Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Rough Week


It has been a rough week.  

Last Wednesday night while I was making bottles, the dog wanted to go out.  So, I turned and ran right into the highchair.  Man, I saw stars!  My two smallest toes jammed into my foot.  Then, while limping around, I have come down with the colds of all colds.  It is awful.  So, I am going to go back to nursing my cold and my foot and hoping that the baby doesn't catch my cold.  

I'll be back soon with some exciting new stash acquisitions!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Itty Bitty Football Hat

Another Itty Bitty hat.  Oh, how I LOVE these hats!!  Susan B. Anderson is awesome, awesome, awesome.  This is London in his coming home outfit on the day he left the hospital.  I also made the Upside Down Daisy hat in case he was a she.  Once he was a little bit bigger and the hat was just a tiny bit big on him, he would turn his head and the hat would stay still but his head would move inside of the hat.  It was very funny to watch!  Then eventually the ear flap would end up over his face and he would whimper until we fixed it for him.  Too cute!  

London's first tooth made an appearance on Monday.  Where does the time go?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Home again, home again, ziggity zig!

I'm back!  

Man, California is VERY different from New York.  I loved it and brought back a little piece of California with me.  

I attended a MAGNIFICENT training and will be starting a private practice as a Life Coach!  I'm very excited!  I met many amazing people, learned in an honoring environment, and reconnected with a part of myself that I have not seen in a long time.  Perfection!  

With all that being said, it is also wonderful to be home.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

A Very Long Six Days

Bright and early tomorrow morning I will be going to California to attend a training.  I will be gone for six whole days.  This is a very long time when you are the mother of a seven month old.  I am a little excited and very anxious.  My husband and my parents will be taking excellent care of London.  I know that.  It is still hard to leave him.

What is EZ's quote about knitting through everything?  That will be my plan!  I'll get through it, with lots of knitting to show for it!  

Friday, July 11, 2008

My Lucky Day

I won a contest on Irish Girlie Knits blog!!  I am thrilled, thrilled, thrilled!  She asked readers to comment on their favorite things.  Go check out her very beautiful February Lady made in Socks That Rock heavyweight.  I am loving this sweater!

Something else I love is Susan B Anderson's Itty Bitty Hats.  I made several for my baby while I was pregnant.  In fact, his hospital pic is in the red and white candy cane striped hat.  The nurses oohed and ahhed over London's fashion sense.  I highly recommend these patterns for easy, quick, gorgeous hats that get tons of compliments.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Remember me?

Well, it has been a year.  Exactly.  There has been a couple of changes in my life.  Just a couple.  But, those couple of changes have been completely life changing.

The most significant change is the birth of my son.

I can not begin to put into words what joy, purpose, meaning, gratitude, and contentment he brings to our lives every day.  London was born December 9th.  He is a wonderful blend of his father and I.  He has a tremendous sense of humor and is often entertaining us.  He is sweet and loves to snuggle.  And his parents are completely and totally in love with him!

Upon returning from maternity leave I accepted a promotion.  My OB/GYN literally asked me if I was crazy.  Yup.  I am.  Certifiable.  This particular position was exactly what I wanted and had been waiting for for several years.  Unfortunately, the timing was awful.  After four months or trying to juggle it all, I looked into some part time options and decided that 16-20 hours a week is manageable for my family at this time in our lives.  This week is my very first week working part-time and it is WONDERFUL!  I will also be going to a week long training next week in San Diego and starting my private practice.  My long term goal is to have my private practice and be able to work it around the needs of my family.  It is a huge leap of faith.  Exciting and frightening all at the same time.

My husband also started a new job in April.  His new job is everything he could possibly hope it would be.  He never gets called at home.  He has evenings, weekends, and holidays off.  He is in a virtually stress-free environment.  The company values its employees and makes sure that they know it.  The commute is a little longer and the pay is a little less.  But, the trade off is well worth it!  The change in my husband has been astronomical.

Everything has come together and we know how very, very fortunate we are.

Even though I haven't been blogging, I have been knitting.  I'll take some time over the next few blog posts to update you on my knitting.   That is, if anyone is still around! :)