Friday, September 30, 2011

This Week...

Sorry for my unintentional week off blogging. On Tuesday I had my 37 week obstetrician appointment and unfortunately bub was still in the breech position. This meant that on Wednesday I spent some time at hospital as my doctor attempted to turn the baby. I was given an injection in my belly to temporarily soften my uterus (which unfortunately had side effects of making me feel light headed, shaky and caused my heart to beat fast) but these were all bareable and gradually wore off. After less than a minute of prodding around, just as I was psyching myself up to block out any discomfort, my obstetrician announced, 'there, done!' and bub had been repositioned head down. I barely felt a thing. Hopefully now he/she will stay in this new position and hold off making an appearance until a bit closer to my due date.

I've been taking things very easy lately and have purposely made no plans. I just take each day as it comes, am staying fairly close to home and besides an odd errand here or there, I mainly potter around the house. My to-do list each day has been dramatically pared back to three things - one household chore, one small organising task (as in tidy ONE drawer) and one bit of something I want to do such as crafting or decorating. The rest of my time is spent enjoying Grace's company. Yesterday we baked a batch of biscuits together, today we're planning on doing some painting.

One creative project I have had time to do this week was to make a pillowcase for Grace to go with her quilt. It is made with two types of strawberry fabric and some vintage ribbon I'd bought off Etsy a while back and still had in my sewing box. Grace loves it and calls it her 'strawberry pillow'. Her bedroom makeover is almost complete and I can't wait to share it with you all. The little blue gingham suitcase above which I'd ordered online from Little YoYo Styles arrived in the post earlier in the week and is also a new addition to Grace's room.

Hope you've all had a great week and have a lovely weekend planned...


  1. Boo for the injection side effects, yay for the turning! Not long now -- soo exciting.

    Sounds like you're being really sensible and taking it easy :)
    Have to tell you though -- baking and painting with the preschooler is something I do when I'm feeling EXTRA enthusiastic. You are such a great mum! Hope you have a relaxing weekend.

  2. I agree with Bron Amanda, baking with a toddler is a very good effort at any time, let alone at 37wks! I'm so excited for you and so happy that bubs turned so easily - not long now!!!! Enjoy your pottering and your special Mummy and Gracie time!
    Big hugs,

  3. Bron & Janette - the biscuits were to satisfy my sweet cravings at the moment. Grace won't let me bake alone anymore :) As for the painting, I have a secret agenda as I'm hoping her canvas will okay to display as part of her bedroom makeover...

  4. Hi Amanda I am so glad to hear the bub turned well. Two of my babies were breech meaning I had to have casears. Enjoy this precious before baby time with Grace and I hope all goes smoothly for the birth. Deb

  5. So glad to hear that bubs is all positioned and ready to go now.fingers crossed he/she stays that way for you hon.
    The fact that you have energy for baking, painting, sewing or anything of that sort is a true GOLD STAR to you sweetie...good on you.

    Now rest up..take it easy and don't give that little bubs of yours any reason to want to flip around again ; )
    Sending bigs Hugs

    A x

  6. Can't wait to see Grace's bedroom make over, I bet she is just stoked by the whole thing! Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt too. The pillow case is such a sweet touch :)

    Glad to hear bub is in the correct position now and without too much discomfort to get there. Fingers crossed s/he stays there in comfort for another couple of weeks while you potter few a few more chores and relaxing before the big day. All the best!

  7. Well that's great that your baby turned successfully. Let's hope he or she stays put!
    Your pillowcase is adorable! What a lovely combination of prints.
    Keep well and enjoy your weekend x

  8. Looking forward to seeing the finished bedroom. The pillow slip and little case are very sweet.

    Leah x

  9. How cute is that little case - my girls have a red one with white polka dots and a pink one too, they are so sweet. Enjoy these last few weeks with Grace, looking forward to seeing her room, I think we have similar taste!

  10. so happy it all turned out OK..fingers crossed baby stays in that position...cant wait to hear the news!! take care lovely and enjoy the last days before the due date;)xox

  11. I'm glad the baby turned relatively easily!

    Hillary (a gal and her dog)

    Oh and I'm hosting another giveaway and I'd love for you to enter:

  12. exciting and not long to go now......can"t wait to find out what you have and happy your taking it easy.....
    the pillowcase is very very cute big smooch to you all lisa xx

  13. Ive been away from my blog for a few months now , doing a catch up tonight. Wee I really need to catchup on your exciting news ! Congratulations on your pregnancy Amanda. Cannot wait to see Graces finished room. I love your to do list.
    All the best lovely lady ....
    K x

  14. 37 weeks!! I can't believe how much I have missed. I am so happy to hear that your precious little bub turned easily:) I love your Grace's new pillowcase, the fabric and ribbon are just beautiful!! Wishing you a wonderful, restful week ahead. Hugs to you as always ~ Txx

  15. I'm so glad that the baby was moved without any pain and that you can have the birth you would like. It's getting so close now, you must be feeling excited:) Grace's pillow case is so sweet Amanda. I hope you are enjoying the decorating. Take care and have a wonderful week. xo

  16. Oh Amanda, I'm so pleased your OB managed to work his magic relatively swiftly. Crossing fingers and toes for you that your little one stays put now! I am so impressed at your craftiness at this stage of your pregnancy - bravo. All so pretty. Lucky Gracie. J x

  17. So exciting! I had a pang of jealousy then when you were talking about being 37 weeks! Slap me now! hahaha... Good luck and I can't wait to hear what you have xoxox

  18. That is amazing that they can do that with an injection. Must be getting very exciting now. You must almost be counting the days. Best wishes, Fiona


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