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baby hat

Excuse the bad pictures, but yes, that is what you think it is! I’m having a second baby! It’s been fairly miserable so far, which has brought reactions ranging from people assuring me it’s going to be a girl to my grandpa’s question about whether or not they’ve taken a census in there yet.

Haha, really funny.


Well, we had an ultrasound, and there’s only one baby. We have a second one (which should tell us the gender) in a little under a month.  I have so much to do (including finishing Snort’s sheepie and hopefully making the baby blanket I want to) but nothing’s getting done. I’m constantly exhausted, nauseous, and weak. We actually thought for a bit that I was going to get put on bedrest, but I was just told to move more slowly and to eat better. I’d eat more if the baby would let me.

Anyway, if it’s a girl the hat is getting a flower, but I sort of am expecting a boy. Either that or I’m just really, really sick of people constantly telling me that I’m having a girl. I leave you with my other completed baby project, and hopefully I’ll get more crocheting done between now and February.

baby sweater


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I Taught my Son to Double-Dip

It’s amazing what children will pick up and how fast they’ll do it. My son was sampling the pizza crust last night (my DH doesn’t like to eat it with the pizza and will dip it later) and after biting two crusts I thought that it might be best just to dunk it in the marinara sauce we had with our bread sticks and let him have it that way. Not only did he love it, but he also kept dunking and biting through the entire crust.

Although I’m still not sure why he wanted the crust instead of another piece of pizza.

We’re also working on potty training, which is interesting. So far our success mostly consists of Snort telling us right after he’s peed in his diaper, sitting on his potty chair for a bit, and then flushing the toilet. Someone suggested that it might help to put him in big boy undies instead of a diaper, but first we need to learn the sign for potty. I think he’ll probably pick it up quickly and be less frustrated with it than if we tried to get him to actually use a spoken word. He’s right where he should be on speech according to the milestones, but he’s really not as advanced as I somehow expected. Of course, a few days ago I asked if he wanted mac and cheese and he said, “Mmm, cheese! Uh-oh, hot-hot!” So he’s getting there.

I’m still working on the sheepie. I’ll update about that later when I have something to really say about it.

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Wow, it’s been a while.

I had a wrap I was working on, but I’m going to frog it … it’s not really something I want after all. A bit torn, though, between snapping a pic of it and marking it as frogged and just deleting the project since it doesn’t have any hits.

There’s been a lot going on in my life lately, made some things I’ll discuss later … and I’m currently working on a sheepie! There’s only one thing to say about that: IT’S SO FLUFFY I’M GONNA DIE!

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Meet Arnold

So, this is (as far as I remember) my first softie. I really love this pattern, though I wish it had been a bit easier to follow. His arms came out crooked, and it took me a bit of fudging to get his legs straight. Plus I think I overstuffed him … but for a first attempt, he’s pretty good … and unbelievably cuddly. Pattern is “Arnold the Friendly Dinosaur” and found on Ravelry. It’s free, so try him out!

He was a gift for Snort’s second birthday, though he wound up getting him the same day he was finished … Snort just wouldn’t let Arnold go. So it was an early birthday dinosaur. We also went to Chuck E. Cheese’s … which was really, really traumatizing (for me) but a total blast for Snort. We aren’t going again until he asks specifically and very, very nicely. Because it’s loud and scary and full of rude children … though the kid check at the door was nice. They have a black light stamp that sets to different numbers like those old library stamps, and they stamp the kid and the parents with matching numbers and then check on the way out to make sure you have your kid. It made me feel like they’re at least trying to have a kid safe environment.

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