In which I share my sewing successes and failures, the struggle to find the perfect fit on an imperfect body and anything else that crosses my mind.
Monday, 25 June 2012
Our little girl arrived safe and well on the 7th of June. I didn't quite make it to my scheduled induction, I had been admitted to hospital on the evening of the 6th as they had planned to start the drip at 6am on the 7th. I ended up going into labour on my own that evening around 10pm and Charlotte was born at 7.31 the following morning. Everything went quite well, the only issue was everyone kept telling me I couldn't possibly be in labour and therefore couldn't have any pain relief (I was supposed to save it for the 'real thing'). By the time anyone checked and realised that I was, in fact, quite far progressed it was too late for anything stronger than gas and air and I just had to keep going - but by then I was exhausted! I had always said I didn't want an epidural but in hindsight I totally would have had one if I'd had the option!
I have not knit or sewn a stitch since I went into labour but now after 2 1/2 weeks I am starting to emerge from the fog of exhaustion and feel the itch again. While we are not in any kind of routine to speak of, Charlotte's habits are becoming a little more predictable, and I am getting more efficient at all the daily care that a newborn requires. Mind you I have a lot of help from my fella, for which I am incredibly grateful. So I hope to pick up the knitting needles very soon so I can finish the two WIPs I have, and maybe start working on some projects from my current Crafsty courses. The sewing may have to wait a little longer as I now have to bring the machines to the dining table to work and the house is still a bit chaotic for that!
I'll leave you with some more pictures of Charlotte. I think she is the most beautiful baby ever - but I suppose I am biased!
I am obsessed with fashion, style and everything in between. I fantasise about creating the perfect capsule wardrobe in which I have hardly any clothes but manage to look fabulously turned out for every occasion. The reality is quite different....I make most of my own clothes - sometimes I get it right, sometimes I don't