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!