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Birth Plans

VBAC Birth Plan 

● Unmedicated as possible, with as few interventions as possible.  I don’t know what I will want for pain relief yet, but I prefer as  many natural options to be made available as possible.
● Use of water/shower for pain management.
● Unrestricted movement.
● Self­guided pushing. I’ve done this before, and pant­pushing  works best for me. I will NOT be doing the “hold my breath and  push as hard as possible” method.
● Upright or however I am comfortable for birth. NOT on my back. ● Minimal cervical checks.
● Minimal monitoring.

After Baby is born: 
● Skin to skin right away. If I can’t do it for whatever reason, put  him with his dad, he’s prepared for skin to skin as well.
● NO circumcision.
● Vitamin K is fine, but NO eye ointment. I’m disease­-free.
● If any supplementation is needed, I will express colostrum or  milk instead of using formula.
● Do not bathe, etc, till I can be there. I missed that experience  before and I do not want to miss out again.


37 weeks

And Fritz can launch at will.

SO Many Baby Knits (and Crochets)

Sadly, none of these are for Fritzy.

The booties are this pattern: Michelle's Preemie/Newborn Hat and Booties

The ball is this pattern: Val's Original Yarnball Pattern

The others were just made up as I went. :) The top two photos could be gifts for someone I know.... The rest is for charity.


It's a Doc McTiri! :)

She picked out this little Doc McStuffins play set yesterday with some money that my aunt Kathy gave her. She loves Doc and playing doctor.

We had a growth ultrasound on Thursday. They think he could be a little over 6 pounds already! o.O We're almost to the point of shifting focus from keeping him in to getting him out. I can't wait!

I'm 35 weeks and 4 days. (35 and 3 here.)

I didn't realize I stick out so far, but it sort of makes sense! :)

Garage sale season is starting! I can't wait to hit up a few. It's an obsession that was transmitted to me in the genes. I'm transmitting it to Tiri. ;-)

Tiny Dolly Booties

Tiri wanted to take her doll to my aunt's house yesterday. Sometimes she decides one baby is It for a while and plays only with her (or him, depends on her mood) but she also says she doesn't have enough doll clothes.

Honestly, I have to agree. Terrible, terrible knitter mommy, I know. :)

So, I made the doll a nice little pair of booties.

Here is the pattern.

Baby weight yarn, I used Bernat Baby Sport Ombre
Size F crochet hook
Size E crochet hook
Scissors, etc for finishing

Make two alike.

With size F hook, chain 3.

Round 1: Sc in first chain 11 times. Join with slip stitch to first st. (12 st.)

Round 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, join to first st. (12 st.)

Round 3-5: Repeat round 2. (12 st.)

Now you will begin to work flat instead of in the round.

Row 5: Ch 1, with chain counting as first st. Sc in next st and following 9 st. DO NOT JOIN. (11 st.)

Row 6: Ch 1, sc across. (11 st.)

Row 7-11: Repeat row 6.

At the end of row 11, join to the first st of the row with a slip stit…

Marching On...

Coming down to 35 weeks now!

I received a package in the mail on Thursday with a gorgeous knitted layette from a Ravelry friend, Heather. I haven't taken any pictures yet, but it's lovely! I can't wait to take pictures of him wearing it and share them here and with Heather. She made them with grey yarn, that she had dyed rainbow accents into. It's gorgeous and so meaningful.

NST went well last time. He kept getting away from the monitor, and battering it. Result was the heartrate strip wasn't too great (all the interruptions) but the movement tracker was wonderful! ;-)

I've made a few more charity items too. These are bound for Yarnology for the collection of baby items to send to Tanzania.

Pretty Tiny Twist Hat

I can't get the picture to work right now, so here's a straight link to my most favorite recent charity hat. :)

Pretty soon we're going to have a baby again..... O.O