Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Still here!

I just realized I hadn't posted in almost a week! I've been having fun, not having a baby, lol. I took Friday off of work - and drove up to Portsmouth, NH and had a really great weekend with a bunch of girlfriends. This is a group of people that I met when taking a beginning quilting class at a local quilting store. I had walked by the store numerous times, and was just sucked in by the beautiful fabrics and projects they had. On a whim, I signed up for the class.

There were 6 of us, plus the teacher. We all hit it off the second we met each other. The class was supposed to go for 4 weeks, we pushed it to 6. We then decided to continue meeting as a 'private' lesson ever two weeks - and have been doing that ever since (this is over 4 years ago!). I doubt I would have even gotten this into quilting if it wasn't for the women I've made friends with! Anyway - this quilting weekend is put on by our 'teacher' (I put in quotes because she is more of a friend than a teacher. Maybe a quilting mentor?). We go to this great little town, stay in a neat bed and breakfast, and just have a blast all weekend. I was really worried that I wouldn't be able to make it because I would be in labor or something - but it was awesome. I actually only worked on one quilt all weekend - but it's a whopper - a king sized quilt for our bed. It's almost done, I'm hoping to finish it this weekend. That would be a HUGE project to have done before the baby comes.

In baby news - I'm starting to swell. When I sit for long periods of time (like when I was quilting all weekend) my ankles got HUGE! I also did a lot of sitting on my exercise ball, and when I stood up a couple times, it felt like my hips were 'clicking' back into place. Gross. I didn't work out all last week - I was thinking that I deserved to just SIT for a bit, but I ended up going to the gym last night and using the elliptical for 30 minutes - and I have to admit working out still makes me feel better! So no more wimping out on that!

Tomorrow is my first internal check to see on my progress... my bet is that there isn't anything going on in there. But I'll report back tomorrow!


Jen said...

I was wondering where you were! That sounds like fun.

Beautiful Mess said...

Oh I'm so glad you had a good time with the girls this weekend! Good luck tomorrow! It's so close! So exciting!!!

Jen said...

I just can't get how much one can swell during pregnancy. I was way more swollen than I even realized. My ankles, my wrists, my arms, everything! I lost 35 lbs in 1 week and that definitely was not from what was in my uterus!

k2 said...

I'd been wondering if you were off having a baby. I got to hold my girlfriend's 4-week-old today and that made me think of you. It won't be long now 'til you're holding your own baby.

I hope that you make it out to Portland for the Sock Summit. I'd be happy to sign up as a volunteer baby-rocker. :-)))