Good News

ED has had her baby. A boy, 7lbs 15 oz. Ten days late, brow presentation, emergency C section after doing well at home in the birthing pool. ED, partner and baby are all fine, but ED & partner are very, very tired. Of course.

Can’t wait to meet him. Soon.

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Finished the Christmas wreath this morning. Pleased with it. Am going to enter it into the local yarn shop’s (friendly) competition, and should get it back before we put up our decorations.

Knitted Christmas Wreath

Knitted Christmas Wreath

Feeling better, much better, health-wise. As soon as I stopped taking the vile doxycycline I felt normal again. Sleeping better, more energy, although still needing an afternoon nap. But that’s life!

Can’t stop smiling and singing to myself. As long as it’s silent, and in my head, I think it’s ok, but if I start singing out loud, the men in white coats might just visit . . . .

Went round to friends for a meal last night. It was excellent. Lovely food, very good company, really enjoyed it. Not hungry today at all. Have eaten a banana and a couple of cubes of chocolate. Might have some fruit and a soya pretend yoghurt for lunch.

Knitting mojo has returned. I have two projects on the go, which is not normal for me, but one is a Christmas present, and the other is a scarf for me, which can go on the back burner until I’ve finished the other one. Also thinking about raiding my stash for some soft baby type yarn . . .

That’s it, really.

Time for another blog

I can’t believe it’s been so long since I blogged. But it is, so there you are.

Feeling quite low at the moment. I have a chest infection and mild pleurisy. Doxycyline and co-codamol. But the antibiotics make me nauseous and these things always make me very tired for ages and ages. I’m having to drag myself out of bed in the mornings, and can’t wait until it’s afternoon sleep time. I have been able now, for the past couple of days, to get up, showered and dressed, but haven’t been out of the house for two weeks (except when hubby took me to the doctor’s).

Can’t even knit. And that’s depressing in itself. Luckily I have done all the Christmas knitting, apart from finishing off the wreath I’ve started. My brain just isn’t up to it, and I’m aching and giddy anyway, and my hands and arms hurt.

Instead, I’ve been playing Solitaire on the computer, or on my iPad. My iPad is a first generation one, old now, but works fine. I play Solitaire & Mahjongg on it, look at the BBC news & weather, facebook and my emails. All without moving from my chair!

ED is about to give birth. Due date next Tuesday 18th November. She looks wonderful. Golden, pink, pregnant and blooming. But she’s uncomfortable now and it’s difficult to sleep, sit, stand, eat, anything really. She’s doing relaxation and swimming – casually mentioned that she swam a mile the other week. A mile! when 8 months pregnant! wow. I’ve done some knitting for the baby, which I really enjoyed, and she was delighted with it too. Spot the hat that looks like a boob (intentionally!)

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And here’s a couple of me being a domestic goddess and making raspberry jam. It’s all gone now. It was delicious. When I’m better I’ll make more. I have all the ingredients for the mincemeat – I’ve never made my own before, so it’s all very exciting. When I can stand up for long enough, I’m going to do that too.

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All the Christmas present shopping is now done. Thank goodness for the internet. Lots of parcels arriving, every day now. Wonderful. Just bits and bobs now – little extra bits for people. Can’t be too specific – I don’t know who reads this blog!

That’s about it. No energy, no oomph, no va-va-voom, no knitting or crochet mojo. It’ll all be fine. In a week or two I’ll be my normal self.