Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A slacker am I

It's been a couple of weeks since I've been to the gym. R. and I were gone all last week, and I've been trying to play catch up on everything this week. Hopefully I can get back into the swing of things next week. I miss being in the water. I feel stiff and tired. Ok, part of that is because I am pregnant, but it's also partly because I have been slacking.

The commissions are really rolling in! I've almost finished the big one I got back in August. It's only taken me a month. I've got two more to fill after I'm done with this one. They are smaller, and less complicated, but we're planning a vacation next month, so I'll have to really keep the needles smokin'. Here's one hat I finished last week:
I got a lot of positive response from it on Facebook. It was a new pattern for me, but an easy one. I really need to get me one of these wig heads. The hats look so much better on a head.

Tomorrow is my first prenatal appointment. I'm trying not to get myself all worked up and nervy. I dread going back to Womack. J. is supposed to be coming with me, that makes me feel a lot better. I know what to expect too, that gives me a little edge on the anxiety. I'm nearly done with the first trimester. It's hard to believe. I'm really hoping I will start to feel better very soon. I'm sooo over the nausea.

R. had so much fun on our trip to TN. He really had a blast playing with his aunts and his grandparents. He's old enough to remember them now too, and has been asking about them since we've been home. Missing them. He's become such a little boy in the last few months, I hate that they are missing out on so much. And he's missing out on those relationships. Anyway, here's my new favorite picture of my little dude. I totally didn't pose him either. He got his chair out, plunked down in it with his cup and his copy of Mother Goose.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

2-3 chicken breasts, cubed
3 large carrots, peeled and sliced
3 stalks of celery, chopped
1 carton of chicken stock
salt to taste

bring to a boil, then turn down the heat to medium. meanwhile cook:

2 packages of wild rice (1.5 c rice, 3c water)

when rice is done and veggies are soft add the rice to the soup. add:

2 cans cream of chicken soup

stir until dissolved. let simmer together another 5-10 minutes, then serve.

Monday, September 6, 2010

knitting! hats!!

I haven't posted any knitting in a while, but that's not because I haven't done any! I'm just a lazy blogger.

Here we have 3 newborn/infant hats:






And a hat that's part of a commission:


And a toddler sized hat, and an adult scarf:

Sunday, September 5, 2010

exercise bleg

oops, I mean blog. I skipped a day this last week :( First time since I started swimming back in June. only 2750 yards last week. I felt like such crap yesterday. Plus Joe wanted to spend the morning at the lake with his boat. And while that was fun, it wasn't really a work out, not for me anyway. I stood/sat on the shore and watched the boys go out. I was nauseous, monstrously grumpy, and exhausted all day. It seems now that no matter what I do, or what I eat, the nausea settles in mid-morning and doesn't budge until I go to sleep at night. 4 more weeks of this awful first trimester to live through.

What's worse about skipping the gym yesterday, is that the next few weeks are going to be super busy, and I don't know if I will be able to make it 4x a week this week. The next week will be a little better, but the week after next R. and I will be at my mom's all week. No gym at all that week. We're looking forward to seeing grandma though, and the aunts.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Almost Diaper Free

I've been amazed this week at how well R. has done with the potty. He's going on it exclusively as long as we are at home. We even made a couple of diaper free trips away from the house today. He staid dry the whole time, both trips, but then wet himself as soon as we walked in the door. So that's something we're going to have to work on. It seems like maybe he's holding it until we get back home, then can't make it to the potty. He's even been getting all his poops in the potty, with one exception when he got distracted playing and didn't make it to the potty in time. We also still have to have a dipe at night, and probably will for some time yet, but that's ok with me.