Thursday, December 25, 2008

HARK! the little baby angels sing

(Plankton and his little cousin celebrating their first Christmas!)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Oh Happy Days!

Look who arrived on Sat! Nana and Poppy from New York. They were so excited to finally see the baby...

On Tuesday our little one (who is NOT named Plankton in real life, just a little FYI for all you blog readers) celebrated two weeks on the outside :-)

Today our little niece was born. Not to be out done by her cousin Plankton (again not his real name), she too arrived at 37 weeks and one day with some drama. She was born via c-section and kept her mom in the hospital all last week with high blood pressure awaiting her early arrival. Mom and baby are doing well. All the grandparents and most importantly the AUNTIE got to snuggle her today!

Jason and I would like to send out a HUGE thank you to all the friends and family who have stopped by to visit and brought food. We feel so blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives. We look forward to the opportunity to return the favor one day in the future.

Next week we'll have another update after our check up.....

Thursday, December 11, 2008

We went to our family doctor yesterday and we and we can now say that Plankton is OFFICIALLY perfect! :-) His weight is wonderful, everything is working well and our doctor said he would keep an eye on him and that it's possible we don't need to follow up with the Developmental Pediatrician in two months....that is a HUGE relief. He said the hardest thing for Plankton right now is eating and pooping so as long as he is doing both we know all is well. He is a champion nurser....which is amazing for a NICU baby. And he sure can poop...

We were so excited with the news!

We also found out I can easily stay on Vicodin for two weeks....YIPPEE! I thought I was going to get cut off....and I am still to sore to sleep thru the night without drugs....god bless pain meds.

Auntie Tasha posted an ADORABLE photo of plankton.

We received a WONDERFUL gift from Auntie Michelle and Uncle Marc.....a PHOTOGRAPHER! So we'll have more photos to post soon.

We want to send out a HUGE THANK YOU!!!!!!! to everyone who has brought meals. it is such a relief not to have to cook and just focus on taking care of the baby. Jason and I both greatly appreciate your love, support and delicious meals.

Monday, December 08, 2008

38 Weeks! Well, today my computer tells me I am two weeks from my due date....HA! Plankton had his own time line...

Thanksgiving Day, we were camping at Lake Texoma: here I am showing off the "bump sweater" and socks that I knit to wear during the cooler days of my least I got to wear them together ONCE :-)

Labor began at 4am... 7 days ago....WOW, I can't believe it's already been a week! Jason never missed a beat or a contraction. We worked as a team for 21 hours to bring Plankton into the world.

Plankton spent nearly a week in the Special Needs Nursery. It was scary and then comforting to know how well he was cared for.

We found out on Sat that the reason for the excruciating pain I had been feeling and ignoring after birth was due to a broken tail bone. My little boy KICKS BUTT, it's just too bad it was mine. By Friday I stopped holding him because in the NICU you have to SIT to hold the baby and I just could no longer do it. I would stand behind Jason while he held Plankton....then I went for an Xray Sat morning once we knew that the Neonatologist was on her way with an update that afternoon....I just couldn't leave until then. So, it's broken, nothing we can do but just have a reason for all of my pain and suffering.....and call and ask for SERIOUS drugs....advil wasn't working anyway. So, I am still in a LOT of pain, there is no sitting for me but at least I can get some relief and sleep a bit here and there.

After 5 days under wonderful watchful eyes in the NICU, Plankton was released to us for 24 hours of OUR care while still in the hospital. It was such a sweet moment. We had our OWN room just the three of us for the first time ever (we didn't take a photo we just enjoyed the moment). We all cuddled and mommy cried....

At 11am on Sunday we were officially RELEASED from the hospital! We packed up, dressed Plankton in a warm outfit (including the father/son mommy-made hats), put him in his carseat for the first time and went HOME. Mommy cried again....

We are home, right where we are supposed to be. The trauma is over, our family life has begun. It's sweeter than I could have ever imagined.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

We're HOME! Thank you for all the prayers and good thoughts.

We'll post photos and an update tomorrow.

Friday, December 05, 2008

A little update:

Plankton is off oxygen, IV, most of his monitors and out of his special bed (this photo is from yesterday before the tubes came out). He is being monitored and we get to feed him, change him and hold him. The Neonatologist told us this morning that he MIGHT be able to come home on Sunday. They want to observe him for 24 hours after coming off of his IV, then give us 24 hours of "rooming in" at the hospital where we will have nurse support as needed but we do all his care....then he can come HOME!

