Well I have had quite the week. A routine sonogram turned into a 1 week stay in the hospital on complete bed rest. This last week was filled with powerful drugs to stop the contractions that I was having and many painful shots in the legs to prevent blood clots from the inactivity of being on bed rest. They managed to stop the contractions and switch me to an oral pill that performs the same function as the drugs they were giving me via IV. I have to stay virtually inactive at home and I had to send my son to stay with my mom and mother in law to avoid having to pick him up. He is 17 months old and weighs app. 25 lbs which is more than half what his sister weighs and she will be 6 March 1st, he’s a big boy. The most painful part of it all was being away from my children. My daughter sounded so pathetic on the phone that I cried every time I spoke to her I have only seen my son once in the last 8 days and I feel really guilty being home without him here. My sister has very graciously agreed to stay with us so she can help me while the hubby is at work. She has been helping with getting Missy to and from school and getting me what I need from the store and kitchen both while at the hospital and now at home. My whole family rallied to help and I am feeling even luckier than usual.
Some may wonder why I didn’t know I was having contractions. Well my body has the unique ability to go through the early stages of labor with no pain. Until my water breaks I feel totally fine. In fact when having Woodji they were giving me drugs to induce contractions and I still felt fine this baffled the doctors and nurses on call. Right now I’m already three centimeters dialated and I did not feel anything getting there. Very lucky right? But once my water breaks look out. The pain is fast and intense. I start dialating like someone flipped a switch and went through the birth of both children with no pain killers at all. Missy came too fast to even get an IV in and Woodji was in distress and it was inadvisable to get pain killers, but even if I could have gotten them I was ready to push within minutes of asking for them. But enough about scary labor pains and contraction talk. I have knitting.
February Baby Sweater
Pattern:The Knitters Almanac, Elizabeth Zimmerman
Yarn: Knitpicks Shine Sport in Crocus (Stash yarn that was going to be a tunic from IK but I never would have finished it at that gauge)
Needles: Knitpicks Classic Circular Size 3 (Love them BTW)
Started: Some time in December (I think)
I know it looks different. I apparently lack the necessary brain function to knit lace and was lost and off pattern by the third row. I switched to SS and winged it. I love it. I added a row of eyelets to run a ribbon through as a closure.
Now I’m making a baby blue tomten for Baby boy B. I should have lots of progress due to all of the bed rest. For those of you who read here that have blogs that I visit I promise I caught up with everything you guys are up to but I haven’t had time to comment. Happy B Day Gleek, nice Tute Jess, your sweater looks great so far Carrie (that is Baby girl A’s middle name btw after my Great grandmother), go Bears Jess, I like you haircut V and your mitten Lisa.