This baby is about 22-23 weeks along and seems to be doing very well. I look at this little picture and think that I am incredibly lucky and that I am so happy to be waiting for this wee one to be born. I'm still nervous about how a third baby will change the dynamics of our family, but I'm feeling more confident that things will be ok after we've adjusted to a new person in our home.
Baby Nuevo looks so peaceful. The baby's just resting there, playing his or her own games in peace. I'm listening to the rabble going on upstairs right now and I want to tell him or her to enjoy it while it lasts. There's little quiet time to be had in THIS house!
We don't know the gender yet--the anticipation builds--but I've still been doing a huge amount of knitting for the Wee Baby. I have three pairs of soakers (mostly) knit and a pair of Picky Pants waiting for elastic and another pair of Picky Pants on the needles. I've been trying out Peace Fleece for the first time and I like it a lot. I wish it had about 25 more yards per skein, but it has enough for me to be satisfied. I just wish there were a store nearby that sold it. The shipping on it is considerable.
I confess I bought a skein of green called Anna's Grasshopper. When it came in the mail, I saw the name printed on the label and I just about cried. If I were to have 100 children, would I always feel a little sad for the youngest child as I waited for the next to be born? Or am I just hopped up on pregnancy hormones to the point where even something like this would make me teary?
I'll leave you with a funny story from this morning. I went to the clinic this morning to get a shot [boring medical details omitted] and the nurse giving me my shot asked if we were going to be having more children. I told her that this was our last planned child and she remarked that I was a "baby making machine". I was so surprised! I think of the families I know who have 5, 6, 7 or more children and I wanted to say, "Lady, when it comes to baby making, I am totally an underachiever!" People never stop cracking me up!