Saturday, April 25, 2009
In a nutshell: I'm still pregnant. Both my ultrasound and OB appointments went well on Thursday, so there wasn't any need to induce or have a c-section. Our little guy is quite big (they think about nine pounds!), but he's healthy and the placenta is still supporting him well. We have much to be thankful for. Having said that, I am READY to have him! It's been pretty tough here at the end carrying around nine pounds of baby, plus "high" levels of amniotic fluid, and running after a toddler. Since this will probably be the last time I'm pregnant (but never say never, right?), I'm trying to enjoy and cherish it, but again, I am READY for my sweet boy to come.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I feel as if I'm now as prepared as I'm going to be for the *big* day that will hopefully arrive soon. All of our bags are packed, the house is at least semi-clean (thanks, Mom!), there are some frozen meals in the freezer, and I've finished the last of my baby knitting.
This afternoon I finally sewed the buttons on to the Harvey Kimono that I made for our new arrival. This is actually the second Harvey Kimono I've made (I made one for Matthew shortly after he was born), and even though all of the seaming is a beast, I just think that it's such a sweet pattern. I also love the yarn: Green Mountain Spinnery's Cotton Comfort. It is such a treat to knit with and the perfect yarn for baby garments. I highly recommend it! Underneath the sweater in the photo is a stroller quilt that my very talented friend made. I am very fortunate to have her in my life and be the recipient of such a sweet handmade quilt (thank you!).
A week and a half ago, during one of my ultrasounds, our little guy measured to weigh a little over eight pounds! I am thankful that he's a healthy size, but I have to admit that it scared me just a bit. I thought that for sure I would have had him by now, but here we are, still waiting. I have another ultrasound on Thursday and, based on that, my OB said that we'll "revisit our options." I am afraid that he'll push for either an induction or a c-section, neither of which we would like to do. Of course, we'll do what's best for the health of the baby and my own health, but we really have our hearts set on a natural birth. Please send prayers and thoughts our way for our little guy to come soon, preferably before Thursday. :)
Monday, April 6, 2009
Over the past couple of weeks I have taken a little bit of a break from knitting and have worked on crochet instead. I wanted to make a little something to add to Matthew's Easter basket, and when I found the Birds of a Feather pattern, I knew it would be perfect. Plus, it's free! ;) I decided to do embroidery for the beak and eyes instead of felt or buttons/beads for safety reasons, but other than that, followed the pattern. I used Peaches & Creme for the yellow bird and Knit Picks' Main Line for the purple. If Matthew doesn't like them, then I'll just have to keep them for myself!
I also decided to make a little something for myself. :) I used the Raspberry and Lime purse pattern from Interweave Crochet Spring 2008. It was my first time working with tapestry crochet, and I was pleased with how it turned out. The tapestry crochet also gave the bag some sturdiness. For a decorative touch (and to cover up a little flaw!) I added a crocheted flower with a button center. Doesn't this bag just remind you of spring (which I hope will SOMEDAY come!)?
And finally, a pregnant belly! I am not sure that I'll last three and a half more weeks...(hopefully I'll clean my mirror during my "nesting" stage!)