Today has been a day of worries. The doctor told me yesterday that the little one is now ‘sunny side up’ – face up instead of nicely positioned the way s/he was last week. Now, I’m terrified of back labour. Today I had, likely, my last therapeutic massage session before the baby is born. Hopefully that will help the whole labour process a bit. My doctor referred me for therapeutic massage sessions a number of months ago (thank goodness for insurance coverage). Overall, I like the long term effects but, wow, am I ever sore and tender for a few days after a session. Today was the worst yet. The therapist said I’m more sensitive because the baby is coming soon. She was also isolating a lot of acupressure points to assist me in labour and I was a real wimp. I hope I have some kind of adrenaline rush during labour or I’m going to be the biggest mommy wimp the hospital has ever seen!
Some of my worries involve WIPs. For some reason, I have the feeling that I will not knit or sew or paint or write, etc, until this baby leaves home as an adult. While I realise that this is a ridiculous fear (after all, look at how productive so many of my blogging friends who have small children are!), it is still a worry to add to my ever increasing list.
Some of my girlfriends and I went out for a lovely supper last night and then came back to our place for dessert. DH and I only managed to provide three different types of dessert! It was a lovely evening but I’m feeling rather tired as a result today. Naturally, having company over meant that I spent a lot of the weekend in purgatory – that’s another word for doing housework. However, the house is now all clean and sparkly. It will only need a few tweaks before MIL arrives on Saturday and my parents arrive on Sunday/Monday.
I am trying to get some baby WIPs completed. Here is some progress on the change pads (I’m just pinning on the binding to machine sew one side in preparation for hand sewing the other side of the binding to the back).
As you can tell, my efforts are regularly thwarted by a black and white feline who is – almost – too cute to get mad at (she’s just been relegated to the main floor as her typing assistance resulted in the deletion of all of the text I’d just typed – argh!).
Here is my second sock progress.
Yes, I know, it’s not much. Barely enough to cover Renée’s suggestion of having knit at least 3" into the sock cuff to ensure I’m committed to the project. As I mentioned, purgatory meant not much knitting over the weekend. That being said, I knit about 2" while waiting to get into seeing my doctor yesterday so that was some productivity there. I think my energy is slowing down in preparation for the big push whenever Baby decides s/he is coming.