April 2006

April 27, 2006


So, I went to work on Monday, knitting in hand to work on at lunch, etc.  But then, when I went to lunch, I failed to bring it with me.  So there it still sits in it’s bag, unworked on basically.  Why?  Because about 1:30 I decided I should probably go to Labor and Delivery to get checked out because I’d been contracting since the night before.  Not ever 5 or 6 minutes, more about 20-30 minutes apart.  But still contracting, nonetheless.  And with each contraction, my c-section site would hurt.  It was feeling quite tender.  So I went to the OB Triage where they kept me for all of about 3 minutes and said “That’s it, we’re admitting you.  When did you eat last?”  Turns out, if I hadn’t eaten lunch I could have had my baby in just a couple of hours.  But I had just eaten lunch, so we had to wait 8 hours until my stomach was empty.  So Matthew Asa Brown joined us at 9:33 p.m. on April 24, 2006.  🙂  Can I just say how thrilled I am not to be pregnant anymore? WAAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It went quite well, the c-section itself.  My own OBGYN is on vacation in Prague right now, so the other doctor I work for was my back up and she did a GREAT job, as did the rest of the O.R. team.  When they took me in to recovery, they checked on the bleeding and the nurse said “Now, Tracey, I want you to remember how nice I’ve been to you and all the good things I’ve done for you so far.”  I was like ‘Um.. ok, thanks…”  Then she told me she had to push on my stomach because I was lying in a pool of blood.  I figured since my spinal hadn’t started wearing off yet I’d be ok.  HOLY FREAKING COW was I wrong on THAT!  I have never, ever in my entire life, been in as much pain as I was when she had to push on my uterus.  Apparently she was concerned there was a clot and they had to try and push it out.  Thankfully it was just her and I in the room (dad was with Matthew and making phone calls with the new announcement) because the slew of profanities that came out of my mouth were embarassing.  F-bombs were dropped and all!  I was so embarassed, that when she was done I was crying about how sorry I was for saying those bad words LOL!  The nurse was great and told me it was all water under the bridge, and that others had done worse during that, even hit her.  She had to do that pushing bit ever 20 minutes or so for about 4 or 5 times.  Finally I was better, no longer lying in the pool of blood, as she put it, and I was transferred from my recovery room over to my post partum room. 

So the big question…how much did he weigh?  He came out at a whopping 8 pounds 7 1/2 ounces.  So our winner was the lovely Lolly as her guess was 8 pounds 9 ounces.  Congrats!  If you read this, please email me at romiettah at comcast dot net with your address so I can send you your yummy 🙂

Isela, you too, so I can send you the yummy I already owed you from before!!!

Want to see how beautiful he is?

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So there you have it.  My handsome, adorable little man!  Needless to say, I did not get any knitting done, but I think this is one of the best FO’s 🙂

April 24, 2006


I have been tagged by Karyn with a fun little meme, so here goes:


1.  HAVE THIS BABY! (Not that I’m planning on dying any time soon, but, you know…)

2.  Type 120 wpm.

3.  Take my kids to either Disneyland or Disneyworld.

4.  Own my own house, rather than just a condo or townhouse.

5.  Travel to New York.

6.  See a Broadway play while I’m traveling in New York.

7.  Become a certified nurse midwife.


1.  Pee standing up.

2.  Algebra.

3.  Type 120 wpm (yet).

4.  Cartwheels.

5.  Replace the clutch in a car.

6.  Back flips.

7.  Knit continental.


1.  Eyes.

2.  Laugh.

3.  Personality.

4.  Caring nature – he always makes sure everyone else is happy before himself.

5.  Supportiveness.

6.  Sense of humor.

7.  Charitable.


1.  Bridge to Terebithia.

2.  Memoirs of a Geisha.

3.  Night.

4.  A Million Little Pieces.

5.  Light on Snow.

6.  Wicked.

7.  My Friend Leonard.


1.  Holy cow!

2.  Ginormous.

I guess I can’t think of things I say that are out of the blue and not ordinary.


1.  Steel Magnolias.

2.  Beaches.

3.  Titanic.

4.  The Notebook.

5.  Bambi.

6.  E.T.

7.  The HP movies.

I’ll just leave the tag for whoever wants to do this 🙂

April 22, 2006


I was perusing knitting blogs, and saw that there’s a fun-sounding sap going on,  at  Scout’s blog, called Dyeorama_2 

I purchased some Wilton’s Cake dye from Michael’s, hoping I can figure out how to use it.  I also went to Saver’s (second hand store in Salt Lake City) and bought some quart canning jars to help my along in my dyeying process.  Oh, and some wool 🙂  Can’t dye the yarn without the yarn, now, can we? 🙂  I’m looking forward to it all, it looks like much fun.  I’m glad I signed up in time!

I finished a pair of baby socks.  I had to put my own sock on hold because I was frustrated that it was taking me so long.  I know that sounds ridiculous…putting something off even longer because it takes too long, but I just had to.  Sock and I needed a break from each other.  So I knitted some socks from Mim’s pattern, which is my favorite baby sock pattern.  Mostly because I can make them in just a few hours 🙂  Well, it does take a couple of hours per sock, but for me, that’s progress 🙂

And here are my girls, Niff just smiling and acting cute, and Jessie, who has become a video game head.

Gamehead SillyniffieAnd I’ve started another pair of those baby socks, as well, only in a different color.  Will show those pics when they’re done 🙂  Also, I’m using Magic Loop to knit them, and am really preferring that method for knitting socks.  It seems to help me go along a little faster. 

