Thursday, December 17, 2009

I'm Not Dead.

Wow, a whole month since my last post. I'm still around. I was just going through a bit of melancholy during a month long job search and now I'm getting everything ready for the holidays. So, yeah, now I have a job. That's made me feel tons better. It's not my ideal job, but it's enjoying/challenging enough not to dread going to work or be bored to tears. I still hope to find a job close to what I had as my last job. It was the best job I've had all my life. I still miss it.

Anyway, I'll probably be back after the holidays, so don't stop checking back or take me off your follow list yet! Haha.

Hope you all have a happy holiday and a great new year! Thanks for reading.

Here's something cool to look at since I have no pictures this post. (I might've posted this before, but it's worth posting again.)

Harry Potter Scarf

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I See-- A New Moon A-Risin'

Now Playing:
by Letters to Cleo


Halloween Spider
Ahhhh! What is that?!?!

Halloween Spider
Ahhhh! It's a spider!!!-- Oh... a three legged, crocheted spider. Not so scary. (Waving the disembodied legs at Stu still makes his skin crawl though.) This little(ish) guy will be displayed in our house next Halloween along with a crocheted web. I started him the day before Halloween and didn't finish in time. So, know I work on him every Sunday (which I know have dubbed Holiday Crochet Sunday!) I will work on something for our house pertaining to the different holidays every Sunday. This way I don't need to spend a ton of money on decorations. It may take a good long time to build a good decoration collection, but it'll be so fun!

I'm nearly done with Mom's sweater. I ran out of yarn last night just as I finished the last sleeve. So, I need to buy a whole skein of yarn for sewing yarn and neck ribbing-- go figure, huh? But anyway, that means I got to start this-- (which makes Stu really happy!)

Hubby's Robe
A robe for Stu!

I'm using this pattern--

It's the closest thing I could find to looking like a robe. I think it will work well.

I'm knitting it in Homespun in black and Edwardian (a kind of marbly black and gray).


Speaking of Edward(ian)--

You know this is coming out soon, right? As you will notice from the picture, the release date is November 20th.

Well, we're going November 19th-- for FREE.

Okay, you can start hating me now. I'm not a huge Twilight fan (I enjoyed the first movie thought, so I wanna see this one), but Ryn is, so for her, we waited in line at a Blockbuster Video store for three hours for free tickets. Little did we know that we got two tickets each, so Stu and I can have some friends along too.

New Moon Tickets
Ryn waiting in line for free New Moon tickets.

New Moon Tickets
Here I am waiting in line for free New Moon tickets-- knitting, of course.

It was a pleasant enough experience, less the annoying girl who we found (quite a while after the fact) was not with the people in front of us that she plopped down with and talked to. And, to add insult to injury, annoying talks to everyone girl is joined by her annoying talks to everyone, comments on everything and has a million questions for everyone around her on how this is going to work mother. We found out by the people in front of us that they were not together. We said some things to them, they apparently tattled to store management that we were "harrassing" them, when honestly all we said is that it's not fair that they got in front of other people, us included. Yeah, so the tickets will go to the first 50 people no matter what order they are in and we were only like the 10th person back from the front. But, still, it's little exceptions like this that lead to other big exceptions and that upsets me. Like I said to annoying girl when she said that it doesn't matter what order we're in (which if it doesn't matter, why did they care so much about staying where they were?), "Yeah, because the principle of fairness doesn't matter." Gawd, I hate inconsiderate people!

Speaking of inconsiderate people-- We had some new neighbors move in early in the week, we share one whole side of our townhouse with them and our stairs are on the wall that their stairs are on. They are loud!!! Banging, bumpin, jumping, running up and down the stairs ALL DAY! Yes, they have young children, but please, teach them reverence for cripes sake!!! This started the day they were moving in and hasn't stopped. Apparantly they only speak spanish (or pretend to) because Stu asked them to quiet down the day they moved in and the guy just kept saying, "I dunno..."