We are asking for good thoughts and prayers that the three of us are HOME together this weekend!

We have had several offers of "what can we do to help".....THANK YOU FOR ASKING! Right now we are so overwhelmed with the hospital schedule and trying to see the baby as much as possible and still rest (which is really not happening) that we can hardly think clearly. However, as soon as we are home we are going to need help with meals, short visits to help us celebrate Plankton's arrival, errands etc. Once, we are home if you are available to help....PLEASE just call or email. We would love to take you up on your offer :-)

THANK YOU for all of the love and support! It means so much to us and we can't wait to introduce you to Plankton in PERSON!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

This should have been another post with belly photos but it's a photo of PLANKTON!

I went into labor at 4am on Dec. 1st. Baby arrived at 12:45am on Dec. 2nd. It was a LONG labor but went very well. We labored at home and at the birthing center. Jason was with me every second....he was amazing! It was an unbelieveable experience. Hard, long, painful and incredibly beautiful.

Baby popped out BLUE, he just wouldn't breathe....the midwives revived him and then we opened his eyes and passed out he and Daddy took a ride with WONDERFUL EMTs to the hospital (while I rested for a few hours and then went to the hospital). He is being very well taken care of at the NICU. I finally got to hold him today and sounds like he'll be able to eat tomorrow. It is our great hope that he will be home this weekend. I am so ready to have him home and in my arms.

We're still coping and in survival mode around here but can't wait to be ready for visitors and enjoying our new life as a family of three.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Anniversary, 8th month and more

Well, I am just going to POST! I keep waiting until I have a photo to share and's just not happening right now. (I am making up for the lack of photos with entertained okay?)

Jason and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary this past weekend. It's hard to believe we met over 14 years ago. 12 years ago today we were back in school after having had a beautiful wedding and a lovely weekend together. Here we are 12 years later, pregnant, we spent the weekend playing board games and we're back at work.....we're geeks and we're proud!

We usually spend our anniversary weekend at the Board Game Geek Convention and this year we did that but only for two days (usually we stay three or four). We played some AWESOME games including the new Battlestar Galactica game. It was really good but lasted nearly 4 hours and my brain was mush by the end. I loved learning Goa, Dominion, Power Grid
and I am sure there were others but I can't remember. We got to see old friends and met some new ones too. I also must say that I love the DFW Westin hotel. They have the most wonderful shower and bed.

I am now officially 8 months pregnant....dang this pregnancy is flying by! We have just 28 more days to go (give or take 14) and I am feeling ready. I have been blessed with a happy and healthy pregnancy. But, I am tired, uncomfortable and ready to HOLD this baby in my arms and not in my abdomen. He is active and likes to head butt my pelvis and kick me in the was cute the first's no longer hurts. I love being pregnant, it's the most amazing, awesome, hard to describe experience ...and now I am done. Which I am really happy about, it means I am making the transition to be ready for birth and motherhood....

We are also preparing for Thanksgiving which will be at our favorite campground again this year. We are heading out on Wednesday and plan to return Friday or Sat depending on the weather and the fishing. We'll participate in the BIG potluck (last year was over 350 people) and this year my family is going to meet us there for the day. There will be several of us and I am looking forward to a day outside, letting the cousins play, the dogs be crazy and the adults relax and visit.

Then I hope we can come home, decorate for Christmas, put the carseat in the car and pack our birth of Monday the baby will be "full-term" and he can come anytime safe and sound.

I also hope to have PHOTOS to post....some from Thanksgiving and some BELLY PHOTOS! :-) I know you are all dying to see how HUGE I am.....but the truth is, I am not really gaining weight.....I have the full permission of my midwife to eat Ice cream, whole milk, and whatever else I would like. She said I don't have to drink Ensure just yet (thank goodness) but that I need CALORIES! (it's so against everything I am used to).....but I am going to do the best I can. I stopped and got a Frosty on the way home....but then was too full to eat anything else. I'll try again in a couple of hours.

I think that is it for my update.....have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a great Black Friday....

Friday, November 14, 2008

Sonogram Update:

ALL IS WELL! Plankton is approximately 5 pounds (WOW!, I was only 5 pounds 14 ounces at BIRTH), he is practicing breathing and sucking on his hands/fingers/thumb....which is the best sign that he is not distressed in any way. His placenta is right where I thought it was (on the left where he likes to curl up and sleep) and it is not disrupted in any way.

