Monday, January 14, 2008

On the way....

...to the hospital! My contractions started at 6am this morning and the doctor just called to tell me to to head to the hospital. Here is something to look at while I am giving birth. Wish me luck!

I finished this little project just in time (yesterday). I think it's adorable.
I weighted the body and the legs because the baby is top heavy. Now, she can sit on her own.
I used embroidery thread for the mouth and hair. I took a little liberty with the pattern when it came to the hair. I hope you don't mind, Hannah.

Pattern: Bitty Baby, free pattern by Hannah Kaminsky
Hook: US F5/3.75mm for the whole doll, and US G/4mm for the Bib
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Multi Color, color: Plum Pudding 0940 and Red Heart Super Saver Solid, color: Aran 0313
For Bib: Caron Simply Soft Brites (Grape) and Caron Simply Soft (Orchid)
Size: 6 inches tall (sitting)

51 comments:

beki said...

How exciting! My thoughts are with you today. I wish you a speedy, painless birth!!!

Kirsten said...

Hurray Oiyi! Wishing you a very speedy and (relatively) painfree delivery!

Randi said...

I will be thinking of you today! Hugs and blessings to you!

Kristy said...

Wow! I'll be thinking about you!

Natalie said...

Joy!

CynCyn said...

I'll be thinking of you and baby oiyi!! Good luck!

Lynn said...

Oh how exciting! I'll be thinking about you and your little one today!

Autum said...

Yay!!! Lots of folks will be thinking about you today and sending good thoughts your way!

schrodinger said...

I can't believe you still found time to blog!! Good luck! I'll be thinking about you.

Julie said...

I'm so glad things started on their own naturally- that's usually an easier route to go. I'll be thinking short and easy delivery thoughts for you today!

flanthrower said...

Wow! Thanks for the update. I'll be thinking of you today. Good luck!

kiki said...

all the best for you and the baby!
kiki (a quiet reader of your blog)

Marianne said...

Good Luck Oiyi !!!
Hope all goes well and you will have a beautiful healthy baby today !

Nettie said...

I will be thinking fast birth thoughts for you. Good luck!

The Mad Crocheter said...

Happy thoughts! Happy thoughts! Let's get this baby out in the world! :D

Vyvyan said...

As I write this I imagine you could be holding you baby girl by now. I wish you and your husband the best during this special time. Tweek her little cheeks (softly, of course) for me!

Elaina said...

Good luck! Will be thinking happy thoughts for you!

Rebekah said...

yay! thanks for the update...wishing you a smooth labor.

glad you got another project finished to tide us over : )that doll is too cute!

Michelle said...

Oh I'm so excited for ya'll! Thanks for letting us know what's going on. I've been checking lots to see if you had gone in to labor on your own. Can't wait to hear all about it and to see baby pictures. Wishing you a speedy delivery:)

My Best Friend Calls Me Martha said...

OoooO!!!! Good luck! I'll be thinking about you :)

Vicki Knitorious said...

Oh my goodness!! Thinking of you!!

Alice said...

How exciting! Good luck! I can't believe you found the energy to blog during your contractions--you're amazing!

one wining wench said...

WoW! Hope it all goes well! x

Micki said...

You're on the way to the hospital, and yet you still take the time to post? You're amazing. Best wishes!

Anonymous said...

Good luck, all the best! I can't believe you are still blogging . . .Donna

Rina said...

Good luck! Wish you a safe and speedy delivery.

The Feathered Nest said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaay!!! I'm so very happy for you and will be praying for an easy birth!! I'm so happy for you, sweetie, I wish you love and happiness with your sweet little one and hubby...xxoo, Dawn

JL said...

Is our little princess born yet ?

oh, how exciting !

lovestitches said...

Yay! I'll be thinking of you!

ashidome said...

Thinking good things! Hope you have an easy delivery!

*karen said...

Wow, wow! Exciting...thinking good thoughts for you and baby.

caitlyn said...

I'll be thinking of you and sending good vibes your way!!!

Kirsten said...

Yea! Best of luck to you, I can't wait to hear about your new little one, I love the little doll you made!

Sarah said...

Hooray! I hope you have a quick and easy delivery! That doll is an adorable culmination of your pre-baby knitting. :)

Oiyi DH said...

Hi all, this is Oiyi's DH. I don't know how to post a separate entry so I will just reply to here. The baby came into this world late afternoon today. She is quite a cutie, both mom and baby are fine (Oiyi will fill in the horror details in a few days). Thanks for all of your kind thoughts and best wishes.

She is 7 pounds and 0.7 ounces, with her mom's button nose. I will oiyi officially unveal her later in the week.

-Steven (Oiyi DH)

Jennie said...

Good luck, Hope everything goes well.

Teesa said...

Oh how exciting! Wish you a smooth delivery and speedy recovery after that! Hope to see pictures of your little princess soon!

Fliss said...

How wonderful! The best of luck to you and DH xxx

nova said...

Congrats Oiyi and Steven! Can't wait to "meet" your little girl!

rohanknitter said...

So exciting!! I hope everything is going smoothly!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What an exciting time. Giving birth days (7 times for 8 kids) were the most wonderful days of my life. Its the best present in the world anyone can open and recieve. Despite the pain. Contrats and best wishes.

Natalie said...

Horror details are often an unfortunate rite of passage in these situations. Congratulations to your family... and thank you for keeping us posted. Your news is a delight.

Muddling Through said...

Congratulations on your new baby girl! How wonderful. Best blessings for beginning your new parental lives!
~Elaine~

Knitserland said...

Congratulations to baby and new parents! Can't wait to see and hear more.

Take care and best wishes for your first days as a family!

Knitterella said...

OH MY GOSH! Just seeing this today (Jan 16) so you probably already had the baby - hope you and your family are doing WONDERFUL!!!

Best wishes and can't wait to hear that you are OK and back home with Baby!

(what a cute Bitty Baby!)

Ann K. said...

Yayyyy!! Congratulations on a beautiful little button-nosed baby to Mommy and Daddy!
Thanks for the update Steven...

Welcome to the world little one!

diana said...

Many, many congratulations on your button nosed little girl!

Corrie said...

oh my gosh now I'm going to be checking in tonight to see a photo of your absolutely adorable bub

I hope it went well

Corrie;)

a rose is a rose said...

congratulations on the birth of your wee one! how wonderful

i'm sure the boys are excited as well

Danielle said...

Really cute!! And you finished in the nick of time lol ;)

Stephanie said...

ok, I'm officially jealous!
I made 2 of these bitty babies and they both turned out soooo not cute like yours!! LOL!
You can see mine here on my blog, if you wanna:
http://hopefullytrying.livejournal.com/
or on my blogger one either one.
ANYHOO--yours is sooooo cute! SQUEEEEEE