We've called the office and security MULTIPLE times with no results. And last night we spoke to a very timid acting security guy. He said that when he went over they were all just sitting there watching a movie. Uh-huh, of course they were, "Okay, kids, sit down and shut up, I gotta answer the door and it's probably someone about all the noise we've been making." Then, while he was standing right there, there was a loud thud and more noise and we were like, "See, they aren't being quiet, you can hear that." Then he said that he'd talk to them and see what they can do. We're pretty sure he just left after that and I have my doubts that he even went over there at all because I heard his car door just before he knocked on our door.

I hope they get themselves evicted, like the last noisy ass people.

Okay, so, miscarriage, lost my job, deal with annoying people at video store for three hours, can find no peace in my own home... life is great, huh? I'm reaching the end of my rope.

(Seriously though, I have a lot to be grateful for, I'm just wondering when all the crap that's being slung at me and causing so much stress lately is gonna stop.)

ANY-WAY! Hope you all had a great weekend and have a great week to come.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Trying To Keep It Together

Now Playing:
Destination Truth on SyFy Rewind
Chullachaqui/Bermuda Triangle


Here's my progress on my scarf for the Red Scarf Project this year...

Red Scarf Project 2009
I'd say I'm maybe a quarter of the way done. Looks good, may need some blocking. The seed stitch is a bit fatter than the other sections.

Slim Line Tunic
Just one sleeve and a neckline ribbing on mom's sweater and it'll be done! This is what I'm working on today/tonight.


Keys On Main
Last night Bruce and Marissa took Stu and I out to Keys On Main. We really enjoyed ourselves. Requesting songs can be expensive and Stu said the drinks were a little steep. Stu paid $20 to stop a song and request his own, but someone else payed one more dollar and stopped his. Bummer. But the piano players were quite entertaining. I'd go again, only have a couple beers and not request any songs.


In other news, I'm still looking for a job. I have been looking for a total of five days. I've gotten no calls on jobs I've applied for, have gotten only one call back from all the staffing companies I've applied for and they also had me come in to register with them. My consultant there says that July and August were dead for them, but it's starting to pick back up. So, I hope something good comes of this one.

Given that I'm not even getting calls yet, I've been getting a little worried and started feeling defeated and stressing out. But, Stu has assured me that we've got enough money and money coming from school refunds and taxes to be okay for a few months. He also said that I've got time to look for something I really want and to quit worrying. I trust him, so I've mellowed a bit.

Stu also told me that in order to keep myself going, it might help to think of my severence pay as being paid for a month to find a job. Plus, the more doors I knock on, the closer I get to a job... "It's all a numbers game.", Stu said. And he's right.

I don't know exactly when we'll be trying for a baby, but we have about 5 more weeks until we can. I would like to wait at least until I'm working, but we'll see.

I just hope this all works out. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't scared. Say a little prayer for me (us) please?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

You've Got To Be Kidding Me

Now Playing:
Ghost Hunters
Fort Henry

Somethin' Pumpkin
I knit a pumpkin hat and orange socks for a co-worker's October baby and she had his pictures taken in them! Cute, huh?


Glimmer Spider
[Photo property of Caron International Yarns.]

I was making this spider (and plan to make the web too) RIGHT before Halloween, but didn't finish in time. So, he'll be for next year's decorations.


Our knit meeting this week was interesting... we had three husbands show up! Stu was there, Bruce tagged along with Marissa and Jessica's husband came with her as well. Stu said he had fun, it was nice.


Little Tin Man
I'm trying my hand at painting. I'm using craft acrylics, cheap paint brushes and poster board. I'm only a beginner after all and this was stuff I already had on hand. This easel is homemade entirely of cardboard parts and packing tape.

Little Tin Man
[Clickable for larger view.]


Happy Halloween!

Halloween 2009
Our family dressed for Halloween! I made the popcorn and Milk Duds costumes.

Halloween 2009
Ryn in her dead prom queen costume. The red eyes from the flash seemed fitting, so I left them.

Halloween Nails
I painted my nails black with orange polkadots! (Geez, I wish I could keep my nails long. I've been having a lot of difficulty keeping them from breaking for about the past year. I really miss my long nails. *sad face*)

Halloween Cookies
Bruce and Marissa came over Halloween night and brought some huge pizza from The Pie. Stu and Bruce played some role-play board games while Marissa and I baked and decorated sugar cookies with candy melts and watched Ghostbusters, then The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Halloween Cookies

Halloween Cookies

Halloween Cookies

Joker Cookie
I made this Joker cookie espeically for Stu... he didn't understand what it was!