We are healthy and happy!

My midwife thinks we may HAVE a baby by Christmas. She really doesn't think I'll go past my due date......interesting.....wonder if Plaknton got the memo.....

I have been planning on a "late" I am going to speed up my plans for packing, organizing etc.

And for Jen: My waist is 40 inches around at 34 weeks......GOODNESS!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A few more Guatemala Photos (I just couldn't resist) This is our last day, we are headed for the airport
one of the fountains at our hotel, it was a simple hotel but the grounds were AMAZING!

My BEAUTIFUL front Door.....Melissa gave me this beautiful wreath to take home after my baby shower so that my house would be all ready for all of Plankton's visitors. Isn't it PERFECT? I have never had such a beautiful wreath. THANK YOU MELISSA!

Well, here I am at 34 weeks: I know I am making a funny face, I was struggling with the camera position.

I am off today for a second Sonogram, we were planning to just have the one at 20 weeks but Plankton is measuring small (big surprise there eh?...have you been keeping track of the photos?) so we're going to check him out today and come home with a few more pictures. He is very active and has a strong heartbeat so there is no huge concern other than checking sizes of all his little parts. Also, I had a fall yesterday, everything is fine but we're just going to make sure....I'll post more photos and an update soon!


Here are the "Coming Home" Hats for Big Jay and Baby Jay...Mom's hat is in progress and I just might have to make a second one for Plankton that he can grow into. I used Koigu for Plankton and soft and wonderful Berrocco Comfort for the adult hats. We're going to be so cute!

The Entrelac Socks are nearly done. I had to pull out the toe and am putting it back in on the second sock. Should be done by this weekend (thanks to Andrea and about 10 yards from her ball of the same Socks that Rock yarn). The socks match my Bump Sweater (which I will post photos of soon, I have been wearing it and forgetting to take a photo) and I can't wait to wear the whole ensemble together.
And Finally Plankton's Baby Surprise Jacket. It just needs some finishing and buttons. I am going to find buttons tomorrow at JoAnn's since the ones I bought are too small....darn. This jacket is going to be so cute!'s SUPER SOFT and I have a TON of yarn leftover so I just might have to make matching hat and booties.

The house and nursery are no where near done, but seriously that stuff can wait. I am hoping to get that huge surge of energy to clean house and finish up the nursery....still have a few weeks to go. Knitting is more fun! :-)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Guatemala at 32 weeks!
(finding a ripe coffee berry)
(dressed in local Myan clothing)
(a cute street vendor)
(at our hotel)

We spent an amazing 4 days in Antigua, Guatemala for the wedding of Joe and Shelia. We took tours to make the most of our visit. We got to take a walking tour of Antigua learning about it's history as the capital of central america, we learned the workings of a coffee plantation, macadamia nut farm, a bit about the beautiful woven textiles famous in Guatemala. It was a grand time. The food was wonderful, the weather perfect and the company divine.

Now we are back home and I am recovering. I did great, walked everywhere and didn't miss out on anything (except the 3 hour volcano climb which I am glad we missed). I am more jet lagged and exhausted returning home than I was going to Antigua. Plankton was VERY active in Guatemala. I think he loved all the sights and sounds so different from my daily routine.

It's amazing how exhausting four days can be. I am still not back on track at home and work but hope that next week will go more smoothly.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

This is me at 30 weeks....the belly is growing (and something is wrong with my camera because all of my 30 week photos are missing part of my head)

Baby Shower #2 (last one)

Plankton has the most talented "Aunties" he received 3 hand made quilts, receiving blankets, burp cloths, knit blanket, knit socks (with matching mommy socks), adorable knit dragon socks, and slip covered crates (these are so cute and they match the nursery). He also received many adorable toys, outfits, a monitor and more. It was a day filled with DELICIOUS food, laughter, tears and JOY!

Plankton has the best "Aunties" and "Grandmas" EVER! And he already knows their voices, he really moves around when he hears all of us chatting. I can't wait him to meet each of you....

Today, I am catching up on laundry, dishes and eventually I will put everything in the nursery away, but for now I just love looking in there with all the gift bags and wonderful tiny treasures.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Check out this link, I am about 1/2 way down the page of photos:

I have been attending Metro Mom events for about 7 months now, and this is the event everyone waits for. It's the Best and Hottest Event. We had a delicious dinner at Blue Mesa Grill. I met some new and lovely moms to chat with as well as old friends. Then everyone gets a number (random number selection) and then you get to choose your prize in number order. I picked NUMBER TWO! (there were 91 moms in attendance). So I chose the Stokke Sleepi System (the most expensive and largest prize on the floor). WOW! I was in SHOCK! Then at the end of the night, we got GOODIE BAGS! Not a bad take for the $45 ticket......

