Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Late breaking news...

I am officially 3 weeks away from my due date AND on a modified bed rest restriction due to high blood pressure. I am OK with slugging around a bit until the "blessed event", but any thing out of the norm is a bit anxiety raising for me. Yesterday at the office when we discovered that I was running a bit "hot" there was all this talk about induction and "delivering" me. It kind of freaked me out. I am still hoping for a natural birth, with as little intervention as possible. I go in tomorrow for another BP check and an ultrasound. I guess I will know more then. If you are so inclined keep me in your thoughts for a gentle and healthy birth. I would like that very much.

I am a little bit disappointed because our county fair is this week and I can't go (maybe???). I was more pro-active than usual this year (I don't know how, maybe it was the kids being in summer camp??) and I entered 3 quilts and 3 photographs. Big Daddy took the boys this evening and reported back that of the 4 items he could find (dragging the boys through the exhibits was a bowl of fun, I am betting) all 4 had ribbons!!!! The quilts won 2 seconds and a third place finish and the picture, they could find won, a second place. I am so excited!!! I have never placed in the fair before (I have entered various things maybe 2 or 3 other times.) I really want to go and see them...I will be asking the midwife tomorrow, if that could possibly be allowed. Wouldn't that be sweet? (I think that the one above was 3rd place for quilting in a wall hanging.)(the other two are here and here.)


connie said...

Sending good thoughts and prayers. Rest up and take Care!!!

Katy said...

you know those scooter things that really big people have? The ones that are for handicapped people, but you only ever see hugely fat people in them. I think you should get one and go cruise the fair. Surely that'd be allowed?
Congratulations on your ribbons - that is great!

I'm sending natural birth wishes your way...happy thoughts happy thoughts happy thoughts.

Kris said...

congrats on your ribbons! I hope everything goes smoothly with the baby!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

ugh on the bed rest. I hope this means other folks are taking care of the chores and you're getting breakfast in bed. congrats on the ribbons - I hope you get a chance to go see them!

Yaz and Rob said...

Ok, now it makes sense. I am reading your blog backwars. So, I was looking for three quilts but really I found the quilts I was supposed to and should have looked for a photo. Sneaky, entering in different mediums..! I am thinking of you all the time with the prego udpate. Don't want to impose so call me if you are in the mood to talk. Sending lots of hugs.

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

Congrats on the ribbons! I hope the chair quilt got first, because it's fabulous!

I'm wishing for a safe and natural birth for you.

ROZ said...

Lovely that your quilts did so well at the fair. All my best wishes for a safe delivery! And an easy time for you

emily ruth said...

oh, jess!
i'm so happy for you!
not surprised at all!
(i'm talking about the ribbons, of course
not the bed rest :)
i hope you will get to see them...
we didn't go to the fair this year
& i missed looking at everything
(we didn't enter anything this year)

sorry about the bed rest
but sometimes it's a good thing
especially for on the go girls like you :)
i'm commenting on this like 8 days after you posted it
& it occurs to me that you could be having your little girl right now!
or already had her & are cuddling up with her now :)
oh i'm excited for you...
so excited...


mom said...

Wow, Jess,

Your quilts are really fabulous. My favorite is the chicken one. (of course)

Just keep resting and soon I'll have a new niece.

love, Terri