A Special Addition

So in addition to tiny tot potty training, I have been working on another special project!

This truly has been why my knitting has fallen off. I get severe morning sickness that lasts 24/7, especially during the first half of my pregnancy. I am only able to achieve minimal function thanks to pharmaceutical nausea meds and a careful diet of oatmeal, sugar free power aid and peanut butter toast. I manage to feel okay during the day but I feel truly awful and get sick almost every night. And I fall into bed every night after Jellybean goes to bed instead of knitting!

I’m about 13 weeks now and chugging right along. I’m hoping to get some nausea relief around 20 weeks which is what happened with Jellybean. I really want to get started on some cute baby knits!!

Happy Knitting!!

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Knitting Slow-Mo

I haven’t been great about posting lately. This isn’t another blog post apologizing….blah blah blah. I promise it’s for a good reason and I’m not sorry, lol.

My knitting mojo ramped up really high in September and then took a major nose dive in October  when Jellybean expressed interest in potty training. I can’t tell you how excited I am that he’s FINALLY on board now that he’s 3. He’s a big growing boy and we are busting out of pull-ups, lol. I’m seriously buying his clothes in the Boys section now 😢.

So my knitting time has been replaced with potty related books and videos, hours spent in the bathroom helping him work out the logistics and of course cleaning up more accidents than a new puppy….

At the end of the day I’m just pooped out, literally and figuratively, lol. My knitting has slowed considerably and is mostly vanilla stockinette. I still plan to pop in here as much as possible. So don’t abandon me!!

Ps. Any positive thoughts and vibes towards my kid completely milestone would be greatly appreciated. Momma needs a potty trained toddler!!!

Happy Knitting!

Knitting with Jellybean

Every once in awhile Jellybean shows some fleeting interest in my knitting. Mostly he wants to know if the project is for him or if he can play with it. I have been very firm but gentle in talking about that we don’t touch other people’s knitting. Jellybean is very keen to turn my ball winder as well which I let him help me do from time to time. He also very much enjoys unwinding small balls of yarn. He calls this process “his knitting” I always have little bits and bobs laying around so I decided to make him his own knitting.

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I pulled out a project bag with knitting skulls on it and he was delighted. I then included some heavy fingering and sport weight little balls of yarn. He was DELIGHTED to have his own bag and his own yarn.  I can’t tell you how many times I rewound his “knitting” for him but I’m pretty sure we played for a solid 40 minutes.

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I just love that he enjoys spending time with me doing crafty things!

Happy Knitting!!

Family Reunions and Knitting

Hurrah! I come triumphant and exhausted from a family reunion. There were lots of hugs and lots of knitting! My Dad’s socks are almost done!


I turned the heel and started up the leg! I know for sure I didn’t count extremely well while conversating because I had to fudge the final couple of rounds of the heel turn before continuing in the round. Shhh….no one will tell!

For now I’m now I’m going to attempt to dig out of the major sleep deprivation of a long wonderful weekend…


(My grandma and I ❤️)

Happy Knitting!!

Setbacks

I’ve been thinking about how to write this post. Ultimately I decided to let it flow as it comes. I have been struggling with my health for awhile mostly related to my tonsils. I finally made the tough decision to have the very painful tonsillectomy. I thought that was tough. But you guys, literally two days after booking everything I got freaking mono!

There were lots of tears and rescheduling of plans. Mono is not terminal but gosh does it not lend itself to having a toddler who prefers his mommy. I’m sad I can’t get my tonsils fixed but I’m crushed that I can’t be there 100% for my baby. So for know I’m putting my health first. Basically this means lots of rest and fluids. Exercise will take a back burner. I’m hoping to have a flexible work schedule so I can deal with my fatigue. Have I mentioned this sucks?

And then my kid got hand foot mouth….so of course I got it too!


It’s super painful and I can barely hold on to a cup let alone needles. As for knitting….I don’t know what this means. I may not have as much content as I would like. But I promise not to disappear. Any positive vibes sure would be appreciated!

Rachelle

Jellybean On The Move

This little stinker is rolling everywhere!! (yes he’s eating the sweater I made him, sigh. At least he likes it!)

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So with the help of grandpa and dad, our house is getting a safety check!

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No more scary stairs. Gates have been purchased. All the scary cabinets are locked. All harmful things have been moved to the garage or basement. And a lovely squishy new rug for crawling is on its way.

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Anything and everything for my little man ❤️

Family Memories

Not long ago we made the trek to my parents house to take a family photo. It was something my sister and I arranged for our parents anniversary this past summer. We just had to wait until after jellybean was born, lol.

It was pretty cool in Kansas that day so jellybean had to be wrapped up in a blanket in most all the photos. But they are gorgeous nonetheless!

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The photographer is a long time family friend and very talented. Feel free to check out her website!! She is located in North Central KS for any readers in the area.

Now the conundrum is which photos to pick!