Monday, May 30, 2011

Crochet and Cute Babies

Hi everyone!

First, a picture of the girls, because you know that I'm going to be flooding you with baby pics for a while...

Next, an update: Remember when the Post Office lost two of my boxes containing handmade awesomeness? Good news is that the one going to New York with the baby afghan made it there finally, bad news is the one that went to Texas is still MIA. Grrr... But one out of two ain't bad I suppose...

Anyhoo, I ended up doing another swap on Ravelry, this time it was a Spring Swap where the theme was "Flower Power". So I crocheted this for my partner:

It's a scarf from a pattern called, Belle Fleur and instead of using multiple colors for the flowers, I used blue and yellow which are my partner's favorite colors.

I also threw in some yarn, the latest issue of Crochet Today, some scrapbooking embellishments (flowers of course) and some other what nots in her box that I hope she'll enjoy.

I love doing swaps and am excited for the Summer Swap now taking sign-ups in the Red Heart Lovers group so if you're on Ravelry and fancy a swap, come join us!

Now for those of you that came to see cute babies, here you go! :D

Have a great day!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Good (and Painful) Things Come in Small Packages

*yawn* Hi everyone! *double yawn*

Well well well...lookie what showed up on May 9th:

That's right, Miss Rosalind Louise was born at 5:32am a week ago today and a day or two before I was able to crochet up this hat and use it in the hospital photos. :D Everything went well, actually things went at light speed so we've decided that this little one will be nicknamed, "Zippy". lol

To put this in perspective: I was induced with Toot so I didn't experience any of the usual labor stuff. No water breaking, no pre-labor, nada, none. Zippy went a day overdue but once she was ready...WOOOOOOSH!

I woke up at 3:00 in the morning with pains and thoughts, "Hmmm, that's different." I woke the husband at 3:30 and waited for a call back from the midwife. At about 4:30 with no call I said, "Nuts to this, we better go!" and off we went to the hospital. They totally didn't believe I was close enough to be admitted so I got stuck in triage.

But only for about 5 minutes because when they checked me, I was 8cm dilated already so I was FINALLY checked in. We got to a room and about 5:10 I said, "I gotta push!" andddddddddd at 5:32...ta da! Funny enough, the guy coming to give me an epidural showed up 5 minutes after Zippy was born, thanks for nothing buster!

But you know, going natural's not so bad when it only takes 20 minutes. LOL Now we're on to trying to grab sleep whenever we can. Toot is handling things pretty well so far. Thanks for all of your well wishes and congrats here, on Facebook and Twitter, we so appreciate it!

Now if you will excuse me, someone is hungry...again...and again...

Friday, May 6, 2011


Hi everyone!

Well, today is my official "due date" although babies have a mind of their own so I'm not holding my breath. They ended up having to smoke Toot out and there were claw marks on my uterus from where she was holding on, she was in no rush to be born to say the least.

I was hoping that this baby would get some of my *ahem* impatience but so far no go. Oh well, maybe she's waiting till Mother's Day although if she really loved her Mother she get the heck out already. :P

So I'm focusing on other things: making sure everything is packed for the hospital, chasing Toot around while trying to convince her that sitting still and watching a movie is actually good for her cause Mommy needs a break, getting bills in order, things like that.

I've also been trying to "visualize" the birth and hoping that this is the room I'll be given at the hospital:

You know, when I was pregnant with Toot I had this idea that when I walked in the maternity center, everyone would dance around and sing "Be Our Guest" a la Beauty and the Beast...

"It is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we welcome you tonight. And now, we invite you to relax, let us pull up a bed, as the maternity center proudly presents...your baby!"

But that didn't happen. Maybe this time...