Joining Ginny for Yarn Along
It's been a while since I joined with Ginny's Yarn Along linkup. I just have not seemed to get to it of late :o) but that is not to say that I have not been wielding needle and yarn.
I have focused on much smaller projects of late - and loving how quickly they are on and then off the needles.
My Brother and sister-in-law are expecting a little girl shortly. It is a pregnancy that is fraught with anxiety as they discovered (after the tragic loss of a dear little baby boy last year) that my sister-in-law is Rhesus negative. For those that don't know the mothers negative blood type sees baby's positive blood type as a parasite and tries to eliminate the threat after 30 weeks gestation. Unfortunately this has manifested itself even earlier than the expected 30 weeks and baby is already having to undergo in utero blood transfusions to keep her alive. The hope is to get to 30 or 32 weeks gestation and baby's weigh up to 2kg's and then deliver her, treating her immediately with further blood transfusions.
It's all very stressful and heart-breaking - especially since we have learnt that all this could have been avoided with a course of special Anti-D injections had the doctors been on the ball!
So I am knitting for a little baby, who will undoubtedly be very very tiny when born. I think even these two little beanies will be too big for her.
Can I ask if you will keep Baby Emily in your prayers? Please pray for her safety and that she will be born alive and strong enough to fight. Please pray for my brother Brian and dear sister-in-law Louisa who are so very worried right now, and their son who is only 3 and probably feeling his mum and dad's anxiety.
Reading: I am reading Caroline Grahams book 'Murder and Madingley Hall'. Caroline Grahams books have been made into a popular T.V detective series called Midsomer Murders. I have watched this series for years - loving each episode. I love the beautiful English countryside that you get to glimpse throughout the program, but Midsomer is certainly the last place in England you want to live - too many people meet their sticky end LOL.
Happy Wednesday everyone :o)