01 February, 2012

In Theory...


Any guess on what this is?

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... Giving you a chance to guess here...

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Here's a hint...

Got it now?

Yup, it's a small pillow made to mimic a bladder. Those aren't arteries and a vein coming from the bladder pillow. Those are the ureters (red) and urethra (blue). We had no pink ribbon in the house.

The girls have been listening to me whine about this baby kicking me like the dickens in my bladder. It's a pressure I've not experienced before. So The Monster, the wise one she is, suggested we make a pillow that looks like the bladder for the baby to kick instead of me.

So, she pulled out her anatomy textbook and human body books for reference. Consulted with my brother, a surgeon, on the correct colour of the bladder. She raided my fabric stash for what she thought was the appropriate fabric. She even drew the pattern herself. And did most of the stitching by hand on her own. She and her sister stuffed it to what they thought was the appropriate puffiness.

And now the baby has its own pillow to kick instead of me. I only wish it actually worked.


And dammit, I love this kid. She is pure awesome.

28 comments:

Debbie DeBaeremaeker said...

wow- that is awesome!

Andrea said...

She is such a clever girl! I just love when this stuff happens, it makes being a mama the most incredible gift in the whole world!

Live a Colorful Life said...

That IS awesome!And super creative. Yeah, I wish for your sake that it worked too!

Fareen said...

Love this! Too cute!

* elizabeth * said...

Oh my goodness, she's brilliant! LOLOL

Samantha said...

That is wonderful. Wonderful. (Hoping the kicking lightens up!)

Megan said...

Pure awesome! I bet your baby is the only one to have its own bladder punching pillow.

Josie McRazie said...

From the mouths of babes!! I love it!

Paskiaq said...

I think that is the sweetest thing I've heard in a long time! :)

Anonymous said...

....Priceless....

Ray and Jeanne said...

So thoughtful. She is precious! -Jeanne

Nishta said...

love, love, love, love, love

Suzanne said...

How creative and considerate!

CitricSugar said...

Holy crap that's cool!

Generous, empathetic, creative, intelligent, inspired.

beth lehman said...

priceless!

Anonymous said...

Haha! That is a genius in progress! Whatever you do, don't complain about ((hemroids)).

Rossie said...

Amazing. Kids rule.

Esch House Quilts said...

Unbelievable imagination and follow-through for such a young girl!

Brandie said...

Genius. Those kids they just will bring you to your knees with their kindness. I know mine does

Joyatee said...

Oh, this is too adorable! Your kids are amazing! I love this story, as does my medical student boyfriend!

Nicole said...

Oh so funny! I am going to make a huge one and embroider "Nurse's Bladder" on it for my co-workers! They will love this! Perhaps she will be a nurse one day!!

craftytammie said...

someday, she might cure cancer. :) amazing and inspiring!!!

SeamedUP said...

Yes! I love the thought and preparation and follow-through on this project! Yeah for imagination:) And don't those bladder kicks drive you crazy?

M-R said...

That is too cute!

felicity said...

She had me at "her anatomy textbook"!

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The Art of Homemaking said...

That girl is pure genius.

Ginette said...

Seriously, that is the cutest thing I have heard in a while! Great idea!