Wednesday, June 10, 2009

22 Week Belly

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Well I am now 23 weeks today so sorry that these photos are already a few days old. Everything continues to go well. Can't complain, well at least out of the ordinary range of small grumbles of tired and achy.

Sweater for Ava and Onesies for Ollie

Here is the sweater that I knit for baby Ava Rose. What a cutie that little peach is. I helped her lovely mummy out today and drove the two girls to their second doctors appointment because Kathryn still can't drive after her C-Section. Oliver isn't so sure about me spending time with other babies. He was extra kicky in there while we were with Miss Ava!

Sweater for Ava
Pattern: Ribbed Baby Jacket by Debbie Bliss
Source: Special Knits: 22 Gorgeous Handknits for Babies and Todlers. Also for free here.
Size: 6-9 months
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran
Colorway: 13
Yardage: hmmmm 3-4 balls? 4 balls including the hat that Gabe is working on.
Needles: size 8
Other: I used 2 snaps for closure and used a fabric flower that my stepmother made as decoration.

After hosting people to paint onesies for Ava a couple of weeks ago, I felt inspired to start some for Oliver. These were done with some leaf printing and rubber stamping. SOOOO FUN!

Onesies for Oliver
Onesies for Oliver

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

It's going to be a hot one today!

I am glad that we had an early morning vet appointment today that got me up and going early because it is going to be one of our first really hot summer days. Walked early, watered the garden and now time to hunker down and probably turn on the AC. I hope my tomatoes and peppers will be happy! If I get brave it may be time to figure out what the pool schedule is and go for a swim this afternoon. Still haven't figured out the maternity bathing suit thing but I think I could brave my bikini a couple of times more.

Yesterday was my monthly midwife visit. Everything was right on target. Blood pressure, weight, Oliver's heartbeat, check check and check. They handed me my orange sugar drink to be had before my next visit for the glucose test for gestational diabetes. Fun to hit the hurdles that I have spent so many months reading about. Oliver kicks more and more, I can even see my belly moving sometimes now when he is active.

Here are some belated photos from Spring that I wanted to squeeze in. The first photos are from the Piedmont Organic Farm Tour which is ever so fun.

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Seedlings at Eco Farm

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Cows at Chapel Hill Creamery.

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Farmer John at Eco Farm demonstrating how shitake mushrooms are grown.

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Gabriel with goats.

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My baby bump a while ago, maybe 16 weeks?

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Spring walk with Gabriel and Rumi. Dogwoods are my favorite.

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