Thursday, May 28, 2009

3 out of 5

This is a photo of my baby monitor. Not very exciting. However, those three dots do represent the sounds coming from the monitor. At the time I snapped the photo my daughter was making a noise that ranked a 3 out of 5.

I Have A Yearning

After I got home from the hospital and was on my own I realized that I wasn't as smart as I thought I was. Actually, I'm pretty stupid. Having a newborn makes that fact blatantly clear.

This photo is a stack of books that I was pouring over trying to gleam some spark of knowledge because by this time I was yearning for something that might help give me a clue. The clue I got was that I can't learn it from a book. Only through experience.

Lights Out

I haven't posted a photo in a while. Truth be told, since April 4th things have been crazy and a lot of things have slipped, including Project 365. But I have taken some photos and I plan to post those as well as get back into the swing of things.

So with that being said, here's another shot.

This is not a great picture. I know that. But this does ring true to how that day went. We had some wicked bad storms roll through our area and then a few days later a lessor storm hit. It was during the lessor storm that we lost power. We kept thinking it'd come back but didn't. At the time I took this picture we'd been without power for 24 hours. The amazing thing here is that the phone in my office still kept a charge and I was able to capture the time.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A New Kind of First

I took this photo while giving my daughter her very first bath. After I took the image and looked at it I was in love with the photo. I happened to snap the shot at the same time a drop of water hit and created the ripple. That along with the Rubber Duckie and wash cloth just make me smile. I'll always look fondly at this image. We always remember our firsts.

Pretty Bird

As I mentioned I'm skipping forward with some of the photos taken in April. This one is one I took after we got back home from the hospital. It's not a real bird, but this little bird is a life saver.

Our Pack 'n Play has a music feature on it and this little birdie will play ambiance sounds, like birds chirping or water running. We love this birdie.

I thought about taking this image and cropping it so that just the bird was visiable but then decided against it. I like the way this panel is off center kind of like my brain in those first days home from the hospital with a newborn.

And Counting

I took this photo on April 1st for two reasons - 1) My due date was in April and this was sort of the start of the real countdown, the I could go into labor at any minute countdown and 2) Because several people kept saying I was going to go into labor on April 1st, which didn't happen.

However, I did not expect to be admitted to the hospital on April 2nd and have my baby on April 4th.

I think I should also say here that this is the point where things changed as far as the project goes. Photos for April will be sparse because I can't really remember a good part of the month because there for a while all the days sort of just ran together. But I will post the images I remembered to take and things will get more on track. I know that's bending the rules of the project but sometimes you just gotta bend to keep from breaking.

Oh and sorry for the poor quality of the shot. It is as it was taken because I haven't had time to do any processing to it and the shot wasn't a very good one to begin with.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Can I Make It?

This is the start of a knitted baby hat. I thought I had time to knit this up before I went into labor, after all I had two weeks and two weekends before the big day. Only things didn't happen as planed and the hat didn't get finished in time... and still isn't finished. I will finish it however... one day.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Something Different

After months of drinking water and pretty much nothing else, I was dying for something a little different. So while I was shopping one day I happened to see those instant coffee mixes and the word "Decaffeinated" jumped out at me. So I was reeled in and had to buy it. It was a very nice change of pace.

Almost There

Finally, the blanket was almost complete. Well, the knitting finally got finished in this shot. The next thing to be done was the washing and blocking of the FO (Finished Object). And as luck would have it, I finished that piece two days prior to delivery. Talk about cutting things close.

Forgotten Favorite

Notice any trends developing in my photos? As I approached the end of my pregnancy, I focused a lot more on food. This is one of a forgotten favorite. I can't believe my hubby remembered I loved peanut butter and marshmallows. But he did and he bought me some as a special treat. He's so good.

I took a few shots of the marshmallow goodness and liked this one the best because of how the marshmallows become more clear as you move from front to back.

Evening Snack

This shot is of one of my evening snacks while pregnant. It was a yummy delicious ice cream cone. Hey, it had milk, protein (see those nuts) and grain. OK, so maybe not a lot of grain but there had to be some in the cone.