Thursday, March 02, 2006

CraziER Week!!

This week just keeps getting curiouser and curiouser. I'm still in limbo over the digital camera thing. I guess I'll just have to break down and buy a new one because I can't find any of what I need to send the other one back for a refund.

I decided to block the front of Kepler last night and when I was measuring it out on the towel, the measurement of the waist band was two inches too big. This is very strange because I measured that thing 10 times. I'm wondering if it "grew" when I picked up the stitches for the body of the sweater. I can't imagine that. It didn't happen with the back which is already blocked into perfect proportions. I don't know what happened but I knew it couldn't stay that way so I took the front piece off so I can shorten the band. And of course, now I have a raw edge on the front because I knit that ON to the waist band by picking up the stitches. How do I get that back on after I shorten the band? I'm sure there is a way other than binding off and sewing it on but I sure as heck don't know what it is. I'm open to suggestions.

For those of you not aware, I'm off work for a few days to babysit my grand nephew while his new sister has surgery on a blocked intestine. I just have a few words of advice for you new mothers. Trust your maternal instincts. My nephew's wife has been fooling with the pediatrician for a few days trying to convince him that something was wrong with the baby and he wasn't taking it serious at all. He kept telling her to "give her cereal." She finally gave up and took the baby to the emergency room where they found the blockage. Needless to say, she is furious. She had been projectile vomiting for 3 days and lost a whole pound. (at 5 weeks)
The exact same thing happened to me when my son was 8 days old only the symptoms were a little different. After a few days of telling the doctor there was something wrong and having them think I was a hysterical mother (after two healthy babies), I ended up camped in the doctors office and told them I wasn't leaving until they admitted him to the hospital. They put him in, did some tests, and all of the sudden, they quarantined his room and everyone that touched him ended up wearing sterile clothing and masks. Turns out he had a roto-virus. He lost 2 pounds of his birth weight in a few days. He was sickly his whole first year. New Moms..... you have to be assertive!!


luvs2knit said...

Glad to hear that the surgery went well. Yippee!

SJ said...

Glad to hear everything is okay now. Here's hoping things quiet down enough for you to pick up some needles!