As of today I am no longer with Tactile. Tactile will now be owned solely by Maia. I am going to revive Sincere Sheep and build that business back up again. I am also planning on continuing to teach. A big thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years.
Also changing is Mr. J! This picture was taken a couple of weeks ago to mark his turning 9 months. He can now get himself from laying down to sitting and has almost figured out crawling. Just because he can't crawl very well doesn't mean he can't get himself around though! He is very proficient at rolling, scooting, pulling, and pushing as means to get where he wants to go. His new found mobility means that we are going to have to majorly reorganize the house. It's good motivation to do something that was past due anyway!
Even with all his changes Joaquin continues to be a happy, funny baby who we are enjoying getting to know better each day.
Since I haven't posted in forever I actually have knitting and spinning to share with you but I will save it and post it over the next few days.
As hard as change can be, I am excited for what the future holds. I will put more information up on where to find Sincere Sheep as soon as I have it all set up!
If I wait any longer he won't be 3 month any more and who knows when I'll post next! Here we are three months into the motherhood adventure and all is well. Can you tell it was bright out today when I took this photo? Joaquin is a joy and we are all having a good time getting to know each other.
I have some cute pictures of Joaquin in hand knit cuteness but this is all I can manage today. I think that he is going through a growth spurt because we are on day two of almost non-stop nursing.
Sorry for the fly-by blogging. I'd like to be writing here more often but it often falls to the bottom of the list. I am reading blogs, however, while nursing. So I am keeping up with all of your goings on!
Here's to the next 3 months and all that it brings!
Introducing Joaquin Alexander! Born on December 27th at 6:58am by c-section. The short story is water broke on Christmas Eve at 10:30pm but I wasn't in labor. Went to the hospital and confirmed water breaking. Next morning the doctor tried an external version and could only turn him an inch or two. So I stayed in the hospital for two more days pregnant, leaking amniotic fluid, waiting for the steroid shots to help with lung development. Had c-section first thing Saturday morning and now I'm a mom! Totally crazy.
Even though he is 4 weeks early (I was 36 weeks on Christmas) Joaquin is a happy an healthy baby. He weighed 6lbs 1.8ozs and was 19.5in at birth. Thankfully he got the hang of breast feeding right off the bat and continues to eat like a champ. Needless to say we are all in love. I'm going to keep this short since we are all still recovering and getting used to this new schedule but I will try to post more soon!
First of all, thank you for all the lovely notes and advice left in the comments! They mean a lot to me. On the baby turning front, I have a call in to the chiropractor, the acupuncturist and have been spending time on my hands and knees multiple times a day. Yes, I've managed to do it in bed without waking up my husband, much to my surprise. No, I haven't resorted to doing it in public, yet.
Also, happy solstice and Happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate! I always thought that mother nature was brilliant to have the days start getting longer early in winter. For me, it makes the cold weather and overcast days way more tolerable knowing the days are getting longer.
As for the promised pictures of baby knits, here are a few. I still need to take more pictures but we have been having rain off and on for the past few days. Today is clear so we will see if I can find a dry spot to take a few pictures. The first sweater is Baby Mine worked in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. This is the newborn size. I have a feeling that my child will fit in this for all of about a week or two before growing out of it. That's all right though since it was a lot of fun to knit. Since taking this photo I've added buttons (wooden apples) but still haven't blocked it. This is an ongoing theme in my handknitting life. When will the blocking fairy visit me?
Then I went on to make Baby Yours, also in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, in the 6 month size. This was another fun knit since all the pieces are different (execpt the two sleeves obviously). I've misplaced the buttons for this sweater but I have high hopes in finding them while we are rearranging and cleaning our house in preparation for the new arrival. You will note that this sweater is also unblocked. Surprise, surprise.
Last up for this instalment a pair of Baby Bell Bottoms in sport weight superwash merino yarn from Tactile. I made these in the 24 month size since I had two skeins of this color way. I modified the pattern and knit it all in the round. I would like to make another pair of these in a smaller size since I think they are so cute.
I've put baby knitting on hold while I work on a few things for the holidays. I'm more than a little behind considering it's already the 22nd but it wouldn't be the first time I've given half finished items for Christmas.
I've got a busy day ahead so I must be off!
Yep, I've been very remiss in announcing the exciting news that I am pregnant! This picture is from a week ago when I was 34 weeks along. So now I am 35 weeks and, frankly, I can't believe that my due date is so soon. January 22nd to be exact. Not like babies are prone to listening to due dates and tend to show up when they are good and ready.
I went to the OB today and the baby is breach. It wasn't a big surprise however. I've had my sneaking suspicion for a couple of weeks now. Plus I had a dream that the baby was breech. Now I have to work on getting the baby to turn, turn, turn. Otherwise I get to try an external version and if that doesn't work then it is c-section land for me. To say that would be a bummer is a big understatement.
At the OB we talked over some of the things I can do to try and encourage the baby to flip around. One of which is to get on my hands and knees when the baby wakes up and is active. So if you are in the Bay Area and come across a woman on her hands and knees in the middle of the grocery aisle it might be me! Just kidding...maybe. Regardless, think turning thoughts for us!
I have been doing some knitting for the baby and so have some of my crafty friends. I will be sure to share these things in the days to come! We have been very lucky to receive such beautiful things made with such care. It makes us feel very special and I know the baby will too!