Having only posted once so far this month I feel like I should have a really good excuse. And I think I do. I've been distracted and not just by the stressful situation at work. Something much bigger and better has been keeping me otherwise occupied...
That's my husband, Jason, on the left with all the hair.
I'm the strange looking monkey child on the right.
We were trying for this and so were on pins and needles until Saturday June 10th when we finally tested. On Sunday (after three more just-to-be-sure tests) we told immediate family (all of whom were very excited). Then last week I was in a shocked sort of daze--I still have a hard time believing this is really actually happening (and that my boobs can already be this big and still they keep growing). This past weekend we spread the word to our extended family and friends (and I found out one of my very close friends Katie, (the mother of the bear recipient) whom I've known since we were both still in-utero, is pregnant with her second child and due at just about exactly the same time). It's early yet, by my calculation we're due right around Valentine's Day, and today is the start of my seventh week, but I just had to share the news here too. Besides, what do you think I've been knitting? Within a half an hour of the first test I began knitting a baby hat (which looks way too small so I didn't finish it). The next morning I began the Child's Placket Necked Pullover from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts. I used some of the Cash Iroha I had ordered for the Hourglass Sweater I was going to make myself (no need for a sweater of that name this winter!).
I've also started working on a baby blanket of my own design (a not completely formulated as yet design). I ordered the undyed merino wool from Morehouse Farms in four colors: chocolate, brown heather, oatmeal and white. I plan to make a striped blanket that goes from dark to light (so four big stripes). I might try doing something special where I change colors...that's the unformulated part of the design. I am doing a seed-stitch border and three-inch squares of stockinette alternated with reverse stockinette. And if you want super-soft yarn this is it. I love the feel of this yarn. It's yummy, yummy yarn.
Tomorrow afternoon my husband and I are going to an initial consultation with a wonderful midwife (who delivered Fletcher) and whom I hope hope hope will agree to be our midwife. I have my heart set on a homebirth (I was born at home, as were my two younger siblings) and am all of the sudden nervous that I won't be able to find a homebirth practitioner. I have no reason to be nervous like this, I just get this way. You know the song, "Que sera, sera," well my mom sang me that a lot when I was little. "Mom, what if suchandsuch happens?" Her reply, "Honey, que sera, sera. Whatever will be will be..." Not the most reassuring thing for a nervous planner like me to hear.