it's busy around here today! travis has his final painting critique tonight. he's spending all day in the studio while i make chocolate chip cookies for him. i'll be there, sitting in the back, taking lots of pictures and being ridiculously proud like i did last semester. once this is over, it will be easy street for him for the rest of the semester. i can't believe his school year is almost over! one down, one to go. i'll be 40 weeks pregnant when the next school year starts. i'm glad i'm going through the most difficult part of the pregnancy during the summer. i'll trade sweltering in the heat for more time with my husband any day.
yesterday was another crazy busy day around here! i ran errands all morning and afternoon. then we went to our friend, ben's birthday party. he and his wife, emily are also pregnant. they are due exactly 3 weeks after we are. our friend, joel was also there with his wife, lindsay and their beautiful baby boy, emery. emery may have the cutest chunky baby thighs i've ever seen. it seems the MFA department here is experiencing a bit of a baby boom!
today i am 20 weeks and sylvie is as long as a banana at 10 inches from head to toes! she weighs about 10.5 ounces. keep on growing, sylvie! i can't believe we've reached the halfway point! there's still so much to do. we have to sign up for childbirth classes, take a tour of the hospital, and finishing registering just to name a few. now that the weather is warmer, i've started swimming at our apartment complex's pool. i went on sunday and we're going again today before trav's critique. i'm also starting prenatal yoga on thursday.
well, that's about all there is to report. it's cookie baking time! check back tomorrow for a 20 week bump picture and some photos of trav's paintings!
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!