1.) figure out a pattern for this hat:
2.) finish the baby blanket i'm crocheting.
i started this blanket the day we found out about our baby. the first words out of my mouth, after seeing the positive test, were, "i'm going to need more yarn." as soon as this blanket is done, i have another i want to start. i figure a baby can never have too many lovingly made blankets.
3.) start work on the crib mobile. travis and i are collaborating on this one. i'm making the plushies and he's making the cross bar and hanging apparatus. so far my idea is a sun, a cloud, a bird or two, and maybe an umbrella. these will all be made from shades of yellow, orange, aqua, and green felt.
i have some other things to make over the next 6.5 months, but the rest of the list depends on the baby's gender. i plan to make a cloth triangle banner with his/her name to hang on the wall above the crib. something like this:
if i have the time, i would also like to make an appliqued quilt and a dust ruffle for the crib. we'll see.
ok. i think it's pancake time. i had a dream about eating pancakes in disney world the other night. ever since then i have wanted pancakes like crazy. i want to go to disney world, too, but pancakes are more feasible/affordable at the moment. YAY PANCAKES!
the number one question i get asked after someone finds out i'm pregnant is, "do you have any names picked out?" yes. in fact, we already know the exact names we want for a boy and a girl. we do not plan to share the name of our child until after we find out the sex, if then. we may wait to reveal the first name until he/she is born.
BUT this post is not a complete tease. today, i will tell you our chosen middle names.
if little k is a girl, her middle name will be GRAY. this name is a combination of my grandmother's name, GAY and GRANNY, which is what i call her. i am very close to my granny, and i wanted to honor her in this way. with gray as the middle name, her initials will be SGH.
if little k is a boy, his middle name will be THOMAS after travis' granddad and his brother. (FUN FACT: travis' brother, preston is actually named thomas. preston is his middle name, which he has gone by since birth.) my husband is very close to his granddad and has the utmost respect for him. we knew almost immediately that we wanted to use his name. with thomas as the middle name, his initials will be ETH.
if you are so inclined, you are welcome to leave comments with your guesses about the first names. however, i will neither confirm nor deny them. and please, if you are one of the select few to already know our names, don't spoil it!
in other news, i spent the weekend with graph paper and a measuring tape and figured out the best layout for the nursery. i managed to fit a full-size crib, a changing table, a bookcase, and a toy box comfortably into a 7'x9' space. speaking of the toy box, i have decided to buy an unfinished wood version online. i've been able to find some very nice, solid pine options for very reasonable prices. i want one that is a very plain rectangular box, as my plan is to paint it to look like a giant box of barnum's animal crackers.
see, mom and dad? that expensive fine arts education is finally paying off! i am very excited for the weather to get warmer so i can tarp our deck and start this project!
stay tuned for an 11 week post and bump picture either tomorrow or wednesday!