FOR TODAY, Wednesday March 25, 2009
Outside my window is a whole world I need to explore. I have spent far too much time inside lately. Being very pregnant in the snow and ice tends to keep you inside, as a fall in the 8-9 month could be a big problem. For this reason I have ventured out very little, but I'm now not pregnant, and the weather is warming, the ground is not slippery, so I need to bring myself and a well bundled little one outside!
I am thinking I'm very blessed! I had a friend bring a gift today of cloth diapers. Various sizes, and styles, to get us started on figuring out what works for us and what we should buy! So wonderful.
From the kitchen, my mom brought dinner tonight, so I wouldn't have to cook. She's been making dinner for the past few days, since I got home from the hospital, and it has been so nice to have a homemade dinner appear just before it's time to eat!
I am wearing the fabulous nursing gown that I made for the hospital. I ended up wearing their johnny most of the time, to avoid any unpleasant things happening to my gown, but it was nice to have when I did want it for my walks around the hall.
I am creating wool soakers for cloth diapers! One down. Lovely! I really like this little soaker and I'm excited with how
quick and easily it worked up. The baby spent most of the knitting
time in my lap on a cozy blanket, sleeping away. She sleeps a lot, and
is even hard to wake for feedings. When she's awake she's happy and alert, so not too sleepy. I had forgotten how much babies
sleep…as her sister outgrew that a long time ago! I used Harrisville yarn in Highland Style, Virgin Wool. I don't have a color name or number as it didn't come with one. I am excited to say that not only is this wool made in the US, but in fact only about 85 miles away in Harrisville NH. Great bonus for a locavore!
I am going hoping to go out tomorrow. Just a short jaunt to the yarn store to show off the new baby, get some more wool, and say "Hi". We'll see if I'm feeling well enough to go.
I am reading listening to Husband read to Mini at naptime, The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh,
which we received as a treasured gift from my aunt when Mini was born.
Those stories are fabulous! I had heard the children's books that were
written based on that book, but don't recall ever hearing the real
thing, and they are totally different. The kids books have all the
same events, but not the lovely writing, and asides. Such lines as,
"Hallo, Pooh," said Rabbit.
"Hallo, Rabbit. Fourteen, wasn't it?"
"My pots of honey what I was counting"
"Fourteen, that's right."
"Are you sure?"
"No," said Rabbit. "Does it matter?"
"I just like to know," said Pooh humbly. "So as I can say to myself: 'I've got fourteen pots of honey left' Or fifteen as the case may be. It's sort of comforting."
"Well, let's call it sixteen," said Rabbit. "What I came to say was…."
Fabulous! I highly recommend the book we have for family reading times,
and read aloud opportunities. I have completely enjoyed listening, as has Mini. They just read bit each day, and pick up where they left off the next
I am hoping the baby keeps her sleeping schedule as it is. She sleeps through the night, minus the times I wake her for feedings.
I am hearing Mini fussing for fun…she needs a new hobby.
Around the house things are in surprisingly good shape, and if I keep my knitting tidy, they are even better.
One of my favorite things is watching a newborn. All the little facial expressions and the little hands moving. It's just so sweet.
A few plans for the rest of the week: If I'm feeling up to it, I'm hoping to make that trip to the yarn store. Knit a couple more soakers. If I am feeling really good by the weekend, we may take a jaunt over to Sugarmomma's Maple Farm on Saturday, for their open house.
They will be giving tours of their sugar shack and serving breakfast
from 9-3. A couple local farms, Lasting Legacy and Yellow House will
be there with animals, and hams and eggs! I'm hoping for us to be up
for the adventure!
Here is picture thought I am sharing…