This is one lucky kid, I think he has inherited his Dad's luck already.....

Andrea, thank goodness sat next to me so that I didn't fall over from the shock and also has a taller SUV than me so she could bring the crib home....God Bless Andrea.....she didn't make out so bad herself. She came home with a really neat baby bathtub. Her photo is on the bottom of page 2.

We are 30 weeks and 5 days pregnant....time is ticking away. The Nurse-Midwife says all is well (as of my visit TODAY). I am measuring perfectly, the heartbeat is about 150 and Plankton kicked away the doppler so we know he is strong and in charge in his "widdle' womb". :-) I have gained about 14 pounds which may sound small to some ( the most common comment I get lately "but, you are so little") but I am right on track. Let's hope I can keep things that way. Since, Ice cream, root beer and frozen yogurt call to me constantly it might be hard to stay on track.....

More photos soon!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Our First Baby Shower

(the Four Pregnant ladies, due in: December, January, March and May)

What a weekend! It started out on Friday with lots of errands to get ready for the showers. My shower was on Sat at Andrea's house. She and my SIL, Jennifer (with help from both grandmothers) did an amazing job. Everything was decorated with rubber duckies. It was ADORABLE. What a gift to have an afternoon full of Grandmothers and "Aunties" who can't wait for Plankton's arrival. The nursery is now full of baby goodness!

Then on Sunday we had my SIL's shower at our house. Another lovely party with beautiful tiny baby things everywhere. What fun!

Thank you, thank you to everyone who made this a fabulous weekend, and for your generous gifts for our precious little one.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Third Trimester- 28 weeks

I can't believe how quickly our pregnancy is flying by. The first trimester seemed to drag on forever and now the 2nd trimester is already gone. We have been very busy with work and so that sure makes the time fly.

(here we are last year at a Cousin's Wedding)
On Sept 23rd 1994 Jason and I attended the Monroe Community College Leadership Retreat. Jason said he fell in love with me on the bus ride to the retreat....I was alseep so I don't remember. We met that night during the ice breakers....well, several of us met, including TWO guys named Jason. By the first night it was obvious MY Jason and I had so much in common. We traded phone numbers written on smooth flat Lake Ontario Rocks (Jason was so creative even then, how could I forget a guy who wrote his number on a rock?), we cuddled around the campfire (he gave me his flannel shirt to keep me warm) and walked along the beach discovering we had a lot in common. Within three months of dating Jason made me a promise anklet (remember friendship bracelets?), and I didn't take it off until our wedding day two years later. We were officially engaged on the same beach where we met two years earlier and eight weeks after our engagement we were married. Some folks thought we were having a shot gun wedding.....HA! It took us 12 more years to get "knocked up". I can hardly believe it's been 14 years since we met.....time sure flies where you are having fun and we have had some FUN!

Happy Birthday Esther!
Our Wednesday Knitters Group has so much to celebrate! Today we had cake, dinner and then DELICIOUS frozen yogurt to help Esther celebrate her birthday. Over the past year this group has been getting together to knit at Yarn and Stitches. We have all become like a family. We celebrate the occasions together, support each other thru the stressful days and eat chocolate together when there are no words....Lately there has been a lot of celebrating. Overcoming infertility, pregnancy, birthdays, family triumph etc.

I just can't thank these ladies enough for helping me to keep my sanity over the past year. Not just during the stress but also in helping me to celebrate this pregnancy. I really needed that! I have needed all the celebration.....Knitting really is therapeutic when you have knit sisters like these! Wait til Plaknton meets his "Aunties"!

Friday, September 12, 2008

100 DAYS!

Well, my online countdown just hit 100. We know that less than 3% of babies arrive on or near their due date but that means I might have LESS than 100 days to prepare for Plankton's arrival.

I am TRYING to be at peace about this, knowing that after birth Plankton needs only me, daddy and some diapers....Check, Check, and Check. But I would LOVE to have the Nursery done (it's a complete disorganized mess right now), the upstairs family room painted and my knitting projects for him done....oh yeah and I am building my business every day (which is really exciting).

