Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Oh. baby!

It has come to my attention that I've neglected to write about some very exciting news in my life lately. I say lately but I've known since Thanksgiving sister is pregnant!!! This is her first baby and the first grandchild on lots of sides of the family. One of the reasons I hadn't blogged about it yet is that I was waiting to find out the sex of the baby. I also refrained from purchasing anything baby related until this news came too. This was a difficult feat, to say the least. It didn't stop me from looking but let me tell you, baby stuff is expensive, yo. I always think baby clothes should be $3.00. This is rarely the case. Not that the baby isn't worth it. It's just that I need to be judicious with my selections.

I not so secretly was hoping for a girl. I prefer girls (hello, I am one) and selfishly, I was thinking of all the sewing I could do. How many dresses could I make for this little munchkin? If I were a betting woman, I would have lost. IT'S A BOY!!! Though I wanted a girl, I'm excited for this little guy to make his entrance. He doesn't have a name yet, poor guy. And that yarn that I did buy back in December that I thought was unisex but is pretty decidedly feminine will no longer do. But, this is a Texas baby, y'all. He doesn't need 20 knit blankets. I have it on good authority that there are other family members knitting blankets so I think I'll go a different route. I actually might try my hand at a lightweight quilt. I've never quilted before so we'll see.

I'm having fun researching all of the other things besides dresses that I could make. My sister has requested lots and lots of hats. Preferably that look like animals. Like a hat with bear ears on it. I'm working on those but I just couldn't pass up this fabric on Sunday. It's a stretch cotton and I think would make a cute little hat. I'm not sure if I'm advanced enough at making a sleeper or something out of this. I've never sewn stretch fabrics before. First time for everything right? First baby for B, first stretch fabrics for me. Is that a fair trade?

Anyway, super cute, right? She's not crazy about writing on baby clothes but it's a small print so I think it'll be okay. I hope he likes whatever I come up with!

Baby S. Arriving August 2010......Stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. I love it! Can't wait to see what you come up with :)


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