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.