Archive for January, 2009

Small update

January 30, 2009

I have gone to the chiropractor for the last 4 days, she has been doing a special technique called the Webster technique to help the baby turn. She said I was really out of alignment, and have been getting a lot better. I also went to an acupuncturist who did moxibustion which is supposed to help the baby to turn. The baby moved around a LOT after the first day.

On my last midwife visit, it seemed pretty definite that the baby was back in the proper position, so we’ll check again next week and try another sonogram to be sure. But things are looking good (fingers crossed).

I am still working on my baby bunting and I have a few already knitted things that need some finishing work. I started a baby hat on the bus (because the bunting doesn’t fit in my laptop bag), and I hope I can get these things all done so I can start a knit-along with my knitting list to make the Danish crown prince blanket (I don’t really want to start it until I get these things finished, but I can’t wait to make it).

Oh, and we have all of our supplies, and the crib is put together (other than no sheets so the cat doesn’t sleep in it), and we have a car seat… so we are ready whenever this baby comes.

Upside-down Baby

January 22, 2009

I went for a sonogram today and got confirmation that this baby is indeed hanging out the wrong way around (at least today). There are many things we can try doing to get the baby to turn from breech position to the “right” position, and we are going to try them, but this scares the heck out of me. I don’t want to have surgery for my baby to be born just because everyone is too afraid of being sued.

At least the baby appears from the ultrasound to be a nice size… it’s on the small side, but still an acceptable size, and it still has another 3 weeks to grow (based on when it’s due).

Neko Case – free song download for charity

January 20, 2009

This is so cool, I just needed to jump on the bandwagon. Neko Case is giving away a free song download here. If that isn’t cool enough (it’s a good song), the best part is if you blog about it and post a link on your blog, she and her record label will donate $5 to Best Friends Animal Society. You can read more about it here.

Baby Socks

January 14, 2009

It’s less than 5 weeks left until my due date. I can’t believe it. I have had baby on the mind. On my last midwife visit, she gave us a list of things to have on hand for when the baby comes. We washed the newborn size baby clothes that had survived the basement, and are getting the supplies ready. It’s fun to be able to pick out the first clothes that the baby can wear after it’s born.

I’m also frantically trying to finish up my baby knitting projects.

We had to switch midwives because my midwife’s daughter is due around the same time as me, and lives really far away. My midwife had been hoping she was going to come stay with her in February, but that looks really unlikely now. It’s really sad, because I think she’s great and was looking forward to having her at the birth. Her backup is a 45 minute drive away. So at least I get knitting time in the car on the way to and from appointments.

Inspired by the list of supplies, and Silja’s beautiful socks, I felt the need to make some baby socks with leftover sock yarn.

The pattern is Better Than Booties Baby Socks, and I did the Chevron Lace pattern. It was written a little confusingly, in the pattern photo, the lace pattern is on the sides on the top, maybe I misread something, but it’s cute as it is.

This week has been a little exciting/stressful. At my midwife visit Monday, it seemed the baby had turned itself wrong side up (which if it stayed that way means an automatic surgery delivery in my area), so I was stressing over that. Then I had a doctor visit today, and the baby seems to be back to the proper position, but it looked like things might be getting in place for the baby to want to be born… so we want it to stay in there a little longer. Nothing really drastic, I am just supposed to rest and get lots of water and protein. Maybe I will get some knitting done.