I hope all out there survived the holidays. The last month for the Husbeast, Peanut and I has been wonderful, joy-filled, adventuresome, and more than a little bit harrowing. Gratefully, we are all ok. On the evening of December 21st, The Husbeast I out headed out into Fort Greene to celebrate the anniversary of our engagement, and the start of our vacation. We never made it to dinner because mere yards from the restaurant we were hit by a car while walking across the street. We were in the crosswalk. With the light. And we were hit by a car making a left turn. An unmarked police car driven by the commanding officer of our precinct. The Husbeast and I were both knocked down onto the street. I freaked and became hysterical. Many, many police cars showed up, as well as an ambulance and we were taken to the closest hospital, which I won't name but will tell you was a filthy, scary public hospital. We were there for 5 or 6 hours with a coterie of 6 police officers making sure we received the best possible care. They checked me out, gave me an ultrasound and kept and eye on Peanut's heart rate. The Husbeast needed his knee x-rayed. Fortunately, we were fine, and Peanut was fine. The officer who hit us came by and apologized - he seemed as genuinely traumatized as we were. We were bruised and sore for a few days, but relatively unscathed. I am still very shaken up, and definitely less trusting of my safety in crosswalks. I consider it a miracle that we escaped disaster.
Unsurprisingly, after that experience, we really NEEDED a vacation. The Husbeast and I had decided a month or so earlier that we would treat ourselves to some spa services and natural wonder in Arizona for the holidays. How prescient was that? A few days after Christmas, we hopped on a plane for Sedona! When we arrived we were greated by such loveliness!
I had never been to the desert before, and was completely awestruck at the scale and glory of it all. While it was just as cold in Sedona as it was in NYC, the towers and canyons of the high desert were an inspiration!
We even made it to the Grand Canyon! Being pregnant, the altitude really hit me. Here in the Big Apple we are essentially at sea level. The Grand Canyon is closer to 7200 feet. We walked around the South Rim all day. Boy was I winded!
They're awfully proud of their javelinas in the Southwest. I loved these two. All in all this was a perfect vacation. We indulged in a couple of massages, were surrounded by natural beauty, ate nothing but delicious food, and stopped for lots of naps.
In knitting news, I've directed my efforts towards making things for Peanut. The first picture is of an EZ Baby Surprise Jacket. I call this my manifest destiny sweater. I started making it when we started trying to get pregnant. I tried to pick gender non-specific colors. The yarn is Lorna's Laces, although I don't remember the color name. I still have to find some buttons for this.
This little lovely is my new subway knitting. It's another EZ pattern. I think it's called the Baby Sweater on Two Needles. I can't remember the name of the yarn I'm using. I bought the day I found out Peanut is a girl. I wanted to make her something lovely.
Also on the needles for Peanut is a blankie. I'm using more Lorna's Laces - it's a superwash merino in a color called Rainbow. I am using a domino, or modular knitting technique but I don't have a specific pattern. I think this blanket is super happy looking, and the yarn is really soft. I'm looking forward to wrapping up my little one in it!
Besides getting hit by a car, my pregnancy is otherwise unremarkable. I thank my lucky stars for this every day. I'm a little more than four months along, and just starting to grow a belly. I haven't had any morning sickness to speak of, and am up about 2 pounds over pre-pregnancy weight. We had an early anatomy scan this week. Peanut is currently 6 inches long and weighs about 6 ounces. I still haven't felt her kick, but I know it can't be too far away. I'll keep you posted!