Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Projects and Babies

A few weeks ago I started a new project - a scarf that I was super excited about:
Remember this picture?
Well here it is all finished - I am very pleased with the results - the scarf is soft and comfy (and will be longer next winter - when the baby bump is gone :0)!!)
 I really loved this design - I was kinda sad when I finished the yarn off 'cause it was just fun to do!!
Two new projects are in the works - both for Christmas - getting a head start because I know there probably will be a spell where crocheting is the last thing on my mind - snuggling wee one will take over!!!
Working with these bright colors has been fun these last days of winter!!

On the baby front my friend Cinnamon (who just had a super sweet little girl a couple of weeks ago) has reminded me that I have not mentioned my due date.  Well, our little one is due to arrive June 3!!  All is going well and I am feeling pretty good.  I am tired in the evenings and being that I am vertically challenged (very short) baby is already starting to crowd my breathing space so that is sometimes uncomfortable - but all in all we're doing well!!
I have to say that the one thing I am not liking so well is that even with seeing a midwife people seem to be acting like this is a higher risk pregnancy - seems funny to me that when I had Esther just 2 years ago I was also over 40 and no one blinked - but now...
I know everyone is suggesting all these tests etc. because they believe it is best but on top of making me feel more stressed and anxious than I want - I believe that God planned and created this tiny babe and He will take care of things!!  Time is going fast and we are really looking forward to meeting little one face to face!!!

Blessings,
Christine

9 comments:

Valerie said...

Praying for a relaxing and stress free last part of your pregnancy! You are on the home stretch now. :) I love your attitude...you are so right, God has a plan!!

By the way...you are one talented lady...I "try" to crochet and knit, with mixed results! I'd LOVE to be able to create things like you do. Oh how I wish you were closer, you could teach me! :)

Valerie said...

I forgot to ask you...did you guys get any snow out of this last storm that dumped snow on us? I thought of you this AM as I was taking pictures of our snow. :) {{{HUGS}}}

jhiggins said...

I agree! I can't wait to meet this baby too! Miss you; let's get together soon.

jhiggins said...

whoops, that was me, sister, not my man!

Cinnamon said...

Isn't that funny that people will give you their worries if you let them?

I had the same reactions with my pregnancy and even more recovering. People keep saying "well you're getting older" but like you said I just had Granton a couple years ago and didn't have this much trouble after he was born. I say it was the 28hr labor :-0 not the 42 yr old Mama :-)

Hugs sweet friend. Oh and I love the scarf!

~Cinnamon

Fruitful Harvest said...

I love love your new scarf!
My first borns birthday is June 2~
I will be thinking of you!

I did not realize you were my age?
I am 42 (43 in Sept.)
My baby is now 3.....

Are you due for tonights wind storm?
We are....they say we might lose power.
I am having a Scentsy party tonight so I am dashing around cleaning.
Getting every thing done this morning in case we lose power. Dishes,vacunm and laundry oh my!!!!

Peace,
Georgiann

BECKY said...

Hi Sweetie! Don't let those people bother you! I had my last daughter at 40. My Dr. said that I had as good a chance at having a healthy baby as a 22 yo! As long as you haven't had any other problems you should be home free! Look at Michelle Duggar!! My Dr. wouldn't even think of doing those tests on me! They are probably just trying to cover themselves.

Love and hugs to you! My daughter is due the second week in May and she is doing a vbac with a midwife.
We are so excited about having another little grandy!!

Happy Thursday!
Becky

Fruitful Harvest said...

Hey Christine~

Here is a web-site I just found out about from a gal whom stopped by my blog~

Christian encouragement for women who are pregant after 40!!!
Good stuff!

http://www.shelaughed.com/

Peace,Love and Prayers,
Georgiann

The Mayo Family said...

Dear Christine,
I missed this post (busy).
First off I love the crochet items...you do a great job & I wish we lived closer as I love to look at stuff & share ideas & patterns!
Second...these with the over 40 concerns? Must be blocked out, pay this no attention! I had two sweet babies after 40 one just after however...I would have the third in a moment of God would send one!
People just feel like they always "have" to say 'something'!
Ug...enjoy your baby growing & look so forward to this birth...I cant believe how quickly they grow up! You know the older the older children are dont you see how much they enjoy these blessings I am thinking it's because they can enjoy them at a different level & are so a part of the growing up of these lil's!
Enjoy!
Blessings~
~Lori
P.S. Like the entry way make over!
we know the family of 10 entry-way over-load! :)