Sunday, September 9, 2012
I am a storm of crochet. I made tiny baby bonnet in a day. And I tore half of it out to start over once. I have been washing diapers to prep them so I can pack them away and not think of them again until she is here.
She. This is taking some getting used too. I said "it" all the way through my pregnancy with Emerson. I said "it" for 9 weeks before I miscarried. I said "it" for the last 14 weeks or so. "It" is hard habit to break.
So in addition to she, until we are really settled on a name, and even afterwards, her nick name will be Sissie. This is what my grandmother went by most of her life. In this pregnancy I have felt Grandma Sissie by my side many times, even though she dies when I was 15. Her husband, Jerry, died the year Emerson was born and I know he too would have been elated to know I was having a little girl. He would have known she was nearby too.
So, Sissie she will be. I pulled out the gold name necklace that bears her name. My Grandmother wore it almost all the time. Now I will wear it to honor her and welcome this new little lady who seems to be so in tune with that lovely and indomitable woman.