Sunday, May 28, 2006

Parents to the rescue!

My parents are coming today to help out. It's going to be another scorcher. They are bringing lunch and taking the kids to the aquatic center for the day. Yea! At least if I have to be hot and miserable, I can get some rest.

I'm so lucky to have such great parents!

Saturday, May 27, 2006

It's hot!

We're having a heat wave, and the darn air conditioner broke. aaaaagggghhhhhhhh! The kids and I are trying to make the best of it with the fan and a kiddie pool. I think they are having way more fun than I am. lol

I think I may try to distract myself with knitting some socks. I want to learn how to do two on one circ. I have a serious case of second sock syndrome.

Well, back to the pool with a big glass of ice water.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Let me off this ride!

My health has been deteriorating, and I am doing my best to keep this baby cooking as long as possible. We did hit the 100% survival marker, which is fantastic. My doctors are just having to watch me closely to make sure that this doesn't become even more dangerous to me. I told my ob how guilty I feel about possibly having a preemie for the sake of my health. His response? "You're a mother. You'll feel guilt the rest of your life. Let's make sure you're here for it." Such a sucky situation.

I just can't get motivated to knit when I feel so bad. I need something fun to pick up my spirits. Turning 36 tomorrow isn't it! lol

I should just force myself to pick up the needles and do something. Even if it's a bunch of baby washcloths.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Well, it's been a while, and my life turned upside down in the meantime

My illness got very bad, and I continued on chemotherapy. During the chemotherapy, even though I was supposed to have been sterile due to my last rounds on Cytoxan, I found out I was pregnant. Not only pregnant, but 17 weeks pregnant! eek! Amazing, and thank goodness, the baby is normal and healthy, and a little boy. :o) Needless to say, this has been really hard on my body. I'm 25 weeks now, dealing with my chronic disease on top of a pregnancy. Hopefully I will hold on until at least 32 weeks, maybe even more.

So, we are all in shock and trying to adjust, at the same time thankful for an amazing little miracle in the midst of all my pain.

I haven't felt well enough to knit much, but hoping I will get the motivation soon. I've never knit baby things before. There are so many cute, tiny things out there I'd love to make.

A big thank you to the kind people from Knittyboard. I have received 3 RAK, and am overwhelmed. You women are generous and wonderful. Thank you!