Cat out of bag
Baby jumps in! Haha.
I know, it doesn't really work that way. o.O
It was Mother's Day when Ali told me that she'd taken three pregnancy tests and they'd all said the same thing... and that she had a few more test sticks, just in case, but was pretty sure they'd all have the same -- positive -- result! That was pretty awesome news to hear on Mother's Day... and I especially loved that it was mine-all-mine for a while. Delicious.
As you may recall, we had wedding planning quite heavy in the rotation at the time, so the baby news sort of took a back seat.
Until today. Ali asked me to join them at their intro visit to the midwifery practice that they'll be using, because I would like to not only be present but also useful at the birth, and...
I HEARD MY GRANDBABY'S HEARTBEAT!!
The estimate is that Little Zim is around 16 weeks old, and the due date is early to mid January.
This is pretty much the frosting on my cake right now! I try not to hyperventilate when I think about all.the.things.to.knit... a blanket? a bonnet? a sweater? a hat? a toy? Fourteen of each? Because that's not even the tip of the iceberg in terms of how many super amazingly beautiful patterns there are for each of those things.
I just smile when I ask Ali how she's feeling and she says, "I am HUGE," and... oh my, isn't she CUTE? Heheh.
I simply cannot wait.
I am SO excited for you! XOXO
Posted by: Kym | 24 July 2013 at 07:33 PM
Happy, happy, happy - all the best :-)
Posted by: Joy | 24 July 2013 at 07:48 PM
You will be the best grandma ever!! Don't you already have a few baby items on hand? I think you do. Well dressed will be an understatement. Congrats to the whole family.
Posted by: margene | 24 July 2013 at 08:29 PM
Awww Congratulations!!! Its every. thing. its cracked up to be! :)
Posted by: O~ | 24 July 2013 at 08:49 PM
This is such wonderful news and I am thrilled THRILLED for all of you! Time to start knitting all.the.baby.things!
Posted by: Carole | 24 July 2013 at 08:53 PM
Such wonderful news! Congrats to you all!
Posted by: Manise | 24 July 2013 at 09:23 PM
Posted by: Kristyn | 24 July 2013 at 09:33 PM
Congratulations, your needles will be very busy!
Posted by: sue | 25 July 2013 at 12:48 AM
yay!! What a fun and blessed time of anticipation. and knitting. all the (baby) things!
Posted by: Mary | 25 July 2013 at 05:23 AM
Congratulations to all! Heartbeats, oodles of baby knitting, and Little Zim ~ Hooray!
Posted by: bonny | 25 July 2013 at 06:05 AM
Oh Vicki, that's wonderful! She looks so happy.
And the knitting ahead-woot! You've already test run a few patterns for baby, right?
Posted by: Elizabeth | 25 July 2013 at 06:24 AM
Congratulations! What happy news. Your daughter looks so pretty and happy!
Posted by: Sharon | 25 July 2013 at 06:57 AM
Congrats....my 1st grandson arrives early Dec so I'm curious to know what you are knitting...so many choices...just not enough time...I am making the Holding Hands Blanket for starters.....
Posted by: Diane | 25 July 2013 at 08:31 AM
I'm very happy for you and your family.
Posted by: Cheryl S. | 25 July 2013 at 10:39 AM
How exciting for all of you! May all the lives involved be blessed with health and happiness. Oh, and handknits, of course, the hand knits! ;^)
Posted by: Robby | 25 July 2013 at 01:59 PM
Posted by: Kris | 25 July 2013 at 03:16 PM
More congratulations! ! Such exciting times.
Posted by: Beth | 25 July 2013 at 04:21 PM
Congratulations! What terrific news! They look ecstatic...
Posted by: Lorette | 25 July 2013 at 05:52 PM
Congratulations! That is wonderful :)
Posted by: Karen | 26 July 2013 at 12:30 AM
You are having quite the summer! Such happy news-- congratulations to all.
Posted by: (Not That) Joan | 26 July 2013 at 03:34 AM
Huge? She has no idea what is coming...
Congrats to everyone involved. You will be the best granny EVAH! And that baby will be swathed in hand-knits from birth to age 18 and beyond.
Posted by: kmkat | 26 July 2013 at 03:00 PM
Mazel Tov! (good luck and congrats)
What a wonderful addition to your family. Let the knitting commence.
Posted by: Robin F. | 27 July 2013 at 01:25 PM
Congratulations to you and the parents-to-be. So exciting....and all the knitting you can do!
Posted by: Barbara S | 27 July 2013 at 05:06 PM
What a beautiful mom-to-be! Congratulations to all!
Posted by: Lori on Little Traverse Bay | 30 July 2013 at 08:11 PM
long time reader with a great affinity for your life, congratulations huge news, Lisa (Ravelry-ljcoz)
Posted by: Lisa Cann | 04 August 2013 at 03:33 AM
Congratulations to all!!! And: she ain't huge yet! She's radiant!!!!
Posted by: Kelli ann | 05 August 2013 at 08:22 PM