January 30, 2012

The Monday Update

They aren't up yet. I wait (un)patiently for the return of the violas.
 Since apparently I only update once a week now.

How about a baby update? We had an appointment this morning and all is fine - blood pressure is fine, I'm fine, baby's heart beat is perfect, everything is fine. Which makes me so incredibly happy. Even though #3 went perfectly in every way, I still get nervous since our first time into parenthood was so scary.

The doctor said that as of tomorrow (at which point I will be 35 weeks) if baby decides to come then they will just let me go and he should be fine. Obviously, they want me to get to at least 38 weeks, but if he were to come tomorrow he should be just fine and probably without the need for NICU or any help. Which also made me happy because, again, I get nervous.

Baby blankets are washed, I am starting to pull out clothes (oh gosh I forgot how tiny and adorable they are), and I will probably be setting up the bassinet soon even though I keep telling myself I still have time. It claws at my heart to put it up. I am pre-registered and pre co-payed with the hospital so we are pretty much ready to go.

We had such a nice day yesterday, complete with a new water heater that is appropriately sized for our household (yay for showers longer than 5 minutes!), and 60 pounds of ground beef.

Yes.

60.

It was on sale and I had money set aside from knitting that I had been holding onto to see what we needed it for and I haven't bought beef in so long because it's so stinking expensive so... Well, wouldn't you have bought 60 pounds too? One package became hamburgers for dinner and a mess of meatballs for the future, and the rest went into freezer bags in one pound measurements.

I wish I had taken a picture of our dining room table after we were done packing it in bags. It was a beautiful (albeit odd) site. Ben said that based on a 1200 pound steer, we just bought 5% of a cow, which made me laugh. And now my freezers are absolutely jam packed full of meat (because I bought on-sale chicken breasts two weeks ago), and meals I have been prepping, that we really cannot buy anything else that requires freezing until we eat some of this stuff up. It makes my little heart happy.
 


For knitting I am working on a pair of socks for myself and


A new design. This color is no where near what it is in real life. The colorway is called "Port", so imagine more burgundy-red than purply-magenta. Even though at first I didn't like the color of the socks, the color changes are starting to grow on me now and I think they will turn out nicely.

I want to make a baby sweater but am having a hard time finding one that I like. So either I will pick one, or design one. Not sure which yet.

I have a few finished projects to show you now that I know the recipients have received them.  But with my recent track record, you might not see them until Monday!

And now I must go, because this post is way longer than I meant it to be. If you made it this far, thank you!

Today is Monday and that means laundry with the addition of banana muffin baking (oh they smell so good), Downton Abby watching, and of course - knitting!!

Have a wonderful week,
Meg



5 comments:

MarmePurl said...

Whew....it's good to see a post from you. I was begining to get a bit concerned. (honestly, not a blog stalker, I just have way too stong maternal insticts and worry over everyone and everything!)

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

So happy to hear everything is going well and that you are so well prepared!! :) I received my lovelies in the mail last week and absolutely LOVE them. I was hoping to have them hanging on my Valentine tree this weekend, but, I had a nasty sinus infection and did absolutely nothing. Have a great week!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Beautiful socks; well done! Such good news about the baby; praying things will continue to improve.

Farm Girl said...

I love the colors of the things you are working on, You are doing so great!

Kim said...

I'm glad you and baby are doing fine. The next few weeks will fly by. But....uhmmm, 60 pounds?? LOL That is a lot of hamburger helper meals!

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