While I was laid up and on the couch I got a call from Kalissa. She was at her prenatal doctor appointment and the doc was a little concerned. She had been measuring on target and all of a sudden this week she measured 4 weeeks bigger. UGH. He was concerned enough that he decided that it would be best if an ultrasound was done.
I felt awful that I couldn’t go and go and be there but Kelli was free and she went to be there with Kalissa.
All things turned out okay. She’s got a big boy already…a 5 pounder and she still has weeks to go. With his that big already we’re all really hoping that she doesn’t go over her due date.
Kalissa called me and told me all was well. That was a huge relief, but then I got another call from her.
She was in town and was at the fabric store. WHAT?? At the time I was taking pain meds and thought maybe, just possibly, I heard her wrong. Kalissa is our non sewing/quilting daughter so to hear that she was at the quilt shop was more than a little weird.
I asked, “Where are you?”. She assured me that I had heard her right and that she was at the quilt shop. She was there on a minky hunt. A few weeks ago the two of us had been at a different quilt shop and we had bought a panel for a baby quilt that she wanted to sew. Now she wanted backing and minky was her choice. She wanted to know how much she needed. I got up found the panel, looked at he measurements and told her 2 5/8.
I went back to the couch and later she came to my house package laden. First off she had iced coffee. I’ve become a real fan of it!
Next she had ultrasound pictures of the baby….
Next she showed me the minky that she bought. She said, “I hope they gave me the right amount. I told them that you said to ask for 2 5/8 but I don’t know what that means.” She said the ladies all laughed and told her it meant YARDS of fabric.
Then she found some cute printed fabric for those light weight receiving blankets that are the rage. She said that she plans to hem them….this also was shocking for me. Even if she doesn’t end up doing it…she at least had a thought that she might. (there might be hope to get her to sew yet)
Then she brought me a little gift. I’ve been collecting the little knitted free trade puppets that the local health food store carries. This was a cute little goat to add to my collection.
Last up she showed me this knit fabric. Hmm…knit fabric? She was talking to a friend and she made more or less infinity type scarves with them. Then they are used to cover and nursing baby. I don’t know quite how they work but it appears I am going to be learning….
I’m so glad all is well with the baby.
Seeing the purchases was fun…watching Kalissa grow and contemplate sewing was fun…the iced coffee and the goat puppet, lots of fun. BUT nothing beats the report that baby is fine.
It’s amazing how attached a person can become to babe that isn’t even here yet…also amazing is the changes he’s bringing to his momma. I love watching them both grow.