June 29, 2012

The bumpdate

So this is still happening.

I'm done with work now and pretty blissed out to be at home, in the summer, getting lots of time with my little girl and sewing machine before the babe arrives. I love how orderly the house feels. I love being in a little family cocoon and not needing to take care of quite so many others.

The best thing I've done is sew this skirt from some fabric I found at the thrift store. I'm wearing it about every other day. I'm not sure it goes with this shirt but at the end of pregnancy, anything that still covers your belly is fair game.

I got down with a vintage child's jumper pattern. The three year old refused to let me take a still shot (and that's a sticker from the doctor's office on the front). I could take a picture of it off her but now it's covered in park and ice cream and not so impressive. 

She chose this pattern from among what I found on Etsy. She picked this one because her favorite color is yellow and choosing for the style is simply not possible when you're SO INTO YELLOW.  I don't sew apparel much but it was kind of fun to do this one step by step, exactly as instructed. Being patient and methodical is nice at this moment.

In a related story, are you aware of how awesome these Wonder Clips are? I have 20 and use them all the time. There are so much easier than pins for thick, bulky or curvy things.

For the little bundle: a homemade "Baby K'tan" attempt that is hopefully lightweight enough for the summer. Sorry Baby K'tan, but a person who has three sewing machines and an Ikea cabinet full of fabric is not going to pay $40 for two loops of knit fabric. Crossing my fingers that I made it the right size.

And some homemade diapers. I have a drawer full of cloth diapers but I have some sort of crazy nesting urge that tells me everything will be ok if I just get a few more diapers. There is no logic behind this. At least I am sewing them myself from leftover fabric so it's not an expensive compulsion.

There is something so interesting about this stage in pregnancy. Maybe the baby will come tonight. Or maybe not for three weeks. The exquisite combination of patience and preparedness. I pick up the house in the evenings thinking, "maybe the midwives will be here tonight". Each little chore is like a prayer. Soon there will be four of us. If he comes soon, I'll be back with baby pics, and if not, then patchwork!


Das Quiltmonster said...

Best wishes for you and the baby!! My little grandson will be 4 weeks today, he's so cute!! And my daughters name is Christina too!!
Lots of greetings from over here!!!Regina

Amber said...

Glad for the update! I keep hoping you have your baby so I can have my baby :) I have been trying to keep things picked up in case the midwives come too. I am sewing a lot, I think if I finish just one more thing for the baby then I'll be ready... and it turns into five things :)

Sheila said...

It would be good if we could hang on to the industry and serenity that comes with nesting. Enjoy this time and good luck with the birth

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Oh you look fantastic! I loved reading this!

Gene Black said...

Good luck with a speedy safe delivery.
Ha ha, the yellow outfit looks great.

Elsa said...

You look so beautiful in your skirt and pokeadot top!
I had that same romper when I was a kid (or at least something like it). They are so comfortable and easy to wear.
Have a safe and blissful delivery!

P├ętra said...

I am so bummed I missed you at the meeting last month! I guess there's a chance you'll be at the next one. I am so excited for you and can't wait to meet the little one.
Yes I have Wonderclips and I love them especially for binding.

Suzanne said...

I have been thinking of you so much. I'm glad the body building is continuing in your world. Enjoy these last days as every moment is precious. I'm eager to read about the grand arrival!

Kathy said...

I love your clip idea and will have to go get some:) I would love for you and your friends to join me at www.sewcraftykathy.blogspot.com Thanks

Mama Pea said...

I am glad you are doing well. I have been wondering how you are. Very fun to see your baby bump. You are looking good. Glad you are getting some sewing time in, too!

Jeane said...

Glad to hear everything is well with you and family. Anxious for those pics of the new little one. Want them, don't have those clips!

Barbara Arcement said...

I enjoyed visiting your blog.
best wishes for a safe delivery and a healthy baby!
prayers sent your way!!!!


Mary Marcotte said...

A prayer from me, also, that all goes well and quickly. I loved the nesting phase, but mostly just wanted the baby to come! (especially the late one) Can't wait to see pics of the new little tyke.

Jeane said...

Christina, I am getting a cramp in my finger scrolling from Z to A looking for this baby pictures. We are dying for some news, please.

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