We did have a Happy Halloween. But, on a sadder note...


I was laid off from my job Wednesday. I never saw it coming... it bites. I thought everything was okay considering that my boss had always said it was great that we were doing good enough to not have to be letting people go, like so many other places have to. I knew things were tight, but I had no idea they were that bad. Another lady got laid off too.

We just had a miscarriage and are trying to start a family-- and now this. I'm trying to put a positive spin on this and actually look forward to some new opportunities. We also do have some options with health insurance that will be good for when I become pregnant, even if it's very soon.

It just would have been nice if I could have kept the same job until Stu graduated college and started working next summer. That would've been very favorable considering that I'd already been there three years and that would have given me some good perks with insurance and maternity leave.

I also got a month's worth of regular pay as severance, so we'll be okay financially. I don't see it taking a month for me to find work again. The only thing that's really bad about this is the fact that I thought I had a stable job, but out of nowhere had the rug pulled out from under me. That's causes very desperate feelings. Plus, I really don't enjoy job interviews, but who does? Haha.

Wish me (and our family) luck. I'm going job hunting tomorrow.

Lesson learned: Make yourself irreplacable and never settle for being the low man on the totem pole.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Just A Little Ketchup, Please.

Okay, not ketchup, but catch up.

Now Playing:
Say It Right
by Nelly Furtado

The following post is just a little update on what I've been up to.

Well, I've been busy making Stu and I's Halloween costumes. Whew, a lot of hours have gone into them! They are a surprise though, so I can only show you a glimpse...

My Halloween Costume
Here's mine, can you guess what it is?

Stu's Halloween Costume
Here's Stu's. Anymore guesses?

I've also been doing some knitting & crocheting...

Oh, this is a fun game! Can you guess what this is? No? Oh, you don't like this game anymore? Fine...

Red Scarf Project 2009
It's my scarf for this year's Red Scarf Project! I LOVE that this scarf has different textures and I love each of them. I took out one texture in the pattern, it was too bulky, made the sides of the scarf bow out and the way I was doing it just looked like it didn't belong. The free pattern is called The Road Scarf and you can find it here. (Registration required, but free.)

Thanks to Jennifer at my knit meeting for donating yarn so our group could do some scarves this year! ♥

I Want Candy Coaster
I've done the last coaster in a year of coasters for my niece. It was a great creative journey and I'm pretty proud of myself. You can find the free pattern for this coaster here.

My cousin, Peachy, even suggested that I incorporate all the coasters I've made for Danika into a blanket somehow so she can still use them and treasure them when she is older. Plus, that way, she could keep them all together effortlessly, haha.

Story behind the themed coasters here.

Slim Line Tunic
My mom's sweater is almost done, too! Yay! Then we get to go pick out yarn for Stu's bathrobe. Yay!

In other news, I went to the doc on October 12th, she said everything looks good and suggested we wait two menstrual cycles before we try again. This will ensure that my body has healed from the miscarriage and all back to normal. Also, it helps give the couple (and family) time to heal emotionally from the loss before the next pregnancy. She told me that my next period could come between 2 and 6 weeks from the miscarriage. (That could put us trying again in early January at the lastest, ugh.)

She said that everything should go fine the next pregnancy considering why I miscarried (it happens quite often actually) and that the chances of this happening again are significantly lower. Nice. She also kind of said (under her breath) that it wouldn't be a big deal if I got pregnant before two cycles. So, I asked Stu if we could wait just one cycle, he said it's a good idea to wait and take advantage of this suggested healing time... he's right. [sigh]

God, I hope my cycle comes fast, that we are able to try by early December and that we're pregnant before we know it. I've been waiting a long time already to get married and have babies, so having to wait even longer to get there is difficult.

Wish us luck and tell my body to hurry up with the regular functions! Haha!

