Saturday, January 28, 2012

Feeling Better (sort of) And Fun New Fabric


Waking up this morning was like a dream come true.

Last night as I snuggled up to Bryan before I fell asleep I told him how much I missed feeling like myself--having energy, making things, playing with Olivia and being able to take care of her.  I haven't been sleeping well for the past few weeks, so I've been dreading going to sleep every night.  Last night was no exception, but things were marginally better.  While my body was still pregnant I kept feeling nauseated all the time.  So much so that I couldn't even really snuggle up and be next to Bryan or Olivia for more than a minute or two.  Unanticipated movements were just too much for my poor, whacked-out little body.  But I haven't been nauseous since after the surgery.  And that has been oh so nice.

Sorry, my brain is all over the place.  So I went to sleep last night feeling tired with crampy legs and kind of a cranky outlook, but grateful I could finally snuggle up next to my sweet husband--at least until his arm fell asleep.  :)

Then, miracle of miracles, I actually fell asleep.  And I slept until 8:30 this morning.  Normally this wouldn't be all that impressive, but since I've woken up multiple times during the night every night for the past few weeks, this was so nice.

But then something even more amazing happened.  As I woke up this morning, I realized that I felt amazing.  I felt great! I felt like I had healed over night.  No more cramping in my legs or abdomen.  No more fuzzy brain.  No more lack of motivation.  I woke up with plans for a sewing project and the energy to do it.



After Olivia and I made a quick trip to a friend's house to drop something off, Bryan, Olivia, and I piled in the car to go to JoAnn's.  I was on a mission.  And so excited to be out of the house and up and feeling so good!

Fast forward about ten minutes...

On the way to JoAnn's I found myself totally fading.  I could barely keep my eyes open.  My brain was going all fuzzy.  It hit me like a wall.  By the time we got out of the car and walked into the store I had to walk pretty slow and I couldn't think straight.  Oh boy.  What was I here for again?  Oh yeah.  Interfacing.  Interfacing and maybe some fabric.

Bryan and Olivia were troopers.  They pushed the cart and followed me around the store as I wandered around trying to make decisions with only half a brain.  In the end, I came home with the interfacing I was looking for (I hope) and a fair amount of fabric that I actually really love.

Want to see?



First up, I fell in love with these sweet, simple, happy little whales.  It's flannel, which I don't usually do a lot with, but I figured it would be fun for any number of things, so I picked up 2 yards.



Next, while I was wandering around I came across this light, beautiful floral print.  My brain is not functioning well enough for me to describe this fabric, but it's thin and light and perfect for a little dress for Olivia or something.  I'm thinking maybe another one of these.  Light and breezy.  Perfect for summer or for a nice, bright winter layer.

I went ahead and bought 3 yards.  I just loved it a lot and I didn't want to run out after one little dress.  I want it.  For... something.  Not sure what yet.



I found this fun/funky floral flannel on the rack next to the whales.  I'm thinking maybe some pajama pants for me?  Since I've been living in them lately?  We'll see.  Or maybe I'll just make... something else.  2 yards.



As I was snapping pictures of the pretty fabric I thought I'd show you how beautiful I'm looking today.  Obviously really beautiful.  And obviously I'm thinking so well that I thought it would be a good idea to post this picture.  Hahaha.



I also found three lovely little bundles in the remnants bin that I had to come home with.  Pretty purple polka dots (try saying that ten times fast), a great plain red cotton, and a bit of linen-ish fabric.



An "above the scenes" peek at my high-tech photo shoot.  :)

That big white piece under the fabric is some really stiff interfacing I bought today.  We'll see if it works the way I want it to.



Love these purple polka dots.  Love my happy whales.



Surprise!  Mommy's off the couch!  :)

I wobbled off the couch to sit on the floor and take these pictures while Bry and Olivia went to the "jawbly" (translation: library) and the "food store."  Olivia was surprised to come home and find me someplace other than the couch.



Oh!  And I also came home with this little tube of red paint.  I bought a slew of this fabric paint in lots of different colors a year or so ago, but the red I bought then was "pearl" which I didn't realize at the time.  Nor did I realize that "pearl" in that case meant "kind of glittery."  While I'm not as opposed to glitter as I used to be, I'm not a huge fan of the other paint I bought.  So today I picked up some nice plain red.

A week or two ago I carved a fun little button stamp (like my logo here on the blog) and I've been itching to make some fabric labels for myself since.  Hence the need for regular red paint.  Maybe I'll be able to print up some of the labels by hand while I lounge around on the couch this evening.

We'll see.  :)

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Side note: For those of you who are wondering, I talked to my nurse friend today and asked her which of the medications knocked me out on the way to JoAnn's.  She told me that it probably wasn't the medications.  It was probably just me overdoing it.  And I believe her.  Especially since she told me that the meds I'm taking aren't likely to wipe me out like that.  So, anyway, I'll continue to take it easy for a while longer.  But I'm hopeful that I really will be back to normal soon.  :)

5 comments:

Emily said...

Well I'm glad you got some very fun fabrics despite your fading on the way to the store! Those little whales are absolutely adorable!

I'm glad also that you're slowly feeling more and more like yourself! Yay!

Now go and sit some more and relax. Oh and drink some hot chocolate. :)

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

Glad you're feeling better. It's amazing what some sleep can do for you...but keep taking it easy. ;)

Amanda said...

So glad that you are starting to feel better! Hope you get some more good snuggl-y sleep tonight and tomorrow is even better!

Super cute fabric you picked out with half a brain! SOOO love those whales! I might just have to take a little trip to my JoAnns and see if they have some!

Cheryl @ a pretty cool life. said...

I've walked by those whales (and the pink ones, too!) many times...one of these days they're going to come home with me.

Glad you're feeling a little better.

jasmine said...

Glad to hear progress! :D