Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Yet another - & The last week of pregnancy has begun

DSC05678.JPG Here is another quilt from the quilt show that I attended last weekend. I like everything about this quilt & I am so not a chicken person - except when it is time to eat! (I am going to roast a chicken tonight - since the extra kitchen cabinets got installed yesterday! YIPPEE!)
DSC05679.JPG Can you see the hand quilting? The hand applique, the perfect fabric choices? The gradiated inner border? The scrappy background? The only thing missing is a worm or some chicken feed...

The sender of the "box" for a couple days ago wants me to open it already... So I will do that "soon." :o)

I have also decided to pack my bag on Tuesday - the day before the delivery. Does that officially make me a procrastinator?

Any advice on what to bring & what not to bring is 100% welcome. (While the cats love to get into the suitcase, they would probably not like the hospital...)

17 comments:

martha said...

comfy slippers since the hospital ones are paper and cold...and some socks....maybe your ipod or some device for listening to books or soothing music....

Quiltdivajulie said...

Pictures of your kitties - will make your room seem more like home and they'll double as great conversation starters... also your favorite pillow, a small quilt (color!), and chap stick.

Lisa D. said...

Can you believe you're going to meet your kitten in just a week? Good luck to you and your hubby - I can't wait to "meet" your baby too!

Nancy said...

Definitely chapstick. And moisturizer. Hospitals are DRY.

Eager to hear the "outcome."

Love,
nancy

em's scrapbag said...

Good luck with the delivery. How exciting. I am so happy for you. Little one are such a blessing.

Greenmare said...

slippers, your own robe, your own pillow!!! or at the very least your own pillow case! I can see you bringing your own quilt too, hte hospital linens are not that wonderful. address book, lip balm, and hand lotion.

Betty J in OKC said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you during your last week of pregnancy. May you be blessed with an easy and safe delivery for you and your furless kitten. (VBH)

andsewitis Holly said...

Bring a journal so you can start journaling every day of kitten's life. "Dear Kitten, today...."

QuiltingFitzy said...

If you're only an overnighter, it's probably not an issue..but just in case..

If you can spare a pair of tube sox to sacrifice, cut the feet of them off, and have them ready to slide up to cover your arms. Sounds crazy, but the linens are so rough, they'll protect your elbows!

Yeah, I'm weird, but I ended up spending 4 nights, and I was totally thankful!

GRACE said...

well if i had it to do over, i'd take my most comfy gowns to wear, the kind for lounging, and be sure to ask for a backrub. that was one of the things i enjoyed most and it was oh-so soothing.

Tanya said...

This is very exciting! Yep get that bag packed! But as it usually turns out you may still be blogging about pregnant two weeks down the line...

The Calico Quilter said...

We're all on pins and needles waiting with you! (quilting reference - pins and needles - cute, huh?) Take your camera - we will all want to see a picture soon!

Margaret aka Supermom said...

With the C-section, you'll be in bed much of the time. Bring things to keep you busy when not holding baby, feeding, etc.
As a new mother (with tender you know whats) you will want to have the lanolin nipple cream (can't remember the exact name but it's in a purple tube), a journal for your thoughts, prego underwear - the mesh panties (ha ha) that the hospital provides are aweful, and regular ones will be most painful at the incision. What's this I read about an "overnighter"? That's preposterous for a C-section!! That is a minimum 2-3 nights (I did 4). Once you leave the hospital, even the simple things like climbing stairs, getting in and out of bed,etc are hard. Getting up and down off the commode is a challenge for2-3 days!

amandajean said...

hope that your last week of pregnancy is going well! (I don't envy you. I always got really really crabby the last few days.)

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Well you promised you'd bring the laptop so you could talk to us. You did, you did, you did!!!

lek said...

Well, I never had a baby, but I was in the hospital twice this summer and I was most happy the second time round to have my warm fuzzy blanket, my own toothpaste and my own hand lotion.

Also consider: your own (SOFT) kleenex; a cardigan sweater (the hospital rooms can be COLD); a charged-up iPod if you own one; your charged-up cellphone if permitted; light magazine-type reading; your favorite shampoo/hand soap, etc. Believe me, the hospital freebies are not exactly the same quality as the Hilton's.

Tracey in CT said...

Bring a pillow, but not in a plain white pillowcase like the hospital will have. You want it to stand out as YOUR pillow so they won't get it mixed up. You must have a kitty cat pillowcase right?

A must for me when I was in the hospital was snacks. They didn't have good ones there, so I had fruit cups, peanut butter crackers, lifesavers, drink mixes (the little packets for bottled water), etc. Hey, I was there for 4 days and I was hungry! LOL>