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Quiet Couple of Days

Not too much going on right now. Knitting and crocheting, of course. Working on some Bundles of Love things like these:

Plus a washcloth and a pair of mitts I haven't gotten on Ravelry yet, and a few other things that aren't done.

I took Tiri to a family fun event in Eau Claire on Saturday. She got a balloon, petted some animals, we watched a dog agility show, and had a pretty good time. Then we went to Walmart and I think after that we came home. Since then we haven't been out to do much noteworthy. I'm thinking of taking her to my aunt's house today but she's still snoozing. Let sleeping Tiris lay, I say!

I have two appointments this week for Fritz. On Thursday at 3pm, I meet a Dr. LaRusso, at the request of my midwife. It seems she wants a real OB to say that I can or cannot VBAC. Ooooo-kay then. If he tries to touch my lady bits I'm giving him a bloody nose.

Then, on Friday, is an appointment that I'm actually looking forward to: another ultrasound!!! Fritz did not cooperate very well with our first one, so they couldn't see his heart, diaphragm or face properly. The face isn't something they're really worried about, but I want to see it! The heart and diaphragm, well, those aren't *so* important in the scheme I guess, but she said that if I didn't mind she'd go ahead and get us another ultrasound and I was all like YES! (Of course mostly in hopes that he'll give us a cute face picture this time! ;-)) Besides, if they look and say all is good, there is one more thing to not worry about, and I do enough worrying already.

Fritz is already messing with me. He was *super* quiet for a day... I was getting all freaked out and starting to resign myself to the worst, and then he had a dance party. Not even born and he's already trying to give me heart attacks.


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