I am so freakin' nervous right now. Dawny is in the hospital as we speak in labor getting ready to have Lulu. I am nervous for her and nervous for me with all the reality and fear of doing this myself in 8 1/2 weeks.
I certainly can't wait to see our new baby girl. Dawn is an athlete if you can't tell by her tinyness...she was on the work-out cycle yesterday trying to get the girl moving. I can barely walk up a flight of stairs without huffing and puffing, but that's the difference in who we are I suppose. I not into fitness so much. I should be and I will be after the boy is born. I don't want to be chub...as I take another bite of donut.
We took this photo last week at a GS meeting...I figured it would be the last time the bellys would meet. Funny how low I am and how high she is with the girl. I think that old wives tale is true.
Check it out my people!!! Our fabulous fete, The Girlie Show, is now on film! Get a taste of the art, the fun, the artists and all the glam. Critics are calling it the ultimate chick flick! Tee Hee! It's so exciting to be able to share the show with everyone...this is my baby girl...I hope you enjoy...I'm very proud, even if the editor spelled my name wrong...I'll live with it. Go watch!
So, I finished this chunky little beret. It turned out pretty cute. I still need to block it though to give it more of that official beret shape. I suppose since it is practically summer, that I'll slip in on in the fall some time.
I used two and a bit of a third skein of Lion Brand Landscapes in Country Sunset. The yarn is very hearty. I like the look of it. The pattern was adapted from the Purl Beret on www.thegarterbelt.com.
We are in week 30...quite a bit bigger from a month ago...went to Birthing Class last night and thougth I was going to have an anxiety attack...discussion included: c-section, delivery, episiotomy...don't need to say much more than that. 10 weeks away from having a little precious boy in our lives...I can't even believe this is my life. At least I'm not gorging myself on donuts anymore...that lasted two weeks too long. Now, I'm into pretty much bland foods. I've had a bit of the lovely heartburn experiences...which is awful, so I'm taking it easy on the input.
Subject: Baby Boy
Marilyn and I went to the first ever Craft Congress (representing The Girlie Show) held in Pittsburgh two weekends ago. This is a view of downtown Pitts and the rivers/bridges from our hosts office (Ms. Al Hoff).
The Craft Congress is a group that was formed online just last year for "indie craft" event organizers/websites/magazines to network and get ideas about each others shows and share resources. The girls from Handmade Arcade in Pittsburgh started it and set up the meeting. We had such an amazing time. There were about 50 reps there from many different events around the country and Canada and England. It was so awesome. We met the greatest people and made friends and contacts for the show. It was interesting because every single event, even though with a similar mission, is so different. I base it a lot on the resoursces of the individuals, their community support and region they are located for what makes each of us so different and successful in our own ways. There are so many fabulous events out there. What a truely great experience for us to attend the Congress.
Can you even believe this? This is my boy! He is 2.5 lbs and doing great. We got our second ultrasound done this week and were totally shocked when they pulled up a few 3D photos of him. He is totally smiling here. He was moving his mouth and I could feel him and watch him move at the same time. If this isn't reality, then I don't know what is...of course until he comes into the world in three months.
I was so overwhelmed with emotion I was bawling. I didn't even know what it was I was feeling until I thought about it that night...I think it was just basically pure love for the little boy! He is already so amazing I can hardly stand it. And, of course he is moving around like crazy now. He can't wait to see me!
Yes, I'm just now getting around to posting photos of The Girlie Show from last year...I'm lame so what...I'm also pregnant and can do whatever I want to...so there. You can see more photos from the event on my Flickr.
It was a tremendous show and we are so proud of it. We had some totally amazing artists and crafts people this year...and from all over the country and Canada...way cool. We really enjoy producing the show and are going to be doing some fun things for the 2007 event. Right now, we are seeking applications for our new scholarship we are giving to a local college arts student. We will announce the winner in early May probably...then the show applications will start rolling in and will start the summer off for us. Whoo hoo! Go Girlie Show!!!!
Subject: The Girlie Show