A Girl's Gotta Knit

A blog about opening A Swell Yarn Shop, knitting and the rest of the stuff that makes life fun :)

Monday, December 27, 2010


As the year comes to an end, I am looking back and realizing that the last 6 months have been something to be exceptionally grateful for.
There are many people who have been a part of that and I want to take a moment to tell them how thankful I am to them and how much I love them.

To Presley; You have changed my world. You are the most beautiful person I have been lucky enough to meet. Your smile is contagious, your happy go-lucky personality is amazing. I am so thankful to get to be your mom.

To my sister, Karla; Thank you for being there for Presley's birth. Without any hesitation, you stayed by my side for the three days it took to bring her into this world. You are an amazing sister and I am so glad that Presley has you for an auntie!

To my husband, Ken; Thank you for all those breakfasts left on my night stand so that I could have a little food in my tummy and be able to stay in bed a little longer in the hopes of a little more sleep. As Presley grows, I have no doubt she is going to get to experience some truly fabulous adventures with you.

To my sisters in law, Trina & Jaime; thank you for being there while I was on bedrest and being a 'back to bed nazi' while I needed to heal. Trina, you went above and beyond each time you were here. I am embarassed and thankful for all the dishes, laundry and cleaning you did. Presley is very lucky to have you as her aunties!

To my friend, Amy; You helped me keep my sanity with your frequent visits while I was home stuggling with feeding for so many months. Without you, I would have forgotten that there was a world outside my door. You patiently encouraged some outtings and helped me realize that I may still have struggles, but I could take them on WHILE being out in the world. You are an amazing friend and I look forward to many more outtings!

To the boob duo, Shawna & MJ; thank you for your ongoing support as I tried to learn to breast feed my daughter. I understand why so many people give up and go to a bottle and without you guys, I may have missed out on the remarkable experience of breast feeding my daughter.

To my mommy partner in crime, Laura; This experience has been all the more exciting having met you and going through this journey at the same time as you. As hurdles arise and triumphs have been achieved, being able to talk to you and share them with you has made this even more wonderful. I am looking forward to many more playdates and conversations!
To all of Presley's Grammies and Pappas; thank you for loving my daughter so much. She is truly blessed to have so many people around her that are proud of her and love her.
To all of our friends and loved ones; your support and encouragement are amazing. Thank you for listening to my never ending stories about her spit up, naptime routines and milestone developments. I am sure it is torture at times and I really appreciate you listening with a smile and a warm heart!!!
2011, I am looking forward to meeting you and seeing what you have in store. Thank you for an awesome 2010...it has been an amazing gift!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Painfully long upload times.......

I would love to keep this blog updated, I really would....
But I only have a few baby free moments a day to do so. Generally, her 15 minutes naps are the only oppurtunity I really have. That precious 15 minutes, if it is not used to eat food, pay bills or fold laundry, could be my blog posting time.
COULD being the important word here.
The painfully looooooooooong upload times take every bit of every second of those few spare minutes. In the end, the post is a hurried mess and I left out half of what I wanted to document.
And so...instead of thoughtfully written and documented moments of time, Facebook wins with instant posting and picture sharing. Though, not everyone can see what is going on as publicly...at least it gets posted.
Oh blogger, how I wish you would update your technology.....

Wait, what happend to November?

November makes her 5 months already??? WOW! Where in the world does the time go???
One moment you have this new born baby, the next she is this amazing little girl.
At 4 months she had started sitting...not with total control, but sitting none-the-less.
At 5 months, Miss P can not only sit, but she can catch herself if she starts to fall. She can flail her arms with excitement at the same time too! It's a whole new world this little girl is seeing. And if that weren't enough, she goes and discovers she loves standing!!!
Her Auntie Jacque came over to see how big her neice had gotten, imagine her suprise when she saw this after the last visit we were still being ever-so-careful with her neck and head!

The time just goes by so fast. I am doing my best to burn every moment into memory, but with so much I want to remember about her, I worry that my brain is going to burst.
She is wonderful, she is amazing, she makes me so happy to have her as my daughter!