In a few days I’ll be 7 months pregnant, which is around the mark where it seems wise to start at least thinking about certain things. Making preparations for a homebirth. Getting some clothes sorted, buying some reusable nappies.
I’m sure I had all of this pinned down months ago when I was pregnant with Ava. But you know, second baby and all that. Little Ezra is sure to be a much loved, if less fussed over baby.
I had thought that we would need to buy a few pieces of clothing for Ezra, until we unearthed many large binliners full of Ava’s newborn clothes and it was apparent that there is quite enough there to last him for some time.
An inordinate amount of baby vests (but then, can you ever have enough? That pesky breastmilk poo gets everywhere), and a huge amount of sleepsuits, which is what I’m imagining he will wear for the first few months of his life. And then there are all the lovely little knitted items – so many of which Ava just never got around to wearing, but my goodness, knitted rainbow shorts? Pointy-hooded cream snowsuits? Yes please.
So we washed it all and I’m about to put it all away, in the room that will be his and Ava’s….not quite bedroom. It does have a big bed in it, but I doubt either will sleep in it for some time. Besides, once we get back from our Highland wedding this month I have decided the entire room needs doing. Murals need to be painted. Canopy alcoves need to be made, and all of Ava’s dressing up clothes need a very special area. Shelves up, bedtime bags hung, doorknobs painted. This will be a space for both of them, with earthy blues and yellows and reds. I’m very excited.
Meanwhile, with an ever growing bump measuring nearly full-term (but I’m not, for sure), I am trying to ease up a little bit on the activity and tailor my nesting to knitting instead. And there has been a lot of knitting. Several more elf hats, several more pebble vests, and a couple of things for myself.
I made myself some fingerless gloves with beautiful ‘Kendal’ coloured organic Merino yarn I was given as a Yule gift. I love them! And with the leftover yarn I made a knitted bracelet which I think I’ll end up doing in all sorts of variations for friends and family.
And since these little vests are both addictive and easy to knit, I figured I better fit Mr Ezra’s in now, before I overdose on them and decide I can knit no more for months. I finished the last one for a friend’s baby a few days ago, and last night cast on Ezra’s lovely green one.
And I have a Spring knitted dress planned for Ava, found scouring the amazing pages of Ravelry. I woke up a few nights ago and my fingers were moving around as if knitting in my sleep, and for a moment I was confused as to where my needles and yarn were. It’s addictive, this knitting business.