Angel in training

May 28, 2008

See mom? I told you I was a little cherub.


The Babymoon

May 24, 2008

I am thoroughly enjoying my “babymoon”. Even with the three to four hours of sleep a night, not consecutively of course, I am allotted them in one hour increments. 😉 Finn keeps me on a tight schedule. He is a little piggy like his Daddy. He just eats and eats and eats. Especially in the evenings, after everyone else has gone to bed. I don’t mind the first two or three hours, it’s time for just the two of us. I’m a selfish mom, I don’t want to share him with Daddy or Sissy or Nana. I can’t help myself. I am amazed, after twelve years, my “mommy ears” still work like radar. I hear the teeniest squeak and I am up and out of that bed in two seconds flat.

Some pictures of my little man.

It’s funny, when I first became pregnant all I wanted was another little girl, I had no desire for a boy, I didn’t know what I would do with a boy. Somewhere in the middle I changed my mind. Finn is the little boy I never knew I always wanted.


He’s Here!

May 19, 2008

A much longer post will follow when I can grab a few moments, but in the meantime…

Finnigan Douglas Durf joined our famiy on Sunday May 18th at 12:16 am. He weighed in at 7lbs 15 oz, thumbing his nose at the Dr. who said he would be a 9 pounder! He is 19 and 3/4 inches long and stunningly beautiful. I’m biased, what can I say. The homebirth was amazing, I will never ever have another baby in a hospital. We are all doing fantastic, Dad and Big Sis have smiles so big they threaten to split their faces!

Knittin’ through contractions…Finn won the race, he beat the sweater to completion.


Sew What?

May 13, 2008

Well, I could fill this post with kvetching about my miserableness and how very pregnant I still am, but I will be nice to all of you and spare you my whining. I have been sewing a lot as mentioned in a previous post. It’s sew nice *hee,hee* to actually have the space to do it. I have sewn several accessories for the nursery.

Curtains and a valance.

A dust ruffle for the crib, I really love how this came out.

I made a mobile for the crib with each piece representing the story on the fabric: a mitten for The Naughty Kittens Who Lost Their Mittens, A mushroom for Alice in Wonderland, A Moon for Hey Diddle Diddle, and a Pail for Jack and Jill.

I also made a quick pillow, I think I’ll make another one.

And…I have been making a million and one reusable flannel diaper wipes. So cute and easy and quick. I think I made too many.

Also, the baby sweater is finally on the needles! It’s a race to see who gets here first, the sweater or the baby! (I hope Tad wins the race). No pics of that yet, so I will finish off with a couple of nursery shots. It came out beautiful, I forgot to take any before pics, but imagine this room with white walls, awful wood paneling, two computers, a futon, a sewing table with two fish tanks on it, and a bookshelf loaded with Star Trek and Star Wars books. Not mine. Hubby and FIL did a really nice job painting. And yes, that would be Evanrude starting a fight with JinBao, he terrorizes the dog mercilessly…we love it.


God Doesn’t Have UFO’s…

May 7, 2008

First of all, thank you to everyone who stopped by and wished the Monkey a happy birthday, she was tickled pink!

Psalm 139:13-16

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,

16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

Dear God,

I know that you are obviously very busy knitting this little baby…I can tell by all the stupid contractions I am having. My question is this…Are you done yet God? Now I know you set a knitting goal for an FO on May 20th…but please, do you think you could possibly knit a little faster? I’m miserable here.

Thanks, love you, thanks for all you do for our family,

Tracey


Happy Birthday Monkey!!!

May 6, 2008

Yep, it’s that time of year again. Today is her big day…12 years old. That’s only 4 years away from driving. I can not tell you the heart palpitations that gives me. We started out her day with a mini-breakfast party. It was early, her bus shows up at 7:00 am sharp, so she’s an early riser. See, this is what a birthday girl looks like at 6:30 am. Clicky to embiggen of course! You get the full effect that way.

Being that is was her birthday we had to have a super healthy and nutritious breakfast…well they started out that way. They are whole wheat waffles that I made. I’m sure her teachers will thank me today.

And of course we can’t send the birthday girl off to school without letting her open at least one present. She is a Teva nut, this is what she lives in all summer long. And these are so “Monkey”, they had to come home with us. She loved them!

Happy Birthday Monkey, We love you!


Baby Shower

May 4, 2008

My MIL and SIL threw me a baby shower this past Saturday. It was lovely. All the typical baby shower trappings. Games, good food, family, friends, cake, and lots of adorable teeny outfits. Mom and Jamie really know how to throw a party. They did a “reception” for Hubby and I after we got married and that was just as grand and fun.

A few friends from Stitch n Bitch attended as well. It was great having them there. I sat in the back with them so they didn’t feel too isolated I hope. We were the bad kids so we had to sit at the back table. 😉 My friend Dave from SnB made the cakes. OH My Gosh! They were divine, and beautiful. One was chocolate with chocolate chips and crushed peanut butter cups and the other was a white cake flavored like a sugar cookie. Yeah, I know!

The entire party I was having wild contractions and the baby was so active, I think he/she knew the party was in their honor. I was pooped when we got home! Here is a slideshow of the whole blessed event.

My Baby Shower

Oh and yes that IS a finished Mr. Greenjeans I’m wearing to the shower. 😉