Thanks, everyone, for the heartwarming words of support and such. Makes me feel great to read them from all you experts out there!
I presented the expectant mother with the sweater today, and she was just tickled, really loved the sweater - color, softness, style, everything. She said it was "just precious" and that she applauded my "talent" (HAH!) and patience!
So now I feel like a great knitter! And, as I said, now I get to get back to those wristers I'm making from Lion Brand Wool-Ease as training on using dpns.