Tuesday, April 8, 2008


I feel like we have battling illness of one kind or another for about a month now. Which I think is one of the reasons I've felt so quiet. I have been saving my resources. But, doing a little writing today is feeling pretty good.

About 3 weeks ago Dave was in the ER with a racing heart, very low blood pressure and because he was passing out. About a week and a half after that, Andrew got the stomach flu, which lasted 5 days. Then Dave got it and his lasted for 3. After about 3 days of health Dave wakes up in the middle of the night with a racing heart again. He didn't pass out, but his face and hands were swollen and red and it looked pretty bad. So, we were in the ER again last Wednesday night. I guess, actually Thursday morning. Now he and Andrew have colds. Dave sees a doctor tomorrow and we are hoping to get the ball rolling on whether his racing heart episodes are just viruses, as the ER folk say, or something else.

I have had my own illness. Which really only began last Saturday. I have been attacked by Need-to-be-Doing-Lots-of-Projects. Which I bet you thought was sort of an every day thing for me. It is. But this is ridiculous. I can't sleep at night because I am thinking up all these projects. I dream about sewing and quilting and stamping. It seems that my nesting instincts are manifesting themselves in very cute projects.

These projects might also be a way to keep my mind off of worrying about my family.

While in Soho on Saturday I stopped in a very cool fabric store and picked up this messy, busy fabric. I just loved it. So cute. So yesterday and today I have been sewing little things for Sprout. Yesterday it was storage pockets for his diapering supplies. Today I made these covers for our diaper changing pad.

And this is only the beginning.

I think I need some intervention.


Susan said...

Hey, Robyn, this is what you are supposed to be doing. This is way healthier than obsessing over what might go wrong in labor or how fussy Sprout might be or how stressed out Andrew might be or whatever. Cute it up! You don't want Sprout to feel left out of the cuteness, do you?

Seeking La Loba said...

Susan has a point. If only my worries expressed themselves in such productivity. :) Think how much cute I would have around me.
I've also been hit with the sick bug. It knocked me out for the last 10 days, and this morning I noticed red bumps on the left side of my throat. And Eric is sick with what I had last week. I'm blaming spring. And I'm hoping it will be over soon!

Ms. Walker said...

oh, Robyn. I envy your sewing skills! so cute!

Loralee said...

Oh Robyn, so much to think about! I'm glad you have your crafting outlet, although I hope you don't end up too sleep deprived. Of course, when I was as far along as you, sleep was not the easiest thing anyway.

Thinking of you guys--I'll be anxious to hear the results of the Dave's tests. You know, I've known so many people this year who have had one illness after another. Just that kind of winter.

Robyn said...

Loralee, that is actually pretty comforting to hear. I really do hope he is just having bad luck with bad bugs and there is not something else going on. Hopefully we will find out something soon.

And sleep? Last night I tried ALL of my tricks. I was so tired that I tried going to bed at 9. I read for half and hour and tried to sleep but nope. I didn't fall asleep until after 1. And Dave tried to give me time to sleep in this morning, but at 7 I was up and there was no going back.

So I am planning a restful afternoon on my couch. Maybe even with a girly movie. I think I have a good excuse for some girly movie endulgance!

Susan said...

I watched so many girly movies in the last month with Margaret. We'll probably need to upgrade our Netflix membership next time I'm pregnant. I, too, know of many, many families that have had one bug after another since Christmas. Thankfully we only had one round (must be all that raw milk ;) but it does seem out of control this year.