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Friday, March 28, 2008

A Stitch in Time

The bruises are slowly healing but at least they've finally stopped spreading! That's a bonus!

You know what I did last night? Well, this is sort of an ongoing project but in the last few days, it's advanced significantly. As some of you might be able to tell, and certainly those of you who know me in real life know that I'm not exactly a small woman. That comes with a few minor inconveniences, as it always has. Some of those inconveniences cause great embarrassment. For example, when I go for x-rays and the tech hands me a thin, tiny (one-size-freakin'-doesn't-fit-all-buddy!) paper shirt with a miniscule plastic stretchy tie, expecting THAT to go over my ample chest. Um... not. Try again. (TMI incoming: When your bras are in the double D or F ranges, it can be rather challenging!) The last time I had a chest x-ray, I gave the tech a sweet eyeful, let me tell ya! *blush* Anyway, I'd been mulling it over for awhile and I finally decided to bite the bullet: I'm sewing my own hospital gowns. Enough with the thin paper crap already. Give me something cotton that I can wash and reuse! Give me pretty patterns! Give me COLOUR already! Sheesh! That drab slate-blue is booooring! After a bit of searching, I found a pattern and altered it a tad, I bought some material and last night, I did a rough job of putting one together. I still have some hemming to do and the final touches on the neckline, attaching the ties, etc. But all in all, I'm super pleased. Now when I go to Montreal or even just to the local emergency room (when the need arises as sometimes it does), I'll have my own gown that fits and looks damn good too! Hubby thought it was great when I modeled it for him. He said, "Make sure you leave a little extra room for when you get pregnant." At least one of us is still optimistic.

Calling all Canadian Bloggers...
As mentioned a couple of posts ago, I think it'd be a great idea for us to get together. A few of you agreed with me. So with that in mind, who would be up for a gathering in Toronto during the weekend of April 19? Hubby and I can plan to drive down (we'll find somewhere to stay, I'm sure... I have a cousin there somewhere) and spend the weekend. Reply to the blog here or send me an e-mail (contact info available in my profile) and we'll get things organized! Assuming I'm not in the thick of IVF protocol by then, I'd love a weekend distraction!

7 comments:

Aurelia said...

Dude,

It sounds great to get together, but as I said on another blog, if anyone is sensitive about seeing a giant pregnant woman like me, I can meet you for dinner and they can meet you for lunch or something. Just let me know. That date is great for me.

Patti said...

I'm in and I don't mind seeing a huge pregnant woman - especially what that huge pregnant woman is Aurelia. She's earned it!

Pam said...

Passover starts on the 19th, so provided my mother hasn't decided to have a seder, V. and I are in if no one minds a guy in attendance. :) We've got our follow up at the clinic that morning, so we're better for later that afternoon/evening. And Aurelia better be there.

decemberbaby said...

That's a bad weekend for me... Saturday night is the first passover seder, so we'll be cooking and cleaning and preparing all of Friday and Saturday. Is there an alternate date that could work?

My Reality said...

I am not sure that weekend will work for me. My BIL is getting married the following weekend and there are a million and twelve things on the stupid calendar related to it. If that is the only weekend, I might be able to pop out for a quick lunch, but don't know for sure.

Gil said...

Hmm, seems like that won't work then. Too many will be busy with family stuff. Unfortunately, that will push it into May for me personally... I'll peek at weekends we are available (when we don't have hubby's kids) and I'll have to let you know.

sariel & shlomit said...

hey gil...
thanks for getting this ball rolling...passover will make it a 'no go' for me, too....may is looking pretty good except for the 4th morning til mid-aft and the w/e of the 10th...
that's a great idea about the gown...i like it!!!
pls post pics when you're done...
peace
shlomit