Monday, April 16, 2012

Newness!! Exciting EXCITING NEWS!!!!

So... what's new around here... well... I might as well let the picture tell you!


I have had SUCH a hard time holding this secret in!!!! I wanted to say soooooo many times - especially with my lazy and lacklustre blog posts since Christmas ish time. But now you know the truth behind that! The 1st trimester is just completely draining on me. I seriously took a nap every day when the babes had her nap. 
We held off telling people until Easter so we could announce baby and gender - which is pretty big for us to keep it a secret that long, with the babes we told a week after peeing on the stick! haha. 
Plus I'm a pretty small person so keeping a second baby belly secret more than 4 months was a hard thing to do! My belly has no where to go but out! (and apparently my butt was feeling left out and decided to follow suit...)

I am sooooo excited to be having another girl! I always dreamed of having a sister (never got one) and I'm so glad the babes will get a sister/sister relationship. I get along fine with my brothers - but it's just different than having a sister.

I made my baby to be an Itty Bitty dress (free pattern) out of Joel Dewberry's heirloom collection using 2 fat quarters and a tiny piece instead of piping (since I could not for the life of me find my piping!). Now I just need to convince someone to knit or crochet a little white cardi in case this is a chilly September...


Any other ideas of what to sew? 
I also picked up a 4 pack of baby long sleeve onesies to decorate! Now to think up some creativeness...

Any ideas on how to have the babes excited about a new baby? Right now she doesn't understand - but she'll be 25 months when the new babes is here and I want to have something for her to help her feel involved... I was thinking a baby of her own that cries that she can feed and play mommy to so when I'm busy with baby she could take care of her baby alongside me? Any thoughts and advice welcome!


Ps. This also means that I'll be looking for guest bloggers in September! Not too fussy, so email me your ideas & to sign up! thecraftingfiend@gmail.com





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5 comments:

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

I loved keeping out last baby a surprise for a few months! So much fun!!! Congratulations!!! If you are looking for some things to sew- a few new bibs and burp cloths are always nice, and those cute little shoes, too! :)

willow said...

I'm so happy for you! You have to love little girls, they are so much fun to sew for ... lol!
Hope you are feeling less tired these days.
Jennie

Cari and Cortnee @ Two Sasters said...

SOOOO exciting! Sisters are the best!!! Congrats!!!

Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family said...

Congratulations! Since you're a sewer I would highly suggest making burp clothes from cloth diapers. They are the best! Thanks so much for sharing your good news at Whimsy Wednesdays at The NY Melrose Family

Nancy@OwensOlivia said...

Congratulations Jen! That is so exciting. Best wishes!