Okay, I think I'm done... I need some cold pizza lunch and maybe a nap? Nah, lunch, knitting, more coffee and a movie! Yes, sir, that's what I need on this cold, rainy Saturday.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I Want Candy Coaster - Free Crochet Pattern

I Want Candy Coaster

H hook
worsted weight yarn
yarn needle

With yellow, ch 20.

Row 1 - sc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch, ch 1, turn.

Row 2 - sc in each sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 3 - sc 2 tog, sc to last 2 sc, sc 2 tog, ch 1, turn.

Row 4 - repeat row 2, finish off weave in ends.

Row 5 - attach orange with a sc , sc in each sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 6 - sc 2 tog, sc to last 2 sc, sc 2 tog, ch 1, turn.

Rows 7 & 8 - sc each sc, ch 1, turn.

Rows 9-20 - repeat rows 6, 7 & 8 (change to white to start row 17).

Row 21 - sc 2 tog, sc to last 2 sc, sc 2 tog, ch 1, turn.

Row 22 - repeat row 21.

Row 23 - sc 3 tog, finish off, weave in ends.

sc evenly around entire edge with white, doing 3 sc in bottom corners and 5 sc in top corner, finish off, weave in ends.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

It Was Fun, But I'm Glad It's Over

Now Playing:
by Paramore

So, last night Stu and I went out with some people from his old circle of friends for his best friend's upcoming birthday. I got drunk. I haven't gone out drinking or been drunk for years! There was a guy who was a part of the friend circle there. I kept referring to him as Ryan Reynolds (he looked a bit like the bearded Ryan). It made Stu laugh. Although I don't think "Ryan" found it as amusing as Stu and I did. Hmm.

And apparently after we left (Justin told Stu this morning) people made some positive comments about us, like how we seem so meant to be together and how cute we are together. Sweet, huh?

Justin, thanks for being born so I had an excuse to get poo-faced and sick, sucka.

Stu, thanks for suggesting I go, even though going out for drinks has kinda been your thing up to this point. I needed it and I had fun! ...until I got sick, lol.

Happy Birthday Dad

Happy Birthday Dad
My nephew Mickel has started playing guitar a short time ago and played Happy Birthday for my dad during birthday cake time.

The army is growing!

SLC Stitchers
Here's our October 1st meeting. We're slowly getting more regulars to the group! How exciting. Jessica is now a regular, Marissa comes everytime she doesn't have a church meeting and Ryn comes with me every other week now (so I can still have my just for me mommy time), because her interest in knitting has been revived.

Counter clockwise around the table from red shirt: (red shirt) Jessica, Michelle, Ashley, Ryn, Marissa, Peachy, Danika (behind Peachy), Jennifer.

Back To School Coaster

Back To School Coaster
Septmeber's themed coaster for That Baby! Free pattern here.

Story behind the themed coasters here:

Red Scarf Project 2009

Red Scarf Project 2009
Here's my scarf for The Red Scarf Project this year. I'm using the pattern for this scarf. Thanks to Jennifer from my knitting group for donating yarn she bought on clearance so some people in the group could make a scarf!

Our apartment management has had our apartment sprayed for bugs 5 times in the last 4 months and everytime they do, we have to clean out all cupboards and shelves in the kitchen and bathroom and linen closet. So it's like moving everytime, yay! Pfffft. They claimed that an ajoining apartment still has bug problems, even though we've had no evidence of this in our own home. And this time, to make things even "better" we were instructed to move everything out of our garage and given less than 24 hours notice. WHAT?!?! Our garage is our storage space (which we were told upon moving in was fine) and it's still SO very full of boxes.

Luckily, doing our best by moving everything away from the walls and to the center of the garage pleased the bug man (who was hired by management externally, not part of their staff) just fine. When Stu apologized to him for not moving everything out of the garage, he laughed and said, "No, this is great. Besides, where would you put it?!" Thank gawd the person we actually deal with each time this happens has THEIR head on straight.

So, yeah, I'm going to try to motivate myself to go unpack half our house again (ugh) so Bruce and Marissa can come over for dinner tonight. I think I'll make Dorito Casserole. I gotta repay them for being so sweet and bringing homemade chicken enchiladas for dinner the day I miscarried. I love them, they're always there for us, they're great! Thanks guys! ♥

Until next time, hugs and love to all! ♥

Back To School Coaster - Free Crochet Pattern

Back To School Coaster

H hook
worsted weight yarn (pink, grey, yellow, tan, black)
yarn needle

With pink, ch 16.

