Saturday, October 10, 2009

11 Weeks

Things are going pretty well. I have been feeling better for about a week. I went to Vancouver for my friend's Halloween Baby shower which was an absolute blast. We ate junk, did crafts, and all the non-pregnant folks drank booze. She got lots of prezzies and it was a success.

In other not so happy news, while I was in Vancouver I attended a memorial for my friend's 8 week old niece. Taryn was diagnosed with a heart problem while in-utero and underwent multiple surgeries on her heart in her short lifetime. She was well on the road to recovery until a day before she would have been 8 weeks. Things took a horrible turn and she didn't make it. They're still not entirely sure what happened and will have to perform an autopsy which could take a couple months to get the results. The memorial was really beautiful. My friend and her sister (Taryn's mama) put together a beautiful tribute full of photos and flowers and videos. I can't imaging the pain they are going through. To have Taryn for such a short time and to think that she was going to recover. I just can't fathom it. It was absolutely heartbreaking to watch them.

The Fledgling is doing well. I of course got paranoid that something had happened when I no longer felt ill every moment of the day but I had reached the 10 week point and I think that's pretty standard for the morning sickness to decrease. I'm still not feeling absolutely perfect. I don't have to eat quite as often and I can eat a little more at a time but if I'm not careful I can feel quite gross. I hadn't been able to take my pre-natal vitamin for a few weeks -- every time I took it I felt nauseous. Luckily I had been taking it for about 9 months before I got pregnant though so some of the vitamins are stored in my body and the folic acid was in my system when I conceived and when the baby's spinal column was forming. I took a vitamin the other day and promptly threw it up about 20 minutes later. That was the first time I had actually thrown up and I have to say I didn't enjoy it.

My body is definitely changing. The casual observer wouldn't notice but James is obsessed with the size of my boobs and I am obsessed with how much they hurt (it doesn't help that I have excema on them right now which is making me miserable). My tummy has also started to bulge a tiny bit. Nothing visible to others except James and me but it is making it feel so much more real!

My lovely friend Dawn gave me a bunch of baby stuff the other day including clothes, a breast pump (yeah!!), some maternity bras, and a feeding pillow. I have also had offers from other friends to lend me their baby's clothes. I don't have a lot of money so every bit helps. I'm so lucky to have generous friends.

I finally finished the baby blanket for my friend and am able to knit for the Fledgling now! So far I have knit a tiny little hat (along with 2 other hats for friends) and am working on a little pair of legwarmers. I hear that baby legwarmers are perfect for wearing with a onesie and for diaper changes. S/he will be a Spring baby so I'm knitting them in a bamboo-blend yarn which will keep her/him warm but also allow for breathing. I found the blanket pattern I'd like to knit for the Fledgling and am excited for pay day to go buy some yarn.

Purple Newborn Hat for the Fledge:

Beginning of The Fledge's Leggwarmies:

Newborn Hat for Molly:

Molly's Blanket:

Pumpkin Hat for Gavriel:

Pattern Pic (not my own work) for The Fledgling's Blanket:
(I'll be knitting it in black and red)


  1. Your knitting is coming along so beautifully!!! Love so many of the designs and can't wait to see the lil baby leg warmers. That's too cute of an idea. Glad you hear you are feeling better, and I totally relate on the sore-boobs. I feel like I did during puberty, they are that sore. :D x

  2. Awww love everything you are knitting! Great job!

  3. You are turning pro! I love that you are on Ravelry now and I can watch your baby knitting!