Thanks can't even begin to say it all. But its a start.
Thanks Mom, for all the hugs. I needed every one of them...
Thanks Mom, for the lectures and advice, now I understand your wisdom..
Thanks Mom, for being proud when I made good. And for being supportive when I didn't...
Thanks Mom, for guiding me when I was lost, and knowing when I had to find my own way...
Thanks Mom, for being an inspiration and a friend...
Thanks can't even begin to say it all, but its a start.
Thanks Mom, most importantly for being my Mom.
I love you. Happy Mother's Day Mom.
a week er, two weeks its been! So much has happened. Among the sleep overs, birthday parties, various chores and Mike being home on break, Kailey has been one little fussy baby. After talking to her Dr. I finally decided to have her tested for acid reflux. She has been very drooly, fussy, has the hiccups a lot, and seems to swallow frequently too. The Dr. called for a 18 hour ph study, and an ultrasound. Damn. It was a long 18 hours in the hospital while she was having her test. Both Bryce and Allysa had reflux, but they threw up. A.lot. Bryce had excessive periodic breathing too. Baby Love, has periodic breathing too. Quite a bit for her age too... our Dr. being on the safe side prescribed an apnea monitor for her to wear when she is sleeping. It has two electrodes attached to a belt that she wears around her chest. It monitors her heart rate and her breathing. Hopefully she won't have any episodes... Our Dr. also put her on Zantac and Reglan (no idea if I spelled that right). Which should stop the reflux, and hopefully heal any damage that may have been done to her esophagus.
Baby love has some new hand knits to show off, After picking up some cotton at the LYS two weeks ago I casted on for little hat
(clicky on all pictures to embiggen)
Pattern- Ruffled tulip hat by fiber trends
Yarn- 1.5 balls Paton's cotton worsted white, approx. 2 yards Patton's martinique in pink.
Needles- size 7 Clover dpns
Started- April 22, 2007
Finished- April 25, 2007
Notes- I used white for the whole hat, Instead of using the pink for the heart pattern. I used purl sts instead. And pink for the tie. Next time, I will in large the heart pattern and knit the heart patten with all purl sts. Its a little big on her right now, but she will grow into it. She is already 12lbs 5oz!
Baby love looks so sweet in Daddy's arms. (Daddy didn't know I was taking pictures, hehe!)
Baby love has a few MDK bibs to show off too,
Silly Mommy put the button hole on the wrong side of one! The buttons came from a tin of buttons I found in the basement of our home. I don't know how long they have been down there, it was a great find!
Now that Baby love is napping I'm going to go take a shower, I really should clean (ick), or knit (oh knit!), or maybe nap... mmm... nap....
Today my baby Allysa it is your birthday. As, you promptly reminded me the moment your eyes cracked open this morning. Last night I said to you "this is the last day your 2." and you replied with a smile "yes, me THREE!" now llysa, you are three.
(Allysa age 3)
I find it hard to believe just three years have flown past. In that time you've learned so much, you've grown from a baby to a toddler and now your almost a preschooler. You teach me so much each day, make me smile ear to ear, I love you little llysa. I hope you have a fabulous birthday. Now slow down, your growing to fast!
(Allysa a few minutes old. Sorry about the crappy pic, its a picture of a pictrure)
P.S. I'm waaay behind on my emails, but I want to thank everyone for wishing Corra a Happy Birthday! She enjoyed reading each comment, and she asked me who everyone was. Thank you for helping make her birthday a special day.
P.P.S. fiberlisious post coming up! Now that I bought a new sling for Kailey I might be able to finagle more computer time ; )
Some how, I don't know how this quite happened. But today my little Corra turned 8 years old.
(Corra age 8)
Its amazing how quickly you've grown and how much you've learned in the past 8 years.
(Corra 3 days old, she looks so happy to have her picture taken!)
You've grown into such a loving, creative, sweet individual. You swell my heart up with love. I'm glad to have been blessed with you my sweet little girl. I love you, and I'm glad that I'm your Mum. Happy Birthday little girl. I love you.
Something about being labeled as something, or labeling someone else bothers me. Mostly because we are more than just one thing. Let me explain. The other day while dropping Allysa off at the sitters, I was asked by the sitter to show off my Charlotte's Web shawl that I've been wearing under my jacket. My sitter wanted The lady to see it (she's the sweet Grandmothery type) said "oh, your a knitter! I hate people like you!" She was joking and laughing. (She explained that she had tried to learn how to knit. But couldn't) Recently Lynda wrote about her encounter with a yarn shop owner. The owner labeled her as just a sock knitter? This hit a cord with me.
Mostly because lately, I've been just a sock knitter
its all about the easy, as my SIL would say. All about the easy. Easy is what my brain seems to be able to handle right now while Kailey is still in the newborn stage. Easy has become too easy, I've grown bored with socks and want something different. I'm now craving a sweater. Because don't we all want to knit a sweater on the first day of Spring?
Mr. Mailman delivered my knit picks order and the 2 knitting pure & simple patterns I ordered from One fine yarn. Now that I have the neck down v neck shaped cardi in my hands, I don't know what yarn to use. It calls for a dk or light worsted yarn. I so very want to knit a sweater right now, but my biggest problem well, is my boobs. (such interesting google hits I'll get from that sentence. I'm sure) I'm nursing Kailey, my boobs are huge. Soon my boobs will return to their normal size. (non existent) So what to knit, what to knit? I want to knit something that will still fit next year! I've been scouring the net for dk or worsted weight that knits 5sts/inch on size 6 needles that isn't horribly expensive. Is that too much to ask?
So, am I just a sock knitter?
yes, I'm a sock knitter.
I'm a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter. A friend.
I am crafter, a knitter, a quilter. A needle artist, a paper crafter, a photographer.
I am cook, a repair-woman, a home owner. A volunteer, a jewelry artist, a decorator.
I am me, among many things. But most importantly I am loved.