Row 1 - sc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch, ch 1, turn.

Row 2 - sc in each sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 3 - repeat row 2, finish off, weave in ends.

Row 4 - attach grey w/ sc to previous row, sc in sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 5 - sc in each sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 6 - repeat row 5, finish off, weave in ends.

Row 7 - attach yellow w/ sc to previous row, sc in each sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 8 - sc in each sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 9-16 - repeat row 8 (at the end of row 16, finish off, weave in ends).

Row 17 - attach tan w/ a sc to previous row, sc in each sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 18 - sc 2 tog, sc to last 2 sc, sc 2 tog, ch 1, turn.

Row 19-22 - reapeat row 18 (at the end of row 22, finish off, weave in ends).

Row 23 - attach black w/ a sc to previous row, sc in each sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 24 - sc 2 tog, sc, sc 2 tog.

Row 25 - sc 3 tog, finish off, weave in ends.

Top stitch all pencil details, then sc evenly around entire outside edge, finish off, weave in ends.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

My Deepest Thanks

I just wanted to say thank you to all those who have expressed regret for our loss and have offered love and support and especially those who commented on my last post.

Glo & Jessica, my sisters in crafting and blogging. You two have followed along with my life for a while now and in some small but significant way you both have touched my life in a wonderful way. Thank you. ♥

Mimi, mscl-thtr-lvr and Alisha (all yarn crafty ladies as well) also left a comment extending sympathies and well wishes for us. Thank you. ♥

All the support that My husband, step-daughter and I have recieved from all the people in our lives (and some we may not even know, like my readers) has meant so much to me, I can't say enough.

That is all.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

4 - 1 = 3

Now Playing:
Nightmare Mash
by Billy Lee Riley
AOL Halloween Radio

Well, we have bad news. During our ultrasound Thursday, it was determined that there indeed was no baby in me, just an empty gestational sac. There was a baby at one time, but sometime very early on (we don't know exactly when) something probably just didn't develop correctly, so the pregnancy just stopped progressing and the tiny, tiny embryo reabsorbed back into my body, nature's way of terminating what was probably an unhealthy baby. But the gestational sac kept growing a little more and producing all the pregnancy hormones that make a body act pregnant.

[Correction on above paragraph: It has been explained to me again by my OB nurse and I finally understand it correctly. After fertilization, the egg starts splitting (multiplying) its cells. During this process something did not develop correctly and the clump of cells disintegrated. So there never was actually a baby.]

So, I took the rest of the day off of work and asked for Friday off as well so that we could do a medicinally induced miscarriage at home (of the sac, since there was no baby) and I could have the weekend to relax and recover, since this sort of thing can be physically and emotionally taxing.

I ♥ Lortab, I hate miscarrying... wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy, seriously.

Turns out that my body decided to miscarry naturally, just before the medicinal induction was to start.

It started at about 5 AM Friday morning and I was finally able to get to sleep once the pain began to subside at about 7:45 AM, one hour after taking a Lortab. We spoke with the nurse shortly after waking up at 10 and she said that everything we described is what she would expect. I actually feel pretty good physically and relieved that it went quickly and seems to have gone by the book. I am having the expected amount of bleeding and only a tiny bit of pain here and there. I'm taking it easy this weekend as to not stress out my body anymore, it's been through a lot.

I must say also, Stu was really great. He was strong, supportive, attentive, helpful and even scolded me for being a busy body patient while going through the scariest and most painful part of this process, lol. I love you so much, honey, thank you! ♥

Ryn actually slept through the whole thing, which is probably for the better. I'm sure being awake and aware during that probably would've been really hard for her.

I'm pretty okay emotionally. I made most of my peace with the possiblility after the previous ultrasound when we didn't see a baby. Stu and Ryn are having a little harder time right now and that's to be expected.

Lastly, I hope that none of you (male or female) have to go through this and if you already have, my compassion goes to you. I am glad that the worst is over and now our little family can start the healing process on the road to trying again.

