Saturday, August 7, 2010

What A Day

Oh my goodness, THANK YOU all so much for all your comments on my last post. I LOVED reading them all and corresponding with you. I think I might make it a habit. ;) It was like chatting with friends. I looked forward to checking out everyones stories and advice.

I was serious when I said that I want you all to come back and tell me your birth stories... or at least blog about it and let me know. In the meantime, I will be praying for each and every one of you... that we all have easy and uncomplicated births... and maybe one day.... one sweet day, we can all somehow get together and chat in person!!!

Yesterday was busy, busy, busy. This past week a violent stomach bug has been bothering my little ones. The vomiting isn't the problem... Abby never did and Molly only did 2 times, but the stomach cramps have been just horrible. They suffered sooo much and it lasts for DAYS. Molly is still recovering.

So, I went shopping on Friday with just the 2 littles and left the older two home with a recovering Molly. To be quite honest, its much easier taking all 5 believe it or not. When split up, they just don't know what to do but complain and whine until they are all back together again... then their happy as little clams.

But I got most of my list accomplished. When I arrived home, hubby met me at the door ( he comes home for lunch if he is in the area) and helped us unload a PACKED van. AND he had a new apple keyboard all hooked up and ready to go for me. Brand spankin new. Let me tell you, its delightful to speed type away and not have to worry about going back and fixing every other word because it skips. UGH, what a nightmare that was.

That evening hubby watched the 3 littles and I took the older girls with me to Hobby Lobby to do some damage. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE that store??? The girls had money they had earned dog sitting the neighbors dog and they really wanted to buy yarn and knitting needles so I could teach them.

But first we headed to the fabrics and I FINALLY picked up Sweet P.s fleece material to make her no-sew blanket. I had my eye on this for MONTHS!!! This weekend I will work on it for her. Last night I just kept playing with it and imagining me wrapping her in it as snug as a bug. I can't wait. This picture doesn't do it justice. Its so bright and and the colors are so vivid. I LOVE it. Did I say that already?


As soon as we got home, I began teaching them the basic steps of slip-noting, casting on and the garter stitch. They each bought their own needles, yarn and some embroidering projects. Honestly, they are addicted!! And they caught on VERY quickly. I kept having to remind them that this is just PRACTICE. Don't be upset and don't expect a perfect scarf to emerge. Just use this yarn as a means for practicing even stitching. They already have a list of Christmas gifts they want to make. How cute. Im so proud of them. After they get good at this, I will teach them crocheting. I hope they continue to love it as much as today.

I also bought some more yarn for my flowers and just for anything. The green one is so soft and I plan on crocheting P.'s blanket with it. I already started the first chain. Its not very good, I used a larger needle and might just unravel it and use my smaller hook. I think I will use a double crochet stitch with this blanket.

Don't you just LOVE these colors???


And of course I added to Sweet P.'s hair collection. Every other week Hobby Lobby has a 40% off coupon on any non-sale item and since the hair accessories hardly ever go on sale, I go and buy a couple every other week. This set costs me less than $4. They go for much more in boutiques. They have crocheted beanies and all sorts of bows and flowers (even for adults) Its awesome. So my collection will be growing. By the time she arrives, she will have her very own showroom of beautiful hair adornments.

Well, Im off, I must go scrub my bathroom and then go scrub my children. I think today we will rest, knit and hang out together.

Sounds like a perfect Saturday to me.

Xoxo






9 comments:

  1. I just got through scrubbing my bathroom...what a way to spend my Saturday morning (every.Saturday.morning)

    We split up yesterday too, to run some errands...and I hate it. I'd rather just take everyone! (mostly I worry about the ones at home:)

    My girls are crocheting lots and lots of dishrags (and trying to teach me)...but no knitting yet. And, we LOVE to make no sew blankets. We've made some for baby shower gifts.

    P.S. Where did you get the Star on your Front Door...I have searched for 2 for behind my mantle, and cannot find any I like?

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  2. Kathi- I bought my star at Hobby Lobby over a year ago but check, Im sure they still have them. It was under $10 (on sale) =)

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  3. I say you have it going on sister..;) I love the colors for sweet peas things...they are bright and vibrant and I love the two together...another gadget your girls might like is the knifty knitter..if they just can't get the knitting down pat..this is a great cheat..and might be good for the littler ones that want to join in..;) have a wonderful weekend..chillin with the chillians.,;)

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  4. Praying for little Molly- poor thing.
    Love all the projects- sounds so fun.
    Miss you guys!

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  5. I read your previous post and wanted to send you my two cents.

    I am a mom, with the exact same problem as you, epi's cause me horrible back pain. My doc says it's scar tissue. However, I had physical therapy with my last pregnancy, and no pain with the epi.

    My back is a €mess too, spine is twisted and off to the side. It always takes a couple tries before the doc gets it in the right place becuase my spine is so messed up.
    So maybe talk about some adjustments before DDay, they can do those even while you're preggo and it feels sooooo good.

