Joining Ginny for Yarn Along. I just finished the Milo vest I have been working on for Rosemary this coming fall but haven't had a chance to block it yet. I anticipate that it will make the sweet XOXO cable pattern pop once I get to it! In the meantime, I picked up a dishcloth I started a couple months ago while I wait for my yarn to arrive to work up a couple of these for Lyddie and Millie: Acacia pattern from Tikki. I love this Ballband pattern and now that I have knit a few, I have the pattern totally memorized and can plow through it while we watch our new favorite shows - Awake and Fringe - in the evenings.
Knitting and baby care are keeping me going through each day. I am still meandering through Hinds' Feet on High Places and a few others on my Kindle, particularly Ordained Irreverence by McMillian Moody, which is a fluffier read than I usually pick up, but I am enjoying the lighthearted fictional stories about this pastoral intern at a megachurch and it does have me laughing out loud on occasion. It is a little weird, since, other than being set in a church, it really doesn't have anything "Christian" about it so far. This is actually why I selected it since I typically dislike Christian fiction- it may as well be set in some other non-profit organization. On my Kindle I'm also loving Shepherding A Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp and Kisses From Katie by Katie J. Davis.
Life feels a little suspended right now in my mothering of our bigger girls but I am doing the best I can from here. Lovely Amelia needs frequent snacks or else she gets so weepy lately! She kind of chunked out over the past couple weeks into this sweet little chunky toddler. I am convinced that she is about to grow upward. Her foot (maybe both feet) are turning in at the toe when she walks and runs and I am eager to make an appointment for her to be looked at with an orthopedic doctor once I am able; I think a little orthotic insert will hopefully make a difference. She insists that her baby doll is her "Papa" but does not understand that "papa" is another name for "daddy." She loves to play with our doctor kit and announces proudly, "I'm Dr. ANNA! I'm Dr. Anna!!" I have no idea where this has come from, other than the possibility that our good friend just had a baby named Anna. She keeps me guessing all the time about... everything. I love her so much!
Another sweet one of Rosemary Joy at two weeks. She is having longer alert periods but still sleeps so much! The medications for my blood pressure may be making her a little sleepy but she's not more sleepy than is normal for a newborn and she wakes regularly to eat eat eat eat eat eat eat eat eat eat! This girl loves to eat! I am so much more relaxed in some ways with this baby; maybe because there is too much else going on so I can't worry and fret about some of the things I thought about with the other babies. I love being a mommy and feel like it is the most natural thing in the world to add another baby to the mix of our family. Things are hard right now - bed rest for indefinite weeks on end is no peach! - but good. Hard but good. We are blessed, and I am happy.