Thursday, July 31, 2008

Visit to the Doctor

Kris and Shaun went to the doctor today. The baby's head is down. Tired of predictions, Kris is resting up and just enjoying herself. She will see the doctor again on Monday... if not before.

So while we're in a holding pattern, we thought we'd share some pictures of a couple of dresses we've made.

Fluffy Bunny couldn't wear the hat, so Henry graciously offered to be our model. A little note on Henry. He is a child of the 70s. My sister gave the first Henry to my daughter Michelann. He eventually fell apart after too many visits to the washing machine. We found this Henry in the attic. We unstuffed him, ran him through the washer and breathed new life into him. Anyhow, Henry looks quite cute in our hat and jumper.

Not to be outdone, Fluffy Bunny agreed to model one of our first dresses... one that doesn't have a hat. This is a Frieda Kahlo type fabric that Kris bought on Olivera Street in Los Angeles.

As you can see, Saraphina is going to be a very well-dressed baby. In fact, the longer she waits to come, the more clothing she will have to wear.

There are lots more fashions to model, but we'll save them in case we need to fill in more blog space while we wait for Saraphina.

In the meantime know that Kris is doing fine.

P.S. If Shaun makes me a latte tonight, this will be a dress by morning.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Fluffy Bunny Acts as Stand-In

After pacing a bit, Kris decided to try out the baby sling. Turns out Fluffy Bunny is just about the right size. Hmm, okay, that's done. Maybe we should wind up the mobile or play with the light-up rubber ducky.

Waiting, waiting, waiting.

Waiting for Saraphina

Yup, we're still waiting for the miracle baby. Actually Kris' due date is next Tuesday, it's just that "they" said Saraphina would probably arrive a lot earlier. Guess they were wrong... again.

As you can see, Kris is in good spirits and Saraphina is growing nicely. Kris and I have been sewing clothes for her. If she doesn't arrive soon, she will have more clothes than she will ever be able to wear in the first six months. We should probably move on to size 1. As a part-time quilter, I have lots of fabric to use up.

At the last doctor's appointment Kris was 1 cm dilated and 50% effaced, the same as the week before. She has been having contractions, but they are irregular. Next doctor's appointment is tomorrow so we'll find out if Saraphina has moved into position.

Kris may or may not have a c-section. A lot depends on the fibroid near the birth canal. It could move out of the way. Kris will likely go into labor first and then the doctor will decide.

Turns out Kris is at about the same point as my friend Barbara's daughter and they have the same doctor. Barbara lives across the street, so we're thinking maybe the grandma's can carpool to the hospital. We're taking bets on who will become a grandmother first.

Kris says she can't re-organize the baby's room one more time, so maybe we'll make a blanket today. We also might do a little baking... just in case we need something to eat at the hospital.

I'm planning to post a daily update to let our friends and family know what's happening here in babyland.