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Thursday, 9 November 2017

34 week update

34+2/40

In my last post I was all excited writing about my baby shower, I didn't give much of an update on how pregnancy life was going. Not that there is an awful lot to say but here goes...
Up until about 3 weeks ago, I was doing an awful lot of hand sewing. Months ago I started a hexagon quilt to go in the babies cot. The plan is for it to be big enough to be more of a bottom sheet than a bed quilt. The hexagons are made from fabric refashioned from the wedding bunting and from my scrap drawer. I can't remember the exact amount but I made roughly 850 1 inch hexagons which took forever, I then spent 2 days laying them out into my desired pattern and then another week or more sewing them together in lines.


The more hand sewing I did, slowly the more pain I was getting in my right hand. I also started strapping my fingers as my skin was getting all roughed up from the needle and cotton. I got to the stage where I just started to sew the lines together to make the actual quilt a quilt when the pain got too bad. 
Comparing my left and right wrist
To begin with it was a gangloin cyst and a bit of pins and needles whenever I tried to knit or sew. Within a week I had full carpal tunnel in my wright hand/wrist. I am now unable to do anything crafty. Actually just holding cutlery to eat was painful. 


I tried a carpal tunnel support but actually found it worse with it on. Pregnancy has made both my hands quite swollen and I have had to take my engagement and wedding ring off so I think that might be why the support didn't help. I am awaiting a physio appointment but pregnancy referrals take forever on the NHS round here. 

Filling my days has become more interesting now I can't craft but at least baby is happy!


And in the last few weeks I've even been swimming again!

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