Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What is happen'n in the belly???....and a NEW all silk colorway

I have miraculously hit the 39 week mark. That means that Piccadilly is "officially" due next Tuesday Nov 2. I had two awesome weeks in this whole pregnancy and those were weeks 36 to 38, no vomiting, no migraines etc. But this past week has been full of painful non-stop contractions. ...Nothing new for me right? Yes I have had contractions around the clock, ALL THE TIME, day in and day out, every hour for 6 months, but these ones have been different, much stronger, longer and painful. Every day we wonder is today THE day? Because of my history we opted not to rush to the hospital but to wait for other signs of labor...(obviously my contractions cannot be trusted.) I decided to hold out until my next doctors appointment which was yesterday (same day pic was taken). I was appalled and discouraged to find out that I have barely progressed since last week. I mean come on?!?!? What the goob are all these contractions for if they aren't going to do anything?!?!? My level of frustration is out the roof. I cried almost all day yesterday. I am so tired of being in this constant state of labor and getting nowhere. I have been in pain, all day, everyday, not sleeping for the past week. It is like Piccadilly and I are stuck. I am effaced, have begun to dilate, her head is low and in position for her grand entrance and ...tic toc...tic toc....nothing. How anticlimactic is this? Anyhow, the docs offered to induce me today but I declined. There is a 66% chance of ending up in a C-section when labor is induced. That is 2 in 3 births...how horrible are those statistics? I am hoping and praying that she comes before Halloween. My birthday is this Friday, I was born on my biological father's birthday, so how cool would it be if Piccadilly was born on our birthday too?
I guess she will come when she is ready...it is just that this state of painful limbo is extremely tiresome.
On to some good news. My docs are still amazed that we made it this far after all this drama. I completely attribute this miracle to all the prayers that have been sent our way, so thank you all so very much! In spite of all the complications I have been able to gain a total of 13 pounds and baby seems to be close to target for weight and size. I expect the next time you hear from me we will have come through the other side of this adventure with something to show for all this work.

PEARLS

This is the all new silk-only colorway.

HOSTA LEAF

HYDRANGEA

And here are new batches of old favorites.


XOXOXO ~ Hopefully for the next post we will have baby pictures.

31 comments:

tatskool said...

Waiting with baited breath ,way to go Picadilly!

Jane Eborall said...

Great minds think alike!!! I'd just emailed you to find out how things were going!!!! Now, you've missed my birthday but Nick's is on halloween so you've got another target there. Good luck - I promise that these last months will soon be forgotten. Why do you think women land up with huuuuuge families - they forget the birthing bit fast!!!

Michelle said...

Hang on! You can do it (not much choice anyway)! I promise that every contraction, migraine and other things will be worth it and in the end, a dim memory. I know you know all these things but just hear it again! We're pulling for you!

Josie Passell said...

I check everyday to see if your daughter has been born. There will be celebrations around the globe as we share your joy. I hope you get the birth you want.
Josie
U.K.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

We'll be thinking of you during the next few days! Thanks so much again for the update! Your birthday adds yet another amazing dimension to this saga!

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

Way to go MOM! So glad you're this far and doing well. Can't wait to see little Miss P!

Miranda said...

Hey, I've been wondering how you were doing. I get so worried when you don't blog for a while. I know that what you're going through totally sucks, but hey, only one more week!!! Considering what a scary pregnancy you've had, it is totally amazing that you've made it to full term, and that Picadilly is so healthy. I attribute this to your own strength and beautiful stubbornness. We all love you and can't wait to see the pics of little Picadilly's face next week!

Tatfully Yours said...

Well look at you!!!! I bet you can`t wait! It would be great if she arrived on your birthday.

My son was born on my birthday and it has been fun! I told my husband I did it on purpose. That way he only had ONE date to remember!!! LOL

All the best and have a Happy Birthday too.

Tatfully Yours Kelly

Suztats said...

Well, wouldn't that be a wonderful present if Piccadilly appeared on your Birthday! It'll be wonderful whichever day she chooses to be born. Sending Blessings and Best Wishes for the days ahead. Hugs

Karen said...

Been checking your blog at least once a day to see if the picture of Piccadilly is inside or outside! Today's picture is beautiful and am so thankful to know you two have come through to full term. A birthday enterance would be wonderful. Prayers are still for you three!
Pearl is very lovely as are so many of your colors. Karen in OR

wordmama said...

It's been a while since we heard from you. Glad to hear you and Piccadilly are doing well. You look great!

Can't wait to see Piccadilly on the outside!

Gina said...

I was hoping the lack of posts meant you were tied up with the baby's arrival but any time now....she'll be here when it's best for HER! Good luck!

Fox said...

I'll wager it is tomorrow! You look amazing!
♥♥ Fox : )

Anonymous said...

My most miserable pregnancy ended with the shortest and easiest labor. That would be good,huh?

Donna said...

Wonderful news! I've been watching your blog - hoping the lack of posting was the baby arrival. She will be here soon! Congratulations! I will keep my prayers coming your way.

Maureen said...

You are absolutely glowing in your picture! - you could try a hot curry....or a long drive along a bumpy country road......I've been checking frequently too - we're all getting excited about this birth!

TypsTatting said...

Hang in there not long now an then you will be wondering what all the fuss was about. And you look great!

shannon_in_love said...

wow look at the belly!!!!!

***Jon**** said...

Will be thinking of you and hoping for everything to go well. Piccadilly seems like a fighter, just like her mother. Looking forward the happy news.

Patty C. said...

Thinking of you - Hang in there - The joy will far outweigh the discomforts - When the time is right :)

Jane S. said...

Well bless your heart, you and Piccadilly look so darn cute! You did a great job gaining 13 pounds, too. That is the most I gained and I managed to have a 10 pound baby (not recommended for first time mothers, though!) Can't wait to hear news of the baby being born. Hang in there, you are SO close now.

Jane S.

H J Hess said...

Wishing you and little Miss Piccadilly a very happy BIRTH day!!!
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Ladytats said...

congratulations on making it this far, even if it has been uncomfortable. perseverance will bring success.
happy birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Sherry,
Happy birthday to you!!!!

csipkelelkű said...

You look glamourous in this photo! I hope the best for you and your baby, and pray for an easy labour and delivery for you, and a healthy little girl.

Bonnie said...

It would be so cool if she came on your birthday?!

Happy Birthday to you both!

Randi said...

Glad to see you looking so well! I am all for a 10/29 birthday for Miss P (also my b-day!); It is fun to know others who share one's
b-date. Happy Birthday to YOU, birthday buddy!

Becky said...

Yay for 39 weeks! I was induced with 3 of my 4 children and not being induced was WAY better (that was my last birth) I will now pray that you will give birth soon!

Singtatter said...

We will keep praying for you on a smooth delivery. I have a colleage who is in her 4th month, and now having lots of pain, vomitting, and is on medical leave every other day. I'm encouraging her with your case :)

Val said...

hang in there but just a bit more... you'll soon have the little one by your side.

happy birthday, dear sister. hope you have a good one.

val

Clyde said...

Hi, I just want to say like others have that when the day arrives for the blessed event all will be forgotten when you get to gaze into your daughters eyes. Celebrate for you deserve it.

Isdihara said...

Add me to the list of folks who have been checking eagerly for news of Picadilly's arrival. With Little Sprout, we were effaced, fairly well dilated, turned head down and all systems seemed GO, but in the end his umbilical cord was too short for him to actually trigger labor. You could ask your doctors to check umbilical cord if the waiting drags on and on...not sure what the doctors might do. But it never hurts to ask.