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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

yet another hobby

A few weeks ago I went to a "spin-in" with my Mom.
I didn't really know what to expect. To be honest, I didn't really think I would like spinning that much. I was wrong. I had a really good time. Everybody there was super nice.... and to my surprise, the spinning was fun too.
I'm not good at it..... but I'm making progress. I was doing "okay" at the spin-in with Mom watching and teaching me, but when I got home and tried spinning a couple days later.... not so good. In fact, I would go so far as to say I was pathetic.
I have been practicing with a huge bag of "fluff" (new to the spinning terminology - sorry to all you spinners) to practice on. I am getting better.
Here is my first bobbin (which I totally swore at and gave up) next to my second bobbin... Yes, there is progress.

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I still have a bunch of the white fluff left to keep practicing.....

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which is a good thing because Mom bought me 100g (?) of this cool blue-faced something-or-other. I wrote the name down somewhere but can't find it right this minute. Anyway... I want to get a little better before I attempt spinning the better stuff so I don't just ruin it.

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One of the vendors had a Huge ball of that stuff on top of their display. Mom and I were admiring all the different "fluffs" people had for sale and I mentioned that I wanted THAT ball of fluff. While i was spinning away, she snuck over and bought a wad of it for me. :-) Thanks Mom!

I also won a door prize!!! YAY!!! I won some pink fluff. (Merino)
Mom said Merino is harder to spin so I will save it for a while until I'm "ready".

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We have a stroller!
Jeramey grandparents wanted to buy us a stroller for the baby's gift. They weren't sure what kind to get and they don't like shopping all that much so they sent me off on my own to choose what I wanted. Mom and Dad came across a great sale at Sears and pointed me in the right direction. (actually, Mom ended up coming with me and we compared a bunch of strollers together)
I came home with the Graco Euro Quattro. It was $90.00 off and it seemed like one of the best strollers there. It "goes" really smoothly and it comes with the car seat that clicks into the stroller and has a base for the car. I can also collapse it with one hand, which is really nice. It has lockable wheels, etc. I think we made a good choice.
Plus, it's not too "foofy" so Jer will take baby for a walk in it and not feel like a big sissy. :-)

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(monkey likes it too)

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i know, i know, i promised belly photos.... soon.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Baby Bump

Okay, here it is.... My new baby bump.

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It took forever for me to get this picture. (camera + timer = hassle)
The "bump" often looks a little bigger but I found myself sucking in while taking the picture.... Why? I have no idea!!!
It's not like it gushy fat or anything... It's firm to the touch. (a very odd feeling for this first-time mom-to-be!)
My husband is getting pretty tired of me asking him to "feel my tummy!" about 50 times a day. I keep trying to get him to push on it a little to feel how firm it is but he freaks out... "Don't push on it!!!" I just want him to feel how weird it is. :-)

In other news (still baby news) I heard the baby's heart beat at my doctor's appointment last week! It was soooo cool! I didn't really know what to expect.... In fact, I was pretty relieved to have real confirmation that yes, I am in fact pregnant, not just crazy! :-)
The heart beat sounded like a beating/swishing sound.... I guess like a heartbeat under water, which is what it would be. It was really neat. My next appointment is Oct. 10. My doctor said we will book the ultrasound at that time. (It usually takes about 2 weeks to get in) I can't wait!!! :-D

(anybody else notice how shocked Donkey looks about the baby bump?)

Friday, September 08, 2006

Monkey Baby?

Monkey has been asking a lot of questions lately about all the new baby clothes and furniture we've been bringing into the house. We keep explaining to him that it's for "the baby" and that this is the "baby's room" etc. He's been taking it extremely well... and now I know why. I went into the "baby's room" today and discovered this... I think there may have been a slight misunderstanding.

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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Time for new pants?

as i'm sitting here at my desk i realize that this may indeed be the last week for these jeans.... OOOOF!!!
i wonder what the office policy is on wearing sweat pants to work? :-)
i've been changing into either sweat pants or pajama pants after work every day for the last 2 weeks.
i wore a long shirt today and my area of the office is particularly cold this morning and i'm still wearing a jacket so i've unbuttoned the pants.... normally i would worry about forgetting and standing up and having my pants fall off... but i seem to have also grown a substantial bottom and i feel confident that it will hold my pants up long enough for me to remember. ah yes, i am beginning to understand the subtle joys of pregnancy. (rolling my eyes)

i also seem to have developed an irrational love of oranges and orange juice. i NEED something "orangie" every day. i ate my last orange this morning and i know i will need to stop at the store and get more on my way home. so far no cankers so i guess i'm not eating too many. not a bad choice for a pregnancy craving.... its a lot healthier than ice cream or chocolate. (which, by the way, i have no desire for whatsoever - yuck)

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

I'm going to be a MOM!!!

Jer and I are expecting our first child in March. Excited? Why, YES!!! :-D
I've known for 3 months but I wasn't able to blog about it as I hadn't yet informed my boss at work. And we all know how the gossip rumors fly in an office so I had to keep it pretty quiet. Now that the news is out, I'm free to blog about it. :-)
It's funny though, now that I can talk about it, I don't really know what to say.
At least I've added a "baby ticker" to the top of this page.
I'm sure I will be able to write more once this "first baby post" pressure is gone.
Until then, here is a picture of the cutest little baby booties I have ever seen and just HAD to buy. (they are actually rattle slippers, so cool)

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