Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Beanzilla

So, if you haven't heard yet...

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Thing 1 presents Thing 2

Are we super excited? 

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"YES+" is even more than just "YES"

Of course, you want to see a baby picture. You're not made of stone.


How have I been? Pregnant.

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My bump, my bump, my lovely baby bump.

How has Genevieve been handling it? Very well so far, if you ask me. We're handling this the way we handle (mostly) everything- with books. So far, we've really liked Baby on the Way (by Dr. Sears), When You Were Inside Mommy, The Berenstain Bears' New Baby, and The Birds, the Bees, and the Berenstain Bears (though, this one is a bit dated- they still x-rayed pregnant women).

Mom and I have a difference of opinion on Pecan Pie Baby; Mom didn't like it, I think it's important to acknowledge feelings that perhaps aren't all sunshine and rainbows. Though, I omitted the "Ding Dang" from my reading, because I don't need Genevieve picking up any extra pejoratives.

I'm knitting a bit for Beanzilla (name, courtesy of the brilliant CaffeineJunkie, who dubbed Genevieve "SharkBean" lo those many years ago. Unlike with my last pregnancy, I have knitting mojo- but it's all sweater mojo.

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The Baby Vertebrae is knit out of yarn I fell in love with at Stitches West; it's "Nothing Says 'Screw You' like a Rainbow" from White Birch Fiber Arts (I know, terrible name) in sport weight. It knit up in about six seconds flat, and once it's blocked, I'll post a better photo.


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Envelope, by Ysolda Teague, is brilliant, but alas, I am not. My brains are not what they were, sadly. I can't blame Ysolda; even if she was holding my hand while I knit, she couldn't save me from not being able to count. Sad, but true. (But wouldn't it be lovely? A knitting date with Ysolda? I think so.)

Once you get it, the sweater is awesome. The yarn is Berry Colorful Yarnings "Breakfast at Tiffany's", sent to us to review on the podcast. Since I have less than zero sock mojo, I thought this would make a lovely, gender-neutral sweater. So far, I love the colors, and it's holding up extremely well to being ripped out, reknit, ripped out, and reknit.


Yes, we're going to find out the sex. No, we haven't found out yet. Yes, I'll tell you.

Until then, Beanzilla demands tribute.

14 comments:

  1. Big hugs and congratulations to Beanzilla's family! You look fantastic!

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  2. ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY BEAN. TREMBLE AND BOW BEFORE YOUR TINY MASTER

    ❤️❤️❤️

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  3. I am so excited for you all! (Comment disappeared...now hoping this isn't a double-post. But if it is, consider me double-excited!)

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  5. Congratulations! The book my toddler really clicked with when we were expecting was "I'm a Big Brother" by the same author as "When You were Inside Mommy." There's a distaff counterpart http://www.amazon.com/Im-Big-Sister-Joanna-Cole/dp/0061900621/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427907209&sr=8-1&keywords=i%27m+a+big+sister

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  6. So excited for all of you!!!

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  7. Congratulations on the new twig on your family tree xx

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