Sunday, January 31, 2010
I also mentioned in an earlier post that I am skinny again. Also not true. I think I said that after I slept until noon without eating breakfast so my belly was especially small. I still can't wear any pants but sweatpants. I actually buttoned up a pair of jeans yesterday but they kept rubbing against my incision so I ended up wearing a skirt to go grocery shopping. Someday I'll wear jeans again...
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Twenty minutes later, Calvin was screaming louder and the water had leaked out into the kitchen and was about to start soaking our carpet and maintenance still hadn't showed up, so I called them back. I think they were a little annoyed with me, but I didn't care. I guess I didn't stress the first time how bad the leak in our pantry was because they told me that the guys had left and they would get to the calls in order. This time I stressed that it was an emergency and a few minutes later, maintenance showed up, carrying a little bucket of rags. That made me laugh because they were going to need 20 or 30 times more rags to clean up that water.
I finally fed poor Calvin while the maintenance guys fixed the problem. I guess someone's water heater on the third floor was leaking and it dripped down through the second floor into our apartment.
Luckily, nothing really got ruined. Everything on the floor was either waterproof or not important and I pulled out most of the stuff before it got too wet anyway. Our food has splashes of nasty water on the containers, but that's okay. It is still edible.
Hopefully the rest of the day will go a little better than this morning did.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Calvin likes to wiggle his arms and legs:
Calvin rolled over! My camera ran out of memory at the end so the video ends a half second early. Sorry. You will notice my hand in the video because Calvin was about to roll off the couch. That was my protective mothering instincts coming out.
Isn't that the cutest outfit? He has monkey feet! Thanks to Amanda's parents!
Friday, January 22, 2010
This is what we did after I got back from the doctor:
- He loves his binky.
- He only cries when he is really hungry or getting his diaper changed. The rest of time time he just whimpers.
- He is really strong.
- No matter how tightly we wrap him up, he always manages to get his arms out.
- He loves to look around at things.
- He HATES getting his diaper changed.
- He has a really strong neck and can hold his head up.
Here is a smiling picture. It is way cuter in person though.
Oh! I almost forgot! I'm skinny again! The pants my mom bought me last week are way too big now. How nice!
Monday, January 18, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Calvin probably will come home on Wednesday. Horray! He will also be wire free when he comes home, which will make him way easier to hold.
Some highlights from the past two days:
-Yesterday the nurse changed his diaper while he was on my lap and he peed on me.
-Last night he got all the wires off his head! He is down to 5-7 wires now instead of the 15 or so he had.
-Evan got to hold him last night and it was so cute!
-Today I fed him successfully and changed his diaper. He didn't pee on me!
Friday, January 8, 2010
Evan has been a great help with everything. I sure married a good guy!
Some pictures and a video clip follow here:
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I was trying to think of a good prize and finally came up with one: The winner gets to choose the final name of our baby!
Here is the real grand prize:
Do you ever just love being in a room because of a new piece of furniture or a new arrangement of furniture? That's how I feel about the baby's room/craft room right now. For the past few months, all the furniture has been squeezed together to make room for our kitchen table so I could sew on it. Now we rearranged the room and replaced the kitchen table with a smaller craft table and I love being in there!
Evan's tuition and engineering books are going to be paid for by the company he is doing research for. That's a real blessing. We finally got around to applying for pell grants too, so hopefully we'll get one of those and we'll be rich again.
Pregnancy blessings and woes:
Ironically (and thankfully), now that I am almost done with pregnancy, I don't have back pain. It has been replaced by achy hips and leg pain. In fact, I've woken up twice in the past week because of a charlie horse in my calf. Poor Evan woke up too because I woke up yelling. He thought I was going into labor or something. Haha.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
They have a cool tradition there of eating fondue on New Years Eve. They had several kinds of meat and mushrooms that we could put on skewers and fry in a little fondue pot, as well as some cheese fondue and other appetizers. The spinach artichoke dip was really good. It was pretty cool and fun to fry our own food. I ate way more than I should have.
Then we played some games, ate ice cream sundaes, and watched a movie. I fell asleep during it, but woke up before midnight to watch the ball drop, pop my popper, drink some sparkling juice, and watch Dave set off fireworks.
Thanks to Amanda's parents for a good New Years Eve!
Monday, January 4, 2010
Check out the table Evan got me for Christmas! I asked for a card table, but this one is better because the top is hard and it is long and narrow. Perfect for sewing and stuff!
I decided the baby needed an orange crib sheet. This is what it looks like, but I haven't sewed in the elastic yet.
These are the paperwhites I grew in a giant pickle jar. In the bottom there are rocks and water. They aren't going to flower since they flowered last year, but I think they look cool anyway. Plus, I think paperwhites are stinky, so I'd rather not have them flower.
My mom and I made these for the baby's room with freezer paper stencils while the boys were snowshoing over winter break. My mom did a great job! It is tough to do two colors with freezer paper stencils. The freezer paper wouldn't stick to the already painted part. The frames are from Walmart and the fabric was some I had on hand.
Here is the finished project. It turned out lighter and redder than the stain can indicated. I wanted it to be the same color as our coffe table, but it isn't. I think it was too dusty in the lab because our finish is really rough. But we can always re-do it. I've never stained anything before, so it was fun to learn how. It would have been way cheaper to paint it though.
An apron for my mother in law. I didn't use a pattern, but I modeled it after an apron I already have.