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Tres Chic Veronique


The countdown is off!

We are incredibly proud and exceedingly happy to introduce you to the most beautiful baby in the world. We have seen many babies, so we are not making this statement lightly. Check it out for yourselves:
In the birthing center
Samuel Elliott was born in the birthing center on Saturday May 9th, 2009 at 5:37AM, just as dawn was breaking and after 10 short hours of labor. He weighed 8 lbs 4 oz and was 20.5 in long.
A few minor health problems necessitated his admission to the NICU, where he spent the first 3 days of his life.
My first mother's day card!
We are now all home and have started the adventure that is our lives as 3 in earnest!

By Veronique
On Thursday, May 14, 2009
At 5/14/2009 10:25:00 AM


Countdown: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, ONE!

As Katie says, I am a ticking baby bomb.
Don't believe me? Check out the belly:
belly cast!
At 36 weeks, my waist had increased by 12". By 38 weeks, it was a lucky 13", and now, at 39 weeks, my waist has increased by a whopping 14"! This baby is GROWING. And kicking. And still hiccuping.
I'm starting to run out of time, crafting-wise, so I'm trying to do only quick projects.
Here is one from the Purl Bee blog:
Purl mobile
Instead of making magnets, I clipped these sea creatures to my photo mobile. It only took a couple of evenings!
I also whipped up a quilted burp cloth:
Burp cloth
I used 2 baby wash cloths for the back. I don't know why, but we've been gifted many bath items, and have about 20 washcloths! And the fabric is some leftover Heather Ross.

Having my hands busy keeps me from wondering when this baby will make the decision to come out! But he's going to come out at some point, right? Right?!

By Veronique
On Friday, May 08, 2009
At 5/08/2009 10:12:00 AM


Countdown: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, TWO!

Two weeks left until my due date?! I can hardly believe it.
Our hospital bags are packed, and waiting by the door.
They're watching us.
They are waiting rather impatiently. (By the way, I realize that I never blogged about the Weekender Bag that I made in December 2006. Oops!).

I finished my diaper bag, just under the wire :)
Diaper bag with scowl
(Pardon the scowl, but this is the best shot out of many pictures). As I mentioned in my previous post, this bag is a variation on the Everything Bag by Amy Butler. It's slightly smaller than the original pattern, and I added a zipper at the top. I've had this japanese fabric in my stash for a while, and love the fake french. It's the french equivalent of engrish.

And I did indeed finish the smaller-sized Baby Garter Kimono.
Baby kimono and a blanket
And now I'm thinking that it might be too small. I guess I'll have to bring both to the birthing center and see which one fits...
Oh, and I snuck in a baby blanket! Can you believe I didn't have a hand-knit baby blanket?! I've had a few balls of Rowan Cotton Tape hanging out in my stash for a few years now, and I married them to the Garter Chevron pattern (February 26th in the knitting stitch calendar). I swatched with one whole ball, calculated the area (in square inches) I could get out of that one ball, then figured out how many stitches I needed to cast on to make a square blanket. Thankfully, on size 10.5 needles, it only took 3-4 days!

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By Veronique
On Monday, May 04, 2009
At 5/04/2009 04:09:00 PM