Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Knitting progress

Since I have been sick, I have been knitting a sweater for Joseph. It is the Baby Sophisticate by Linden Heflin. I found it online. It is a raglan sweater, knit in stockingette, with a rolled collar. It is a pretty quick knit. I hope not to find a lot of errors when the meds wear off. I have to finish the sleeves. It fits him very well.
I haven't felt like climbing the stairs to work on any quilts. I have 2 baby quilts to finish that were supposed to be Christmas gifts. However, Abby and Joe won't remember that their quilts were given to them after Dec 25.
John and Vanessa will get theirs after the first.

My heart is aching

Just before Christmas, my younger sister, Ann, received a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. She has tumors in her brain also. SHe is about 2 hours away, about to undergo brain surgery. They will try to remove the largest brain tumor, and treat the other 2 with radiation and chemo. The abdominal masses will be treated at a later date.
Ann has 2 daughters, Susan and Stephanie. Susan is 21. Stephanie will graduated HS this spring.
Ann has asked for pictures of my youngest grandbaby, Abby, because she hasn't gotten to see her.
I can't go to be with her because I have the flu. Or what the doc diagnosised as the flu over the phone. I think I actually have bronchitis. Regardless, I can't be around Ann.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

3 Babies

I FINALLY got to hold all 3 babies together today. I've waited at least 8 months for this event. Brayden was a little contrary, but David was able to snap a couple of pics with all 3. I was a baby "hog" for a while, holding both little babies. Joseph was trying to decide if he was hungry, so he fretted a bit, but Abigail slept like an angel. Joe wasn't the one I expected to cry because Mamaw was holding another baby! LOL
Abigail is so tiny she makes Joseph look big. He is only 9 lbs, but she is not quite 5 lbs.
Brayden is walking independently. He hasn't quite figured out how to stand up without holding on to something, but look out. He's almost got it.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas 2009

I just had the pleasure of spending the day with my extended family. My dad hosts a Christmas Shrimp Boil every year for all of his decendents. We boiled 100 lbs of shrimp, with corn, & potatoes.
We had over thirty of us together. We were missing at least 12. It is great to see all the family together. We added 3 new members to our family this year, and will add at least 1 more next Feb when a nephew gets married.
Our age span was 83 years to 17 days!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Abigail Elizabeth Jones

Abigail Elizabeth Jones made her debut last night at 6:13 , weighing 5 lbs, 4.5 oz, and measuring 18.5 inches.
She barely made the newborn nursery weight class. Any tinier, she would have automatically been sent to NICU.
She is doing very well. Although, she is a little fussy about feeding.
Jenn is not doing as perky as we had hoped. She is having trouble with a spinal headache. She will probably have to have a blood patch to fix her up. She is seriously horrible pain right now.
I got to babysit Abi while her mom had a CT scan. She was not any trouble at all.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Joseph's Wriggly Wrap

I finally have pictures of Joseph in his Wriggly Wrap. I knitted this in the summer. A cold front moved through yesterday, and it is now cold enough to put him in the wrap. I used bits and pieces from patterns found on Ravelry, Butterfly Wrap and Button-up Baby Wrap, along with short row heels tutorials to make a 'unwrappable' blanket for Joe. (Without the baby, the silly thing looks like a huge sock. Which it really is, I guess.) He can kick and wriggle all he wants and never kicks off his blanket.