Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fall has turned into a Blur



This past month is has been a blur.  Fall is my favorite time of year and I haven't even spent any time to notice it.  I hope this is just an adjustment to motherhood and won't turn into a permanent thing. I just enjoy Fall too much.  I grew up in New England and live in Upstate New York.  I can't imagine life without four seasons.  I have barely noticed the colors change and now the leaves are falling at a very fast pace.  Our lawn is covered with them.  I took the pic out the window last week and the branches are a lot more bare.

Fall is also the start of English Premier Soccer.  We cheer for Chelsea.  My brother-in-law roots for Crystal Palace.   Hubby has taken a liking to Crystal Palace but Chelsea is still his favorite and they played each other this weekend.  The only baby Chelsea gear we had was in size 12-18 months but it fit over her pajamas.  It worked.  And Chelsea won so that was good.

The little one just turned one month.  She had her one month checkup and is now 8 lbs 6 oz and is 21 and 1/4 inches.  She is developmentally on track and we are starting to set a sleeping routine.  We were letting her sleep whenever and we were noticing she was starting to get overstimulated. Her pediatrician said it was time to start putting her down at the same time.  She has grown out of her newborn clothes and in 0-3 month size.  I am torn between being sad that she is outgrowing her newborn clothes and being excited at all her new milestones.



Thursday, October 16, 2014

What is on my Ravelry Queue?

I barely find time to knit these days but I can still think about all the projects I want to complete on my Ravelry Queue.   I felt like posting my top ten would make accountable to actually start (and hopefully finish) some of these projects.  These are my top ten.

1.  Little Coffee Bean Cardigan.  I have made this sweater twice.  I made one to match the colors of Hubby's college and he brought it to the hospital because it was the first wave of fall weather.  We didn't put it on the Little One because it ended up being warm the day we went home.  And I haven't seen it since.  We've torn apart the house looking for it.  So it's somewhere or we left it at the hospital which is unlikely.  So I am going to make a new one.  And then...we will find it.

2.  Baby Norgi because who doesn't like reindeer.  I want to make it in white and pink.

3.  Little Fair Isle Hat to go with number 2.

4.  Welcome to the Flock because I love sheep.  Little One's nursery was decorated with sheep.

5.  Baby--Toddler Tiered Coat and Jacket.  I love how girly it is.

6.  Chaussons Mignons because we live where it's cold and she needs her feet covered.

7.  Pretty Baby Beanie.  See number 6 but instead of feet, it's head.

8.  Girl Hat.  Ditto number 7.

9.  Chelsea Hat.  I guess I should make something for Hubby.

10.  Polska.  I love these mittens and have had my eye on this pattern for awhile.

While there you have it.  Sorry this is a photo-less post.  How boring.  Anyway, what is in your Ravelry Queue?



Monday, October 13, 2014

Weekending: Apple Fest

We had a great weekend.  First photo is really from the week.  We went to a basketball preview night for Hubby's alma mater, Siena College.  The Little One was already showing her team spirit.


I love this photo of Kitty.  I don't usually get photos of him looking so expressive.


My in-laws were in town and we spent Friday evening with family friends.  First we stopped to see the best friend of Hubby's late grandmother.  Then we had dinner with in-laws best friends.

Saturday morning we headed to Apple Fest.  I never blogged about her hat but I had knit that using the Berry Baby Hat pattern on Ravelry.  My mother-in-law bought the onesie and it says "Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch."


The family is Hubby's best friend runs carriage rides at Apple Fest and we always go for rides.  I opted out this year since I am still recovering from surgery and besides, the little one was a little too little.  Aren't the horses beautiful?


I couldn't resist taking a picture in the pumpkin patch.


On Sunday we went to Mass and then Brunch.  Here is the little one playing the "I want my pacifier...no I don't want my pacifier...no wait, I do want my pacifier..." game.


Hubby and the in-laws went to watch the Bills with friends at the bar while I stayed home and watched the Patriots with the Little One.  (It was the same game.  We root for different teams but my team won so that is all that matters.  But I don't rub it in.)


And I did make some brownies.


Until next weekend...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Believe it or not, I have found a little time to knit

My baby keeps me busy but I have actually got a little progress done on my generic mitered squares blanket.  I do most of my knitting after the baby has gone to sleep and I am waiting to get my last pumping session in.  So lots of knitting and Step by Step (the 90's sitcom with Patrick Duffy and Suzanne Somers) on TV.


I am just working until I use all the yarn from a frogged afghan.  No idea how big it will be, though my guess is that it will be about the size of a throw.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Weekending: 2 weeks old

My baby is two weeks old.


On Friday night, Hubby asked me if I wanted to go out for dinner.  I expressed interest in going out with his best friend, wife and baby (5 months.)  Hubby and I then realized going out with two babies may not be the best idea so we invited them to come over for chicken enchiladas.  It ended up being a nice evening and we didn't have to worry if there were any meltdowns.

Saturday we just got stuff done around the house.  Saturday evening we went to a birthday party.  A friend's son was turning three.  It was interesting to see what our future will be like though I am not ready to think about her being that old.  I am getting sad thinking of the fact that she will be growing out of newborn clothes very soon. 


Sunday morning we went to church and to a diner for breakfast.  She did very well at both places.  I was trying to get her photo beforehand but she did not want me to take the photo.  And yes, we have pajamas on underneath her dress. We have a lot of summer girls hand me down clothes and fall is definitely in the air.  I don't want to buy more newborn clothes when she will likely be grown out of them in a week or so.   


Hubby goes to a local place to watch the Buffalo Bills play.  We made a deal not to buy any clothes for her since I am a New England Patriots fan.  But a friend got her this onesie.  Hubby said since she was crying, that she already understood what it meant to be a Bills fan.  I said she was crying because she would rather be wearing a Patriots onesie.


It felt nice to get out of the house.  Next weekend is Columbus Day weekend and my in-laws will be here.  It is also Apple Fest and I can't wait to take her even though she won't remember it.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Happy Anniversary

Two years ago today, I married the love of my life, my best friend and my partner in crime.  I can't wait to continue the journey together.  I love him more and more each day.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

She's Here!

Madeleine Clare was born last Saturday.

Delivery was a little rough.  I was in labor for 42 hours and then had to have an emergency c-section.  It was not the arrival I expected but she got her safely and that is the most important thing.  Since I was all tied up in IV's and such the night she was born, Hubby really did a good job taking care of her and me.  

We just love her so much.  We are very happy and getting a hang of parenthood.  We have been blessed having family to come help and friends who have come by with lots of food.

Can't wait to work on those girly things on my Ravelry queue now.



Heading home!


Kitty meeting his little sister.  He has done amazingly well having a new little human in the house.  He is very curious about her and seems concerned when she cries.


One week old.