Thursday, January 20, 2011

1.20.11 :: 135 weeks old

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Mack is 135 weeks old today.

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There are always lots of hugs around our house. Morning hugs goodbye when Mack & Sean leave to go to daycare for the day.

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And night time before bed sandwich hugs.

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SPECS:
Pattern: A Neck Warmer for Coreen by Me! (My Ravelry Link)
For
: Myself
Yarn:1 skein (82 yards) of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Superchunky
Needles
: US 11 - 8.0 mm
Size
: 5.5" x 23.5"
Timeline: January 11, 2011 - January 18, 2011. It never takes me this long to knit this neck warmer, but life with a newborn kept me busy.
Modifications: Knit pattern as written.
Notes: I've already knit 3 of these neck warmers as gifts. It was finally time to knit one for me.

Qinhisroom

Finally got around to hanging a few things in the house today. A few of those items were in Quentin's room.

QuentinName

One of which, is this awesome felt Quentin name that my aunt made for Quentin, I believe, for Chanukah 2010. It's his name on a Habs hockey stick, in the Habs colors. It's pretty awesome. (And the dog hanging on the wall is a pretty neat diaper stacker - though that was hung a while ago on the wall).

Talk about routine... Kids like routine. Jamie had sat down with Mackenzie a while ago and told him that he was a big boy and big boys don't cry at daycare drop off. The next morning, Mackenzie stopped crying at daycare drop off. It's been a few weeks now, and today I took the kids to daycare for the first time since having Quentin/the end of my pregnancy. Out of routine, and Mackenzie starts to cry at daycare drop off. Oh, I hope this isn't starting up again. Shows how much routine is important in kids.

The reason I took the kids to daycare this morning was because Jamie said that he doesn't mind taking the kids to daycare in the morning, unless there is a morning where I am leaving at about the same time, then he'd appreciate me taking them, since he takes my car to take them (car seats are in my car) and it would be silly for him to come back to get his car when I'm leaving anyhow with my car (makes sense). Well, this morning I was leaving to take Quentin to the CLSC to get him weighed. I was worried because the last 2 weeks from December 28th to January 13th, Quentin had only gained 15 grams per day (on estimate). Normal weight gain for a newborn is between 20-25 grams per day, so I wanted to make sure there was a gain in the last week of at least that. Well, in the last week Quentin's gained approximately 31 grams a day. He's now 7 lbs 4.4 oz. (3300 grams or 3.30 kg) - finally over the 7 lbs mark. Time to officially retire those 5 lbs sleepers and take out the 7 lbs sleepers (he's still swimming in newborn sleepers). Next week we see our doctor, so hopefully he'll keep on track for the weight gain.

After we got home, a friend came by for a bit, to meet Quentin, which was nice. I spent the afternoon backing up my home office computer as the power supply keeps shutting down my computer. I am having Jamie bring it into work next week to fix it, and upgrade a few things, as it started running slow. Backing up my hard drive is a huge job, as I have over 161 Gigs of photos backed up from 2007 until today. I don't want to lose any of those... so I'll be backing it up again after the initial back-up. Working in the computer industry and seeing people come in with fried computers and losing their kids' baby photos or their wedding files, etc.. I don't want to take the chance of losing my files. So my advice to you guys - BACK UP your files! I never dump my memory card off my camera until I've made sure that it's backed up - twice (in 2 different places).

It's -11C out there, and bitter. I hate winter. I hate that once my toes are numb (from the cold), they're like that for the rest of the day. And my skin? My hands are so bad in the winter, no matter how many time I moisturize. I'm longing for spring.

I made dinner in the slow cooker today - a rib recipe. It was fantastic. I made some alterations to the recipe, which completely altered it all together, but it is definitely something that I would make again. I've been looking at things like sodium (trying to make sure anything I cook with has under 500mg of sodium (anything above that is really bad for you), but sometimes it's super hard when a recipe calls for a soup base and the sodium is REALLY high in it - I tend to alter the recipe a bit, to find something with a lower sodium count.

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6 comments:

sapphireblue said...

The neck warmer turned out lovely!

g-girl said...

love the shot of sean giving q a hug! so adorable. :) love the photo of the monkey too. teehee!

Maureen said...

The picture of Sean and Q is soooooooo cute!!

Amelah said...

Precious the picture of Sean hugging Baby Q. Fantastic that he loves his brothers so much! He really is an AWESOME BIG brother!

Nice neck warmer!! Looks good on you!

Auntie B is so awesome with the names! I still have mine that she made me when I was born! Love the hockey theme! Are Sean & Mackenzie's that theme too? I can't remember?

I am crazy when it comes to backing up. I have a secondary drive i put them to, an external drive i put them too and a third drive, kept in a different building [in case of theft or fire!]. Oh and i back them up to a DVD once a month for the month hat just passed because any of those hard drives could die [bite my tongue & knock on wood] but a DVD [unless scratched] can last forever.

Tara said...

Love the neckwarmer!

Bea said...

Your neckwarmer is great! I think I might actually be caught up on your blog!