just a quick little update to say i’m still pregnant!
six days past my due date and feeling good, but also very ready.
thanks for all the really sweet comments on my last post.
i had a doctor’s appointment today and i’m 4 cm dilated already. she said it’s a great sign for having an unmedicated vaginal birth, as i’m hoping for. lately i’ve been trying to mentally prepare for the possibility of the baby being “late”, so it was exciting to hear that he will probably come soon, maybe in the next few days. i’m finding myself focusing and zoning in on his arrival now… relaxing, feeling positive, and getting little things done around the house in preparation. i’ve read my ina may gaskin and penny simkin books, researched natural births online for months… and now i want to stop reading and start focusing inward, and enjoy the exciting time. this blog has been superficially focused on textiles and baby products, a fun part of all this– but of course i’m much more excited about the little human being we’re bringing into the world, and all that will mean in our lives (although this blog will stay focused on textiles in the future!). i might not post again for a little while. thanks everyone for reading!
i mentioned before that jenny agreed to help me with a baby sweater project. my knitting experience before this was VERY limited, and this pattern would have been too ambitious to do on my own, but jenny helped me along at every step. i knit the back piece, front two panels, and sleeves… next jenny helped me “block” all the pieces… and then sew them together and knit the finishing garter edges… lastly, i sewed on some wooden buttons from fog linen. with my amateur skills, that took me a month and a half. i’m so happy it didn’t turn out a disaster. it has some mistakes here and there… but i don’t mind at all!
first photo from odette ny.
a designer friend sent me the best stash of hand me downs to borrow. this is just a small selection of some of my favorites….