Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Growing and Growing

Well, here's a second quickie blog post for today to alleviate the mortification of posting my before photo earlier.
Some things besides my waist are growing around here. My Lady Eleanor is now more than halfway done and has definitely left the travel knitting phase. I can barely work on it over the baby while he's nursing anymore either. The stitching may slow down on it a bit, unless I can squeeze in some time in the evenings with both kiddos asleep.

HAHAHAHAHA. I crack myself up.

Little Baby is definitely growing alongside Lady Eleanor. At 5 weeks, he weighed in at the Breastfeeding Center at 10 pounds, 13 ounces. That's 2.5 pounds in 5 weeks!! Can I get a woot-woot?? He's not so little anymore. (Toys shared by big brother.)

When I took Baby Dos downtown to the doctor, I actually took out the Jaywalkers for the first time in almost 6 weeks. I've been utterly monogamous (and loving it!) with Lady Eleanor since Little Baby's birth, but like I said, she wasn't going to make a Metro trip with me and Little Baby in the sling.

So the socks are growing by a few rows, though I hate to work on anything else while I've got such momentum on the Lady.

The stash has grown a little, but only from prize yarn. I won this lovely, soft Merino Oro laceweight yarn in an oatmeal color from Wanda. Thank you, Wanda! It's perfect for a lace shawl. Leave me comments on your favorite patterns....

Our excitement over the house is growing too. I don't know if I've mentioned this on the blog before, but right now the Cap'n and I sleep on the futon in the living room with Little Baby nearby while Slim has the entire bedroom to himself. It's the only way that any of us can get any sleep in this 550-sf apartment.

I can't wait to sleep in my own bed in my own bedroom again! July can't come soon enough...

P.S. I tell you: Stay-at-home mothering can be good for the soul. As I was dancing around the living room this afternoon singing and acting silly, both boys had eyes only for their momma. Great times.

Of course, they were probably thinking, "How did we end up here?"


Rie said...

Dude! I lurv those baby have the cutest boys evah. I just want to snurgle NewBaby's cheeks and tickle Slim.

I'm so happy about the house. I'll do a celebratory dance for you as soon as I get home. The cats already know I'm crazy.

Niva said...

Ginny, I've been reading your blog and love it! I too am determined to lose a bunch of weight by october (my 37th bday). I'm just so tired of looking in the mirror and cringing... or not being able to wear the clothes I want. So I just bought a bicycle and started the South Beach. When I see you in June, let's go on a power walk together! :)
Pls give my love to the boys and my bro. Then have him give you a big hug for me.

sarah-Hope said...

Such lovely pictures! What a delight for you to get to spend so much time with the little ones.

I'm in awe of the great colors in Lady Eleanor. What yarn are you using?


P.S. I'm delighted that you liked the santa Cruz Hat. I think I'll be posting the Tamalpais patterns this evening. :-)