Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Monday, October 03, 2005
Home and FO
Thank you all for the wonderful comments and congratulations. I went in for a regular office visit but I felt like hell. My doctor took one look at me and sent me to the hospital. Seriously, I had not expected to be sent to labor and delivery.
Then once in Labor and Delivery I got the impression that they thought I shouldn't be there. No one thought I was in labor and thought I had false labor or possibly a urinary tract infection. Of course, I was't convinced I was in labor either but I was pretty sure my symptoms weren't that of a UTI. I had all the monitors attached to me, feeling like hell and thinking I would be fine to go home. Either cut me open or send me home. I hate waiting and if you know me, you know I had gotten quite cranky over the past couple of weeks. Luckily I brought my knitting. Although let me say with pains and proddings (if you know what I mean) knitting isn't always plausible.
Finally 4 hours after my original appointment it was indeed decided that I had started to go into labor and sending me home would be silly since I'd be back in a couple of hours. OK. Then the, "Oh shit! what did I do?!?!" feeling kicked in. Yeah, I know pregnancies usually end in some type of birthing thing but I must have subconsciously blocked the whole scenario out of my mind because at that moment I started to realize what was about to happen. "oh shit!"
I started to think what was I thinking, elective 2nd C-section!?!?! At least with the whole labor scenario the adrenaline takes over and you don't get a chance to think. Then I see husbeast walk in and I remember why I decided the C-section is a good idea. M was born with a large husbeast head and I have a little Boogie sized pelvis. You can use your imagination for the difference in sizes there.
Yaddah, yaddah, slice and cut, push and squeeze, a scream and cries (not from me, I was doped up), and stitch then puke (yes, that was me) yaddah, yaddah. We have a new litte baby girl. I was sprung over the weekend and let me just say even though I have a healing incision and all that, I still feel much much better than I have all summer. Whew!
Now for the knitting!
I finished a project Tuesday night but didn't have a chance to block it or show you. I have since blocked it and I have to say it is almost an instant gratification project.
Pattern: Leaf Lace Shawl from Fibertrends
Yarn: Lavold Silky Wool - 3 hanks
Needles: US6 (most people would probably use 8's)
Notes: I did 10 repeats of the pattern thinking it would be the smal size but it's a little larger than I expected. Of course I'm a vicious blocker as well. I'm thinking of making a second one, I enjoyed making this one so much.
The pictures are horrendous. I had to fudge with them just to see any detail. I miss my old camera. I'll see if I can get the husbeast or litte-beast to take action shots later today.
I didn't forget about the contest. There were 4 of you that picked September 28 as the due date. I'll announce the winners and the prizes tomorrow.