(Ravelry notes HERE, the pattern is free!)
I started on the little vest, oh my it's so tiny! It looks like the start of a hat! I worked on it yesterday in the doctors office as we waited.....it doesn't look like we will be waiting much longer though. My stats as of yesterday were 34 weeks and 4 days, 2 cm dilated, 70% thinned out, baby is locked and loaded, and mama is still contracting. I've found that with the mix of medicines that I've been juggling I can only keep the contractions at 10-15 minutes apart now (most of the time, at night they get a little worse). My body and this baby are in God's hands, I'm done worrying about it and I can't do more than what I'm doing now. It's nice to finally be able to be at peace with that. So my doctor says that he hopes we can "eek out another week", and I say "Lord, if it's your will, let me make it to 36 weeks!"
My earliest baby came today. I was at this exact stage of pregnancy when my sweet little Molly came into my world and surprised us all! She was big, 6 lbs 11 oz and 18 inches long, and strong as an ox! NICU staff was standing by, but she needed none of that nonsense! What a miracle! God sure was showing off that day! I sure do like it when He shows off! :)
My good news from my appointment (my sweet doctor and I play the Pollyanna "glad game") was that for the first time ever I MEASURED 37 weeks! Yep! I have officially measured full term whether I ever carry that long or not! He said that early or not this will be a big baby either way. Big baby cookin' runs in my family, and I sure am "glad" of that! xo, Sam