14 weeks!! WUHOO! Now, according to everybody, I’m in my second trimester, which is pretty darned exciting! And only two more sleeps till I get to hear our wee one’s heartbeat. I’m going to bring the camera with because it records sounds so Brad can hear it! (And if I can figure out how to upload sound files, you all can, too!) So this week our baby’s a little bigger than a lemon, and by the end will be 4 – 4.5 inches crown-to-rump (that’s actually pretty big, since that’s minus the legs!!). Apparently he/she is making lots of cute faces (due to electrical brain impulses) and can even suck his/her thumb!! I’m getting impatient trying to see if I can feel the baby moving. Not yet … but hopefully soon!!
Although my bump doesn’t look much bigger, I’ve moved from the “can still button my pre-pregnancy jeans when standing although it’s horribly uncomfortable” to “wow. I guess it’s time for full-time maternity jeans, huh?”.
Great news! My friend Mel had her baby on December 4th after a fantastic labour and delivery – according to her midwife, anyways. Her water broke around 11 pm and her baby was born at 7 am!! I can hope that mine’s like that too, right? He was only 6 lbs at birth, so he’s teeny tiny, but he’s beautiful and healthy! I was planning on knitting a sweater that would have been ready for her due date (December 12), but since he came early (lucky girl!) it wasn’t done! I still finished it for December 12, though, and gave it to her when I went for a visit.
Here’s the whole thing finished (it’s 6 mo size … clearly a bit big for her little one!)
And here’s a close-up of the neck-line and stitching:
It’s a roll-neck pattern that I picked up for free from Lettuce Knit when I was there in the summer. The big neck line makes it easy to slip over baby’s head and the roll-ness of the plain stockinette assists in rolling up the sleeves if it’s too big =) I can’t wait to see it on him! (And what’s the best part about this pattern? It’s knit in the round with NO seaming. That’s right – the body’s knit in one piece, and then the arms are knit in the round as well … it’s my dream sweater!)