Sunday, November 30, 2008

Weekend Crafts

First off, a mosaic Christmas table runner. First pic shows it all laid out before sewing.
Unfortunately, it ended up a bit difficult to tell what the image is supposed to be :( Josh thought it was a butterfly. I thought maybe the colors would give it away?
This pic looks way too bright - the colors on the back are actually pretty deep - my camera flash distorts a bit I think.

Second project is a simple flannel baby quilt/blanket. I found the cute monkey fabric in a bin at JoAnn's this weekend and had to do something with it. All that is left is to hand-stitch the binding (made of a silky brown fabric). I may add an initial (applique? I suppose you would call it) to the back if we end up having a boy - otherwise I know of a few girls having boys so I will customize for them.
Not a bad weekend - sew, nap, eat and repeat :)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Candy Cane Brownie Lollipops

All I can say is - YUM! Not too hard to make either :)

Got the recipe from the Pampered Chef and decided to try it out on a lazy Saturday like today...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Good News!

Our ultrasound will be in 3D!!! I knew there had to be a good reason for them to be switching out their equipment when I thought they took very clear pics before. Definitely worth the wait :)

Also - half-way done today - yay for 20 weeks!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Contortionist Baby?

Got this pic in an email update from - is it me or does that baby look terribly uncomfortable?!

P.S. Sorry for the anatomy lesson attached :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Dr. Appt

Had my 19 week appointment today. Waited an hour and a half to see the doc as he was doing a delivery. Most of his other patients left, but his nurse said he would only be a few minutes more (a couple of times) and so I waited. I was so excited to be able to schedule my big ultrasound I really didn't want to leave without that date. The appointment went good, BP is better, HB was there, no protein or whatnot in my urine, and I was weighed (no gain there - exactly the same as a month ago but ok according to doc). Probably took all of 5 min total. He was in a rush to get to a c-section, also, such a busy guy!
Anyway - so he gives me a sheet to give to the receptionist and wants me to come back in 4 weeks for my next appt and wanted them to schedule the ultrasound for the same day. I get to the receptionist and am told to sit and wait again. Then they called me up and said they are replacing the ultrasound equipment around the time the doc wanted it scheduled so they scheduled me for 5 weeks out. I will be just about 24 weeks then. I know it is only a week later (although I was also hoping he would tell me 3 weeks instead of 4) but still I am a bit sad - not only did I wait forever today, but I was hoping to see the baby sooner. I also was hoping to be able to tell everyone at Thanksgiving. I know that the pluses of waiting far outweigh my need to know if our baby is a boy or a girl. We will be able to see the organs better, the equipment will be new and hopefully better, etc. But it is hard not to feel down a bit. I suppose I could call and see if I could get in before they switch out the equipment, but I know I will feel selfish for doing it when really all that matters is that the baby is healthy.

On the plus side - I voted today :) I feel good about that at least!