Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Feeling like Cr*p

Well today, I'm sitting around (well trying to lay around) feeling like cr*p. My blood pressure is up a bit, my head hurts like heck and I've been running to the potty like no one's business. This is crazy!

Monday, July 21, 2008

C-section Date

Well, the date is set. If nothing changes from now to then, I'll be holding Lilah on August 26th. Time is currently set for 7:30am, so I'll be holding her shortly after that. They wanted to do the section on August 25, but that happens to be Mikayla's first day of school. And I want to be there for that, so I had them change it :)

33 weeks, 2 days

I'm on modified bedrest now. Went in for a regular appointment this morning and my pressures were higher than the doctor was comfortable with. So I left on modified bedrest, instructions to call if swelling or blood pressures got worse, and a prescription for a blood pressure med. I'm having no other problems other than the high blood pressure, so I guess that's my silver lining.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Sewing from the past few days

So I joined a contest on one of my boards to encourage me to use all the fabric I have sitting around! So far, I've sewn a skirt and a jumper for Mikayla and made myself 25 points! WTG me! Today, I'm going to try to get some Pajamas and undies for Bryson made. I just need to trace those darn Otto patterns!

So the first thing I made was an Ottobre dress that I modified into a jumper. I had to remove the sleeves, increase the size of the sleeve holes slightly and add facings. It was a VERY quick project. I completed it from cut to finish during nap time. The fabric is a clearance lightweight cordouroy I got at Walmart. I even have enough left to make a skirt from the same fabric.

Next, I made her a quick skirt from the Twirly Skirt Tutorial. I used more material I had leftover from another project. I edited the tutorial to remove the drawstrings and add racing stripes to the side. Mikayla LOVES this skirt. And I think I have enough to make another coordinating skirt.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

YUMMY fabrics...

I am in love with realistic print fabrics. I can only imagine what I would do with any one of these. I think with about a yard of each one, I could get dresses, diapers, napkins and who knows what else!

Friday, July 11, 2008

General Updates

Not a whole lot going on that's exciting over here. Mikayla is sassy as ever. I'm counting the days (well almost) until school starts. Bryson is talking SO much more. He's having little conversations with us now and it's just so sweet. Baby Lilah is growing and stealing more and more room in my body. My blood pressure is holding out. I'm starting to get a little swelling toward the end of the day, but nothing worrisome.

I've decided to quit sewing newborn diapers for Lilah and focus my sewing time on Mikayla and Bryson instead. Because.. well.. I have a LOT of newborn diapers. Now I'd LIKE some nice orange edge prefolds from Green Mountain Diapers.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

We're growing a GIRL!

Well, our baby finally decided to cooperate and tell us that she was indeed a SHE. Just like I suspected all along. So now, I get to get busy making girly diapers and going through my niece's girly clothes. Thankfully, I have a dear friend who has two little girls as well and I'm sure I can sweet talk her enough to let me borrow some girly cloth diapers. I do have a list of stuff to start on though now that I know gender. And I could have as few as 4 weeks before our little girl decides to make her appearance. I do hope it is closer to the full 9 weeks she deserves though!

In case anyone is wondering.. Here's what I still need for our new girly addition.

-Two dozen newborn sized cloth diapers
-Two dozen infant sized (or yellow edge) cloth diapers
-4 newborn and 4 small diaper covers
-Nursing bras (I only have two left from Bryson that no longer fit correctly, imagine that!)
-A few simple summer dresses (newborn and 0-3 month sizes)
-A Moby Wrap (or a knock off home made one)
-And I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE an Ergo (or similar), but highly doubt I'll ever get one due to the cost

Thankfully, we have all the big stuff (carseat, crib, high chair, etc). And most of the stuff I need are things that are easy to get (as long as I'm shopping online!)