Aug 1: Hot! Today is not a good day to be a heavily pregnant woman crawling around on the floor sandwiching a quilt together.
Aug 1: Cleaned and oiled sewing machine and now it doesn't squeak. Yay!
Aug 1: And it's squeaking again. :-( @robhu is doing his best to fix it but I suspect it's in dire need of a service.
Aug 1: The @robhu fixed my sewing machine! :-* So, 2 days to finish the quilt. I think it's do-able.
Aug 2: I have been baby showered. :) Baby can come when she's ready now. Well, maybe there are a few other things to do first...
Aug 3: Tired mama today. Induction (probably) tomorrow. Today is for resting, in theory.
Aug 3: Quilt finished. Out for lunch. Tired. Headachey. Hot.
Aug 4: Good night's sleep? Not going do well. Awake since 4. :-(
Aug 4: Induction day is here. First lot of meds are in. Nothing much happening. @robhu has gone to sleep on my bed.
Aug 5: Waters broke about an hour ago. Trying to get a little sleep between contractions. Trying to find position which is comfortable for both.
Aug 5: TENS good. Flipping weird though.
Aug 5: Four women in this induction suite. Judging by muffled gasps and groans, none of us is getting much sleep.
Aug 5: Am hula hooping zombie. When contraction starts I press button on tens then stand & circle hips. Tens and circling make it bearable, just.
Aug 5: Given up on sleep. No position in which I can sleep and cope with contractions.
Aug 5: Morning! Can't say I got much sleep. Contractions kept me awake. TENS machine taking the edge off nicely though. Wonder how today will go?
Aug 6: Phoebe Muriel Gwendolyn born at 4am. Forceps delivery. She's a tiny 6lb 7oz. I lost about 1l of blood and had to have transfusion & oxygen.
Aug 6: Doing ok now. Very tired! Phoebe guzzled like a champ at first feed and has mostly slept since. She is beautiful!
Aug 8: On my way home with my tiny Phoebe. So pleased. Had a rough couple of days & feeding is challenging but we're getting better at it.
Aug 10: Beautiful Phoebe.
Aug 13: Phoebe was born one week ago. We have survived one week. Mostly we are tired. But she is still beautiful.
Aug 13: Hooray for @robhu who held a screaming windy Phoebe for 2 hours while I slept.
Aug 16: She's got a very strong grip! http://instagram.com/p/rxYmPhTbnO/
Aug 19: Even in dreams I dream of sleep.
Aug 21: .@robhu to howling Phoebe after I changed her nappy "when you level up put all your points into teeth so you can bite her".
Aug 21: Trying to convince my baby that kicking my chest while flailing her arms & waving her head about is not an effective way to get more milk.
Aug 23: Baby sleeping. @robhu sleeping. I guess I should sleep too.
Aug 23: Except the baby is showing signs of waking up soon.
Aug 23: Cuddling a hiccoughing baby. They don't seem to bother her, just keep her awake and looking at me with a wide eyed stare.
Aug 23: When she's awake, my daughter looks like an anime character: enormous round eyes, button nose and perfect pink mouth.
Aug 24: Phoebe's body from the top of her bottom to the back of her neck is the same length as my hand from wrist to fingertips.
Aug 31: Cute and tiny baby of mine, please be properly asleep now. Your mummy is tired.