Thursday, December 11, 2008

Projects completed in less than a month!

Actually, these projects only took me about 3 evenings total (a more experienced seamstress could have done it much quicker I think)! What a relief to have something turn out cute without spending an eternity on production! The bag pattern came from the purl bee's "un-paper bag" tutorial listed on my left side bar. It is my first attempt at making a bag and I was pleased with how doable it was for a beginner. I just made up my own handles since I couldn't find handles I liked (though I honestly didn't look super hard). I definitely plan on making more. I also used fusible fleece interfacing instead of the sew in that it called for. The ladies at the fabric shop talked me into it and I wasn't disappointed. Don't you love this fabric?

This is a part of a page out of a fabric book I made Dean.
I LOVE it. It's called Tiny Tots by Red Rooster.
And lastly, I thought I'd give a little update on my fall and injuries.

Here are a few more details (it's actually the email I sent Matt since he was out of town on a business trip. Luckily he is home now.):

I fainted twice on Tuesday morning when I was trying to get Dean. He woke up at 6 crying really loudly. I listened to him cry until 6:20 and put my head under the pillow for "another 10 min". At 6:45 I woke up again in a panic that I'd made him cry so long. I quickly made it to his room. He was either really quite or had fallen asleep again. While I was standing outside his door I started feeling horrible. My ears were ringing, my legs and arms were weak. I almost felt feverish. Next thing I knew Dean was crying again and I was laying on the ground outside his door (on the hard linoleum) feeling too weak to get up. I think tried to sit down before I passed out and I bruised my tailbone when I went down; it has been hurting horribly ever since.

I laid there a little longer trying to get some strength. I didn't know if I could even lift Dean if I got to him. My body was totally covered in sweat at this point. I got up and got in his room, but I must have fainted again and ended up on the floor. I just laid there a min. trying to reassure a howling Dean. I finally got up enough strength to get him out of bed and us into the chair for him to eat. My butt hurt so badly in the chair and my body was still sweating profusely. I felt totally nauseous and disoriented, so I tried to move us down to the floor to nurse him lying down but that was a total failure. So I got us back up in the chair and reclined it as far back as it could go.

I made it through that feeding and let him run around and play in his room about 1/2 hour while I laid on the bed in his room. I started feeling better and I was able to feed him breakfast and play with him after that. My butt continued to feel worse, however.

I ended up calling my doctor and the advice nurse, after hearing all my symptoms and medical history, decided it was most likely fluid in my inner ear. I went into the doctor the next day as well to make sure nothing was terribly wrong. They said everything looks fine and I should just ice, heat and ice. I did that last night, and today my pain has been cut in half! I still hurt, but I'm not grimacing in pain at ever step and bend. I have hope for driving home in a week.

My back, however started hurting today. After piano lessons I came into Matt and asked him if there was a bruise or anything. This is what he saw:

I must have caught my back on something as I went down. It looks worse in person I think. My rear must have hurt too badly yesterday to notice the pain in my back.

So there are the embarrassing details.

14 comments:

Erin S. said...

CELIA, yikes! I'm glad you're feeling better now! That's really scary. I hope the inner ear thing goes away soon!

Kristeee said...

Oh goodness. What a scary day to have! I can only imagine how disconcerting it would be to come to and wonder if you're okay to be a mommy, let alone a normal person. I hope your ear clears up soon.

Michemily said...

The bag looks wow, the back looks ow.

Jodi said...

Wow! Have you been known to faint a lot in the past? Did they have advice on how to avoid it in the future? At least Dean was in his crib and couldn't go anywhere while you were down!

Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

I do have a pretty long history of fainting actually. I think this is the first time from ear stuff though.

marzy dotes said...

Celia,

Your back too? that stinks! On a positive note, I love the sewing!! You will have to post more pics of the fabric book for little Dean. The fabric for both projects are awesome. Way to go!

Rubalcava's said...

wow...that sounded scary! I'm glad you're ok. Take care of yourself...

Lesley said...

Now that is not embarrassing one bit. I am sorry you had such a horrible day. It always seems like those things happen when your alone. When Brandon is out of town it always seems like we have some sort of disaster. Ok well take care of yourself. BTW did you get our Christmas card?

Erin said...

Holy cow! What a horrible experience! I'm glad your bum is feeling better...but what about the fainting? Did they say it's something that will just come and go? That is so scary.

Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

She said if I had fluid in my inner ear I'd have no pain but I might have ringing (which I did the night before and that morning), and it would affect my balance. She said it could have just been my body's response to getting up and moving so quickly. I haven't had problems with any of this since, so who knows?

Brooke said...

Wow...how scary! Fainting is just a weird, scary thing. I am so glad you're doing better and that you didn't have Dean in your arms when it happened. And, as always--you're too stinkin' talented! :)

CASSIE said...

Way cute projects....I hope you are starting to feel better...that sounds real scary.

Emily said...

OH YIKES! I am so sorry Celia, your back looks terrible... and how scary to faint twice AND while your baby is crying for you. Please feel better soon!

Brian & Veronica said...

Celia, not embarrassing--but SCARY! I'm so glad you're o.k., except for the minor injuries and that you didn't faint while holding dean or something. Wow, what a scare. I really am glad you're o.k. now.