well there I was last post happily blathering on about having the perfect pregnancy thus far, so I guess I invite the gods of irony to kick my butt for it! After a sweltering hot day on Friday where I felt fine at work during the day, I developed a nasty head cold by Friday night. No big deal, except things got much much worse on Saturday and I thought I actually had the flu which would have been majorly bad 'cos there's not much you can take when you are preggers. My whole body ached, not just my hips, back, legs and arms but also my face (cheekbones, jaws and temples) and more alarmingly my chest had a constant ache whicch hurt so much more when I laid down. So I spent most of Saturday night walking around the house and sitting on the lounge alternating between being wrapped in a blanket because I was hot then cold then hot again.
The good news is that after some soup, copious amounts of orange juice and staying inside all weekend that the worst of it subsided and now I'm back to having a pesky head cold: runny nose and eyes, sore throat and general unhappiness. But I'll survive, it's no biggy just unpleasantness. But my husband did not cope well at all - he wanted to take me to hospital at one stage (yeah for a cold, I'd imagine the doctors in emergency would be really impressed with that!). So I've told him he needs to calm down and prepare for the labour, 'cos I don't need a drama queen for that!
Speaking of labour, thank you all so much for your comments on the last post. I agree with you all totally, I know that thousands of women give birth every day and have done for millions of years, it's a natural process, the body is made for, and so on. I don't know why some women make such a big deal of it that they get so scared and stressed, and then they come up with these ridiculous birth plans and get even more stressed and disappointed when they can't stick to them. I intend to go with the flow, hopefully have as least intervention as possible but I will take whatever advice the midwives and doctors give me depending on how the labour turns out. Or maybe I'll fall apart and the hospital will have two drama queens on their hands LOL.
So anyway no sewing done again this weekend, but I did do some 'unsewing' whilst I was ensconced on the lounge. I unpicked the waistband and let out the side seams from a pair of (formerly) loose fitting navy blue linen pants, and I'll sew on an elasticised waistband so I can wear them maternity and post maternity. I have a matching jacket somewhere around here that I may dig out so I can wear them to work in the next three (yipee!) weeks, but they will be good for nice casual pants so I'm not too concerned about that.
And because I don't like posting without a picture, here is a hilarious cartoon I saw on a crafty blog (Brassy Apple) that I stalk, which I'm sure we can all relate to: