Day seventeen. I want to curl up and sleep forever - I hate being sick. Busy day though, regardless.
24 Weeks Pregnant? Or maybe 27 weeks? Look at that belly! I feel massive! When the belly sticks out much (MUCH) further than the b00bs (I know I spelled that with two zero's, I don't want pervs to google me!) then maybe I'm a tad farther along than the U/S technician thinks. I'm still thinking I'm having a small baby. But I guess we'll see when Mackenzie decides he wants to make his grand appearance into this world. I swear, though, I laugh (or rather chuckle) each time someone asks me when I'm due. My response.... "According to my doctor or according to the UltraSound technician?"
I received a lovely package in the mail today - and it can only be from one person - DAWN! She knew how much I wanted (badly!) to even TOUCH Koigu KPPM Sock yarn, so she ordered me some! YUMMY! I am in love with the colorway - wowzers. These will be nice sockies for me! And hopefully one day I'll have a girl and she'll get the leftovers in her blankie. I am in the middle of putting together a thank you package for Dawn, which will go out in the mail as soon as my "Slow Month" is over & done with. Thank you Dawn. I'm going to go shortly fondle the Koigu some more!
This morning was Sean's final Gym class for the winter session. He had a lot of fun this morning soaking himself in the water play area, (thank goodness I had a spare outfit in his diaper bag) and then played in sand (before I changed him!) He was a mess! I think all the kids this morning were a little more "hyper" than usual... it was just chaotic! We got to bring home all the artwork that Sean did from this session, I'm totally framing his first piece that he ever did. It's going on the wall. I'm sooooo freakin' proud. Next week we start the same class again, but on Tuesday. (Keeping busy because once Mackenzie arrives, it's a whole other story with life!)
On our way home Sean fell asleep in the car. I let him sleep in the car in the garage, and stayed in my office so I could hear him. I did some work, he let me get some done. After he woke up, my sister came by and watched/played with Sean for just over an hour while I got a ton of work done. Made phone calls, took care of business stuff and when I finished I felt four hundred times better that it was accomplished. Thank you sis! Really!
After I got my work done we had some errands to run. I had to check in a store in the city to see something that someone out of town asked me about, and next door was Walmart. I had 3 returns to do, and then to pick up some groceries. They also had a blue shirt that I had the black one of, but I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep the black one, so since I like the blue one better I got the blue one to replace the black one (EXCHANGES are allowed during Slow Month). I also picked up Banana Split Oreos, (Never seen them before?) but the pregnancy craving thing happened, and I had to taste them. They're good!!! (When I told Jamie about them this evening he made a face). Ok, I have an odd taste palette, what can I say?
After Walmart we headed to Costco where I needed food items and food related items. I also picked up a baby sleeper in 2 different sizes to replace ones that I have at home that have zippers. Those will be going back in exchange for the new ones. (Once again, exchanges are allowed during slow month!) You see, the baby sleepers from Costco are SUPER cute, and the ones that have the buttons, rock. The ones that have the zippers - they wash funny and then when you put it on your child - it's all warped and funny looking. And the problem with Costco is that they always have FOUR MILLION girl options and girl sizes. For boys? Slim picking and next to nothing. Either everyone in the world is having boys, or they aren't bringing in enough stock.... hmmm....! I picked up stewing meat for a slow cooker recipe, I just need to decide what I will do with it.
The baby Surprise Jacket is all done in the knitting department. I need to seam it (hence why it looks all funny on top), and possibly block it. Maybe I'll block it first then seam it. That sounds like a wiser choice. (That will get done tomorrow while Sean is at my parents house). I need to dig through my button stash and see what buttons will look best on Mackenzie's sweater. I'll let you know what I decide.
Next up in the knitting department, I want to work a bit more on Sean's blankie project, as well as I need to finish the Cabled Pullover I started for Sean. He is in 18 month size now, and I want him to wear it before he outgrows it. I will need to cast on for the front asap. (The back is done, so there's the front to do and then the sleeves). And then.... four million other projects that have been started and that I want to start! So little time.
I feel like I'm coughing worse now on the antibiotics than I was before I started taking it. I'm hoping that is a good sign that the medication is working and that I'm "coughing out" the bronchitis to get rid of it? Crossing fingers. But to be honest, I feel/felt like shit today.
Tomorrow morning Sean has his last swim class for this winter session. I can't go into the water (bronchitis) so my mom is going to go in with him - I'll be able to take pictures, that's for sure!! That I am excited for! Let me tell you. I really don't want to risk making the bronchitis even worse, even though I've now been on medication for it over 48 hours. Sean gets a report card tomorrow (oddly enough), I can't wait to see what it says.
Tomorrow after swimming Sean is spending the day with my mom (and maybe my dad? Not sure what his plans for tomorrow are). Anyhow, my mom is hanging out with the kid so that I can do some Robyn's Nest stuff and also tackle a bunch of stuff on my TO DO list (that Sean doesn't allow me to do when awake). Very grateful that my mom & dad live 5 streets away.
Day seventeen. Spent money on food and food related items. Also spent money on an 2 items that I already had at home in a different variation, but the old items are going back as an exchange (too bad they weren't with me, I could have done a straight exchange - but how was I to know?) So far, so good. More than halfway through the month. It's tough, but I'm hanging in there! I guess I'm just used to getting what I want, when I want - which is bad! LOL.... It's also teaching me this month to not spoil Sean as much as I have been. The kid really has too many toys. I just want him to have everything, and that's bad.
Though, I do have to say, I was in need of a new diaper bag. Got one off Craigslist last week for free. It's the one I wanted, perfect for 2 kids. Friends with more than 1 child recommended it. They had listed it as "like-new".... yeah right. I don't think so. But, I took it anyhow. Last night I took out the wipes and started to first disinfect it. There was a lot of dirt that came out. Then, today I ran it in the washing machine, and you know what.... now.... it's "like new".... Really! It's so spotless, it's amazing. I was worried about hygiene, and what not (throwing pacifier's and stuff in there), etc. But you know.... I think it'll be okay! And this new-to-me diaper bag is a great new thing for me, this month. All it needed was a little cleaning and it's good as new. I'm okay with that. It's hanging to dry in my laundry room right now. I can't wait to put away Sean's diaper bag, which is now useless. Really. (And it's our 3rd diaper bag that we've had). I guess I haven't yet found a system which works for me. Here's to hoping that the new-to-me one does! I will never turn down hand-me-downs or free stuff, especially for the kids and especially since they outgrew things so fast. I hate spending full price for brand new items for how fast they outgrow things. However, I do have to say, it is indeed rare that I do spend full price on baby clothing, I'm the queen of good deals.... I just know where/how to look for them, I guess. However, I'll have to save my talent for next month. No need for them really this month, there is no shopping going on!
Alright, I'm going to read a bit in bed, and then close my eyes. I think I'll have to set my alarm for my next dose of antibiotics. 3 times per day every 8 hours. (I'm not even awake for that many hours!) GRRR!
ps- Might still be looking for commenter 3616.... keep on posting comments! Getting closer - oh so closer - to 1000 posts (THIS SATURDAY!!)
- Knit and Purl Mama
- I am a 30-something mom who knits, and takes pictures, a lot. I am a mother to 3 adorable boys, Sean (Dec 2006), Mackenzie (June 2008) & Quentin (Nov 2010). This is my journey through motherhood, photography, the books I read, life in general and knitting, of course. Oh, and other crafts too!
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