Friday, June 28, 2013

Baby, Baby and a Li'l Sewing

If you follow me on instagram, you may have already heard my big news the Mr. and I are expecting!

When I made my other big announcement in March, I teased the fact that I had some huge news coming. The funny story about this is that Jenny, a new friend in town, wrote me and predicted:


To which I replied:


Well, I guess the surprise was on ME, because a few weeks later, there was in fact a baby on the way!

I've felt surprisingly calm ever since we found out, although I never actually thought I would be pregnant. My husband and I had only talked about adopting, which has been a huge desire of ours. Some of you might remember that we actually started fundraising a couple of years back. The adoption process has been slow and uncertain for us. Right in the middle of it, we both had some major job changes and decided to move out of state. The timing was always just off, and the waiting lists so long.

While we waited, I was successful in raising some funds through the fabric button earrings. Thank you so much to all who contributed! Adoption is not out of the picture for us, but I think it feels right to donate that money to someone who can use the money for adoption right now. So that's what we did!


Needless to say, I'm going to need some comfy skirts for this summer and fall! I used this tutorial at Make It and Love It to make a comfy maternity skirt. I really do love it, and I've already made another one in purple with a wider waistband.

On my sewing to-do list:
- Two boy quilts
- Modern Yardage baby quilt
- A couple of magazine projects
- This cute ruffled belly band

I'm already stoked about my project for Purse Palooza (seemed like a great excuse to sew a diaper bag) and Craft Book Month this fall, and am really looking forward to Sewing Summit, fall Quilt Market and sharing lots more about the book!

If you have baby or pregnancy tips, I'm all ears, because I feel like a total newbie on this one. Now it's a 6 to 8 week waiting game to find out if it's a boy or girl. Anyone have a guess?

As always, thanks for reading, and I hope you have a great weekend!





28 comments:

  1. Well congratulations! That is so very exciting!!!

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  2. Congratulations! My best tip is to get your husband to help out as much as you can. We had twins as our first, so my husband HAD to step up and help out, or I would have lost it. We also loved the infant to toddler rockers (http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-Infant-To-Toddler-Rocker-Blue-Green/dp/B000WUB9O4). They were helpful feeding, napping, and the twins actually slept in them for the first three months or so. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy and I will be hoping for a girl! (boys are great too, girls are just more fun to sew for!)

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  3. I am so excited for you!!! Call me anytime and if you want me to go with you to a materniTEA I would be happy to join you and see the ladies at 9M&B again! :) My favorite baby items: Swing, baby carrier (Ergo and Moby), travel system (some people say to get a convertible car seat instead of a travel system but I liked that you could take the car seat out of the base when baby was sleeping and let them sleep in their seat), bobby nursing pillow and the book Happiest Baby on the Block! :)

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  4. Oh how exciting, congrats to all of you, great news!!!

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  5. What a wonderful thing to do, your donation.

    P.S. to all your readers: I'm now available for hire. For a small fee, I will email YOU and insinuate that you are pregnant. It is a proven technique -- 100% success rate so far.

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    1. This totally cracked me up. Best comment ever!

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  6. Congratulations!! And what a wonderful idea to donate the adoption fund - truly generous. Oh... and I love the skirt. ;)

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  7. Congratulations on that exciting news!!

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  8. Congratulations! It is an amazing experience to bring new life into the world. Enjoy every minute of it.

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  9. So excited for you Lindsay. That is really wonderful, wonderful news. :)

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  10. Congrats Lindsay! We talked babies at dinner after the MQG show in Austin. My advice is don't find out what sex the baby is. It is the best surprise in the world!

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  11. So excited for you! My husband and I were talking adoption when we became pregnant with our first. Now she is napping on my lap, almost 15 months old and I am due in two weeks with baby #2. Lesson learned. When others tell you that you can get pregnant very quickly after your first, they aren't joking :) So thrilled for your new addition!

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  12. Wow! Congrats Lindsay! I know you've been waiting to become a momma and I couldn't be more happy for you. :) I have lots of pregnancy tips as my sister is going through the last trimester with her first baby. One big tip that was an "ah ha" moment for me was to make sure during the pregnancy to practice good posture and using your core muscles properly to help support the weight of the baby. Doing Kegel exercises is important too. My sister's doctor said that these can really help with an easier birth (knowing how to use the correct muscles to push) and allow you to heal much more quickly afterwards. I hope I didn't get to overly-personal there LOL!

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  13. Congrats, congrats, congrats! So happy for the two of you!

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  14. Congratulations!! Its a wild ride! Sleep and diapers are going to rule your every waking thought for a long time lol! I highly recommend "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Baby" as a book, its amazing, and get in as much sewing as you can before the baby comes because by your 6th month your not gonna want to sit at a machine too long and soon you can't reach the machine lol( I made the mistake of taking one last project on for someone, finished 1 week before I was due, it was so hard!)Oh, and above, Janelle is right about exercise and kegels especially! Very very important!

    Congrats again!!

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  15. Congrats! Very exciting! Get lots of sleep and enjoy every minute :)

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  16. You know I am so happy for you and the fact that you donated your fundraising makes me smile. Congrats Lindsay!! And my advice is to enjoy every day of it but be prepared for lots of days you won't enjoy...growing and then raising a little one is the hardest job you will ever take on, but more worth it than you can yet understand. Every time I think I can't love my two more, they grow and change and I do! :)

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  17. So very happy for you, Lindsay! The best advice I can give you is to go with the flow. You're going to become a new version of yourself over the next months and years, and while that takes some adjusting, it's better to make peace with the change and all the benefits that come with it. Being a mother is the hardest thing I've ever done in my life, but I know that there's nothing more important than being there for my three girls!

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  18. Woohoo, congrats! Apparently if you leave the country for a while you miss these things... I wouldn't like to guess a flavour though, but I can guarantee that it will definitely be a baby :oD

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  19. Congratulations! I have found the Chinese pregnancy calendar to be very accurate in predicting the sex of babies. It was correct for all 3 of mine and all 8 of my nieces and nephews, as well as numerous co-workers & friends. I always use this one (http://www.babynames.org.uk/pregnancy/chinese-pregnancy-calendar.htm).

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  20. I'm just so thrilled for you! I've been following your journey and this just makes me so happy. Congratulations!

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  21. Amazing news!!! God is so good!

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