Saturday, January 22, 2011

Oh my goodness.

20 weeks365.18

A beautiful baby girl!
She even has a name, and it's the most perfect name I can think of for our little one. We got to see her moving around on the screen, moving her arms and legs, her head and even her little fingers. We saw her spine and tiny little ribs. It was beautiful. It's amazing how much she was wiggling, so much I couldn't even feel. Alex and I got so excited every time the tech would show us something, that she just kept snapping screenshots. By the end of it, we had nineteen little snaps all printed out in a huge connected strip like a garland. She's nice and big, which makes me feel better about not gaining much weight in the last few months. 

It's so wonderful to think of my baby as a little person, with a name. It makes every kick and swish all the more meaningful. Alex has started to be able to feel her movements regularly and it makes me so happy to see his face light up when she gives him a good solid boot in the palm.

It's all coming together for us, I'm twenty weeks pregnant now - halfway! I've got to get knitting!


I'm knitting this sleep sack right now, waiting for a KnitPicks order to arrive. I ordered a bunch worsted weight Wool of the Andes in a gorgeous rainbow of colours I picked out for the little one. I placed the order before we found out the sex, which is fine, because making the soakers in gender neutral colours and sizes will ensure we can use them with future babies if we need to. I can't wait to get started. There will be plenty of wool for all the soakers we'll need, and enough for a few adorable toys I intend to knit from Amigurumi Knits by Hansi Singh.

I'm thinking I'll knit six soakers in newborn-3mos size, six in 3-6mos size and four or five in the larger sizes. I found a seller on ebay who sells chunks of solid lanolin really inexpensively, so I'll be able to get plenty to lanolize them regularly.

My vintage lens and adapter showed up in the mail and I've been having so much fun with it! It's short and stubby and heavy for its size - metal, not plastic. It works perfectly, and it's really neat to use manual focus and play with the depth of field on an older lens with the more modern camera body. I'm still keeping up with my Project 365 and I've learned so much about how my camera works already.



I'll leave you with an out of focus snap of Alex with a sweater sleeve on his head like an old-tymey sleeping cap. We are teh dorks.



  1. i found your blog through little chief honeybee and absolutely adore it!! congrats on the baby!! Look forward to following your adventures!! :)

  2. Eee! Thank you! I've been blogging on and off for a few years, but I figured I should start back up with all the excitement brewing :)

  3. Eee! Thank you! I've been blogging on and off for a few years, but I figured I should start back up with all the excitement brewing :)


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