I am less than 5 weeks away from my due date! I go to the doctor weekly now, though the updates there aren't very exciting. I'm at 1 cm and am just starting to efface, so it's regular on-schedule progress. That's good, I guess, though I'd like to hear that I'm a little farther along. It would be a bit early for her to arrive now, so it's good news even though I'm ready to give her an eviction notice!
Charlie and I are still going back and forth on names. He's dead set on Ruby or Ruth, but I'm not feeling those names at all. I finally just told him today that I like Vida Rose (full name Vidalia Rosalie) the most and since its the only name we've agreed we both like, I think we should go with it. He said he guesses that works. I don't want her to have a name that Charlie hates, but I also don't want to go with one of Charlie's picks and have me hate it. I think Vida (i like eye, not pronounced like Spanish for 'life') is a nice name. I know she may have issues growing up with kids picking on her for having the same name as a type of onion, but kids are mean and will find something to make fun of either way. I just plan on raising her to be strong and resilient, and maybe, like her name suggests, she can make a few cry if they won't let up ;)
Anyway, I am getting super excited about having two munchkins. It's going to be a pain at times (I'm not looking forward to getting up every few hours!), but I think our little family will be complete then and that Arthur is going to really like being a big brother.
I made something for baby Vida, my favorite baby FO so far...
I did a quick test for someone and made this adorable car seat canopy. I used a lot of leftover worsted weight wool scraps (handspun, WotA, Cascade 220, Patons, and LB Fisherman's Wool). I love love love how it came out and think that it'll be so useful this fall/winter.
I also finished up another test, not baby-related:
A pair of Penelope Fingerless Mitts in leftover KP Stroll Glimmer. These were a quick and easy knit and I love the results.
I'm currently working on another test pair of fingerless mitts (stranded, so they seem to go faster), my Sporto hoodie in handspun, Vida's chevron blankie, and a pair of tube socks for Arthur. I can't stop casting on for things, but there's a WIP KAL coming up soon so that's my excuse... I think it's really that I know I probably won't have as much knitting time once baby girl arrives, so I'm frantically trying to knit all the things before then :)