Thursday, October 02, 2008

It's a....

So, I'm sure you are anxiously awaiting the details of Nonnahs' fabulous wedding last weekend, but except for confirming that it was indeed most fabulous, I'm going to let her share the details once she returns from her honeymoon. In the meantime, my plan is to fill in with baby news and baby projects!

We had our 20 week ultrasound last Wednesday and we did find out the gender...Final guesses everyone?

It's a boy! Here is one of my favorite photos:

I love his little frog legs :) Everything seems normal (and boy does this little guy move!) except he has ever-so-slightly enlarged kidneys, so we will probably need to have a follow up ultrasound in another couple months. We've also had the privilege of being stuck in the cycle of 'abnormal' Down Syndrome screening results, which sounds scary, but is really just a probability game. In the end (after a genetic counseling appointment and another more detailed ultrasound yesterday), we've decided that we aren't going to do any further testing and just go with it. I'm not stressing about it and our guts tells us he is healthy. Besides, if his current activity level is any indicator, we are going to have our hands full once he is out and about! Ack!

I also thought I would share a little 20 week tummy update. I took this in Hawaii at one of Nonnahs' favorite beach spots:

As for projects, I finished up my version of the Get Ziggy sweater (Ravelry link here).

Get Ziggy Baby Sweater

I knit the 12 month size with one hank and a little more (maybe 1.1) of Dream in Color Classy in the colorway Spring Tickle on size 8 (and 6 for the ribbing) needles. This was a great pattern! It was also the first baby knit I've finished that actually seemed to be fast to me. Not really anything else to say about this one since everything was straight forward and the yarn was fabulous!

I've also finished up some sewing projects. I made up half a dozen burp cloths using my leftover fabric from my quilt class quilt (btw - I bet these colors make a lot more since now that you know we were thinking about starting our family at the time!) and cloth diapers.

I used this tutorial but without any embelishments (it was hard to find ribbon or bias tape to match all three color sets and I didn't want to buy something different for each one...this was a stash busting project after all!).

I also made another half of a dozen burp cloths from this tutorial (burping cloths) with two flannel prints.

I had planned to follow this other tutorial originally, but was going to modify them without the batting and without the fringe, so when my sister-in-law forwarded me a link to the other tutorial, I just followed that one instead (since it didn't require me actually re-making the pattern piece).

I also made a little travel blanket (instructions courtesy of my friend Cora) with the rest of the duck flannel and a piece of complementary print cotton. Again, I left off any embellishments and just kept it simple.

And while we now know that this baby will be a boy, I'm still planning to continue to make unisex projects because like I said before...you never know what will come next!

15 comments:

Mouse said...

HOORAY!! We had an ultrasound but they were unable to tell us for certain whether my wee one was a boy or girl... because I was so far along.

Theresa said...

Congrats! Everyone's having boys these days . . . seems like the thing to do!

mames said...

congrats on the boy! and i love the burp cloths. we have twin boys and there were never enough burp cloth in those early days. and later they come in really useful for wiping up their messes, including the accidental pee pools when you let little boys run nikked. oh, you will have so much fun.

glad the wedding went well, i cannot wait to hear from shan.

Melissa said...

Yay! Thanks for sharing the photos. Boy, he sure did have his legs stretched out! Cute belly shot too. I'd be too embarrassed to take a bare belly shot--my belly is too white!

Nasus said...

i love the burp cloths!

Susan said...

Great post! Congrats on baby boy to be. I think your knit and sewing projects are fab.

tiennie said...

Cute projects you've got going there! The cutest will be your baby boy!! Congratulations!

Julia (MindofWinter) said...

Congrats on your little boy to be! All of the projects are wonderful. I may need to make some of those burp cloths as we seem to go through them very fast around here. If you just did the "regular" testing that they offer to everyone, feel confident that there are many false positives. It may sound crazy, but if you feel like the baby is fine I think he will be. Because I'm over 35 we had an amnio. I was very against them, but changed my mind at the last minute and am really glad that I did. If you want to chat about it, you know where to find me. Regardless, I think that baby is going to be wonderful and healthy.
xox, J

Nonnahs said...

Yay, yay, yay! Love the 'bump at the beach' pic...not to mention the fabulous projects!

Kara said...

Oh, for boy cuteness! Love your beach pic. Looks like you may have a beach baby on our hands.

ponyknit said...

YAY! Congrats! Love the tummy pic and burp cloths!

mle said...

Oh yay!! congratulations!!
Don't worry about the kidney thing...they told us the same thing but apparenly it is very common in boys and 99% of the time they grow out of it by the time they are born.
I'm just so excited for you! Your little man will be so cute!

Octopus Knits said...

What cute little frog legs! Get Ziggy is so cute (love the Spring Tickle color) and your diapers, burp cloths, and travel blanket are great. Your little guy will not be wanting for color :)

P.S. Nonnah's Wedding Quilt is beautiful (the coasters, too)!

Jennifer said...

Yay a boy! Boys are wonderful.

Katy said...

This is a great bunch of links you have here, thanks heaps, i have a little nephew coming soon and am planning to sew lots of all the little things.