Friday, January 11, 2008

A Small Update

Sorry to keep everyone on pins and needles, but there is no sign of the baby yet. Today was my last doctor's appointment and the baby seems to be very happy to stay inside (her heart rate is very good). I didn't think that I would have to go to my last appointment, but hey, I also never had a baby before, so what do I know? She still has 5 days to get here on her own and if she doesn't, I am going into the hospital at 9pm on Tuesday for the inducement.

I will try to post before I head to the hospital, if possible. So, check back for the good news.

If I don't go into labor tonight or tomorrow morning, DH is taking me shopping tomorrow. I am feeling a bit of cabin fever waiting for this little girl to come out, so a little bit of yarn and fabric browsing might cheer me up. Plus, we are planning to have Mexican food after the shopping which I am excited about. For some reason, I have been wanting to eat spicy food during the 3rd trimester, the hotter the better!

In the mean time, I have been knitting like crazy. Each day I wake up and realize that the baby is still inside, it fuels me to knit even faster. It's like I am racing against her!

Here are my current "Work in Progress":
Baby Brights (CH-33), top down raglan sweater from Fiber Trends. I call it the P1, K1 Hell sweater. I am knitting the largest size in DK weight yarn, but the yarn, Plymouth Encore Colorspun DK, feels like fingering weight at times. I finally got both sleeves done, but I still have miles of P1, K1 for the body of the sweater (151 sts). I find that P1, K1 really slows down my knitting. I rather knit stockinette or garter. Of course, knitting this in worsted weight would have made this whole thing a lot easier. Note to self for next time!

Bubby Bear from Knitty. This is part of a baby set that I am making for a friend who is due in March. Her baby shower is in February, so I figured that I need a head start.
Simple Shoes (PDF link) from Uniform Studio. I love this pattern, totally seamless and quick. I had made a pair in Manos Del Uruguay for my own baby. This is also part of the baby set for my friend. I have one shoe almost done.

I also hope to have one more Finished Object (FO) to show before the baby comes. It's a crochet project that just needs to be sewn up.

30 comments:

Kirsten said...

Hang in there Oiyi! I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for tomorrow. (My girls' birthday)
Bubby Bear is so cute!

flanthrower said...

Thanks for the update. I'd check in a few times already wondering if you'd already gone to the hospital.

I know the waiting can't be fun but hang in there.

Chickengirl said...

Ah, I was surprised to see knitting pics instead of baby pics :-) Best wishes and hang in there!

Alice said...

That spicy food is sure to make her want to come on out! Have fun shopping and hang in there these next few days!

shannon said...

Thinking of you!! We're due in 13 days and I, too, can't get enough spicy food. :) Sending you lots of positive energy and baby love.

opportunityknits said...

The raglan sweater looks interesting , and thanks for the link to the baby shoes - no seaming is always good in my books :)
Best wishes on baby's arrival - it's going to be exciting! I wonder when baby will decide to make her entrance - my daughter's birthday is on Sunday :)

Danielle said...

Thanks for the post, and don't be sorry by any means :)!! I hope the baby will decide to come before you are scheduled to be induced. I've had both types of births, and I really had a better experience when I went into labor on my own. But sometimes it's a must to be induced, I'll be thinking good thoughts for you everyday until I hear the good news.

I love the new sweater btw, and k1,p1 does slow down ones knitting doesn't it! Thanks for the sweet comment on my Ice cream hat btw ;)

JL said...

Love the sweater and light soothing colour is nice too.

Hmm...my last meal before admitting was Bak Ku Teh.....tks for bringinb back the fond memories.

Jennie said...

Thought you might have had the baby, as you weren't posting, fingers crossed she comes soon.

Lil D said...

Good luck with it all. I do hope that you don't have to be induced. Best wishes.

Marianne said...

I am so sorry for you that you are still there waiting for her ! Hope she will decide to come on her own, I am keeping my fingers crossed for you.

diana said...

She's taking her own sweet time :)

Fliss said...

Thanks for letting us know! I thought that your lack of posts here and activity on ravelry meant that you were busy giving birth, rather than knitting, lol! In case this is the last time you post, as ever, GOOD LUCK! xxx

My Best Friend Calls Me Martha said...

I'm so excited for you guys! Everything is turning out sooo cute. Can't wait to see the baby with those cute things, tho!

Rebekah said...

hang in there! She's almost here!

Loving that you are still able to make such beautiful things to fill in the time. That sweater is going to be gorgeous and the bear is darling!

I hope you have fun shopping today!

caitlyn said...

Thanks for the update! I've been wondering about the baby since you haven't posted for a few days.
I hate p1 k1 as well, but the sweater looks really pretty so far!

Anna said...

Hope all goes well with the big event! Looks like you have some beautiful projects to distract yourself with in the mean time.

Randi said...

Maybe jogging around the shopping mall will help things along! ;)

Have a great weekend!

The Feathered Nest said...

Waiting is so hard!! I remember my first (& 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th!)...I know you must be so excited! I keep checking your blog to see the good news...walk, eat spicy and don't worry, she'll be here soon!
xxoo, Dawn

Teesa said...

You'll be fine Oiyi! When I had my daughter, she was also very comfortable in my tummy and I had to deliver her by inducement! Then in just three and half hours, she was out on my hands!!! Hang in there Oiyi!

Di said...

Oh, I do remember that last week like it was yesterday. I hope you manage to keep yourself comfortable and relaxed and occupied with something absorbing. Try to keep some knitting handy for the labor!! ;) Good luck.

Knitterella said...

Oh my goodness you are so close to holding your baby! I'm so excited for you! Good luck in the next few days/weeks. Hey, I hear spicy food can help trigger labor??? But what do I know - I don't have any little ones yet!

Love the knits. Thanks for the links!

schrodinger said...

Glad you're both doing well - keeping my fingers crossed for you. In the meantime, enjoy your crafting - and shopping, if you get chance :)

Stephanie said...

holy smokes! I get behind in my blog reading and LOOK at all the gorgeous crafts :) Best wishes to you for a smooth delivery - since there's no blog post updating, I hope that means you got to go out shopping :D

Ann K. said...

I am so excited for you! It's going to be sooo amazing for you to finally hold your little one - what a blessing! I hope your back hasn't been giving you too many problems.. Good luck and know I'm thinking of you!

I love your knitting projects.. and hope I get into my knitting groove again. I'm finally feeling a bit better now that I'm in my second trimester. I do have a baby sweater on the needles among all my other WIPs and UFOs but find myself craving my sewing machine lately.

Be well and can't wait to hear of the birth about baby!

lovestitches said...

I'm waiting as much as you are for your baby lol.

Octopus Knits said...

Hee, hee, she's taking her own sweet time, isn't she : ) The little sweater looks so interesting, and I love Bubby Bear's little legs!

Morgan said...

Wow- can't wait to meet her! Best of luck- she'll be here before you know it!

xoxo

joyce said...

i know what it means to wait...and then be induced...

Knitserland said...

Cute sweater and I must look up the Simple Shoes pattern.

I see you haven't posted since Friday so I'm hoping this weeked was Baby Time! If not, you need to show us what you got shopping:)

Best wishes!