Thursday, March 26, 2009

Crafts!

One of my best friends is about 25 weeks along and because I have a little newbie myself, I haven't been able to focus as much on her as I would have liked to. For example, the chance that I will be able to attend her baby showers is slim to none since I live in Chicago and she lives in Minnesota. To make it up to her I was hoping to do a baby craft with her when she comes to visit tomorrow (she loves when I come up with craft projects for us to do). Does anyone know any great baby projects or craft sites that are geared towards baby themed crafts? My only idea so far is making custom onesies- cutting out fabric shapes and ironing them on and stitching the edges. It could turn out really cute--or not- we'll see. i will post the results. I would love a second idea if anyone has one!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Predator II

Did I mention that my stomach looks like the monster from Predator 2? It is awful. It looks like a wrinkled veiny shriveled and deflated balloon and because on my polyhydramnios (too much liquid in my belly) and the PUPPS (crazy rash that causes skin the tear/stretch) I have the ugliest marks around my belly button. It isn't pretty. I keep rubbing vitamin E on them because I have seen how well it helps scars to fade but at present, it looks terrible.

Plus I have no idea, and no clothes that are appropriate to dress this new FAT middle that I have going on. I know I need to be patient, but this is going much too slowly for my sanity!
I thought breast feeding was supposed to melt off my pounds. I lost 30 lbs of water in the first two weeks, but I feel like I haven't made any progress since! Any tips for me?