Monday, March 29, 2010

Finding Time

Whenever I feel as if my life is finally slowing down and becoming manageable I find that I loose control of everything. After finding out we were pregnant I decided to take things a little slower and enjoy the experience. I had decided I would work; I am currently designing three productions at a couple of local schools from now till June. Then maybe I would work a few weeks during June at a scaled back position at my last summer job. Then out of the blue I got a promotion. Now I will be designing 3 shows and working full/part time at my summer job thru July 23. That only gives me one month to get my systems in order and the nursery set up before the baby arrives on August 27. I'm sure I can handle everything and that it will be good for me to be active thru the entirety of my pregnancy. I just have to tell myself that I won't be working for awhile and that I should enjoy every minute of it before the baby is born.
So sadly thru the last month my crafting has slowed down and I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to get everything I wanted to get down for the baby accomplished. I have made my lists and I will stick to them. I have found that I have developed Pregnant Brain and I tend to forget of find difficulty in staying motivated or awake. But so far I am still able to work on little things here and there. My husband and I took a road trip to Florida last week to see family and I am pleased to say that I finally started my first baby sweater. Right now it looks like a bib or a cover to a turkey, but hopefully It will get finished before the baby arrives. However I won't need it until November, I pretty sure once the baby comes I won't have anytime to knit or enjoy it if I do. But here is my progress so far.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Back on Track!

So I've been a little distracted recently. I am now 15 weeks pregnant and starting to feel like my old self again. I felt somewhat proud of myself a few weeks ago when I went to pick out fabric for the baby blanket I'm making. That's right, I failed to mention it was a blanket for my own baby! Charlie and I are expecting our first born of August 27th, 2010. I'm not sure if it will be a boy or a girl... YET! I get to find out in 5 weeks.
Needless to say I spent most of January staring into space. I had all the time in the world to knit and make things and I just couldn't lift a finger. I was in shock that I could be pregnant already. I had just gone off the pill; then suddenly I am a mom in training. I needed a small adjustment time. Now I'm finally feeling better and ready to take on this pregnancy with optimism and excitement! I'm starting to feel little flutters and strange new sensations. I have also decided I am going to make my very first sweater! For my very first Baby!

At least I'm going to start it, it sounds like the next 5 1/2 months wont be as low key as I had imagined, but work is work and I gotta take it! This is the Yarn I'm going to use! Since I don't know if it will be a boy or a girl I figure this would work for both! And then when we have more kids It will work again!

Here's the Picture from the pattern. I think it is very cute and will be an excellent for my very first sweater attempt! I think I might modify it a little bit though, who knows how it will turn out! I Also have a bunch of buttons left over from a couple of Christmas presents that will be super cute on the shoulders. And since I will be having the baby in August I will totally need size 3-6month sweaters for the winter months! Rock out! Now I just have to get started and find the time to get it done! I hope to make some booties and hats too, more to come!