One of my greatest pleasures while pregnant was knitting for my unborn baby. Let’s face it – I was pretty exhausted just being pregnant again at my age, add to that working full time and juggling my beautiful three kiddos and knackered really is an understatement. My absence in the blogosphere is testament to my knackered-ness. Stringing together a sentence was challenge enough, let along turning on a computer and getting the message from my brain to my fingers! Sitting on the couch, or in bed, knitting a few rows here and there was the perfect meditation at the end the day. Knitting of course is always good in waiting rooms for the numerous appointments that are scheduled towards the end of pregnancy too.
This little cardigan is knitted using Cleckheaton’s 100% bamboo. It was left over from the snugly cocoon I crocheted for baby O. It is so soft and smooth. Lovely. Perfect for a newborn baby. It was a little slippery and tricky to knit with at times, especially on the days that my fingers were swollen and chubby, so there are some wonky stitches here and there – but I am so chuffed with how it turned out.
Baby Ace is a big baby but his head is average size for a newborn, it is his chubby little stomach that is oversized, but the little newborn hat was a tad small. I left it, along with some other shop born hats, with the neo-natal ward at the hospital. Some of those babies are just so small. I knew it would be appreciated and used.
After visiting our GP this morning we made a trip to PMH this afternoon to check Ace’s breathing – he has stridor. He got the all clear for now (we’ve been referred to an ear, nose and throat doctor) Anyway, he was wearing his little bamboo cardi and I must confess to being super chuffed by the amount of complements it attracted, from the nursing staff and other patients’ Mamas. Sharing with people that I was the knitter made me feel rather proud, pointing out the button that had belonged to my Nan’s collection and just soaking in the admiration made me feel good. It is good to feel good. Especially when you’re in the emergency ward with your eleven day old bub.
Another past-time that fell by the wayside during pregnancy has been reading. Too hard to keep my eyes open. This is the pile of reading I had with me in the hospital. I didn’t pick up any of it. Time I had a plenty, the correct head space I did not. The plan for this weekend is getting stuck into Life of Pi ready for bookclub next week. I haven’t seen the movie and know nothing of the story. I’ve got a good vibe that it will be an interesting read. I’ll let you know if it is next week.
Yesterday I woke up and realised that it was October! This is the first year since I started blogging that I haven’t participated in blogtoberfest from the outset. I’ve decided to jump on board now – better late than never right? Maybe I can get my bloggy-mojo back…
Bamboo baby cardigan and hat ravelled here.