Monday, January 05, 2009

Long time no post...but I have good excuses...really!

I know. I'm a crappy blogger. You guys probably thought I was gone for good. But before you start grumbling about how I'm a worthless and lazy blogger, humor me by reading my long list of excuses!

First of all, meet Clara Rose. Clara was born on April 15th of last year...she's almost nine months old now. She was a bit of a surprise as our oldest is now 10, and we figured that if a second one hadn't shown up by now, it wasn't ever going to happen.

Surprise!!! This was not the kind of pregnancy that one thinks of when they think of the miracle of life, the glow of pregnancy, blah blah blah. First of all, my morning sickness never went away. By my ninth month I weighed considerably LESS than I had when I'd gone in for my first appointment. Then I had blood tests come back all funky indicating an alarmingly high chance of her having Downs Syndrome. Which led to an amnio to rule that out. Then she decided to turn breech and refuse to flip the right way, and after examining all our options we decided our best plan of action was to have a c-section. Very bizarre experience, especially after delivering Sebastian the "normal" way.

She's a doll. She just started crawling, knows who her daddy is by name...says "mama" too but don't think she's connected it to me just yet. To her, I'm just the lady with the boob that feeds her. She calls everything with fur a "kitty", regardless of whether you're a cat, a big dog, or Santa Claus. And, she LOVES yarn. Yup, she's definitely mine and I'm already wondering how long I have to wait before I can start teaching her to knit. The picture of her I posted is of her with all the Noro I got for the Big Bad Baby Blanket I'm making from the Stitch N Bitch book, although I've made some changes to it that will allow me to actually double the size of the original pattern. I'll post pictures of its progress in an upcoming post, but you're all going to have to be patient with me as I've quickly learned that knitting while breastfeeding or chasing a crawling baby pretty much sucks ass. I have a lot of things on my Ravelry list that I want to knit but it's taking a while.

It's not just the baby that's keeping me from my dream of full time knitting bliss...I'm about seven weeks from completing my associates degree in IT/Networking. My slated completion date is March 1st. Then my plan is to take a few months off, hopefully long enough to have summer with the kids (and obsessively knit), and then start in on a bachelors degree in human services/management. It's kind of weird, it seems like it's been forever but on the other hand, it doesn't seem like it's taken that long to get done.

Anyway, my new years resolution is to try to make time to do the things I love to do but have just not put aside time to get done, and that includes posting on my blog. I hope to have some time to give it a facelift and update it a bit more, and be a bit more regular about providing knitting and life updates.

Hugs to you all!!

1 comment:

lkmanitou said...

Lorr!!! Glad to hear you and the family are doing well. What's your ID on Ravelry? I'm lkmanitou over there.