Archive for February, 2009


February 15, 2009

With proud big brother


Velkominn Sigurður Húbert!

February 14, 2009

Sigurður Húbert was born today at 15:29, he is 21 inches (54 cm) long and 7 lbs. 12 oz. (or 3,5 kg. or 14 merkur).

Pictures and details to come after we are more rested.


February 13, 2009

Tuesday night I woke up with pretty regular contractions, 5 minutes apart, but not all that strong. They kept going, and kept going, and kept going, and we got up and cleaned the house and I made yogurt (because I thought it might be nice to have for the labour)… the contractions were still going steady. They kept going at that pace for the rest of Wednesday but not getting any closer together or any stronger… so we went to bed early and when I got up Thursday morning, the contractions had gone away for a while, and then came back sporadically. So we took things fairly easy, went to the mall for a while (to get some walking in, to try to get things going)… stayed until I was pretty tired, came home and had supper and watched a documentary while I worked on finishing up a few things (one the knitting is done and the ends are not weaved, the other is below), and then went to bed.

Today the contractions are stronger, they were really erratic before, I am not sure how they are doing now, but this has been a long prodromal labour and so I don’t want to get any hopes up. So anyone reading this will have to sit on the edge of their seat, same as we are doing here. 😉

I made kjötsúpa for supper and did some work to take my mind off things.

These mittens were sitting in my bag for months waiting for strings, so I finished the strings last night. The pattern is from some 1960’s knitting book that I found at a church sale, and the yarn is the same yarn from the hat I posted the other day.

Maybe the baby was just afraid of having cold hands and waiting for me to finish them. I can always hope, right?


February 4, 2009

On the way to the midwife’s yesterday I decided to finish some things that needed sewing/weaving ends in. Both are from free patterns.

Pattern is The Curly Purly Soaker

Pattern is Djevellue/Sweet Baby Cap. Yarn is from Farmhouse Yarns (we bought it on our drive on Ingi’s birthday last year).

And the best news of all? The baby has indeed turned to the proper head-down position. What a relief! The midwife was pretty positive from feeling it, and we had a sonogram tonight to confirm (and got to see the baby sucking its thumb).

Endless Ends

February 2, 2009

Well, the knitting part is done, but I left myself a LOT of ends to weave in. You can see the pile of already woven ends that have been snipped, I am maybe halfway through (I wanted to show the ends that were yet to be woven in, but the fabric of the knitting curls too much and hid them).

I still have to sew everything together and find and sew in a zipper, and crochet around the front of the hood. But I hate weaving ends so much that I thought I would do them first.

In the meantime, my cat likes to snuggle with my sheep that I use to store my tape measure and sewing needles and so on.