Thank you to everyone for you prayers, support and love during all of this. It means the world to us. ♥

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I Hate America's Next Top Model...

...because it sucks me in for almost a whole day and I get nothing I planned for the day done!

Now Playing:
Ghost Hunters
Judgement Day

So, we all watched about 8 hours of an America's Next Top Model marathon today. Yes, even Stu got sucked in. "I could be killing people* but I'm sucked in by this f***ing show!" Ahaha! That man sure makes me laugh.

*He's referring to an online war/fantasy type game.

We also have our second ultrasound coming up this Thursday. Gawd I'm so anxious. I just hope and pray that we'll see a healthy and strong baby in there and that everything is well. I'm dealing with the reality that there may not be a baby, but I'm hoping with everything that I have that there is. Odd that we got attached to the little thing already, isn't it? (Not really.) And sadly, Stu and I don't "feel" like I'm anymore pregnant. Other times I think, "There's gotta be a baby in there. There's just gotta. Otherwise my body wouldn't be acting pregnant still. Right? I mean, I still have my tiny baby bump." I'm so confused. I getting to the point that no matter what's actually going on, I just want to get to the part where I know. This is torture.

Saturday Stu, Ryn and I went to Bruce and Marissa's. Us girls watched movies and Marissa and I crocheted while the boys played a game of World of Warcraft boardgame.

Here's the results of the evening...

The Replacement Coaster
Hubby hasn't unpacked his desk coaster yet... so I made him another one. I'm not pushy about water ring prevention or anything.

A Rainbow Of Coasters
Also, there seems to be a shortage of coasters in my living room as of late.

A Rainbow Of Coasters
In my, as Stu describes it, obsession over something that's not a big deal, I had to make more coasters to protect our crappy tables and desks. Hey, coasters are a good habit! What if we get new funiture someday and nobody is in the habit of using coasters? BAM! Instant expensive crappy furniture. Gawd, I would hope we get new funiture someday in my lifetime, haha!

Have a good week everyone and wish us luck with the baby!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Slice Of Summer Coaster - Free Crochet Pattern

Sorry this is so late! Been a lot going on lately, plus first trimester exhaustion, haha!

Slice Of Summer Coaster

H hook
worsted weight yarn
yarn needle

With red or pink, ch 3, ss to 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1 - ch 3, 11 dc in ring, ss to ch 3.

Rnd 2 - ch 3, dc in same st, 2dc in ea dc, ss to ch 3.

Rnd 3 - ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in ea dc, ss to ch 3, finish off, weave in ends.

Rnd 4 - With white attach to any st with a sc, sc in east st, ss to 1st sc, finish off, weave in ends.

Rnd 5 - With green, attach to any st with a ss, ch 2, hdc in same st, 2 hdc, (2 hdc in next st, 2 hdc) all around, join with ss to ch 2, finish off, weave in ends.

Embroider on seeds with black yarn.

Freedom In The Sky Coaster - Free Crochet Pattern

Sorry this is so late! Been a lot going on lately, plus first trimester exhaustion, haha!

Freedom In The Sky Coaster

H hook
worsted weight yarn
yarn needle

With coaster color, ch 16.

Row 1 - sc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch, ch 1, turn.

Row 2 - sc in each sc, ch 1, turn.

Border - sc evenly around coaster, doing 3 sc in each corner, ss to first sc, finish off.

Embroider fireworks onto coaster in chosen colors, as shown.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

What's Goin' On Here?!?!

The Baby's First Doctor Appointment
Here's a picture of the baby while on our way to the first prenatal appointment. (That's daddy's hand on mommy's leg there.)

They listened for the heartbeat and didn't hear it, which is normal for this early. But, with the little bit of bleeding I've had lately, an ultrasound was ordered for later in the week.

During that ultrasound, we saw a gestational sac, but no baby. Don't panic yet! The doctor said that either the preganancy has stopped progressing (sad face) or I'm not as far along as I thought I was since the machine put me at 6 weeks 5 days, not 8 weeks 6 days, like I thought I was. Cross your fingers that it's the latter.

