But I'll be honest, the weeknights and boring baby blankets don't make for great mid-week blog posts.
So here you go: here's what I accomplished this weekend.
I did a little sewing and made some cushions for the rocking chair that Auntie Jaywalker gave us this last summer when we met up at Howe Caverns.
The rocking chair will eventually land in our bedroom after Baby Bez 3.0 is born.
When Moochie was a pup, I just sat in bed feeding him.
But that's because Squirrel Gables was built in 1920 before the Queen Sized Box Spring so our bed was pretty low to the ground due to the fact we couldn't get our box spring IN the house. (In all fairness we didn't realize they sold split box springs...and even if we had, I wasn't about to replace a 4 month old box spring with a NEW box spring!).
With the Great Yicky Icky Invasion of 2011 our new bed has a box spring again (and hermetically engineered box spring cover) so it's kind of a climb to get back into bed.
However, I'm kind of clumsy with newborn babies--as Dr. Mad Scientist will tell you when he regales the story of how I fell down a small staircase with Chunky in my arms when we were bringing him him home for the first time. (He obviously was OK).
Yeah we could co-sleep, but I can counter Dr. Mad Scientist's story about me falling down the stairs with Chunky with a story about him letting Moochie roll OFF the bed as an infant.
So yeah, awesome revamped rocker it is!
This rocker is pretty comfy as-is, but the thin little fab cushions will add a bit more comfort for those 2 am feedings.
I sort of went overboard ordering the fabric for this project; I forgot how much wider home-dec fabrics are.
There might be some recovered couch pillows in our future.
And would it be tacky if I wanted to make one of these out of the extra fabric as well? I mean whose purse doesn't match their couch???
Finally, what would a weekend without baking be?
A sad weekend indeed.
First up were some super simple and super American classic Magic Cookie Bars.
And then, ever since I got pregnant, I can say the one thing I've been craving has been soft pretzels.
Given the time of year it is (we just finished up what was "Birthday Week" at my house growing up--Younger Brother's birthday was Wednesday, Dad's birthday was Friday and Younger Sister T's birthday was Saturday--we always used to have homemade pretzels for Dad's birthday to break up the cake-monotony) and the fact that I attended a farewell send off for my old boss here (thankfully I wasn't the only visibly pregnant person in attendance at the bar!) and the pretzels were abundant--I had to make my own!
It's been a real effort not to eat them all at once!