Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Baby's Firsts Knits

I can't believe I'll be 38 weeks pregnant tomorrow.  Both of our kids were born at exactly 41 weeks so I have been expecting the same with this pregnancy but little tiebreaker has been surprising us every step of the way.

At my 36 week growth ultrasound, she flipped breech/bottom up after being head down the entire pregnancy.  I followed all advice of my midwives and the spinning babies website to coax her to turn on her own (pulsatilla tablets, forward leaning inversion, breech tilt, moxibustion through my local acupuncturist) before my scheduled version (ECV) at the hospital to turn her.  We were definitely surprised 3 days later at the hospital to be told she was already head down.

She is an active baby, and I am hoping that doesn't mean she is going to have the sleeping habits of Teagan.  Her activity along with the frequent contractions make me think that I wont see 41 weeks this time but I am hoping I am wrong.  I'd like to keep her in as long as possible since Nathan is currently sick, with a persistent fever and cough.  He started tamiflu as a precaution and the pulmonologist just called in Cipro as well.  Today I am experiencing early symptoms that I'm catching what he has (headache, cough) - definitely in no mood to be in active labor.

In an effort to ease my mind, I am trying to make sure our bags are packed and ready to go.  I've never been one to need much in my hospital bag - my camera is the most important item since it is the one thing that can't be brought to me after delivery.  Regardless, I added baby tiebreaker's coming home outfit along with the lamb stuffie I knit for her.

It took me months to decide on the perfect pattern for her coming home outfit and I am so glad I didn't settle.  I knit the entire set with Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, which is a soft blend of cashmere, merino wool, and microfiber.  The little lamb stuffie measures just under 8 inches head to toe.

Pardon any grammatical errors, 8 pm means bedtime.  I don't cheat myself out of sleep these days.  I never know when I will need the energy.  

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