Monday, September 30, 2013

WIP this week

A couple weeks ago I took a commission for another baby sweater set.  I'm more than half way done with the sweater.  I like the way it's knitting up.  I am a little nervous about the size, because it's going to be a gift, and I have no measurements to work from.  So I am going by a size chart, and making it the size the customer asked for.  I really hope it fits.  The cuffs of the sleeves and the hem around the bottom will be yellow, and there will be a hat to match, in blue and yellow also.  

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Because Cuteness

 Wedding reception in Virginia 

 B's first ice cream cone (strawberry sorbet)

 And just monkeying around in our own back yard 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The end of an era

5 years, 11 days.  That's how long I've been a nursing mother. And now, for the first time since R was born, I do not have a nursling.  B weaned herself gradually over the last two months.  She hasn't nursed in a week, or even asked about 'mokies' in 4 days.

That's ALSO how long I have had a child in diapers, and we're also pretty much done with those except at night.  We did pull ups for about a week during the day, and now we're switching over to regular underwear.  No babies at this house.  

I've looked forward to this day for a long time, but it's a little sad too.  I don't know for sure if we'll have any other kids, even though J really wants more.  I am very undecided.  It is liberating though.  J and I are planning a weekend together next month without the kids.  We've never done that before.  I suspect it will be harder for me than it will be for them.

Monday, September 2, 2013

And now it's September

J was here this weekend.  He left a little while ago.  It hurts so much to say goodbye.  Every time.  He's promised to come back in two weeks on his next 3 day weekend.  That helps a little.  It's as hard on him as is it is on me.  He's stronger though and doesn't cry.  We have a little over 2 months left til school is over and he can move back home.  I'm just so exhausted.  Physically, emotionally.  

The kids and I have a wedding to travel to in the mean time.  It will be a really long drive, and the whole thing feels completely overwhelming right now.  Somehow in the next few days I have to put on my big girl panties and my super mom cape and get shit done.  Right now all I want is to crawl into my bed and cry.  I can't though, kids need me.