Tuesday, February 7, 2012

In Which Connor Feels Better And I Play Catch Up


Cricket helped keep Connor's toes warm, because she's thoughtful like that.
 I'm thankful to say that not only was Connor's fever was gone when he woke up this morning, but he had no seizures today!  Apparently yesterday was a complete fluke.  I guess he had a little bit of a bug or something.

After his follow-up appointment this morning, where he was given a clean bill of health and told to come back in two weeks for a final check-up, Connor spent most of the day in recovery mode.  He spent about eight hours napping on the couch while I tried to get caught up on various e-mails and projects I've been neglecting since he started this whole crazy tailspin back in November. 

In between e-mails I also finished up a couple of small sewing projects and started a new one, which is a bit of an experiment.

Connor overheats really easily, so I don't like to put conventional jackets on him because I have to undo his shoulder straps to get them off.  His grandparents gave him a poncho a few years ago that works really well except for three things. 

The first is that it's made to be worn by somebody who is standing, not sitting in a wheelchair with shoulder straps on, so it bunches up in the back.  The second is that it has his name on it in big letters across the front.  It's cute and it's great for school, but I get paranoid about the kid having his name on full display in public areas.  The third is that because he's grown quite a bit, the poncho now comes to about his shins when he's sitting, and he gets cold toes! 

Rawr.

So I got some fleece and figured I'd try to make a couple more ponchos for the little guy.  I started on one today in a lovely teal color.  I've made it to Connor's measurements, and much longer in the front than in the back, so hopefully it will work well for him while he's sitting in his chair.  I got as far as cutting it out and hemming the neck hole, but I had to stop there because the little guy was asleep and I didn't want to do the bottom hem without trying it on him first. 

I'm thinking I'm going to make it two sided and line the other side with gray fleece to make it warmer (and so I can flip it over when he drools all over it).  I whipped up a quick design for a little orange monster for the teal side that should be super quick and easy to make out of felt.  I'm not sure what I'll stick on the gray side yet-- maybe a dinosaur. 

Or a robot.  It's hard to go wrong with robots.

~Jess

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cats love it when the lap stays still.

Anonymous said...

Robots!

-j o'c

Clara said...

Dinosaurs! I love your poncho idea, love your blog and most of all love Connor, such a cutie. Sorry that I haven't left a comment before. Just wanted to tell you that your blog helped me tremendously during my pregnancy with my angel Zach to keep going. You are a wonderful mommy, and Connor is blessed to have you, Love his hair!

Clara said...

Dinosaurs! I love your poncho idea, love your blog and most of all love Connor, such a cutie. Sorry that I haven't left a comment before. Just wanted to tell you that your blog helped me tremendously during my pregnancy with my angel Zach to keep going. You are a wonderful mommy, and Connor is blessed to have you, Love his hair!

 
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