Friday, October 26, 2007

A bit of color after the rain

A bit of color
Knitpicks Shine Sport in Crocus

I won't say what this is an attempt at knitting yet, because if it doesn't succeed it will just be another soft cotton washcloth ;) The rain has finally stopped, if only for this morning, and I was able to take a walk again (with a sweater - it was a little chilly still).

This baby girl is giving me more signs that she is wanting to come sometime soon - but still no promise of when. It could be days or weeks. Many more 'interesting' feelings coming and going and an alternating feeling of wanting to get things done and being very tired.

Going to the health store today to get some Red Raspberry Leaf tea, as the doctor said we are 'full term' and my grandmother always reccommended it as 'the woman's tea' I would help her gather raspberry leaves from our bushes, fruit, clovers, rosehips and other things from the woods and garden near our house in Minnesota. I was very little then, and she said it was a 'big woman's tea.' I found out later what she meant by that. This article says conflicting things about drinking RRL tea in pregnancy....

This is a really good article about Red Raspberry Leaf Tea prepared by midwives in an email group I belong to. It has some studies that were done in Australia and a better description of dosage (how much to drink in pregnancy and when) etc...

A complicated little sketch
in pens and colored pencil

Linky: A blog post from I live on a farm with pictures of beautiful 'natural fall things' she has gathered near her house.


Jennifer said...

I know it's hard, but rest as much as you can. Sleep is difficult to get after the baby comes. Believe me.

Ladeewolf said...

Yes, take it easy and rest as much as you can, labor sometimes lasts a long time, and you have to get what rest you can, when you can. Then the real work starts.Some of us are anxious to see the final product! And regardless of what they say sometimes pain killers are a good thing.I like the scketch muchly too. Keep it up, someday people will know just how good it realy is.

mrspao said...

Not long now :)

Tessa said...

I can't wait to see what you knit up!

The Raspberry tea sounds both delicious and helpful - a good combination. Tell Bazooka I said "hi"! ;)