Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I know I haven't posted anything in a long time but I have been up to my ears in diapers, bottles, Dr appointments, and not to mention the upcoming holiday season!!

Megan is still doing great. At her 2 month check up (it was actually a week late...12/2) she weighed in at 8 pounds and 20 1/2 inches long! Yep, she belongs to our family....she loves to eat. LOL Although what she does eat usually comes back up because she has acid reflux. Dr. A. has put her on medicine 3 times a day and changed her formula. The combination has seemed to help some but she still has a couple of bad eruptions (like Mt. St. Helen's!!) a day. Other than that she is really a good baby. She really doesn't fuss least without reason like immunization shots.

Mac is still waiting to have his ear surgery. He was supposed to have it done back in November but a "tiny" problem arose. Mac had a seizure when they went to put him under anesthesia! He was telling me not to freak out but at the same time I wasn't allowed to see him for a few hours so they could make sure he wasn't going to have another seizure. So the surgery was put on hold till Mac could see a neurologist and have an EEG done. Well, the EEG came back fine and the neurologist has cleared Mac for surgery once he has a MRI done (that is on Monday). I am a little nervous about the MRI because they might have to sedate him if he can't lay still for it. They told me to plan on being there at least 4 hours...sigh....more waiting.

Allie got invited to join the junior honor society for her school. Last quarter she made straight A's and so far this quarter she is doing the same. She currently has a major obsession with the Jonas Brothers. Anything that can be covered with a poster has one of them staring back at you! (you can not see her bedroom walls!)

Krissy is all about drama! LOL...what can I expect from a 15 year old girl in high school? You could not pay me enough to be 15 and in high school again! Her grades are good, a little down from last year but nothing to worry about.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Renee came to visit that week and we had a blast talking and stitching. We didn't get as much stitched this visit compared to other visits. We were too busy playing with Megan. :)

I have noticed that Megan won't really let me work on anything too big so I have been stitching up lots of ornaments. That actually works out for me because I was behind on my Christmas stitching. However, I did start Fairy Roses by Nora Corbett while Renee was here but I haven't gotten enough done for a picture yet.

Here are my finishes while I have been absent from blogging. :)

Renee's mom was sweet enough to send Megan a box of clothes and at the bottom of the box was this beautiful quilt.

Renee made this cute ornament for Megan. :)

I love them both!!

I hope I didn't bore you to death! :) Have a great night!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

A Little Stitching

I want to thank everyone for their wonderful comments on Megan. :) My stitching time has been severely limited lately. Now I remember why I didn't get a lot accomplished stitching wise when Krissy, Allie, and Mac were little! LOL

I finally added Megan's name to her stocking.

Last month I did finally put in the final stitches on for Topaz Fairie, now I just have to get to the beading!
I have been in the mood for making Christmas ornies....

Last but not least, I did manage to finish Megan's birth sampler. :)

I know lately all I seem to be talking about is Megan but the other kids are keeping me just as busy as she is! The main thing right now is Mac goes in on Nov 18 for his next ear surgery. This time they will be working on both of his ears. :( Dr. L is putting an implant is his left ear so hopefully his hearing will improve. Mac is still having problems at school because of his hearing and it seems like his teachers don't want to acknowledge it. They tell me that he shows no signs of hearing loss but when I take him in for a hearing exam it shows that he can't hear a lot of things. Grrrr!! Mac seems to be looking forward to the surgery this time. I think it is only because he knows he gets out of school for 5-7 days.
I hate making these posts short and quick but that is all that Megan will allow me to do. :)
Have a great day!!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Overload of Pictures

First of all, I need to apologize for being so quiet about Megan but everything was going so well at the NICU that I was scared if I posted any good news I would jinx her and she would have a set back. However, she is at home with us and continues to do wonderful. She is a little piggy and weighs 4 pounds 13 ounces now. :)

3 days

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Sunday, September 28, 2008


Megan Renee made her appearance into the world yesterday at 1:09 PM weighing 3 pounds even and measuring 15 1/2 inches long. She is tiny but awfully cute in my opinion. :D

She is doing fantastic so far! She didn't have to be put on a ventilator and is only using a little bit of oxygen at this time.

Megan did have to be transferred to another hospital that is better equipped to handle preemies so I haven't gotten to see much of her other than right after birth. Hopefully I will be released soon and I can go and and see my beautiful little girl soon.

