On The Express Lane To Babytown

Lovely yarn received in trade: Yarn Love in "Fig Tart" & Dashing Dachs in "Pumpkins"

Jigga wha?
WTF? Whatchoo say? All these popped, unbidden, into my head after my doctor’s appointment on Monday.  The one where I was told that I “will not” make it to my original March 9th due date and that our doctor will be surprised if I make it more than 2 weeks from now without having to be induced.  After both R. Darling and I picked our jaws up off of the floor, we settled in for the explanation.
For a few weeks now they’ve been sending me in for stress tests to make sure the baby is doing o.k. as my blood pressure has been steadily increasing.  Though Knittymunchkin is happy as a little clam inside my belly, my body is not doing nearly as well and I’m showing signs of impending Pre-eclampsia.  That means that I now have to go in every 3 days or so for a fetal stress test and blood panel to check the progression of my symptoms.  The doctor says he’s seen worse, but he’s seen better and that he is very sure I’ll have to deliver early.  If we’re lucky things might slow down to the point that the baby can be in there for 3 more weeks which would be ideal.  2 weeks is more likely, according to our doctor, but that means they would have to keep the baby for at least a week at the hospital and we don’t like that idea at all.  I’ve been told to take it easy, and am not on strict bedrest or anything, but I am doing my best to take it as easy as I can.  I want to give my body the best chance it has to maintain things just a little bit longer.  Bed rest sounds nice and all, but you have no idea how tiresome it gets after a few short days.  The good thing is, I have a little bit of time to finish up those last minute knitting projects that will never get touched again once Knittymunchkin arrives :)
The yarn up there?  That’s some lovely stuff that I traded to an extremely generous fellow Raveler for an exclusive sock club colorway that I wasn’t really feelin’ and thought deserved a better home.  She unexpectedly sent me 2 hanks of yarn even though our original trade was just for the pink & green Yarn Love.  Such a lovely surprise!  I tell ya – knitters are just the nicest people ever ;)


16 thoughts on “On The Express Lane To Babytown

  1. Whoa, slow down there Knittymunchkin! I wonder if this is a sign of things to come personality-wise. I was 5 weeks late coming into the world and have been procrastinating ever since! ;)

  2. Sending good vibes for low blood pressure and hanging in another 3 weeks. The best thing I ever did was to NOT say to myself that I have to have this baby naturally, no c-section…I just was open to whatever happened. I told myself that however my baby got here was the way it was supposed to happen. That was a good way to go.

    And my second little guy was 3 weeks early but healthy and okay.

    Take care of you and knit while you can.

    Hugs all around!

  3. I know the thought of having knittymunchkin in the hospital for a week is not a great one, but the neo-natal people are wonderful. My wish for you is that your health stops declining long enough for Baby to stay the three weeks. I’m thinking of you every day, Maryanne. All three of you…………

  4. Get some rest woman! :P You are gonna need it! And enjoy some of that yarn while you can. It will be a while before you’ll really get back into knitting.

  5. I’ll be thinking happy thoughts for you and the babe. Keep resting (as much as possible:) Atleast our hobby is a mostly sedentary one! Just think, you could be a waterskiing enthusiast…. :D

  6. Wow, that must have been a surprise(on the express lane news!) Hopefully the baby will be able to stay in “the oven” for the full time allotted, but if not, I’m sure everything will go well anyway :)

  7. I’m hoping that all is well on your side and that you are staying in bed finishing up all kinds of fun knits for that new little one who is still cooking away. Please update us soon on how you are doing!

  8. How exciting for you! You have begun a new adventure with highs and lows beyond yor imagination. Enjoy and take lots of pictures and videos.

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