Saturday, 17 March 2012

waiting...

That's all I'm doing just now. Waiting.


I'm 39 weeks pregnant today, he's head down and engaged. Waiting. My midwife is convinced he's waiting for me to get well again, she says our bodies are amazing things and that I'll hold onto him until I'm well. Thank goodness I'm starting to feel better!


I've had a rubbish week really, thought I was in a slow labour on Monday night so went to Labour ward early on Tuesday morning.Turns out it wasn't labour but a nasty UTI/Kidney infection which they kept me in for. For the next 12 hours I was attached to a drip getting IV antibiotics and a transfusion as I am so anaemic. Marvellous.


photo taken with iPhone using Instagram app
I'm meant to be resting now until he arrives but it's easier said than done, the home birth is off due to my anaemia and I'm so impatient. If he's not arrived by Wednesday and my iron levels have reached the desired level I might be able to get a membrane sweep to start off the labour. If not I'll still be waiting!


My desire to make and craft has waned tremendously this last couple of weeks. I feel fidgety and unable to concentrate on one thing for too long. I have however managed to make a lovely receiving/swaddling blanket for 'Hunter' from some of my Anna Maria Horner stash of flannels and voiles. I hope to make a couple more as it was very simple. It measures approx 28"x45". 


photo taken on iPhone using Instagram app
I've also been working on a Super Stitchettes Cross stitch that has been a WIP for months! I'm going to get it framed in a hoop and hang near Hunter's crib. The pattern is a Wee Wonderfuls one and is very cute don't you think?


photo taken with iPhone using Instagram app
And finally for today here's a shot of Holly with her spoon man she made this morning!! She did it all herself apart from squeezing the glue on which I did under her close direction of course!


photo taken on iPhone using Instagram app
That's all for today - fingers crossed next time I type I have a baby here to keep me company!!

14 comments:

  1. Oh rough week. Hang in there you are almost at the finishing line. Di xo

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  2. Hi. I know how you feel been there 3 times and now on my 4th one . I'm 32 weeks so i got bit longer to wait than you. Wish you all the best ,and take care
    xxx

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  3. Hang on there sweetie , you know it's all worth it.
    Then when he's get to be a teenager you can embarrass the hell out of him by telling him what you suffered on his account.
    Gillx

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  4. I'll keep everything crossed for you, you need to keep it all uncrossed in the meantime!

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  5. Good luck with everything! The waiting is so frustrating. Hope you feel better soon too. Loving Holly's spoon man!!

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  6. Good luck, hope you feel better & he comes very soon :) xx

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  7. Awe Sweetie, what a week! Hope you're feeling much better and the baby arrives soon, safe and healthy. Good luch to you both :) Happy Mothers Day from one mum to another :)x

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  8. He'll be here soon! That last week is the absolute WORST! Thinking of you and wishing for a safe arrival of the little man!

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  9. Good luck, Justine - it won't be long. I really sympathise with how you're feeling. I decided I was due to have my last several weeks before my due date and she ended up being 10 days late. It drove me round the bend! I am so admiring of all that you've been managing to get done with all your making and with the children, really impressive, especially when you've been feeling so low. Rest up, and I hope baby Hunter will be with you really really soon. xxx

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  10. I keep checking twitter to see if you have any news on hunter's arrival!
    I thought what the midwife said about your baby knowing that you were to ill for him to be born made complete sense. Rest and relax he'll be here soon.
    Take care
    Jenny X

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  11. I hope that the transfusion has kicked in and the UTI has kicked out! I have been thinking of you

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  12. Poor you, I really hope you are feeling better as I type this and ideally with a baby next to you and not still in your tummy!

    Best of luck and big hugs. Beth xx (the linen cat)

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  13. I love the colours of the blanket!! Let's hope the little guy gets a wriggle on so he can try it out! :) x

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Well hello and thanks so much for commenting! It's lovely to hear from you, Justine xx