hi there! It’s been about a month since I last posted, and it has flown by. I’m feeling a lot better energy wise, although I’m still not sleeping very well. I guess it’s good practice for actually having a baby in the house, right? or that’s what I keep telling myself…
Otherwise, I feel great! I’ve been doing prenatal yoga twice a week, and it’s been such a good experience. I’ve never taken any yoga classes before, and this has been an awesome introduction. I’m actually thinking about picking up another class because I just love the way it makes me feel – I’m feeling strong, and more relaxed about things, which is a big deal because o hai I am so anxious normally.
I’m 16 weeks now – we’ll be getting our 20 week ultrasound in about a month, and then we find out if it’s a boy or a girl! We definitely want to know, and man, I am excited about the ultrasound. We’ve had two this whole time – one at 5 weeks and one at 7 weeks – and we still haven’t had one where the baby looked like, well, a BABY. so we’re both really looking forward to seeing the tiny schmoo.
yep, I’ve got a belly now.
What else is new? I’ve been knitting a bunch on my Smock , and I’m getting there! I need to take a picture – I’ve almost finished the back and it looks like it will fit me, even as my belly gets bigger.
I’ve also been sewing here and there – I’ve started a few quilting projects. One is a string quilt, using the fabulous tutorial by film in the fridge and two jelly rolls of the Hello Betty fabric line from Moda:
string quilts are so. fun.
The squares are about 4.5 inches, which means I’ll need approximately eleventy million to make an actual quilt, but I’m having a blast with them.
I’ve also started some log cabin squares:
Wonky log cabins!
These are also so fun. It was hard for me to pick fabrics at first, but I’m trying to just relax and see what looks good and not stress too hard about it. Both of these projects have potential as baby quilts, or wall hangings – who knows? I’m really enjoying making the squares right now.
ooh! I want to tell you about our new rug too. So I got an email way earlier this year from someone at csnrugs.com, saying they were interested in sending me a free rug of my choice if I would do a review on my blog. I was kinda thinking about, but then I mentioned it in passing to Jacob, who was all, UM YES DO THAT PLEASE, we need a freaking rug for the front hall. So! we agreed, and we picked out this rug.
It came almost right away, and it’s actually pretty awesome. It’s not the softest rug (it’s made from cactus fibers), but since it’s in the front hall, I think it’s okay.
It got dirty after about one week due to a sick doggy (poor Bella), and we were able to clean it super easily with water – you can’t even tell anything was wrong with it. Our hall is a pretty high traffic area, and it’s holding up very nicely after a month. And as a bonus, Bella absolutely freaking LOVES this rug. She lays on it constantly – it’s kind of like her home base in the den.
o hai, this is MY rug
So, we’re super happy with this rug. Thanks to csnrugs for sending it our way!
I’m off to knitknitknit and maybe sew some more. Hope you’re having a great weekend!