And for the baby update, I had my routine end of the pregnancy weekly visit this past Thursday and was crushed.  I’d gained 10 pounds since my last visit, just 14 days prior.  How sad is that.  With both of my girls combined I didn’t even gain 10 pounds the entire pregnancy LOL and here I’ve gained 22 pounds with Matthew, most of it in the last month.  I’m terrified to see what I weight next week.  The good news is, though, that I think it’s mostly just amniotic fluid, since that’s been measuring more than what’s enough.  I was also told no, I can’t start a diet now tee hee hee 🙂  And I’ve given up on feeling sorry for myself and the “big baby” issue, and am having fun with it.  My family is doing a contest to see who guesses the baby weight.  So I figured why not do that here too!  Whoever guesses his weight, or is the closest to it, will win a prize!  I’m thinking either a gift certificate to an online yarn store, kpixie, or else a skein of something yummy from my favorite LYS The Black Sheep Wool, Co. 🙂  Have fun!!

*edit*  I’m QUITE frustrated that I can’t seem to figure out how to position these things so that it comes out nice and neat.  Being pregnant, I’m always in near tears with everything, and I’m beyond that point right now, having been messing with it forever now, so you’ll just have to accept my apologies that this post looks so cruddy *sob*

April 18, 2006


I forgot to mention something that made me feel special LOL.  When I was at the LYS today getting my addi needles, I told her it was for magic loop, so I needed it to be long.  She didn’t know what I was talking about and insisted that I show her.  So I felt special that I could finally show someone that worked at the LYS how to do something instead of the other way around 🙂   

Addi needles

I could gush about these needles forever and a day, but I won’t.  I just could. 🙂

But I have a question.  I had a pair that I lost the packaging to and the writing was rubbing off on the cable, so I couldn’t tell what size it was.  So I put it in my little hole checker sizer thingamajigger and it says it’s a 2.  So today, I purchase another set, since I love them dearly, only this time, the size I needed was a 1.  I compare the two needles, and they are both the same size.  Both 1’s.  So is it common for the hole checker sizer thingamajigger to be wrong?  Or do these needles run differently?  Or am I just weird?

April 15, 2006

More on socks

Just wanted to say thanks in regards to my socks and how long it takes to knit question.  Maybe it’s so slow for me because they are size 1 dpns?  I am, however, finally at the toe of sock 1 🙂  It has taken me a week to do this one sock, and it’s only an akle sock, a footie!  I wonder how long it would’ve taken for a regular lengther *sigh*

I’m excited as today is my baby shower.  My husband’s best friend called one day and said “We need a list of names and addresses for your shower on April 15 at 2.”  I was dumbstruck and his wife got on the phone and said “I guess that’s his way of telling you that I wanted to throw you a shower and wondered if that day and time would work.”  LOL  I’m looking forward to seeing all the friends and family 🙂

Have a great day!

April 14, 2006

Just wondering….

If you knit say… an average of at least an hour a day during the week, and 5-6 on the weekends, how long would it take you to knit one sock?  I seem to be THE SLOWEST knitter in the planet and it’s really quite frustrating.  I think the reason I end up starting so many projects is because the others take so long for me to finish, even if it’s a sock.  With the socks I’m knitting, the ones I previously posted about, I’m still knitting on the same sock that’s in the pictures.  I feel like I’m giving it plenty of time, but my speed… it just seems so …. anti-speed like.

How long does it take all of you to knit a sock?

April 12, 2006

My current biggest WIP

Be forewarned of the ugly vile pictures!!!  But they are fFat_tummyun, nonetheless 🙂

Fat_tummy_front Ugly_face

Please ignore my face … hubster took the picture when I didn’t realize he was getting the whole top of my body in it, and clearly I wasn’t ready for the pose.  🙂  With my first baby, I wasn’t half that big, and with my second, I was even smaller than the first, so this is a first time for me… being this large is VERY uncomfortable for me.  But, you’ve all heard my griping about that, you needn’t hear anymore 🙂

So anyway, there ya have it.  Ugly stretch marks and all.  Blech!

April 10, 2006

New Blog 🙂

I have decided to move over to typepad for my blog.  I’ve heard that it’s more Tracey-friendly, so we’ll see how it goes 🙂

I actually even have some pictures to share with you of my current SIP (sock in progress).  I’ve been obsessed with socks lately.  Not that I’ve been knitting them, but I’ve been eyeballing everyone else’s socks on their blogs, and eyeballing my yarn stash to see which ones make me drool the most.  I don’t have a huge stash like some people *points to Isela and her sock stash* but I do have a little bit, and am having fun diminishing it.  I guess for my current SIP though, I’m not using true sock yarn.  It’s Dale Stork yarn in pale yellow (I think it’s colorway number 3 if anyone is interested).  It’s 100% egyptian cotton and makes me drool.  And I’m just making a footie sock from it, for myself, so it’s ok if it isn’t stretchy enough for my calfs (which right now are unable to sport socks because they are GINORMOUSLY swollen anyway).  Here is what it looks like so far:



I also am knitting a baby sweater, the third one.  I’m about ready to start the sleeves.  It’s for the doctor that I work for, and who is going to delivery my baby (In 3 weeks and 3 days for those who wanted to count down LOL).  I’ll post pictures when that’s done and ready.  Right now it just looks like a flat blob of blues and purples.  🙂

So, I’m liking this typepad so far.  It was MUCH easier to post those pictures than with the old blog and having to do all that resizing mumbo jumbo that I really kept messing up. 

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