Then of course there is the: eat better, exercise more, read another 3-4 books on birthing, learn more relaxation techniques, etc etc. Those projects are on-going and never ending.

But, all of that will have to wait as I am off to the Knitting Fairy Sock Retreat. We'll be in Lindale, TX having a ball. We might loose power or live thru an tornado due to Ike....but it's all in good fun with some great knitting friends.

More photos soon: Knitting Photos and of course the ever growing BUMP

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Yeah! Blogger is talking to me today! So here are the previously promised photos:

Our Little Family, on vacation

Me and Plankton on the Pier

Hubby on the Rock Beach....I love the rock beach, it's so beautiful and you can find the most amazing rocks (we collected some and have them as drawer pulls in our kitchen, stop by and check it out sometime)

This is the Knitting Room that is inside the Miniature Museum, that is inside the Fly By Night Cookie Company. we have to make a stop here every year. The cookies are YUM and the little cottage is just too cute. They have added a "Book Cottage" in the back yard. You can donate a book and take a book and leave donations for building a park. It's a neat community project and has done really well this year.

On the Knitting Front: I finished the Magic Shawl yesterday (but forgot a photo) and the wonderful Knitting Fairy is going to block and finish it for me....WOW, that is so divine...when I get it back, I'll take a photo. I also have put the Baby Vest in TIME OUT (my gauge was WAY off and the vest would have fit ME....but should fit Plankton).

So here is my revised "To Knit Before Plankton Arrives" list:
2nd Entrelac Sock (to be finished at the Sock Retreat) for me (they will match my bump sweater)
Felted Boots
Hat to Come Home in
Baby Kimono Sweater
Baby Surprise Jacket
Tofutisi Socks for me
Ophelia for me
My So Called Scarf (this is going to be my December "baby waiting" project)

I am also considering fingerless mitts as thank you gifts for the women who are helping me with labor and birth (Bradley Instructor, Midwife, birth assistant and counselor)...and I have THREE family babies to knit for due in January, March and May. That's it! no more time for working or cleaning or eating....just knitting :-D

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Four Days in Heaven

We spent four wonderful days on Lake Ontario with hubby's parents. They have the most adorable "cupcake" cottage on a little bay. We went for walks, ate delicious fresh fruits and veggies, went fishing and just relaxed. I finished New Moon by Stephanie Meyer....WOW, I really liked it and I enjoyed answering "What are you reading?" with "Vampires and Werewolves"...HA!

I have lots of other beautiful photos that I wanted to share but evidently Blogger and I are not on speaking terms this morning....I'll try again later.....

Here is the update on Plankton: He is now about in its 22nd week of development (at the start of month 6, the last month in the second trimester), is 8.4 inches (21.3cm) from crown to rump and weighs about 1.2 pounds (544g). He is starting to produce white blood cells, mostly for combating disease and infection, and may respond to Mom's touch or sounds.

Mom Update: I am feeling great!, more energy and have started belly is getting bigger. I finally look pregnant even for those who don't know me, which is fun. I still have days I am tired or get indigestion but that's all par for the course. Plaknton kicks/punches/dances/head buts all day long now. It's fun to feel him moving all around in his little womb.

I am knitting a shawl, small baby sweater (for a gift), socks (for a gift) and will soon begin Plankton's "coming home" hat. I am feeling the knitting "crunch". My list to TRY to get done before Plankton's arrival are:
Vest for baby
Kimono for baby
Coming Home Hat for baby (DH wants one too...we'll see)
Magic Shawl for me (great nursing cover up)...almost done
Felted Boots for baby (the pattern is so adorable)
Baby Surprise Jacket
Ophelia "vest/cardigan" for me

I am also taking a Sock and Sweater class at YNS, we'll see how far I get :-) I know it's a lot to try to get done before December as well as get the nursery and rest of the house ready.....but it's knitting so every stitch is fun and as much as I can get done will be wonderful!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Baby Shopping, Lunch and then the Purse Party. We had a ball looking at TINY baby things and then eating HUGE pieces of cake at Ed's Deli and Esther tempted all of us with beautiful purses.

HAND ME DOWNS!!!! YEAH!!!!! I am so thankful for hand me downs. Plankton is going to be one well dressed baby and he is "going green" without evening knowing it. Baby clothing recycles so well....