I have found that is can be quite common (the internet is a wonderous thing). I also found on the internet that if you have an inverted (tilted) uterus, it can take longer to see the baby or hear it's heartbeat. And I'm 99.99% sure that I remember a nurse practitioner at a clinic some years ago telling me that I had a tilted uterus... so that might very well be what's going on.

We go in for another ultrasound on October 1st. We mostly feel that everything's fine, but still have those little worries in the back of our minds that there may not be a baby.

Thanks to all our friends and family who have given us reassurance and support. ♥

Stu's Apple Bacon Pancakes
After watching "The Best Thing I Ever Ate", the bacon episode, on Food Network, Stu had the idea to make apple and bacon pancakes with a caramel cream cheese sauce.

Stu's Apple Bacon Pancakes
They were really good! (Until after I was done and my stomach had an afterthought aversion to bacon, ugh.)

Butterfly Cupcakes
I made these butterfly cupcakes for my cousin Peachy's birthday and took them to our weekly knit meeting. They're red velvet with cream cheese icing. She loved them.

Not much to report in the world of knitting and crochet... just working on my mom's sweater and the baby blanket whenever I can find the energy and time.

Slim-Line TunicAround The World For Baby

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Ef, Just Let Me Sleep!

Yes, growing a baby is hard work. All I want to do is sleep and I feel so lazy for it. I don't even really ever want to knit or crochet. *GASP* Isn't it awful? I'm doing hardly anything these days. It's all I can muster to (try to) load the dishwasher each night and do my laundry once a week.

Well, we had a tiny bit of a scare today. I had some bleeding, but we called the hospital and they said just to take it easy and go in if it got worse. It didn't, it got better and stopped. But, I laid on the couch all day watching Harry Potty movies (Potty? Ahaha! I totally didn't mean to type that!) and sipping strawberry Crush. Stu and Ryn did the grocery shopping, Ryn made me lunch and Stu finished my laundry that was started that morning. I'm sure everything is fine (the internet can be helpful with comfort or fear). Besides, we have our first OB appointment on Tuesday. Thanks to everyone who expressed concern!

Oddly enough, the one day I felt like I had the energy to do things, I had to stay put. Go figure.

8 Weeks Pregnant
8 Weeks Pregnant

...or am I? The last ultrasound put me at 6 weeks and 5 days. So, really who knows how far I am here. The jury is still out on this one.

Maternity Wear
Mom and I got some maternity clothes from the thrift store. Good office pants are HARD to find at the thrift store!

Boy Outfit
Before we even knew I was pregnant my mom bought a couple girl things. So, when we went shopping for maternity clothes, I got a boy outfit too, considering we have no idea what it is yet... Although, Stu gave his prediction of what we'd be having on Friday night. Ryn and I made him swear on a bunch of his possesions too.

He and Ryn we're horsin' around tickling each other and he mumbled, "I'll kill you." I said, "Hey, don't threaten our daughter." He said, "Which one?" I was like, "Wha... Are you saying what I think you are?" He was. He predicted Ashley would have a girl before anyone could know and she did.

Also, my mom said it was going to be a girl and my friend Christy at work said hi to the baby once and said, "Hi baby girl! Oh! I don't know why I called it a girl, haha!"

So, we'll see.

Waiting for Baby
My mom got me this pregnancy book.

That Baby's New Threads... And Boots.
That Baby got some new boots to go with her leather jacket when Nana and I went shopping for maternity clothes.

That Baby is now in Minnesota with her mom for about three weeks for her mom's wedding. I miss them so much! I hope That Baby is doing okay, she really only knows her mom and is around a bunch of strangers. I hope they are good people as my sister is marrying into this family and I'm sure my niece will be left with them more than once while they are there. Yes, I'm a worried Auntie.

I also taught Marissa how to crochet Saturday night. Marissa is my friend Bruce's wife. It's nice to have a couple for Stu and I to hang out with. And they're usually up to hangin' out on the fly too. Gotta love that! Once she was doing well enough, I picked up my own crochet while we watched TV, then I promptly dropped the crochet and zoned on the TV and almost fell asleep a few times. I CAN'T STOP BEING TIRED!!! The boys played The World Of Warcraft boardgame. Ryn spent the night with my mom that night as my dad was out of town.