Showing posts from January, 2014

Akoya in Blue

Gasp, can this really be… a knitting post?? Yep, I’ve had this Akoya on the needles for MONTHS, but it’s been stuffed into my yarn bowl on my bedside table gathering dust since September. My original goal was to have it near completed by the time the baby arrived. Even though I went 8 days overdue, I still didn’t even come close to making that happen! I’m actually really excited about this cardigan. I’m excited to be making a garment that I think I’ll love to wear, and I’m excited to be knitting something in a delicious yarn (I splurged on the yarn called for in the pattern: Fyberspates’ Scrumptious 4ply Sport in Cornflower) that feels so good on the hands. I know I’ve been saying this a lot lately, but it bears repeating: I will never buy acrylic again. The cardi is knit bottom up, with a lovely delicate trellis lace detail. It was fun to work on the pattern with both lace and cables, but now that my daughter is here, I’m happy to find myself in a sea of easy stockinette!! I’m not s…

The Story of Louisa’s Birth

Welcome to the world, Baby Girl!

Louisa Blanche Sarrazin

January 3, 2014 at 2:58am
7lbs 8oz
December 31, 2013 / January 1, 2014:

Angelo, Nico and I spent a very quiet NYE, making puzzles and watching CBC. We went to bed at the usual time, but as I lay in bed, I started feeling small contractions. I tracked them on my phone and noticed they were about 10-12 minutes apart and getting more intense. They lasted about 4 hours, but finally I fell asleep and woke up the next morning with no signs of labour. False labour had begun. The next day the contractions came and went throughout most of the day, with no pattern. Some were very mild, and others had me breathing through them. I also lost my mucus plug (sorry for the TMI).

January 2, 2014:

I had a scheduled appointment with my midwife. She was actually teaching a student, which was great because she was explaining everything she was doing in great detail. She said the baby’s head was quite low, and she suggested she check me and maybe do a s…