The Usual Questions
Thanks for all the great baby knitting pattern suggestions! I will definitely pick up a couple of the books that were suggested and look for those patterns. I am quite excited to be working on baby stuff for us, finally. Even the hubby has decided that one or two things should be saved for our baby. He really likes the blue/multi baby afgan I've been working on, for example.
Aside from the crafting, I am finding this whole pregnancy thing to be quite a learning experience. For example, when you are pregnant and it has become general knowledge, it almost becomes standard for people to ask 3 basic questions:
1. How are you feeling?
I just want to start by saying that I think it's nice that peope are concerned and sympathetic. My only problem is knowing how honest I should be. I mean, do they really want to know that I have indigestion constantly, that without prediction something I ate might make me feel horrible, and that I hate having to pee every half hour? Or would they rather I smile and just say, "great, thanks for asking!" I don't seem to be very good at figuring which type of answer each person prefers, so I'm afraid I've offended some folks already. I apologize.
2. When are you due?
This is an easy one, particularly since my due date is St. Patrick's Day which is easy for people to remember.
3. Do you know what you're having?
My first reaction to this is "a baby of course!" (I mean what did think I was gonna have, a puppy?) However, most people are just curious about the sex the baby and are just trying to make conversation, not exchange sarcastic remarks. More's the pity, since I love sarcasm.
All three questions are perfectly reasonable, and pretty much stay safely away from any of the more intimate details of pregnancy. One things I've definitely learned is that only during pregnancy do terms like "cervix" and debates about various bodily excretions become perfectly reasonable topics of normal conversation. Those who want to largely avoid those topics should stick to the three questions.
Oh, and to actually answer question number 3, we don't know the sex yet since it's still kind of early. I am excited to find out, since this does profoundly affect my knitting choices. For example this yarn would not be a good choice for a boy:
I also wanted to post on my progress on the one-piece baby kimono. Despite my misgivings, I decided to go ahead with it and make some minor changes. I think it will turn out OK, and it already looks pretty cute: