It's amazing how much your life can change in the space of several weeks...
The Saturday after my last posting was the first Saturday of Knitting in Public week which saw Dave and myself in Coventry's Memorial Park with my fellow Knit-Wits having a picnic. I made chocolate and prune brownies a la Delia (very yummy combination I assure you); I also took a savoury option but those brownies provided valuable sustenance in the days that followed, so I consider them to be a good call and a valuable dietary supplement to hospital food.
I finished a sock, bar grafting the toe closed... I also worked on a baby cardigan which I rather optimistically hoped to get done before the new arrival put in an appearance. The weather was glorious, ideal weather for a picnic and it was a good day.
The next day, the eviction notice was served on the baby and I went into labour.
Things dragged on a bit. After some to'ing and fro'ing from the hospital over the next three days, minor complications and an emergency c-section later, my latest work-in-progress was introduced to the world (albeit reluctantly, she was very comfy where she was).
This is Meredith who has become central to my days and nights since her debut.
After a rough introduction to motherhood, I'm finally showing signs of healing while Meredith is growing before my eyes... I'd swear she's putting on the cm's (and indeed ounces) overnight!
What I'd not really understood was just how all consuming and 24 hours looking after a small baby was. Or that my hands, arms or indeed body no longer belong to me but have been annexed by a small and exceptionally cute person.
One day... I may have two hands free again, but until then there is no knitting, crocheting, sewing or spinning happening... I can however distract myself with cute baby photos!
And one more to finish...