Sunday, February 14, 2010

And it all begins...


Let the sewing begin! When my mom and pops came to Omaha, we went shopping for a sewing machine. (Yes, even Jim came...and he was a big help! I know you are laughing, but he actually did help our decision alot!) I walked out of the store with an amazing sewing machine that has like 30+ different built in stitches...it is so awesome. (I never, ever, thought I would say that about sewing, and I am sure that I have days that I will be cursing the machine just as much as I am praising it now...)
I know that my future will have a lot of hemming in it due to Baby W, so I figured I should start simple. You know, actually learn how to sew a straight line, etc. Erika, my sis-in-law, brought me some fabric that I could start out with. Thanks, Erika...they will be well used! So...here you go, a burp rag that is far from perfect...but honestly, he is just going to puke on it...ha! The stitch is just one of the 30 that I can do...I am so excited to do more of these...bring it on!
I finally decided that my bump was blog-worthy. This is me at 21 weeks. We have been taking pics every 4 weeks since the very beginning, but they weren't quite preggo pics...more like CHUBBO pics! (Ignore the face...I haven't been able to wear much, if any makeup since about week 10...my eyes get all swollen and dry! Tear!)

I have felt so spoiled lately, we have got all sorts of packages coming to our house. Bert sent me some beautiful flowers and chocolate for Valentines day, what a good father-in-law, huh? Laurel sent a HILARIOUS card of a dancing hamster...Cody has been quite entertained by it! Carrie Jo sent me a perfect package full of fun boy stuff! A completely adorable frame, bibs, bath towel with an awesome hoodie, and bath washclothes. She is such a great friend, always doing things that make me feel like the most important person in the world! Aunt Wendy also sent us a package with this in it...

I so wish that I would have thought of that! It is so dang cute! I can't wait to put our little man in it. It was even more fun calling Wendy to tell her thank you, she was laughing the whole time! It made me so happy. She also sent some other adorable clothes and her favorite type of binkie, which she instructed me MUST be taken into the delivery room so that the nurses don't put those HUMONGO binkies in his mouth. I so agree! I want him to like the little tiny binkies, not the massive ones!

By far the most exciting thing that has happened to us lately is that Amanda had her little boy on Friday, February 12. His name, we think, is Hunter...it isn't official yet. He did come to visit one month early, but he is doing pretty good. He is getting some help breathing so he will be in the NICU for about a month, but we are so, so happy that he is here. I totally feel like I am missing out! With Ian and Megan I was able to see them either hours or days after they were born, and I have no idea when I will see Hunter! I bet he can't wait to meet me, either! hehe! I guess I will let him meet his brother and sister first, though...! He is SO HANDSOME, I can't believe how much I stare at his picture! I can't wait to meet you little man!


6 comments:

Ashley Wray said...

Way to go on the sewing, someday I'll have the patience to learn that skill :) and you look so cute, baby bump and all!
I heard you had a new nephew make his entrance, I hadn't heard the nam, but Hunter, I like it. Glad you guys are doing so well! And keep sharing your sewing projects and baby bump pictures!

ensadler said...

Nice burp rag! I don't see any flaws! Keep it up! You now know everything I know about sewing. . . how to make a burp cloth! :) Hey you will take the HUMONGO binki if that is all they suck in the beginning! That was Jace. Anyway, the Nuk's are so cute and especially the flat ones.

Angie said...

I have been blog stalking you. Hope you don't mind. I found this blog site and thought of you and your new adventure into sewing.
http://crapivemade.blogspot.com/2009/03/appliqued-tie-onesie.html

See ya at church!

Luke and Lacee said...

The burp cloth looks great and so do you, so not chubby! Bummer about the no eye make-up thing, but like I said you look great anyways :)

Brian and chelsea said...

oooo, I totally want that shirt for my nephews!

Awesome belly pics - you're brave to post! I'm not doing it until the end. Although - I do wish I had taken belly pics the first pregnancy. You'll be glad you are!

Weird about the makeup?? So you're allergic? I bet they have ultra-sensitive non allergenic stuff out there (and I bet it's expensive too - so I wouldn't bother! You look fine without).

Carrie Jo said...

Chels. You ARE the most important person in the whole world. Duh :) Heart you!