Since the last time I checked in, things got a little exciting in the pregnancy department. There was a couple of weeks of precautionary bedrest (due to a possible case of vasa praevia) and then a jaunt to Vancouver where I was either going to stay and be c-sectioned at 35 weeks or sent home with a ticket to get off the couch. I got the ticket! But I have to say that bedrest (when your lovely mama is able and willing to leave civilization to be with you) is actually quite therapeutic. I really *want* to tackle the laundry that is chasing my children down the hallway but, doctor’s orders, I guess I’ll just have to lie here on the couch and sketch my feet for a couple more hours. I have now resumed my regular duties, the most commanding of which is shredding my itchy exterior. The severity of the obstetric cholestasis has ebbed and flowed over the past few weeks but it’s getting a little more relentless these days. I am now almost 36 weeks and Little Mister is apparently ready to roll (or slide effortlessly, preferably). If he doesn’t come on his own, I will be induced between 37 or 38 weeks.
I realized that I have close to zero pictures of my belly this pregnancy so James helped me out the other day.
James getting the hang of bedrest.
This is the only photo I have of my mum while she was here. Launching James’ hand modelling career…? “Attitude, James, more attitude.”
This little guy is James’ signature drawing these days: always p.o.’d about something , hands in the air with disgust.
We’ve had some moderate temperatures these days and the snow was conducive to doing something other than being lame, so J.D. and the boys made a snow man. The desiccated frost-bitten carrot nose is from the snow man they tried to build a week earlier. That one’s eyes were made of frozen blackberries. He looked way more forbidding than this guy when we had a couple of days of above zero temperatures and his eyes started to “bleed”. I was done with snowmen when the boys came in one day and told me they’d eaten his bleeding eyes.
This week was full of family and friends’ birthdays so we made a commemorative birthday cake to honor them all.
We started installing a wood stove in September. We’re an entire season off schedule with that. But, there is some impressive scaffolding set up next to the exterior chimney and four cords of wood piled in our driveway which makes us look like we’re on the ball. For next winter.