Why do things like a bad dose of the flu always come at the most inopportune times?
Jaron and I have both been struck with a nasty case of the flu. He got it mid-last week and is just starting to recover now. Poor thing didn't take any time off work becuase he is saving his days off for when I have the baby. At least he can ease it a bit with medicine. I started feeling yucky on Saturday morning and by Saturday night I was really feeling bad. For some reason, Oscar and Lil both decided they would wake up multiple times during the night, so it seemed like I was up every hour either settling them, going to the toilet or being awake feeling sick. (All in good preparation for sleepless nights with a newborn, I'm sure!)
And then I started to worry about going into labour. My first two labours have been really positive experiences. I won't go into details and can't even really explain how I feel about them, but I actually really enjoy (perhaps not the right word?) labour. Yes, it hurts bad and I think I am going to die, but there is something exhillirating and liberating about it. I want this one to be the same, positive experience and since I have been sick have been really stressed out about having a horrible labour, going into it feeling awful already and having no energy.
Little baby, feel free to hang around in there for another week or two. I'm happy to be uncomfortable pregnant-wise to give myself a bit of recovery time and feel back up to it again! Today is much better, the kids slept last night and the razor sore throat has almost gone. Still all sinusey and have sore ears and head, but I can feel it getting better.
I haven't sewed anything new for this baby yet and I am itching to make some stuff for it. The hard thing is not knowing if I am having a boy or a girl. This is the first time we haven't found out and it is killing me! So, last week I made this really simple, minkee-backed blanket. There are so many beautiful fabrics around that I just don't want to cut into to turn into a pieced quilt, so I opted for keeping the fabric on the front of the quilt whole (aren't those grumpy owls adorable?!) and backing with a plain white minkee, then sewing on a thick binding out of left-over fabric from another project. Jaron thinks it is girly-looking, I was more inclined to think it was boy-friendly, so I guess that makes it gender-neutral!!
I'm looking forward to sewing up a few more of these, hopefully this week. They are thin enough to wrap the baby in, but still warm and cosy.
I think I'm going to have to sew up quite a few more because this little miss keeps stealing it to cuddle her "buba" in. She is so into babies at the moment and wants to hold real ones when ever we see them. Hopefully her enthusiasm doesn't turn to jealousy when a real-life baby enters our house!