucks. I'm sure you're wondering what has been wrong with me... the truth is, I've been keeping a secret. But more on that later.

About 3 weeks ago, I was looking around on Knitty's website and saw this. I fell instantly in love with it and knew this was the perfect project for me to get reaquainted with knitting again. I started it 2 weeks ago; I completed all 5 repeats of the first cuff, plus several rows of reverse stockinette and ripped it out to start all over again. This was my first time knitting bobbles and at some point, I made a mistake and they didn't line up as they're supposed to. I thought I could live with it, but alas I am the type of knitter who likes perfection and can settle for no less. I started over again yesterday and have all 5 repeats once again completed. I was much more diligent this time and double and triple checked my stitch count before and after each bobble. Now they all line up very well with each other. I have about 50 inches of reverse stockinette to go before starting the next cuff. I'd love to have it completed by the end of this week but I highly doubt it. Here is a picture of me with the first completed cuff...

Do you see the pregnant belly? That's my secret!!! I am 19 weeks pregnant with our third child- sex has yet to be determined. The big ultrasound is on Friday and we're hoping to find out then. We are all super excited about our new baby and can't wait to meet him or her, one day this September. Now do you understand my aversions to knitting and Starbucks? This little person had better be very cute and very loveable as it took away two of my very favorite hobbies! Thankfully, I'm over the knitting one but the Starbucks one is still going strong. At first I thought it was just coffee... but I was wrong. ANY beverage from Starbucks makes me vomit! I am almost halfway through this pregnancy and STILL can't believe it- and the worst part is, I want to want Starbucks but my stomach can't seem to catch up with my brain. Maybe it'll come back once the baby is born. All I have to say is that my love for Starbucks better come back in time for my holiday favorites- Pumpkin Spice and Gingerbread Lattes or someone will be in time out! (Nice- this child isn't even here yet and I'm already threatening him or her with a time out!)

9:32 PM |  4 comments