Sunday, October 11, 2009

Baby knitting....

Oh, it's hard to know where to start. I wanted to make a few things for our new baby, due Nov. 13, and then....a few things happened actually. The good news is that the baby is doing great. We did go to our June appointment and were told with 99% certainty we were having a little girl. I kind of thought it was a boy when we went in, but they said, no, it was a girl. It didn't take me long to start looking forward to that little girl, buying clothes and picking out pink yarn. Then, I started to get pregnancy carpel tunnel, which has severely limited my ability to get any knitting done. My mother-in-law made a few really nice items though, in neutral colors. The carpel tunnel is improving, so I was starting to think about making a sweater set or something smaller with the yarn I'd bought. Then, on September 24th, we had another ultrasound, because I have only gained 2 pounds during the pregnancy and the doctor wanted to make sure the baby's growth was on track. At 33 weeks, we were told we were having a little boy. Anyway, I was very attached to the idea of having a little girl; we came home and packed up the girl items and did some little boy shopping. We're still very excited about the baby, but we did go through kind of a grieving process, trying to let go of our preconceptions about the baby we thought we were having. Although we're almost certain the baby is a boy (I'm not sure how they could be wrong at 33 weeks, but I don't want to be shocked again), I'll be holding off on making anything until I see the baby. By the way, the baby is said to be very healthy and is growing right on track.

2 comments:

Jane said...

Dear Cheri, I was just checking out what knitting projects that you have done lately. I read that you had a baby! Babies are alot of work; so I understand why you haven't blogged lately. Congratulations!! My 2 daughters were married in 2010 and are both expecting in July 2010. I have knit 3 baby blankets and I am continueing to knit baby blankets for my future grandchildren (stocking up). My favorite blanket has been your design "Trinity Stitch blanket". I am now working on a sample swatch of my own design with cables and king charles brocade. Thanks for the inspiration and I hope all is well with you and your new family. Jane

Cheri said...

Jane,
Thanks so much for your comment. We had a little boy, Daniel, who is currently crawling up my leg as I write this. He's a sweetie! Not getting a lot of knitting done, but I'm very happy.