    Second, I am a birth doula, and I HIGHLY recommend finding a doula. They can help you prepare for a natural birth if it is the way you decide to go, and be a huge encouragement through the labor to make it naturally. And they will not take the place of daddy.
    Honestly, if you know how to handle birth, and have someone there to help, it can be much less painful.
    With my last birth, I had one continual contraction, and went from a four to a seven in a matter of seconds. It was all on and I was dying! Then my doula did a hip squeeze, she put both hands on my hips and squeezed them together. My pain went from a 10 to a ZERO!
    My point is if a doula knows what to do, she can help you find that "thing" that will help you get through the pain.
    But I only recommend trying it natural if you are not getting induced with pitocin. pitocin is almost unbearably painful.
    My last suggestion is the book Supernatural Childbirth. I haven't read it myself yet, but it comes highly recommended by many Godly women who foudn so much relief in all kinds of birth and preggo difficulties, just through prayer. It teaches how to pray over your pregnancy and birth, and expect God to deal with your body and the baby's. It is on my list of books to read, hopefully soon.

    If a doula seems too pricey, you can often find one that is training and looking for clients to finish their certification for a lot less, sometimes free, but most doulas will take a client on a sliding scale, if you just ask. Most, like me, just want to help women through birth instead of making lots of money.
    But beware, you can get a lot of "out there" doulas who are very pagan in their belief system. You can contact your local doula association, maybe find it on DONA's (doulas of north america) website, or alldoulas.com. Then you can interview and find one you like.
    The benefits are priceless.
    God bless you in your journey for the right answer. I'm looking forward to reading about how God leads you!

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  6. I read your previous post and wanted to send you my two cents.

    I am a mom, with the exact same problem as you, epi's cause me horrible back pain. My doc says it's scar tissue. However, I had physical therapy with my last pregnancy, and no pain with the epi.

    My back is a €mess too, spine is twisted and off to the side. It always takes a couple tries before the doc gets it in the right place becuase my spine is so messed up.
    So maybe talk about some adjustments before DDay, they can do those even while you're preggo and it feels sooooo good.

    Second, I am a birth doula, and I HIGHLY recommend finding a doula. They can help you prepare for a natural birth if it is the way you decide to go, and be a huge encouragement through the labor to make it naturally. And they will not take the place of daddy.
    Honestly, if you know how to handle birth, and have someone there to help, it can be much less painful.
    With my last birth, I had one continual contraction, and went from a four to a seven in a matter of seconds. It was all on and I was dying! Then my doula did a hip squeeze, she put both hands on my hips and squeezed them together. My pain went from a 10 to a ZERO!
    My point is if a doula knows what to do, she can help you find that "thing" that will help you get through the pain.
    But I only recommend trying it natural if you are not getting induced with pitocin. pitocin is almost unbearably painful.
    My last suggestion is the book Supernatural Childbirth. I haven't read it myself yet, but it comes highly recommended by many Godly women who foudn so much relief in all kinds of birth and preggo difficulties, just through prayer. It teaches how to pray over your pregnancy and birth, and expect God to deal with your body and the baby's. It is on my list of books to read, hopefully soon.

    If a doula seems too pricey, you can often find one that is training and looking for clients to finish their certification for a lot less, sometimes free, but most doulas will take a client on a sliding scale, if you just ask. Most, like me, just want to help women through birth instead of making lots of money.
    But beware, you can get a lot of "out there" doulas who are very pagan in their belief system. You can contact your local doula association, maybe find it on DONA's (doulas of north america) website, or alldoulas.com. Then you can interview and find one you like.
    The benefits are priceless.
    God bless you in your journey for the right answer. I'm looking forward to reading about how God leads you!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I read your previous post and wanted to send you my two cents.

    I am a mom, with the exact same problem as you, epi's cause me horrible back pain. My doc says it's scar tissue. However, I had physical therapy with my last pregnancy, and no pain with the epi.

    My back is a €mess too, spine is twisted and off to the side. It always takes a couple tries before the doc gets it in the right place becuase my spine is so messed up.
    So maybe talk about some adjustments before DDay, they can do those even while you're preggo and it feels sooooo good.

    Second, I am a birth doula, and I HIGHLY recommend finding a doula. They can help you prepare for a natural birth if it is the way you decide to go, and be a huge encouragement through the labor to make it naturally. And they will not take the place of daddy.
    Honestly, if you know how to handle birth, and have someone there to help, it can be much less painful.
    With my last birth, I had one continual contraction, and went from a four to a seven in a matter of seconds. It was all on and I was dying! Then my doula did a hip squeeze, she put both hands on my hips and squeezed them together. My pain went from a 10 to a ZERO!
    My point is if a doula knows what to do, she can help you find that "thing" that will help you get through the pain.
    But I only recommend trying it natural if you are not getting induced with pitocin. pitocin is almost unbearably painful.
    My last suggestion is the book Supernatural Childbirth. I haven't read it myself yet, but it comes highly recommended by many Godly women who foudn so much relief in all kinds of birth and preggo difficulties, just through prayer. It teaches how to pray over your pregnancy and birth, and expect God to deal with your body and the baby's. It is on my list of books to read, hopefully soon.

    If a doula seems too pricey, you can often find one that is training and looking for clients to finish their certification for a lot less, sometimes free, but most doulas will take a client on a sliding scale, if you just ask. Most, like me, just want to help women through birth instead of making lots of money.
    But beware, you can get a lot of "out there" doulas who are very pagan in their belief system. You can contact your local doula association, maybe find it on DONA's (doulas of north america) website, or alldoulas.com. Then you can interview and find one you like.
    The benefits are priceless.
    God bless you in your journey for the right answer. I'm looking forward to reading about how God leads you!

    ReplyDelete

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