I'm very happy to say that the wheel is fixed. After a small amount of frustration (and the mild curse words that accompany) I finally broke down & asked Hubby to help. I'm sure Matt would have helped sooner, but he knows I'm very much a "I can do it myself kind of girl). He fixed it by noticing a screw that was missing. Okay, so I'm usually very detail oriented, but this trait can very quickly become completely eclipsed by my short tolerance for frustrating things.
I got to do some spinning on Saturday night. It took some time to get all my body parts coordinated, but I finally got into the rhythm. I learned a very important thing: I suck at spinning! I'm not upset or frustrated. I know it will come with time and practice, and I think with some better fiber. I did not expect to pick it up and be turning out fine handspun yarns on my first try, but, WOW, I am much worse at this than I expected.
I plan to try again tonight, with some different fiber. We'll see what happens.
In other news, we reached that totally AWESOME time in the pregnancy where, not only am I feeling GREAT, but I'm feeling the baby move all the time! At various times during the day I'll get bumped a few times... after I eat, after I work out... it's cool. And the bumps are sometimes strong enough to be felt outside my belly. Of course, this baby refuses to cooperate when Matt or Ty is around. I'll be sitting there, and I'll few a couple of strong bumps, and as soon as either of them puts a hand on the belly, the baby stops. I think Matt & Ty have both pretty much given up on feeling any movement for now.
Four more days, and then we get to see if Sweet Pea will cooperate with the ultrasound tech so we can find out if she's a boy or a girl... Did I say "she?" Yeah, well, my money's on GIRL. Despite what my very sweet and wise G-ma says. Sorry, G-ma... I think you're mistaken this time!!! I see pink dresses in our future!