Here I am! My belly is getting huuuge and is actually starting to feel a little uncomfortable as it stretches. I'm using some vitamin E oil and cocoa butter on my tummy but my DANGER!NAVEL rages on.
I finished the sleep sack! I used kitchener stitch for the very first time to close up the bottom almost invisibly and I'm pretty proud of it! I love learning a new technique, it's no where near as hard has I thought it would be!
My next task is to track down the circular needle that I was using for soakers and start on some new ones, and I'm determined to finish this Clapotis I've been working on fooorever. It's knit in Handmaiden Sea Silk, and I adore working with the yarn, it's so slippery and shiny and stunning.
We have a new little addition to our little misfit family! We fell in love with the ball python we went to go see the other day, and decided to adopt her. We've named her Lucy and she's absolutely adorable, and so sweet tempered! I took a couple of photos of her in Alex's hands after we brought her home.
At first I was a little weirded out, I've never had a reptile before, so this is all new to me. I'd never even held a snake, but she's grown on me. I thought they were fast-moving, unpredictable and scary, but she's just curious and alert, slowly climbing up our arms, peeking through our fingers and flicking her tongue, just exploring. It was really cool to see. I'm pretty proud of myself for not wigging out. We're being very conscious of safety and security to ensure no escapes ever happen, and she lives in a room completely closed off from the rest of the house.
I think today is going to be a day of lots of Earl Grey, yoga and plans. I've been doing yoga and squats for the last week or so, and my thighs have stopped feeling "good tired" and "good sore" so I think it's time to bump up the workout a bit. I made a list of exercises on BabyFit that I'm going to start doing three times a week to see if I can get a little more progress. On my off days I'm going to load up my iPod and start doing some cardio downstairs on the stationary bike. I'm going to be one fit mama!
We have really only the big ticket items left to get for Annabelle before we're just about ready - crib (+bedding), changing table, cloth diapers+snappis, the sling and carseat. Most of the clothes we've bought are NB or 0-3mos which I'm pretty sure will pose a problem seeing as how babies out-grow the 3mos clothes surprisingly quickly. I can't believe that in 13ish weeks, I'm going to be holding her and bringing her home. This is going by so fast!