Thursday, June 6, 2013

Large and Less In Charge

It is June and I am 33 weeks pregnant.

My hands and feet are swollen from edema.  This causes my arms to "fall sleep" and my hand to hurt once they "wake up."  This makes everyday activities such as dressing myself, putting on makeup, working, typing and knitting much more purposeful tasks.  What used to be easy is now difficult and takes concentration.

Also at 33 weeks, I am measuring larger than average according to my midwife.  Apparently this is apparent to everyone.  Last week, I had three people ask me how many days I have left and I told l them 8 weeks.  They were all shocked.  I am huge, I get it.  So to all the people out there, very pregnant people do not always want to talk about how much longer they are pregnant, especially to strangers, and don't assume on size. I feel it is an eternity away.

So while my body gives away, I am still doing pretty good on my knitting deadline for the baby blanket.  I have less than 300 yards to go! Which is well ahead of my original goal.

I am hoping to get this done before too long.

Then I have yarn to make another baby blanket (I may have a problem) and some cloth diaper soakers. I will have to get some bibs and burp cloths made up too. Making baby things is so fun.

What are you working on?


  1. So, Michelle, I'm just going to point out that the fact that you think having ONLY 300 yards to go on a baby blanket is a small thing indicates how much more in charge than the rest of us you usually are. This less-in-charge you speak of is probably just slowing you down to the level the rest of us operate at normally.

    1. 300 yards is an only when you have already done 700. I just did the math and I have roughly 7000 more stitches to go. So maybe I am not as in charge of that as hoped. But I have vacation next week so it should go fast?

      I don't like slowing down. I hope I regain my normal mental and physical capabilities soon after delivering. It is driving me crazy.

      I just feel very un-in-charge of my body and it will be that way for another year of breast feeding. It is a hard row to hoe.

    2. Gretchen Rubin of the "The Happiness Project" says you should say to yourself, "This is not forever. This is just right now," and it will make you feel better. Maybe next summer will be here before you know it.

    3. It is true that next summer will be here before I know it and that is depressing in its own way because then the baby time will be almost over. I am trying to focus on the now. I have checked out that book a few times but never read it.