We are gearing up for another round of winter weather this weekend. But I thought I would show you some of the beauty from the last snow storm. This one was pretty mild in my area and fell mostly over night.
It was a nice wet soft snow that literally blanketed everything in sight!
But yet didn’t make travel too terribly bad. The streets cleaned up nicely.
But best of all, it was perfect snowman snow for Jellybean and the hubby! Jellybean says his name is “Snowy”, lol
Happy Winter to everyone!!
Life has been a wee bit crazy lately. It’s almost Christmas (I’m totally not prepared and I’m freaking out), it’s nearing year end for this accountant and since we met our medical deductible all the people in my house are seeing ALL THE DOCTORS FOR EVERYTHING WHILE ITS FREE.
This is all to lead me to a snap chat I sent to a dear friend from high school last week. The photo pretty much sums up my life right now:
- Nursing and/or pumping breast milk for an insatiable 6 month old
- Spending hours driving or waiting in my mom van
- Knitting away on simple things in a few stolen moments in time here and there
I’d like to say I’m balancing everything. But pretty much I’m just hanging on for dear life and making sure no one is hungry or naked. Anything after that is icing on the cake.
P.S. Having a 4 year old boy….the not naked thing is REALLY hard some days. Why does he hate pants so much?? It’s winter IN KANSAS….its cold!!
Well you guys, we are officially a family of four. PB decided to pick her own birthday and made her arrival early. My water broke at 8:45 pm at night when I was 37 weeks on the nose. The hubby and I called a sitter to watch over a sleeping Jellybean and trundled off to the hospital. The OB on call was fine with her size and heartbeat so we moved on with giving PB her wish for an early birthday.
I did had to wait 2.5 uncomfortable contracting hours in the OB triage area as there was a momma with an emergency that needed to go to the OR before me. I’m okay with that now but at the time I was a little perturbed mostly because I didn’t think with a planned c-section I would have to labor at at all, lol. But alls well that ends well. PB made her entry into the world at 12:38 am at 7lbs 13.7 ounces and 20 inches longs. She had some healthy lungs and figured out the whole nursing thing QUICK.
We spent three days in the hospital before coming home. PB lost a little more birth weight than we would have liked and was slightly jaundiced but bounced back quickly after my milk came in. We are going to have to be careful with her for a few weeks until she reaches “full term” gestational age and then some. There is still some RSV lingering KS and as a 37 week old birthday girl she will just be a little extra susceptible until her immune system gets up and running. But that’s okay that just means a little extra family only cuddle time at home. And I’m going to soak up every exhausting minute.
Jellybean is adjusting as only a 3.5 year old can. He absolutely adores the baby and loves to hold and pet her (with clean hands of course). He’s been a great “big brother helper”, but he has also had some temper tantrum flares and sleep regressions in response to being ousted as the only child. Time will smooth all things out and I’m just remembering to breathe.
I’ll have a few more blog posts come out this week thanks to the magic of scheduled postings and knitting I had done prior to PB’s arrival. After that I will probably be taking a blogging maternity leave for the first part of summer. PB likes to eat and I haven’t gotten much knitting time in between feeding and sleeping…as to be expected of course. But I’ll pop in when I have something fun or knitty to share.
I am (mostly) happily chugging along through week 25 of pregnancy with PB. (PB standing for Picky Baby because of the large volume of food returned to sender). We have had a very clear anatomy scan at 20 weeks and Jellybean hosted a Valentines Themed gender reveal.
Lots of food was consumed and a good time was had by all. So, you must be wondering what is PB…..
Well PB is a she!
So the gender score will be even in our house! Jellybean seems as excited as any 3 year old can possibly be given that he doesn’t really understand how much his world is changing!
Now I just need to get my mojo flowing and crank out some girl knits!
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!!
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!!!
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.
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.
I just love that he enjoys spending time with me doing crafty things!
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 Halloween from Jellybean and I! Ahem, I mean Hulk…
Two years ago today at 8:54 pm this happened….
Pardon me while I suspend my knitting today in order to snuggle a squirmy toddler and hide my momma tears from a two year old who is only concerned about his new toy tractor!