Monday, December 31, 2012

Sugar Mama

Happy New Year's Eve! I did not intend to be gone so long from my little blog here. But as per the usual lately things don't always go as planned. Last month I took that yucky 1 hour glucose test to check for Gestational Diabetes. My results came back 4 points higher than they wanted them to be. So I was scheduled for the 3 hour. No big deal, I thought. Well 3 of my 4 numbers for that test came back elevated. To make a long story short(er), I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. I have had a bunch of appointments and found a wonderful midwife that will be co-managing my care with a perinatologist. Also, so far, I am able to control my blood sugar with diet and exercise and for that I am truly grateful. As the year comes to an end I am trying to focus on the positive and put the negative things from the past year behind me. I am so looking forward to our new baby girl, sunshine, warm weather, gardens, chickens, kids playing, fishing and catching crayfish, planting flowers, the sweet smell of spring.

As far as sewing goes, it had been weeks since I sewed anything and, I finally sewed something! As we are preparing for the newest addition to our family, we moved our youngest into a big girl bed. So as any quilting mom would do, I had to make her a quilt. I am using the Farmer's Wife quilt blocks I had made, minus a few that weren't my favorites, to make her a very sweet little girl quilt. I want to add 2 more borders and then I'll baste, quilt and bind it. I'll be working on it today and hope to get it basted by tonight. Should be fun crawling around on the floor 8 months pregnant, no? I may revisit the Farmer's Wife book and make some scrappier blocks sometime but I just thought that the blocks I had made with Fig Tree's Strawberry Fields fabric were perfect for this quilt and to lighten up what has been a dreary winter so far for me.

I am wishing you all the best in the new year to come!
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