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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Baby Goodies

My amazing friend Amanda had sent me a birthday package a little more than a month ago, and I was just going back through some of the stuff she sent, putting things away for when little Jin is here. I had sat on the floor with Mushu to tear the box open and lost all that gusto to tear up and cry when I saw what was inside.<sigh> Pregnancy hormones. :) She sent a bunch of cute little onesies and sockies (I assume they aren't called socks because they're just so little, ya know?).

And of course, she wouldn't be Amanda without sending some Hello Kitty and cupcake goodies for me, 'cause that's just how she rolls.
I heart her. Jin's got some pretty amazing Aunts and Uncles, and I'm so thankful for that!

We're getting closer to our due date (50 days to go!!!) so of course, our household has become so much more baby-conscious. Woo has already bought the car seat that we will bring Jin home in, and the car seat that he transitions to after that (after reaching 40 pounds). Can I just say that I'm so thankful for how "hands-on" he has been? Who makes guys like this anymore? He called me at work yesterday from BuyBuy Baby with a couple of car seat options, to ask my opinion, and just like that, we were all set. He's been taking care of the laundry, walking with me, bringing home good-tasting and healthy meals for me, and countless other things.

We started a Lamaze and Birth Preparedness class last week Monday so last night was the second class. Woo is, of course, my support partner and he's phenomenal at it. He's been teaching me how to breathe from my "core", paying extra attention to what the instructor tells us about pain control and relaxation techniques, and then applying them and talking me through the floor exercises like a pro. He's focused and serious and he keeps me smiling and laughing and thoroughly enjoying myself throughout the entire process. I could gush about this guy forever but I don't want the other boys at school to start teasing him so I'll stop.

My friend Lulette also stopped in on facebook and posted a really touching "congrats" (thanks girl!), and it reminded me that I wanted to show her something I'd started working on when I first got back from working in Florida over the summer. She's AH-MA-ZING at knitting and crocheting and at one point, she had practically the entire Polynesian community in Nashville making scarves and socks. I have since kicked my knitting skills up a notch and figured out how to make baby beanies. I saw some on Etsy that I had to have but I wanted to make them that much more meaningful by making them myself. Plus, it was fun! I'm not done, but here's a photo of what I've got so far.

Baby stuff is so stinkin' adorable. I want to make a couple more, so I'll post pics as I get through them. I hope I make Lulette proud. :)

Ok, pregnant chicks go to bed early so off I go. Fall is in the air, yay! G'night everyone!


  1. AAAHHH!!! I heart you, too. :) This was a surprise to see. But seeing the picture of all that, I guess as I was stuffing it in the box, I didn't realize just how much was going in. ha ha! What can I say? I like to get a little crazy sometimes. :)

    And can I just say...WOW! I love the little bitty beanies!!!! They are soooo cute! It's funny, because just today I was telling someone that I wished I'd made my grandma teach me how to crochet before she died. So maybe I'll just come to you with all my crocheting/knitting needs. You know...cause I have so many. hee hee...

  2. Oh yeah, there were a ton of goodies in there! It was so awesome, I kept oohing and ahhing as I pulled stuff out. And thank you, itty bitty beanies are my new obsession. Jin arrives in January so I get to go a little crazy with it. Definitely take it up if you can, it's just so fun to make stuff, and they make really cute gift ideas!