Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Baby's first blanket finished!

I started working on this baby blanket a few weeks back. The weather has been so cool and rainy - the perfect weather to play with yarn. The blanket is made with 100% cotton, and it is very soft and drapes so nicely. It has been nice to be able to crochet. Crochet was the first craft I ever picked up so it was nice to work with something so familiar. I can't believe that the first baby project is finished! It makes me excited to work on something else. I've been writing to do lists of everything I want to make to get ready for the baby, the list keeps getting longer too so I better get on it.

Did you have a good mother's day? My first one was so very memorable. Ross made fried rice to take to our church brunch potluck. What a wonder not having to cook on a potluck day! I ended up spending the free hour catching up on reading some of my favorite blogs and it inspired me to start making and crafting for the baby.

I also got these precious cards and warm wishes. Do you remember your first mother's day? What a wonder!!! I know that the baby isn't here, but Ross reminds me that I am a mother because I am working so hard at taking care of baby now. We are in our third trimester and along with that came lower iron levels. I've been doing so much reading up on it and didn't realize that a lot of what I was doing before was wrong! For example, did you know that caffeine blocks iron absorption? I didn't. So when I was taking my prenatal vitamins with breakfast, which included my morning cup of tea, it wasn't helping as far as iron went. So, I've made a few changes, like taking my prenatal vitamin with dinner, eating more iron rich foods, drinking and eating more vitamin C rich foods (which helps with absorption!) and also taking a natural iron supplement. I've actually had more energy so it has been so nice.

This pregnancy has seemed to go by so fast. I can't believe we are in our last trimester. The baby has been getting more active in its kicking and I have enjoyed taking to it... telling baby how excited I am to meet him/her, what I want for baby, what I hope for baby... singing songs that my parents sang to me... precious.

I'm so grateful for the chance to become a mother.

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