Saturday, January 30, 2010

Happy 1 Month Declan Finn!!

A month ago today we welcomed our new baby boy into our family.
What an amazing blessing he has been.
I can't wait to get to know him more as his personallity begins to show.

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His one month appointment is coming up so I'll add his weight/length stats then.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Random Photos

Finn: 3wks 5days
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Ben and Logan:
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Breastfeeding...how I spend most of my day:
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Monday, January 25, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday Garrett!!

Garrett Preston Riley is two years old today!
It's hard to believe two wonderful years have passed since welcoming him into our family.
Garrett is a loving, calm, rough and tumble little boy with a wonderful sense of humor.

We love you to the moon and back Gare Bear! <3

http://mrsmissymuffet.blogspot.com/2008/02/garrett-preston.html

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Knitting Update

Last knitting update for January 2010! I don't have as much time as I used to have to knit...but I think the year is off to a good start. Up this week are a soaker and then I should have new wool in to knit Finn a few pair of longies to get him through Spring and then it's onto shortie and soaker season (June/July/Aug.) knitting.

Selah Skirite for Laurel Love Boutique- Done
Selah soaker for Bitty Fluff - Done
Yellow soaker with Woodland In Spring drawstring and duplicate stitch heart - 10% done

Woodland Tale Longies for Finn
Woodland Tale longies for Garrett
Copper Patina longies Finn
Blanket for Shaun

For spring/summer....
Dragons Lair shorties for Garrett
Rockland shorties for Garrett
Rockland shorties for Finn
Mosaic Moon Cestari Srappy shorties for Garrett
Woodland In Spring for Garrett? Finn??
Gueneviere for Garrett? Finn??

I need to take and post pics of:
Selah Skirtie
Selah Soaker
Emerald Sheepy Sack
Yellow soaker progress

Monday, January 18, 2010

Finn

Here are a few pictures of our new little love...
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Knitting Update

Ok, now that the baby is here I'm totally inspired and back knitting. I removed a few items form the list (Christmas themed longies....among other items) and updated everything I'm working on...or is sitting collecting dust. I'll be posting a store update as soon as I have my items complete for the first stocking.

Garrett's Stocking - 75% done (hibernating...so I'm going to take this off the list next week)
Emerald Sheepy Sack for Finn - 100% done, just have to weave in the ends. I'm going to sell this on Bitty Fluff since we have more than enough wool in this size
Newborn Santa Hat - 95% done (I need to finish this up this week so I can get my needle back)
Spring Rainbow mittens for me -
50% done (ditto the santa hat...)
Selah Skirite -
100% done, just have to weave in the ends and do a drawstring
Selah soaker for Bitty Fluff - 5% done
Blanket for Shaun
Woodland Tale Longies for Finn
Woodland Tale longies for Garrett
Copper Patina longies Finn

For spring/summer....
Dragons Lair shorties for Garrett
Rockland shorties for Garrett
Rockland shorties for Finn
Mosaic Moon Cestari Srappy shorties for Garrett
Woodland In Spring for Garrett? Finn??
Gueneviere for Garrett? Finn??

Selah Skirtie (small) - a few rows before I cast off
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Introducing: Declan Finn

He's here! He's here!
Our sweet bundle of joy is here!

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Declan Finn
December 30th, 2009 @ 5:49 AM
8lbs, 19.5" long, 14.25" head

A 20+/- hr labor filled with interventions I didn't want (rupture of membranes, internal monitor, fetal electrode monitor, nubane, pitocin...just to name a few) ended with 8 intense minutes of pushing with a healthy VBAC'd baby boy. Finn's birth was my longest and hardest but worth every moment of pain the second he was placed on my chest. I am so thankful I was able to have a VBAC and not go through another c-section.

Finn's birth in pictures...

Admitted on 12/29 in early labor:
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Grandma and Auntie (Abbie) showed up for support:
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Putting on a brave face:
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Trying to update online:
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Hours and hours later...0 progress:
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And then a new day dawned...and progress was made (rapidly!!):
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Why we were stuck at 4cm for hours on end (Thanks to Dr.Intervention breaking my water too soon...):
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Bliss:
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It's a Boy!:
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Proud daddy:
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Meeting his brothers:
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