Archive for March, 2009

Back To Work

March 29, 2009

Well, due to the American lack of a decent family leave policy, I start back at work tomorow, but at least I can work from home all week. It’s kind of overwhelming. Siggi has just gotten to the point where he doesn’t nurse constantly, I actually get some time to take a shower or maybe even cook food. Ingi will be working all week too so it will be the first week where I am on my own all day and then I have to work on top of it. At least we don’t have to worry about trying him on bottles yet.

It’s funny that the latest knitting project that I started is getting the most use. Siggi has been wearing this hat almost every day. The other hat that I knit I didn’t secure the ties very well and now I have to figure out how to sew the one that broke back on.

The pattern is Baby Domino Bonnet by Lucy Neatby. It was a really fun knit and you can buy the electronic pattern online. I used this and that leftover sock yarn. I went with gender neutrals, but I had a lot of blues, which I guess came in handy since I have the boy. (I figured blues were safe for a girl but pinks were not really safe for a boy, so I didn’t use the pinks). I didn’t think to knit in the ends as Vivian Hoxbro teaches in Domino Knitting until partway through, or I could have made the whole thing without weaving almost any ends in. I still didn’t have so many to weave in.

My mother bought me a Maya Wrap sling for my birthday, which has been a lifesaver. I am actually able to get things done while holding Siggi now. Plus, it is good for when he is crabby and tired but can’t fall asleep, I walked around with him in the sling tonight and he fell asleep.

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Tongue-tied

March 18, 2009

Siggi has a problem called a tongue tie where his tongue is anchored to the bottom of his mouth. This makes it hard for him to nurse properly, which means he nurses long and frequently. He had it clipped but it needs to be clipped again, that procedure is next week. In the meantime, I don’t get much computer or knitting time. I do get reading time since it’s the only thing I can do while nursing, so I have read:

Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan (started when pregnant)

The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

Cities of the Red Night: A Novel by William S Burroughs

Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun

A Stress Analysis of a Strapless Evening Gown: Essays for a Scientific Age

Dead Until Dark (Southern Vampire Mysteries, No. 1) by Charlaine Harris

Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel (P.S.) by Barbara Kingsolver

A Stroke of Midnight (Meredith Gentry, Book 4) by Laurell K. Hamilton

The Dogs of Babel: A Novel by Carolyn Parkhurst

I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley

The Autobiography of Donovan: The Hurdy Gurdy Man by Donovan Leitch