(You can find my Ravelry notes and the free pattern HERE)
The soaker (diaper cover) turned out so cute! I can't wait to see a newborn tooshie in it! I decided that it would make the sweetest picture ever, so I also started on a matching hat. :) The soaker matches up to my size 1 diaper covers perfectly except for the waist, the waistband is a little big because it doesn't have elastic, so I think I may weave in some elastic thread to make up the difference. I have a feeling that the elastic may help with holding in newborn explosions too. I should have the hat finished today and then I was thinking about maybe a vest? I don't know. I have some really pretty, off-white Cascade wool that would compliment the green nicely. I kinda want a sweater, but I'm not really in the mood for knitting sleeves right now so a vest sounded good, but then maybe I could find a flat sleeve pattern? Know of any?
I couldn't sign off today without saying thank you to all of you. I was flooded with loving emails, comments, and phone calls yesterday and I felt so loved. Your thoughts and prayers mean so much to us. There is a certain amount of mental and physical exhaustion that plays into preterm labor that I can't really explain. After weeks of labor (and labor hormones) I find that even small things are harder to deal with than they normally are. Having support, encouragement, prayers, and loving friends when you are feeling that way is absolutely priceless. Thank you! xo, Sam