Sunday, September 23, 2012


Mini Me
Sawyer is doing pretty well with Lucy... he most of the time just wants me to put her down and do something with him. I was able to snap a few cute pictures of the two of them today.

Sawyer looking sweet. He seems to be a bit worried about her touching him... 

His true feelings start to show...

And Lucy lets Sawyer know what she thinks of everything. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Little Moments

Mini Me
Look, we have a little family now... the other morning everyone was cuddling on the couch and watching Toy Story and I was lucky enough to capture a sweet moment...

And that sweet little girl there has a name now, Lucy Rae. Lucy is still an amazing little baby. She is just super sweet and cuddly.... and a great sleeper. Hopefully she doesn't grow out of that! Now I have to go spend some time with Sawyer.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Settling In

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Baby Girl is settling in nicely to our little family.  Things are going great... actually, much better than I expected. I realize we are still in our "baby moon" period and I'm prepared for things to get tough, but I have been pleasantly surprised with how well our days have been running. I think a lot of that is due to the fact that this birth was so much easier than Sawyer's was and therefore recovery time for me was much quicker. Baby Girl has her first doctor appointment today so we will see how much she weighs again... here is a baby pic...

Friday, September 14, 2012

New Baby

Baby Girl was born at 4:03 am yesterday.... she weighs 8lbs 3oz and is 20" long. We are quite smitten with her. The birth went well and we are all doing great. More later...

Getting ready to leave the birth center

Snuggling on the couch

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Sticks and String
Well, they aren't my knits, but they are knits anyway....

Here are pictures of the outfit that Kelsey made for Baby. I'm still just so in love with it and can not wait to dress Baby in it...

And then yesterday I receieved a package from a Ravelry friend, which included a sweater and duck rattle for Baby along with a frog bath mitt and some trucks for Sawyer.  Nancy is so sweet to have made these for us! (MissJulep on Rav, she has some wonderful knit and crochet designs... I have yarn to knit three of her Texture Bite Bears, which I'm hoping to have done for Sawyer for Christmas)

The sweater is made of alpaca and is going to keep Baby nice and snuggly warm for the winter! I am so blessed to have such wonderful friends. 

In my own knitting news, I had blocked a blanket that I started when I was pregnant with Sawyer on Monday night. Yesterday, I went to grab my keys and apparently they were caught in the blanket (which is a lace blanket) and it tore a hole in it. BOO! I swear, the universe is against me knitting right now! I'm going to do my best to fix it, but I don't have the yarn anymore (as all I had to do was the button band and that is a different color than where I ripped it) so it will be a patch job... luckily, it's on the back of the blanket. I might just need to knit a dishcloth or two to get my feet back under me!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Bigger isn't always better

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Especially when it comes to my body! I feel like a giant humpty dumpty right now... I'm ready for the baby to come... hopefully the baby is ready soon! I took this photo today of my very pregnant shadow... it made me laugh.

Sawyer and I went to the zoo today so I could get some walking in and hopefully encourage Baby to come... I really want to meet the baby and snuggle him/her! 

Mini Me
Also, when did a kid move into my house?!? Sawyer is so big and independent, it is crazy.  It is hard for me to remember that he isn't even two yet... 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

All of the Lights....

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Last night, around 5:30, our power came back on! It was amazing. I may have done a mini light show flipping all of our lights on and off. Sawyer was staying out at Weston's parents house for the night, as it was getting a bit chilly in the house. Weston and I went out to dinner because all of our dishes were in the dishwasher (getting CLEAN!) and it's always nice to have a dinner out without trying to wrangle a toddler.

The power couldn't have come on a moment too soon... over night the temperature dropped below freezing and we had a yard full of frost this morning. I am SO thankful that we have the heat and everything back. 4 days was a long time....

Sticks and String
I have the BEST friends. Remember my friend, Kelsey? I've blogged about her before... check out her blog if you haven't already... you are sure to be inspired.  Anyway, she stopped by on Friday night with her boys (the oldest started school this year... crazy!) and they had such a great time with Sawyer. She had brought by a little gift for me... and I couldn't believe what it was. Remember how I lost my knitting bag with the Baby's coming home outfit in it?! Well, Kelsey had knit me the exact same outfit! It is a grey blue with grey trim and star buttons and it is incredible and perfect. I was just SO touched and overwhelmed at her generosity... (and again amazed by her ability to finish so much in such a short amount of time!) I will post pictures soon, but Weston has the camera at the moment (which is in the birth bag, which is in his car...).

Again, I am reminded that knitters are amazing and I am lucky to be surrounded by such generous people....

Friday, September 7, 2012


Random Chatter
We have been without power since Tuesday night at 10pm. It might come back on tonight, but at this point, I'm not too hopeful. Still no baby.... s/he is probably waiting until we can heat the house again... smart kid.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Sad Story

Sticks and String
So, on Thursday I took Baby's coming home outfit to the park where we met a friend and Sawyer and her son played and played.... I knit the sleeve and only had the cuff left. Then after bedtime, I asked Weston to run to my car to get it out so I could finish it.  He came back empty handed. We searched the house. No luck. I remember dropping my knitting in the parking lot while getting Sawyer in the car, but I thought I tossed it into the car.... I guess I didn't. Went back to the park. No luck. I left a sign, posted on craigslist, and called the LYSs to see if anyone had turned it in.... no luck.....


So, Baby will be coming home in the same outfit Sawyer did. I was pretty upset about it at first, but now I've accepted it... there is nothing I can do about it.  Still a big bummer though.

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I have my 38-week appointment today. There was some excitement this weekend and we thought we were going to have a baby, but nope... Baby is still happy where s/he is. Which is fine. :) I'm guessing today will be another uneventful appointment.

I hope everyone had a nice Labor Day weekend!