Wednesday, February 4, 2009


This blog has taken a slightly different direction since I started it, so I thought it was time for another new address. I promise it will stay put after this. You can now find me here.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

10 Week Well Baby Visit

Joey had his checkup on Monday. He seems to be doing really well except for the thrush that STILL has not gone away (we are going on our 4th week of meds). He is 11 pounds, 9 ounces and just shy of 23 inches long (50th percentile for both). The doctor said he is meeting all of his developmental milestones as expected - yay! The only bad thing was that this was the visit with all the shots. Poor little guy, they stuck him twice in each thigh AND he got an oral vaccine. I know people have all sorts of opinions on vaccinations, but this is how our pediatrician (and insurance company) does things, so we went with it.

Here's a picture of Joey post-immunizations. He took them like a champ and was back to his cheery self almost right away, but maybe that's because he knew the next stop was Grammye's house. We spent the rest of the day kind of relaxing which I think was good because all the excitement wore the the little man out.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Another Yoga Mat Bag

I promise not to post every single one of these that I do, but since this one looks so different from the last, I wanted to share. This bag was made for my friend Vanessa who requested that I make it in "purples" and promises to make a "sizable" donation to my Avon Walk fund (I would have made her one without a donation, just for the record). The different textures of the two yarns make the stripe pattern really cool and textured. I'm sad that my pictures don't show this very well.

The Front

The Strap

The Top

The Bottom

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Playdate at the Park

A couple of weeks ago, Joey and I went to meet some other Moms and babies at the park in Newport. It was really nice to sit and chat about mommy things. Two of the babies are Joseph's age, the other two a bit older. One of the moms (Samm) was nice enough to take some pictures of the babies, individually and as a group.

Here are Joey's new friends, all lined up.

And here's a great picture of Joey doing his share of the "playing".

Friday, January 23, 2009

Quick Update

We were back at the doctor earlier this week for a follow up from last week's appointment. Not much has changed except for the thrush meds Joseph is taking. The Nystatin was topical, now we are doing Diflucan which is swallowed. It's a 14 day cycle, so I'm hoping we can be done after that. The big 10 week appointment is Monday - that means vaccinations. Keep your fingers crossed that it's not TOO traumatic for Joseph (or Mommy).

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!

My mom and I have been through so much together over the years. She has been so supportive of me over the last, crazy year of my life and I appreciate that more that I could ever put into words. I love you, Mom.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Yoga Mat Bag

I found this super easy (and quick!) pattern on Joyful Abode . Since I know LOTS of yoga people, I thought it would be fun to make a few of these as gifts. I will also be making some (assuming I am able to get permission from the pattern creator) to sell in order to raise money for this year's Avon Walk.

This bag is made with a round base of double crochets, half double crochets create the tube, and alternating front and back post double crochets make the cool ribbed top (these were new for me, but I figured them out thanks to this YouTube video). The strap is just single crochets all the way up with a single crochet border. The tie is a chain made from the two different yarns I used. Since I thought this one looked a little plain, I decided to add my Mom's initials to it (she's getting the bag as a birthday present from Joey).

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