I would like to thank each and everyone for all their prayers and support during these past few months. I can't express how much it really means to me!!! Thank you so very much for caring about Megan!
I could go on for hours about Megan but the painkillers have kicked in and my thoughts are starting to get a little cloudy...okay a lot I just want to say Thank You!!
Have a super wonderful day!!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Not So Good News

Now for the non-stitching news.....I had another ultrasound done yesterday to measure the Little One's growth and no big surprise that she is still measuring small for her age. She is measuring in the 12th percentile where as the Dr would like to see her at about 50th percentile. She weighs just about 3 pounds 5 ounces....not close to the 4 pounds as the Dr was hoping she weighed.

After the ultrasound I was ushered into another room to be hooked up to the fetal monitor. Then the nurse says Dr S (Dr. H was in surgery at the hospital) will be in shortly to speak with you about the ultrasound. I got a knot the size of Texas in my stomach. I just knew he wasn't going to have good news for us. I was right, the news wasn't good. Apparently the blood flow in the cord is not doing good. Every time her little heart beats the blood flow temporarily stops which isn't good. So I was given a shot of steroids to help mature her lungs and then I was sent home until Dr. S could confer with Dr. H to see how to proceed from this point. A few hours later I get a phone call from Dr. H telling me to grab my suitcase and head to the hospital to be admitted.

After I got hooked up to the fetal monitor Dr. H came in and spoke to us about the situation. It will be better for the Little One to be delivered as soon as possible. Dr. H did want to get one more round of steroid shots in before delivery so it looks like tomorrow morning we will finally get to meet her. On one hand I am terribly excited to meet her but on the other hand I have a knot the size of Texas worrying that something will go wrong. *sigh* The next 24 hours will go by extremely slow!

Dr. H is pretty confident that she will do fine once she it out of the womb. I will be 33 weeks along so hopefully she will only have to spend a couple of weeks to a month in the NICU. At least I have been down this road before so I kind of know what to expect.

I will post more as I know more. Plus I am kind of tired right know how much those nurses actually let you sleep when your supposed to!

More Finishes

Like I said, I have been busy on my stitching stuff the past few weeks.:) Here is Pumpkin Pete finished into a flatfold.

And I finally did something with Spring Kitty Paw! I used a wooden box and painted it purple for a little gift type box. I ended up having to put an extra coat of paint on the box so I wasn't exactly happy with how the color turned out but it's not really that bad.

Lastly, here is my progress on my SAL with Renee.

2 WIPS Finished

Oh I have so much to share today! First of all let's get the stitching pictures out of the way. :) As you remember I was working on the Little One's stocking and I finished it all but the name.

I just LOVE how it turned out! I am sure it will even look better once we have a name for the top of the stocking. LOL

Here is the other beauty I finished. :)

I have to confess the magnolia flowers are simply stunning to me.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

We Are Fine

I hope everyone is doing fine! I want to thank everyone for their concerns on me being absent. I am doing just fine or the best I can at 32 1/2 weeks pregnant! LOL As for the pregnancy everything seems to be going fine. The little one is still measuring small for her age but the doctor thinks that it is just genetics. As of last week, Dr. H guesstimates that she weighs close to 4 pounds. I don't think she is quite that big but I would be thrilled if she is. I am now seeing Dr. H once a week until she is born. It is hard to believe that in a little over 5 weeks she will be here! I am so excited to meet her!

As for stitching, I have actually gotten a lot accomplished the past few weeks! I have finished Winter Fun on Ice stocking (all but the name) AND last night I finished Unicorn! I officially only have one WIP left to finish...Topaz Fairie. I have been working on what I can on her wings but that won't last much longer. I guess that means a new start for me in the next few days. :)

I'm sorry this is such a short post but I wanted to let everyone know the Little One and I are doing just fine. We are just taking it easy till the big day. :)

Happy Stitching to all!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Getting Closer

Here's today's progress on the little one's stocking. :) I am about 2/3 done with it!

I just want to let everyone know that I might not be posting much over the next couple of days. There isn't anything wrong just some things that require my attention more than blogging right now.

Until next time....Happy stitching!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

2 Finishes in One Day

I had a pretty productive day today. :) This morning I finished Veronica's 12 Days of Christmas RR. I stitched the 11 Pipers Piping square. I think it turned out pretty cute.

I even was able to make a quick floss run and get all but one color I needed. Of course, that one color (DMC 3860) is the one I need for Topaz! They weren't just out of it either, there was no slot for it at all! At least I got the Kreiniks for Unicorn so I can work on that one and Winter Fun this week.

Since I had the floss I needed to finish Pumpkin Pete I decided to go ahead and just do that. I really love this design! I will be stitching it's companion piece called Stanley sometime soon. It has a snowman design so I think I will wait till the weather starts turning just a tad bit cooler.

