Monday, June 30, 2008

coming out of a fog...

The past few days have illustrated something to me - I was completely without inspiration pretty much the entire time I was pregnant. I just didn't enjoy my normal creative outlets - knitting, sewing, writing, photography, etc. I think I read maybe five books the whole time I was pregnant. I read an entire pretty thick novel over the past two days. Rhett Butler's People - very good, especially if you've read Gone With The Wind, not just seen the movie.

My point, I guess, is that it's back! My inspiration, my urge to be creative is back. I thought it was just gone forever. I sewed a baby sling. I took pictures this weekend - tons of them. And I really love some of them. I think I might knit something now. Maybe a cute hat for V.V. that I can take a picture of her in. I'm just way too excited about this.

Friday, June 27, 2008

MamaChris's Great Adventure...

I took all four kids to the library. By myself. Wow. It was...a little harder than I expected, but partly that's due to how awkward getting the big double stroller in and out of DH's SUV is. I've ordered something smaller and hopefully lighter, so I'm hoping that will make a difference once it comes in. It also took longer than a normal trip to the library, but I'm still moving kind of slow and I didn't have enough hands to carry all the bags of books.

My cute little froggy baby. She's still pretty scrunchy, apparently made worse by the low amniotic fluid there at the end. That black corner is majorly distracting. I'll take care of that before I print this. But look at all her hair! She has more hair that Miss G had on her second birthday. Honest.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Where have I been?

Adding a kid to my collection, of course. Our little girl V.V. was born June 16 after a frenzied couple of days making sure she was okay because I had low amniotic fluid. Tom kept cracking jokes about me being a car because they kept checking my fluid levels. At least he knows I don't like him to talk to me when I'm in labor. Baby Girl probably could have been born about half an hour earlier, but I wanted to finish the episode of Friends I was in the middle of.

Friday, June 13, 2008

At least I won't have another late baby...

Of course, it appears that I"m going to have a troublemaker. I had to have an ultrasound yesterday because it didn't appear that the baby was growing for the past four weeks. Turns it's growing fine, but I have low amniotic fluid. So I spent yesterday in the hospital undergoing stress tests, including one where they actually start labor to see how baby tolerates it. It did well, so they stopped the meds and sent me home. I still don't get it. Why not just let me finish, since I had the IV and all?

I'm going back tomorrow for another stress test and ultrasound for the fluid levels. If all goes well, I'm being induced on Monday since baby didn't seem to mind contractions the second time around. I'm more nervous than I've ever been. Yes, I've had three relatively easy births, but I'm just one of those people who is always aware that things can go wrong. I try to keep that stuff out of my mind most of the time, but sometimes it creeps in.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Remind me again...

That I don't mind being pregnant. And that having the baby on the inside for now is just one less kid for me to keep track of. And I really don't have time to go to the hospital until after Mr. T gets out of school.

Yeah, still pregnant. Actually only just 38 weeks, so it would be almost impossible for me to have had this kid yet. None of my babies have been born before 40 weeks. But I'm starting to get achy and hot and a little swollen (which has never happened in the 160 weeks I've been pregnant in my life).

Add to that mental nesting (as in, I want to do all this stuff, but I ache too bad to actually do it), moving sometime in August (and the related issue of 'will our house ever sell') and all the stuff I really need to get done before the baby arrives (like order a carseat) and I'm a bit stressed.