Last weekend I started itching. Not like "itching to have a baby" but physically itching, in the most crazy, intense way. I had a doctor appointment on Tuesday and when I told him about it he said it's Cholestasis of Pregnancy. Evidently it's some kind of liver malfunction and in my case it means absolutely nothing except that I will itch like this until the baby is born. Strange, huh? It's the worst at night, when the bottoms of my feet itch so much that I wake up every 30-40 minutes and have to soak them in ice water to numb them enough to go back to sleep. Pretty goofy! Oddly, last night while the rest of my body itches crazily, my feet were ok so I got a solid sleep at last. Yay!
Tadpole tea, anyone? It's an Anja specialty!
We have everything ready for the newest family member. The first photo here is of our upstairs landing, all set up as a bedroom extension. To say I am in love with this new little area of our house would be an understatement. It is so warm and inviting. It's bright during the day and at night with just one soft lamp it is perfect and cozy. I loooooove it. The baby has it's own dresser drawer stocked with clothes enough to last the summer as well as a pile of handknits. (I finished the oatmeal Pebble vest! I love it!) I knitted up a cute Teddy bear in the same yarn as the vest... Pictures will probably appear at some point.
So anyway, with the itching I've been incredibly desperate to get this baby out, but since I wasn't much bothered by it last night, today I don't feel that way so much! Now the sooner it comes the more likely it is that we'll get to go to the Fiddlers Gathering, which is pretty important, of course. It's always so exciting when the posters show up all over town and the big sign goes up at Battleground!
Last night the girls had a non-family babysitter for the first time ever! Our neighbor Kelsey came over and Martino and I walked over to Main Street for dinner! It was a really nice little date.
Also yesterday at the Farmers Market I picked up the rest of the herbs I've been wanting. So today we'll be working in the garden and maybe taking some long walks to, you know, get things moving. Tomorrow's a full moon!