Wednesday, March 30, 2011

bed rest...ugh

I've been enjoying these last few beautiful days...spending hours outside cleaning up the yard and paddock.  My braxton hicks contractions had been progressively getting worse as well.  Sunday night they started to seem like a little bit more than normal.  I assumed it was from my uncomfortable pants and being in the truck for so long ( I had to pick the hubby up from the airport an hour and a half away).  All week it's been progressively getting worse, and after two nights of restless sleep I finally called my midwives.  I am truly terrible about admitting when I need medical attention... and I'm now on a semi-bedrest for the next few days.  I need to make it to 36 weeks, which is Monday to keep the baby out of NICU and to be able to birth at home.  Here's to positive thinking and me working on some knitting I guess

Sunday, March 6, 2011

I really want to sew!

19th century clothing...for little ones, or my husband, or really anyone but me. I'd sew for myself but my ribcage has *gasp!* increased by at least an inch, maybe two. I'm already fretting that the dresses I have won't fit.  I have lots of little ones I can sew for, including my own *squee!* and darling husband sure needs clothing but I'm forcing myself to finish making my cloth diapers and covers.
I'm about half way through my goal of fleece pre-fold diapers, and haven't even started on the covers yet.  I've tried knitting some woolen soakers, but I get frustrated and rip it all out.  I'd like to get at least 3 covers knitted as well.  There are multitudes of baby things that need to be sewn before I can move on to the want to be sewn items.  Sigh...I'm half way considering cutting back my hours at work (that have already been cut in half) just so I can have more time to sew. 
Also, I really would like to post photos of what I have sewn, but our internet connection is so poor that it is impossible to load a photo onto blogger.  Hopefully I'll get up the ambition and time to go to the local coffee shop and post some other blog is desperately in need of some updating as well!
Off to sew!

Friday, March 4, 2011

searching for

a good every day bread recipe. There are so many out there, and I haven't made bread in ages! I just hate spending the money on decent bread and the store when I know I can make it at home much better and probably much cheaper too. If anyone has a recipe suggestion, I'm all ears!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

In His Hands

Dear Father, thank You for this new baby.
Would You protect and nurture this baby and bring this pregnancy to full term.
In labor, would You remove all fear and replace it with faith and expectation.
Please give those attending the birth wisdom to take the best care of mother and baby.
Please let this baby be born normal and whole, healthy and strong, and at home with no complications with baby or mother.
Father, thank you for hearing my prayer, for I pray in the name of him who is called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
by Donna Wilson

I received this prayer card tucked in with the box of medical supplies I ordered for our home birth. I ordered from a lovely family-run store, called In His Hands. Ordering was simple, the package was shipped that day, and came in a timely manner. All three of those things seem to be hard to come by today, so a special note saying thanks is in order I believe!