Still With

So did my week long blog-breather make any of you think I had my baby?

Nope, I didn’t. I’m still with child. But what I am without, is a camera. Last Saturday it vanished–we think from our car. I don’t know whether it’s added pregnancy hormones pumping through my veins or what, but every time I think about it I get choked up; i just can’t get over it. Mostly because my daughter’s 4th birthday photos were on there. And because heaven knows when we’ll be able to afford another one. And because I can’t blog without it. And because we don’t have a back-up, and I’m about to pop out a baby. It’s such a bummer. I’m still hoping that by some miracle it will show up around the house, but after 6 days of thorough ransacking, I think it’s gone all the way of the earth–or at least to the highest bidder on ebay from the scoundrel who stole it.

So. Things have been pretty quiet around here anyway. I did bust out a carseat cover for our pretty ghetto-looking infant carseat. That sucker had had it’s day in the sun. Really. It was pretty faded and just overall nasty. So, similarly to Melissa who inspired this recover, I started it and then sort of had this huge drama about finishing it. I got about half way last night when my husband warned me that if I had the baby I was gonna be way tired. It kinda spooked me, so I packed up camp and got in bed (still too late at about 1:00). He must have jinxed me though, because I say unto you as SOON as I laid me down to sleep I got a contraction. And then another one. And so on until about 4:00 am when they subsided. I’ve never had false labor before, so I was thinking that this was the big show, and for four hours I was (not sleeping) FREAKING out because A) I didn’t have a carseat to put the baby (finished) B) I hadn’t made any arrangements for the kids C) I hadn’t packed our bag D) we didn’t have a camera E) the baby is posterior and F) I didn’t vacuum. A house just doesn’t feel clean without a good vacuum, you know what I mean? Oh, and G). I was TIRED. No good starting a labor exhausted.

So good thing the baby didn’t come last night.

But speaking of that, once she does decide to grace us, then I’ll probably be out for a lil’ bit. And I’ll have to come up with something to do about our tragic camera situation when I do get back in the saddle. But anyways, what I’m trying to say is hang tight, friends. We’ll be back crafternooning together in no time.

And I miss you too.

 

11 Comments

Whitney

AHHH!!! If I lost my camera right before I was about to have a baby I think I’d have a nervous breakdown! I’m so sorry. That’s one thing I always stress about forgetting, the camera. Lo siento.

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mekei

once you’ve had a few kids often you lose the muscle tone to keep the baby head down. gravity will work against you and the baby is bottom down or posterior. when that is noticed, you do something like once or twice ten to twenty minutes a day where you don’t exactly stand on your head but you put your bottom up at a good tilt and gravity helps turn the baby. you do it far enough along so the baby doesn’t flip again. one of the nice things you learn using midwives who know the practical ways to fix things. i’ve had to do that in a few pregnancies.

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Miriam

Yes I’ve been working on it! My midwife suggested I do this a few weeks ago and have been trying every day, but no luck yet! But I will keep trying! And I hope hope hope she’ll turn!

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mekei

you’re at a good enough angle that you can hardly breathe with the baby sitting on your lungs????

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jen

Oh mim, not what you need when you are about to give birth! I feel for you and am sending lovely sweet cuddly (camera finding) thoughts your way! But seriously girl, ring a good friend or family member and get them to come over asap with a camera you can borrow for the birth AND they can dang well vacuum at the same time AND be on kid minding duty! So just worry about packing your bag and doing your exercises and RELAXING!! As for the car seat, can you just shove the dirty old one back on just in case you don’t finish the sparkly new one…between you, me, and the world-wide web, i don’t think the little hunk of newborn chubbiness will notice ;o)
Very excited for you…enjoy…well meeting little bubba anyhow…after three myself i am nervous of number fours arrival…we know TOO much now!! xx

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Miriam

Jen I have to tell you that your comment made my day. You’re totally right about just relaxing–I don’t know what the dealio is, but I am having an overload of pregnancy hormones this last stretch, and if you talk to me in the night then I just might break down in tears. BUt! It’s always a better world in the morning. Thanks for your sweet comment! Good luck to you too!!

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Melissa

I’m so sorry. We just lost ours too at the swimming pool of all places. I’ve been making do with the crappy camera on my phone. I really hope you find it!

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sandoz18

Did you follow an actual tutorial for the carseat cover? It turned out GREAT, and I’m looking for a guide to covering my own in the next few months.

Good luck with the posterior baby!! I had a version done with my first to avoid a cesarean, but it was quite painful even with a smaller than normal baby who had a lot of room. I hope yours turns more naturally!

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Miriam

I didn’t follow a tutorial, but the process is pretty simple if you know how to sew. I just seam ripped the old one apart, taking notes of how it fit together, and then used the old pieces as a pattern when I cut my new fabric. I even reused the batting from the original–just separated it from the nasty fabric and then zig zagged it to my new fabric before re-assembling it. The only tip I would say is to take before photos to help as a reference while you put it together–especially of the binding. That took me a little bit to figure out. Good luck!

I actually think my baby has turned. She’s not full anterior yet, but she’s at least to the side which is better than nothing. Was your baby posterior or breech? Versions sound very painful! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that she’ll behave!

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sandoz18

Thanks–good tip about the photos while deconstructing (I *do* sew).

My baby was fully breech. It was a calculated decision to have the version, and it was performed by the perinatologist I’d been seeing weekly. I’m only 85% sure I’d do it over again, but it was worth it at the time. Wishing you the best!

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