[cross-post from Lost Innocents] It’s standard practice in the United States (I can’t speak for other countries, but I assume most of the West is similar) to wait to announce a pregnancy until you have reached 12-13 weeks, i.e. the end of the first trimester. This is so ubiquitous that it’s rarely questioned. Since a … Continue reading Delaying Pregnancy Announcements
I originally posted this many years ago, sometime in 2012. I was going through old drafts today and read this and found it funny. If I had to write the same thing today, things would change for babies 6-11, because everything changes once you lose a child. I had lost two babies at the time … Continue reading Evolution
Well, we're down to the last hours. Everything has been done. There are just a few items to pack at the last minute in the morning. All of these endless months and weeks and days coming to this moment. The times we thought we had lost her. The thousands of prayers offered by friends and … Continue reading Tomorrow
We're less than a week from birth now. I'm scheduled to have a c-section next Friday, the 22nd, at noon. I can't wait to finally "meet" this baby girl! We'll send out an announcement (with name!) when she is born. I wanted to make a nice layette for her coming-home. The blanket is a white-on-white … Continue reading Counting down…
One month from today, on January 22nd, I'll be having a c-section to deliver our newest baby. 🙂 Everything has looked beautiful so far and she's very active. I've had ultrasounds nearly every week and non-stress tests as well. We have baby things down from the attic and collected from friends and I haven't gone … Continue reading One Month Left!
As promised, finally a blog post! miniature yarn skeins Things have been the usual busy around here. I've made quite a number of toy censers, among other things. It still amazes me to see them listed for sale at St. Tikhon's! I'm finally able to start working on family projects which is a relief. I … Continue reading Updating
30 weeks and 5 days today! Everything is going well and she's moving constantly. I got to see her stretching and yawning (and shaking her head) on the ultrasound this morning. (That's the umbilical cord photobombing the picture of her foot.)
The baby was evaluated today in a high-tech ultrasound and everything looks good. No positive markers for problems and everything growing as it should. (The placenta is behaving itself this time too.) She was curled up on her tummy facing my back, fast asleep with one hand in her mouth. The ultrasound person would try … Continue reading All is well.
This sweet sweater set (hat, booties, cardigan) is hand-knit in pure, washable merino wool (SO soft!) and is a size newborn to 3 months. Available in the shop! Heading to my high-risk OB appointment in a few minutes where I will have the anatomy scan. I won't be able to bring home any photos, but … Continue reading Sweater Set
...Girl!! Athena wins the baby hat! She was comment #9. We had 7 people guess girl and 6 people guess boy - pretty even!