Tuesday, August 28, 2007

aww, some sweet relief...

I was put on bed rest on Wednesday and stuck out the rest of the week until Monday on the couch. I had some bad swelling in my legs and ankles accompanied by high blood pressure. The bed rest helped with the swelling, but my blood pressure has still been up and down since. Now I have protein in my urine, so after a full day of collecting that for the lab I now have to wait and see what my Friday appointment holds for me. I am now able to go to work, but have had my legs elevated while there. My swelling has stayed down, so I'm happy with that! I have 10 weeks to go, or 7 weeks until term, so hopefully my health can allow me to reach those dates!

Since I was on "" collection (i just hate the sound of that) today I was able to stay home to help with the ease of that. I decided to whip up a little blanket to help keep my spirits high. I bought some of that fun chenille fabric and a cute accenting fabric. I backed my chenille with some cotton fabric and added a few circle appliques...quilted and attached my binding for a fun little blanket readily available for my little acrobat currently kicking my ribs. I hope that I have many more opportunities to revisit my sewing machine before the arrival day, but if I can't at least I got something fun and cozy made!

3 comments:

Misty said...

Look at you blogging! :) I love the blanket, I wish I had your talent girl! You do such awesome work! Good luck Friday, let me know how it goes!
~Misty

Roxanne said...

Gorgeous blanket! Ugh, I had to do the "collection" thing when I was pregnant with Sydney. Not fun. I feel for you. I had to go to half time at work towards the end too because of blood pressure. Enjoy it while it lasts!! And try not to worry. That just makes it all worse. Take care!

amandajean said...

The blanket is very cute! Hope things continue to get better for you health-wise.