Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


So I thought I was avoiding a few of the unpleasant pregnancy side effects, but it seems they are beginning to show up. . . It looked like I flossed my teeth with a knife tonight my gums were bleeding so much! Apparently your blood volume increases up to 50% throughout pregnancy and this combined with hormonal changes makes your gums tend to bleed more easily. Yikes!

I also purchased my first package of TUMS over the weekend- what a memorable milestone. It's pretty random when my heartburn gets bad during the day. Sometimes I haven't eaten anything spicy or greasy at all! (For example, a turkey sandwich???) At night I have to try to eat early though because as soon as I lay down to go to sleep anything still in my stomach starts to burn into my esophagus. Anyway, I just try and think of the tums as sweet tarts. . . which they are vaguely similar to.

P.S. We just have a couple of shelves to hang in the nursery and I'll post pictures soon!!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010


I learned how to crochet last weekend with a combination of different youtube videos and websites. It's fun- but time consuming! I got very little work done for school last weekend.

First thing I made was a "granny square". . . which actually turned out to be fairly complicated for a first try at crocheting, but it went alright! You can make a bunch of these and piece them together to make larger things.

Next I decided to start a blanket for our baby boy! I'm making it pretty big and made sure to get yarn that can be washed and dried so he can use it for a long time. I had to learn to single crochet, double crochet, and how to change colors without knots. It was also a little tricky to figure out how to alternate between single and double crochet rows while keeping the edges straight, which if you've tried before you probably know what I mean.

I'm doing 3 rows of single with the green alternating with 4 rows of double with the blue. Single crochet is easier but it is a tighter stitch, so it takes longer to get a substantial sized blanket. Double crochet is harder and takes longer per stitch, but a row is twice as "tall" as single crochet so your blanket gets bigger faster. Anyway, I didn't want to do the whole thing the same so I'm combining them.

Hopefully I will keep working on it slow and steady til January since I know it probably won't happen once the baby's here!

24 week belly