Life with a new baby
Oh I have so much I want to say, so many blog post ideas. Here is reality:
I don’t get that much time to be able to sit down and actually type. I have plenty of time to read a hundred different things while I sit and nurse, but if I type it is often one-handed. A facebook update, a quick email reply, or a short forum post is about as much as I can manage.
It isn’t that I don’t have any time with both my hands free. It is just that when I do I have a few choices: sleep, shower, eat, cook, spend time with E so he doesn’t feel neglected, spend time with M so our marriage does not become neglected, try and do some housework so I don’t feel useless (this is a problem for me), play with the cat so she doesn’t get too crazy…
Things like knitting and blogging get shoved to the bottom.
I don’t worry about it too much, I know that I will get those things back in time. I have to shelve some of my activities for awhile and as my baby grows older I’m able to slowly pick things back up. I think I knew that last time, it just seemed like it would be forever before it actually happened. Now I realize how short of a time it really will be before I can make time for certain things again.
The problem with the blogging is that, as I said, I have so many things I would love to blog about and by the time I’m able to sit down and type them up the moment has passed.
In the meantime, I will give an update on my (non-existent) knitting. I totally failed at the knitting during the Olympics. I got the cuff to one sleeve of I’s sweater done. That is 12 rows of ribbing. Woo-hoo. Did I mention that I finished E’s sweater? I finished it the night before I had little I. It still isn’t blocked. Maybe that should be my goal for the week: block E’s sweater and take a picture so I can post it here and on Ravelry.
I actually have managed to knit one thing since I has been born. I’ve completed another bib. I bought a couple more skeins of cotton at JoAnn’s a week or so before I was born to give myself something quick and mindless to work on while I was waiting to go into labor for real. I finished up the first bib, but the second was knit entirely after his birth. It stayed up in the playroom and I would get a few rows here and there while he slept for a few minutes before E woke him up with his noisy 2-yo play or while he laid on a blanket on the floor and had some tummy time. It is just a simple garter stitch bib (from Mason Dixon Knitting) and it took me about 3 or 4 weeks to complete, but it feels like such an accomplishment. Although I’m not sure it is technically done. I haven’t weaved in ends or sewn a button on yet. I should get on that too.
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