It’s a boy! We’re really excited about it. Everyone says that mothers have an intuition about what they are having, and that might be true, but I don’t know if it was really true for me. Up until the week we found out, I had no idea what the baby was. Everyone tells me that the week we found out I had started referring to the baby as a “he”. As in “He’s kicking me!” So who knows, maybe I did have intuition about it. I have a tendency to think things through way too much and throw my intuition off kilter. I’ve learned to just go with my gut on most things and quit thinking about it, but I had weeks and weeks to think about this. But, its a boy, and that’s what we wanted, so we are happy. Also, he’s been kicking me a lot. Little bitty kicks, but kicks non the less. I love them. I’m sure once he’s bigger and the kicking becomes uncomfortable for me, I won’t like them so much.
I’m planning on starting a Baby Surprise Jacket (ravelry link) (non-ravelry link) for him soon. I have tons of sock yarn from yarn clubs sitting around in perfect baby boy colors.
Speaking of knitting….
I have my knitting juju (or whatever you want to call it) back. I finished my Tudor Grace scarf (should be blocked today) and have now cast on for the Bayerische Socks (ravelry link). I’ve wanted to knit these socks for a long time, but was very intimidated by them. I finally decided, what the hell, I’ll never know until I try. I’ve gotten through the cuff and did the first increase row. I will be starting on the cables today. So, the plan is to work on the socks until they make me want to cry, and then I will work on the baby jacket for mellow knitting to calm me down.
No pictures yet, but I’m just happy I’m knitting. I should have pictures soon because I have to block Tudor Grace and my second Forest Canopy Shawl (that I never got around to blocking) before the belly gets so big that I can’t crawl around on the floor and block things.
Everything is going great…its a boy, he’s kicking, and I’m knitting again. Life is good.