Gay Bingo! A bunch of us dressed up for "Double Wide, one man's trash is another man's treasure" It's bingo with a twist! It was HILARIOUS and I can't wait to go I look trashy or what? (yes the cigarettes are CANDY....duh)

Oh and here is what Plankton is up to:
Your baby measures about 7.6 inches (19.3cm) and weighs about 12.3 ounces (349g). The muscles are getting stronger every week now, and the eyelids and eyebrows are developed. Your baby's acrobatics are pretty constant, and since he responds to sound, rhythm and melody, you can try singing and talking to him. After he's born, the same sounds will soothe him.

Friday, August 08, 2008

This week Baby Plankton is about 5.6 (14.2cm) to 6.4 inches (16.3cm) from crown to rump and weighs about 9 ounces (255g). He can hear sounds by now -- voices, heart and stomach growling, as well as sounds outside Mamma's body. He will cover his ears with its hands if a loud sound is made near by, and it may even become startled and "jump." The baby is moving often, too -- twisting, turning, wiggling, punching and kicking.

How cute is that?

We went out shopping today, with help from several of Plankton's "Aunties".....found WAY TOO MANY cute things. A lovely crib, the stroller I have wanted to see in person and clothing so small and adorable it nearly made me cry.

But, I am now EXHAUSTED, achy and have a MEAN case of heartburn.....time for mommy to take a NAP and have a cup of ginger tea.

Monday, August 04, 2008


The sonogram was amazing! Plankton stayed still while his head was measured and kicked his feet so that we could get a picture.....and then he held on to his privates for several minutes (dad says this makes him HIS BOY).....So we included all the "shy baby" votes into the WINNER pool as we thought for a while we might not find out and then he FLASHED US at the last second :-)
Yes, this is Jason's son for sure!

There were 19 "correct" guesses and our winners are:

Tasha for the Knitter Prize
Jim (Jason's Dad) and he refused both prizes so I pulled one more....
Cindy for the Starbucks Card

We are THRILLED and could not be more excited. I feel some shopping in our future.....heh heh heh....

Let the knitting begin!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

It's CONTEST Time:

The time has finally come for the Sonogram Contest. On August 4th, we go for our first sonogram and if all goes well, we'll know if we are having a boy or a girl.

How to Play:

Post a comment or send me an email with your guess on the sex of our baby and which prize category you prefer.
There are three choices
1) Boy
2) Girl
3) Shy Baby (we couldn't tell on the sonogram)

After August 4th, we'll pull a random winner from the "correct" guesses. There are two prize categories Knitter and Non-Knitter. The knitting prize is lovely and I will try to post photos later today, the non-knitter prize is a $25 gift card at Starbucks.

Best of Luck to all of you!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Plankton is MOVING (well, he has been moving for weeks but I FELT IT!!!)

And we painted the nursery last weekend (actually Hubby did it, but I helped with the wallpaper). It's adorable! Plankton will LOVE it. And there are no whales so he/she is safe.....HA HA HA HA

We have our sonogram scheduled for August 4th and if Plankton isn't shy we'll know if it's a boy or girl and I can finally have my contest :-)

All you mommies and aunties and grandmas, please post the "things I could not live with out" in the comments. We are getting ready to register and there is so much silliness out there it's hard to know what we will really need and use. We are going to use gently used items as much as possible to reduce Plankton's "foot print", but we are looking forward to a few new things too.

I am off for a MUCH needed pre-natal massage (had an Chiropractic adjustment this morning)...

Thursday, June 26, 2008

We Survived the first Trimester!

I am feeling much better, able to eat more, sleep without waking up to EAT, still get up to pee (of course). But I am still VERY VERY tired. There are days I could just sleep all day. But I am told that will improve as's to that day! I am officially wearing maternity pants....I don't "look" pregnant but I do look fat and my pants no longer fit. We should have our Sonogram/Ultrasound in early August and hopefully we'll learn the sex of our baby as well as get some cute photos to post :-) Contest details will be posted by mid-July. I purchased a YUMMY Fiber prize for the winner.....wait til you see it!

Last weekend was the first KNITTING FAIRY Retreat for 2008. We learned all about Knitting Lace and Lace repairs and blocking. The next retreat is in Lindale, TX and it's All About Socks. It's currently full but there is still room on the wait list and also spots available for a December Retreat as well.

DH is finally home from Kentucky for good! We are getting settled back in. It's amazing how little and how much changes in four months even with email, video chat and cel phone contact.

That is it for now! Come back in mid-july for contest details!