Have a great night!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Winter Fun On Ice

I had another good check up with Dr. H yesterday. I even put 2 pounds on this time. Yay! The worst of the visit was having some blood drawn. I have to have my blood checked for clotting problems at every visit. I go back in 2 weeks for another check up and an ultrasound to measure the little one's growth/weight. After that I will be seeing the doctor every week until the little one arrives.

With a good report from Dr. H yesterday I was happy to work on the little one's stocking. I'm going to wait until the little one actually gets here before I add her name to the stocking.

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Running Out of Floss

I started out yesterday stitching on Topaz but as soon as I moved on to start the 4th wing I realized I was out of some brown floss I needed for the wing. That was okay I reasoned because I could work on Unicorn. It wasn't long after I started working on the mane on page 2 when I ran out of Kreinik I'm using in the mane! Grrrr!!! I gave it one more shot and worked on the Unicorn's body but I could see I was going to run out of DMC 762. I guess I really need to make a floss run soon or I won't be able to stitch anything! LOL

It looks like it should be a pretty calm day for me. It is supposed to start raining later which always means good stitching time for me....or a nap!

Monday, September 01, 2008

September Already

I can't believe it is September already! That means Fall is almost here. :) That also means the parade of birthdays and holidays begins for me. From now until after Valentine's Day we have a birthday or holiday (some months both!) every single month. I hope I can find some time to breathe!

Yesterday was a pretty lazy day for me. I worked on my Summer's Magic SAL with Renee. I wasn't sure if she was going to be able to work on SM this week so I only stitched for a couple of hours. I noticed on my fabric that my hoop has left some marks and I need to wash the piece. This always happens to me. I think it is because I have to have my fabric tight in the hoop to stitch. I mean so tight you could bounce a quarter off of it! Does this happen to anyone else?

After I put SM away, I decided to start on Veronica's RR. I only got to stitch on it for about an hour before I had to put it away and go to sleep. It's funny how one minute I am not tired and the next minute I can barely keep my eyes open with this pregnancy. Anyways, I didn't get much stitched so no picture of it yet.

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

August/September Goals

August Goals

1. Work on Topaz Fairie.-Yes, making good progress!

2. Work on Unicorn.-Yes, making good progress, too!

3. Work on Summer's Magic SAL.-Yes, but I did skip a couple of weeks.

4. Work on Winter Fun on Ice stocking.-Yes

5. Finish and Mail Chris RR.-Yes, received Veronica's RR.

6. Work on Allie's Quilt.-No, I have this one is set aside until I find some backing fabric for it.

September Goals:

1. Work on Topaz Fairie.

2. Order beads for TF.

3. Work on Unicorn.

4. Work on Summer's Magic SAL.

5. Work on Winter Fun on Ice.

6. Finish Pumpkin Pete.

7. Work on Veronica's RR.

Since I got the last Kreinik I needed for Topaz yesterday I just had to work on her. Her first 2 wings are completely finished now. :) I still have to finish the back stitching on the 3rd wing and stitch the 4th wing. The end is in sight!

Have a great day!

Friday, August 29, 2008

A New Start

I admit it, I have no will power! I ended up starting a new piece on Wednesday. This one is called Pumpkin Pete from The Trilogy. I'm stitching it using DMC floss but quickly came to the realization that this design really does need to be stitched with the overdyed floss.

Tomorrow I officially turn 29 weeks pregnant which means for the next week I will be a complete wreck. When I had Mac at 29 weeks it was touch and go for the first few days but he was a fighter and 8 weeks later he got to come home from the NICU. While I know that the little one would be able to survive with medical help if she were to arrive now, I just hope she isn't as impatient to greet the world as Mac was at 29 weeks.

Everything seems to be going smooth right now. The little one's kicks are just little nudges anymore. They are full force kicks and blows! She actually woke me up the other night with a kick so hard that made me jump, which of course, scared Mike awake. The medicine I am taking for acid reflux has seemed to help quite a bit. Although, I am still dealing with morning sickness. :( It has calmed down just a little and the worst is for the first hour after I get up in the mornings. It is a good thing we have 2 bathrooms otherwise the kids would be late getting to school!

We don't have any major plans for this Labor Day weekend. I'm sure that is bound to change once the kids get home!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

3 Wings Finished

I kept my word and worked some more on Topaz Fairie yesterday. There were a couple of times I was ready to toss it back in my stitching bag and forget about her. The colors in her wings are drab looking which doesn't get my stitching mojo flowing. I did manage to finish the 2nd and 3rd wings....only one more to go!

I am not sure what I am going to stitch on today. I want to start something new but the practical side of me knows I need to try and get my other WIP's finished before the little one arrives. I also really need to start on my Christmas stitching for family/friends. I have been so focused on the little one's arrival that I completely spaced out how quickly Christmas is approaching.

Happy Stitching!