Your mission should you choose to follow your doctors’ advice and that of your heart is to follow instructions.
I've been feeling like a yoyo this week with regards to emotion. Now in my second trimester, with second child, I have been trying to follow doctors’ advice. However, in undertaking their advice I feel like a walking guinea pig. I'm taking one tablet after the other and testing my bloods before and after meals. I get scared when I can’t feel little ones movements and my hubby has taken to likening it to going fishing and waiting for the fish to bite. Heck I even woke up with a panic attack in the early hours of this morning thinking about it all. Did I take the right amount of tablets? Did i accidentally swallow one too many? Why can’t I just enjoy the experience rather than fret and fear what the future holds.
In other news I have been slowly working on my daughter’s cushion cover and quilt. My original aim was to create the quilt in time for her birthday but when it came to getting the backing for the piece I realised I would need to do an awful lot more patchwork to cover the quilt. I now understand why you usually see squares instead of rosettes adorning baby blankets. Oh but I had to be different and follow instructions that went a tad awol. For a newbie like me even the instructions about right facing had me confused with left and right! I decided that for now the quilt should be abandoned and an easier project with a square quilted cushion cover ensued. It is looking good so far although I have only got the front sewn up right now.
In order to achieve my missions I have got smart about it:
- Specific - what is it you are trying to achieve eg. I'm taking my medication to help my health and that of the baby
- Measurable – we are tracking my blood results on a graph – this will determine whether i will need to take insulin or not
- Attainable/achievable – In the case of the quilt I determined an easier project would be best to do first
- Relevant – in order to keep an eye on my health and that of baby it is relevant to take blood tests regularly
- Timely – I will complete my blood testing before and after meals with my last blood tests taken just after the birth.