Monday, June 18, 2012

Placebos, Quilts & Waterparks


We’ve been keeping busy while in Utah which has facilitated in having this pregnancy fly by.
I was entered into a study at the University of Utah (ALPS Study, Antenatal Late Preterm Steroids) to see if giving the Betamethasone steroid for lung maturation is still beneficial if given to a pregnant patient after 34 weeks. I was given the real shot with Drew so there is a 50% chance that I got it again. But there is also a 50% chance I got the placebo. Which would just be a pain in the rear (literally)— however, on the plus side we got about 300 diapers. The story gets a little weirder when I say I got the second half of the shot in a mall parking lot. The shot is split into two doses 24 hours apart, so when I told the study nurse that I was driving an hour to the hospital she said she would meet me halfway the next day… halfway happened to be outside a Dillard’s. I leaned over her passenger seat with my pants slightly lowered and 2 minutes later was on my way with a nice big package of diapers. Remember: Spencer’s completing an unpaid internship. Desperate times call for desperate measures. 
In other news, I completed a quilt that I have been working on. My first quilt actually. I feel bad I never made one for Drew, but I think it was harder for me to get excited about his birth, being unsure if the abdominal cerclage would work or not. I definitely had a lot more down time before I had Drew (16 weeks of bedrest to be exact), but either way managed to finish the quilt. I did it with a lot of help from my friend Lindsey. As in, every single snip and stitch was supervised. Thank you Linds. I love the fabric and think it is perfect for a little summer baby.

We have been enjoying the desert heat by staying cool at Seven Peaks. I think the last time I went I was maybe 8 or 9. The wave pool seemed huge and dangerous and the waterslides seemed tall and petrifying. Flash forward 15 years and I definitely didn’t feel that way when we walked in last week. It’s nice to have a Pass of all Passes for $10 because we didn’t feel bad leaving after only a few hours. Drew loved the lazy river and the little Tadpole pool. I loved being fat and not caring about being in a swimsuit.

12 comments:

Lana Dawn said...

That quilt is perfect! I am so impressed! I have always thought about making a quilt, but that is as far as I get, thinking about it.

So funny to read about your shots!

Seven Peaks sounds like fun, I remember it the way you remembered it.

MISS YOU! Love you!

Sam said...

I'm so impressed with your quilt! I don't quilt. The thought of matching up the corners overwhelms me! I however have been thinking about making my little man some blankets/ quilts since I don't get to make bows this time around. You may have just inspired me!

Grace said...

Sara, your quilt is beautiful!!! I am so impressed. Making a quilt seems super hard. It looks great!!

Rachelle said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. And I loved the story about the Dillards parking lot.

Casey said...

I love the quilt, laughed at your shaddy parking lot shot, and am glad you guys are enjoying your summer! Miss you :)

likeschocolate said...

Adore the quilt! The colors are perfect!

Tan + Es said...

I don't know what I would do if I witnessed your Dillard's parking lot scene...probably blog about it. :)
LOVELOVELOVE the quilt. You're so domestic.
We got a 7 Peaks pass too! If you ever need a buddy, we're so there.

Emily Hales said...

The quilt looks great, meeting in a parking lot to get a shot doesn't surprise me, and hanging at 7 peaks preggo with Drewby sounds delighful. ;) I'll be thinking of you this week!

Jess said...

I LOVE YOUR QUILT!

And a mall parking lot...awesome story :)

Courtney Morris said...

Haha. getting shots in a parking lot is so hot these days. Drew looks SOOO grown up in that last pic.

Linda J said...

Nice job on the quilt! I think I have the same fabric in my stash - I bought it at a quilt show and it is still in the original bag. I keep hoping I'll go there one day and it will magically be a quilt. Got my fingers crossed. I laughed out loud about the shot - it reminded of my getting rogam shots when I had my kids, but I feel ripped off since I never got anything free out of it - but then again I didn't have to pull my pants down in a parking lot either. Hahaha!

Lindsey Hicks said...

"Desperate times . . ." Bahahaha. Oh you crack me up. So fun to see the quilt famously on the blog. I am just now seeing this post I'm sooo behind on blogs.