So...by now I think I've established that Lauren and pregnancy do not get along. Here are a few things that I've been up to...unfortunately none of which involve new projects.
My feet minus bones. Ok...there are bones in there, somewhere underneath all of the swelling. Normally I wear a 6 1/2, but since my feet decided to double in size - I broke down and bought a pair of cheap flats in an 8 1/2. For real...sad times. So...two days after I took this picture while sitting on our patio watching my little munchkin play on her swing set, my doctor put me on bed rest. I knew it was more than likely coming, but I was still hopeful that I would be able to avoid it for a bit longer.
First I did a lot of crosswords, which tended to be geared for a slightly older demographic. (I learned that I'm not so knowledgable about Gunsmoke or big bands from the 40's.) I balanced crosswords out with some mind numbing television. There may have also been a lot of tears mixed in with all of the crosswords and TV...maybe even a full blown pity party.
Last week I got super ambitious and did a bit of crafting for my daughter's class party.
I got stuck bringing veggies to her preschool Thanksgiving feast, so I decided to make them as cute as possible. I just taped the little turkey bodies to a small plastic cups, added some ranch dressing to the cups and then the cut up veggies became the turkeys' tail feathers. My mom cut up the veggies for me, so they were super easy to put together.
I hate posting about why I'm not posting, but I didn't want anyone to think I had just disappeared. Right now I'm just taking things day by day. I am still seeing my doctor weekly, so she can monitor me and the baby. So far my sweet baby boy is doing well, and all of this resting IS paying off. My swelling is way down and my blood pressure is finally responding to the medication.
I hope all of you have a lovely Thanksgiving!