Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Good News and Some Sewing

Today was my OB appointment. I received good news. No ... great news.
It seems that my placenta is "on the run" (as my doctor put it) and is moving away from my cervix. So. No cesarean. Regular vaginal delivery. He is going to order another sonogram in about 4 weeks to make sure (because it is still low lying and posterior) it is still moving. He just kept saying, "This is great! This is great!" I could tell that he was very pleased. He even got within a few inches of my face and said "as bad as it was, I didn't think it was going to go anywhere."
And, more good news: I didn't gain any weight! (And I'm off "pelvic rest.")

Some fab fabric I bought at Jo-Ann yesterday with my 40% coupon. I have lots of ideas for this fabric. Pillows. Bag. Skirt (?). I just want a really great bag pattern first. I want to love the bag as much as I love the fabric!

And yesterday afternoon (after the movie), I was so exhausted that I really, really wanted to take a nap. Because I can't really do that with all these little ones around (Spenser was napping), I headed to my sewing machine.

I sewed this skirt (I think it was Simplicity 5505). It was supposed to be a "2-hour skirt," but it was more like a 40-minute skirt. This is for after the baby. After the vaginally-delivered baby!

If the fabric looks familiar, it's because it is a thrifted sheet that I made tote bags from.

And a little apron. Actually, it was pretty large (see, it's fitting me at 7 1/2 months pregnant) until I ripped it apart while the children ate breakfast and gathered it more across the top. The pockets open from the sides ("like a muff" is what Christy said) so I can put things in the pocket (i.e., clothespins, miscellaneous toys from off the floor, etc.).

Note: the pocket sides are stitched up about 2 inches form the bottom so things can't slip out the sides.


African Kelli said...

Your sewing is so sweet. Love the skirt and the fabric you just bought.
And yippeee on the medical news. That is wonderful!!

capello said...

Cute! Cute!

And yay! Hopefully a vaginally birthed baby!

colorfool said...

Congratulations on your good news! That is so wonderful. 8-)

Your sewing projects are cute as always and that new fabric will be a great bag! You sure get a lot done!

kookaluka said...

cute apron. we need to make that big shopper bag. that large print would be great for it.

laeroport said...

Love the fabric! And yea for your placenta on the move!