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Project 365: July 16, 2008
Perfect Imperfections - unexpectedbox

"In the rhythm of the needles, there is music for the soul."
                                                                                                     --- from an old sampler

Our first ultrasound -- at 8 weeks -- was today.  The technician said the baby's measuring at 8 weeks, 3 days, with an estimated due date of Feb. 22, 2009.  It was kind of wiggling around, and we heard its heartbeat, which I didn't expect.  I thought you could only see a heartbeat this early, not hear it.  But we heard it -- 171 beats per minute.  It was an unbelievable moment; I was amazed because what we heard wasn't my heartbeat -- it belonged to someone else entirely. :)  DH and I are extremely relieved we made it past this first hurdle.  I stuck the pics up on the fridge.

This isn't a pic I took; it's a scanned, inverted, and edited version of one of the ultrasound pics.  The baby looks like an alien, a gummy bear, or maybe Charlie Brown.  For now, we're referring to it as The Alien.  *g*

This is my laptop and the scarf I started knitting yesterday.  My mom taught me to knit when I was a kid, but then I didn't do it for years.  Last summer I started teaching myself again, but then I got distracted by writing, the move, the miscarriage, etc.  I don't know why I let it sit for so long; it's really quite soothing.  The scarf isn't anything special -- just a simple garter stitch, and who knows how long it'll take me to finish, but I'm enjoying the click and slide of the needles.  There's something rather meditative about it.

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wow. Those ultrasounds are very impressive. You must be very very happy. I'm glad everything went fine today :)

My mom taught me to knit too. A couple of years ago. It's amazing how you don't forget how to make those things even as the years go by.

We are very happy. :)

I'm glad everything went fine today

Thank you, Sofi!

If I'd kept up with knitting after my mother taught me years ago, I would be much more advanced than I am now. :P But I'm happy I picked it back up last summer and then again, now. It's very soothing, and it's a nice feeling, making something you can actually hold in your hands.

Do you still knit?

You are welcome ;)

No, I don't anymore because I'm too lazy to go and buy some wool to make a nice and simple scarf. But Maybe I will start a bit again because a friend of mine wants to knit a scarf for her boyfriend and she doesn't know how to so she asked me for help.

What a relief that first ultrasound must have been. I'm so happy for you!

Yes, it was such a relief. Thank you!!! :)

We called my three year old a gummy bear to after out first ultrasound. I'm so excited for you!

I never learned to knit, by my mom taught me to crochet, and I made blankets like mad when I was pregnant.

They definitely bear some resemblance to gummy bears at that stage. *g*

I'm glad everything went fine today

Thank you very much. *is touched*

I'd like to learn to crochet, too. You can crochet such beautiful things. :) It's funny that you mention blankets; I was just thinking that I'd like to make a simple baby blanket.

Enjoy The Alien and the rest of the crazy ride that is pregnancy. *hugs* I'm glad all is well.

*hugs you back* Thank you, honey, for all your good wishes. They mean a lot.

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Thanks, Sam! We're relieved and happy.

With a heart rate that high, wives tales will suggest a girl. I have always enjoyed knitting, I taught myself, your right the sound of the needles are soothing. It was what I did to pass the time with my grandmother in the cancer unit, as she slept the sleep of the morphine drip.

I've heard that old wives' tale. Only time will tell the whole story. :)

Sorry for your loss. Knitting is so easy to do in different places and situations. It's a good way to pass the time -- during a subway commute or at a hospital.

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Thanks for thinking of us, PJ! :)

Wow, this is just... you must be incredibly happy!

I'm so happy for you, hun!

Thanks, Melissa! And yes, we are very happy.

I vote for tadpole. But a beautiful, wonderful, amazing tadpole.


Thank you, Witchy! :)

I don't know much about tadpoles, but I thought they didn't have arms and legs. *g*

Hi Lerdo!

Long time since my last review, I know and I´m sorry. I´m not having much free time lately.

I just came to take a look at your journal before I go to bed, but I saw these lovely pictures and I couldn´t help myself... CONGRATULATIONS! It´s wonderful and I´m very, very happy for you! :-)

Knitting is so relaxing! I can only knit scarves, but I love it!

Congrats on the baby again! ^^

Yay! for your first ultrasound! :)

Knitting is cool! I used to know how to do it, but I think I've forgotten since then (oops ;)). Glad you're enjoying it!

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