Sunday, September 18, 2011

Baby Abigail is here!

Abigail Zen Yee was born September 14.  She may have been early (10 days early!), but she weighed in at a fully-finished 8 lbs 4 oz.

My blog posts may decline in frequency over the next few weeks.  Apparently babies are a lot of work.  Who knew.  ;)

Her middle name, Zen Yee, is pronounced "seen yee" and means "beautiful and happy".  She is both!!  I feel overwhelmingly blessed and just thank God for her!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

37 weeks and insomnia

"Oh, that's just your body getting ready for the sleepless nights ahead."

I don't get it.  Wouldn't getting ready for no sleep involve sleeping MORE so you are well rested?  I guess I understand the theory.  You have to build up a tolerance to sleep deprivation.  I just wish it didn't come at the cost of my sanity.  I just bit poor H's head off earlier.  He wanted to know if I wanted steak for dinner tomorrow. am I supposed to know if I want steak for dinner??  It's not tomorrow yet.  I don't know how I'll feel tomorrow.  He was being so kind, too.  Offering to cook dinner so I don't have to. 

Pretty sure the heartburn will kill me if the insomnia doesn't.  I wonder if it's possible to overdose on Tums?

In knitting news, I'm kinda feeling down and having a slightly less than awesome week.  My book proposal was rejected.  But alas, I will not take no for an answer!!!  I will work on it some more, flesh out a few more details, write a few more patterns, explain the proposal better and resubmit.  New deadline is December 1st.  Maybe January 1st.  We'll have to see how life works.

In the meantime, it could be a blessing in disguise.  I have to get the last of my patterns done for Little Seasonals.  They are done, but the samples need to be finished.  I also need to finish my sample for the Gentleman's Argyle Vest I started much earlier this year.  Again, the pattern is done, but the sample is not.  I might hand off the yarn and pattern and 1/4-done sample to a friend to help me finish it.  I have discovered I do not like intarsia at ALL!  It's so pretty when done, but I do not like the process.  I like fair isle.  I do not like intarsia.  Cables and intarsia together are beautifully complicated.  Cables and intarsia with pregnant-brain are a mind-breaking combination.  Cables and intarsia combined with pregnant-brain and sleep-deprivation is a recipe for disaster...or possibly the looney bin.  But I have got to get this done.  It has taken me much too long!

Sadly, I suspect I don't have enough yarn for the entire project.  I hope I am wrong.

I wonder if I'll manage to finish my nephew's sweater before Christmas?  Or my mother's sweater?  Those are the only two personal projects on the go right now.  I want to knit.  I want to sleep more!