Monday, June 30, 2014

the two-week wait (see also: insomnia is a dirty mistress)

For those of you who have ever tried to get pregnant on purpose, you know what a bitch the two-week wait (or TWW, for those up on your TTC-speak) can be. For those of you who are unfamiliar, the two-week wait is the two weeks between when conception may have occurred and when your period is expected, i.e., when you may be pregnant but there's no way of knowing because no test is that sensitive.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

oh happy day

Yesterday was a big day in the state of Indiana. The District Court for the Southern District of Indiana declared Indiana's laws banning same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional. If you don't agree that this is a wonderful thing, go away now. I have no tolerance for you.

Monday, June 23, 2014


I'm late to this party (it seems that I'm late to every party), but I'm going to attempt this 100 Happy Days challenge. I think it'll be good for me in a lot of ways:

  1. It'll get me posting to Instagram more regularly
  2. It will (hopefully) make me better about focusing on/remembering all the good things that happen in my day-to-day life. It's so easy to focus on the negatives.
  3. As I transition into officially TTC, I'll probably have my share of "BFN" days (both literally and figuratively). This should help keep me from ruminating on small setbacks.
Also, apparently if you finish the entire challenge, they send you a little book with your pictures in it! How cute! So here I go... today's Day 1! :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

humpday confessions -- baby edition

Vodka and Soda

Oh Wednesday... how I love thee. Today's going to be the day where I pay penance for all of my bad, baby-related thoughts and actions. Oops?

  • Ugly babies make me feel awkward. ESPECIALLY when I know the mom. I've been faced with a couple in the past week, and... sigh. I hate lying and saying she's (yes, they were both girls) such a cute baby, because SHE SO IS NOT, but what else are you going to say? Ugh.
  •  I've bought way too much stuff for Baby B this month. Like, seriously, it's getting to be a problem. I'm a little bit sorry about it, but only a little. I still stand by my strategy of buying things a little at a time.
  • This morning my regular radio show had on a panel of dads to talk about fatherhood and such (the host's wife is pregnant), and I had to turn it off because it started to make me mad. I mean, it was a really nice thing, and they all were glowing about kids and fatherhood, but I was starting to get jealous. And not the motivating kind of jealous, the kind of jealous that makes you want to hit someone with a baseball bat and steal whatever they have that you want. That's not a good color on me.
  • I can. not. wait. to buy a maternity wardrobe. Seriously, I need new clothes something fierce, and NEEDING to buy all new clothes in a different size is just the excuse I need. I mean, why buy anything now when (hopefully!) in 6 months I won't be able to wear any of it? Must power through.
  • I'm totally loving knitting all these little stuffed toys for Baby B. I always have been a sucker for instant(ish) gratification. I got out the toy bin that I bought ages ago (as stated before, it's a problem) and have started throwing my completed items in there. It's fun!
Whew. Feels good to get that off my chest. Am I the only one that feels uncomfortable around/about ugly babies? I sincerely hope that my future baby/babies aren't ugly, although it's certainly an unfortunate possibility.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

the r word -- an open letter to jenji kohan

Dear Jenji Kohan,

My love for Orange is the New Black knows no bounds... well, I suppose it knows exactly one bound. Seriously, there are so many things I love about this show, but the one thing that I don't love? Its use of the R word-- "retarded."

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

it's done!!

After 4 long months, I've finally finished the hue shift afghan. I'm really quite enamored with it, although I don't think I'll ever knit a blanket from anything other than bulky yarn ever again.

It's already quite an Instagram hit, and 2 people on Ravelry have favorited it!! (Seriously, I'm easily excited.) I folded it up and put it on the back of the chair in Baby B's room. I may or may not drag it out on the regular to cuddle with, though. I kindof enjoyed the later part when I could cover up with it while knitting. :)

Now I just need to figure out what's next (although C has asked for a week-long knitting hiatus. HA!)!

UPDATE: Thanks to Tracy for really making me do the math on how long this blanket took me. It was around 175 hours. This, people, is why I'll never have an etsy store.