Well, after avoiding most of the nasty bugs that seemed to have hit everyone else this winter, we got our fair share this last week. Stomach viruses, cold viruses, migraine headaches. Needless to say, we have been slightly out of commission the last week. I had the pleasure of learning firsthand how stomach viruses and pregnancies don’t mix. A short visit to the hospital and IV fluids/potassium stopped my preterm contractions, praise God. I just need this baby to keep incubating for a few more weeks. We have three February birthdays, we do not need another one to REALLY tip the scales. Poor E would always be the odd one out. We would have to have more babies and plan them for November??? 🙂
I know this is a sewing blog, but one of my other hobbies is knitting. And in my defense, knitting is another hobby that sewing enthusiasts often enjoy. I think? Or crochet. But I cannot wrap my head around crochet. Bizarre, really. I guess I will continue to leave that to my mother.
I taught myself how to knit using YouTube videos when I was a resident working in the NICU. There were all the itty bitty squishes (my code for premies) and I discovered that some of the nurses knit hats for them. Tiny little hats. ADORABLE little hats. I got a simple pattern, some yarn, and knitting needles and made one. Then another one. Then another. It was a nice break from work and research and reading medical literature/studies. I branched out and have since made some booties, blankets, leg warmers and a dress.
I decided to knit a beautiful white blanket when I discovered I was pregnant with #3. I had this pattern I REALLY wanted to make, but I had attempted and failed miserably at it in the past. I decided to give it a go again. It’s more advanced than simple knitting/purling stitches, but I have gotten much better at finding a mistake and figuring out how to undo stitches, go back and fix said mistake.
It took a long time. Blankets tend to take a very long time for me. I think I started back in August or September of 2014. Granted, I did not work on it daily and took weeks off at a time. Not to mention there were a few times I had to back track a bit. However, I’m pleased to say I finished and I really love it. Definitely a labor of love. Hopefully this baby will keep it and give it to his/her baby one day… If it’s a boy, I should probably hold on to it for him until he’s 35 years old and can appreciate it, right? 😉
<7 weeks until my due date… but who’s counting? 🙂
Now to finalize a name if it’s a girl…