Posts Tagged ‘baby



30
Dec
10

Merry Christmas!

Guess who came to join us on Christmas day? Our next little guy, yep we had another boy!, made his arrival at home at 12:02 pm! He was all of 7 lbs. 11 oz. and 21 inches long. Good thing his mama knit him a Santa hat! We are adjusting well, and I can’t wait to share our birth story with you! I’ll be back soon, I hope, to share the story and tell you about our handmade Christmas. In the meantime, here’s a few photos.

23
Dec
10

More Ready!

In all honesty, everything for Christmas was finished around here last week. The gifts are wrapped, most of them in homemade pillow cases. The tree is up and decorated, and undecorated, and decorated again on a daily basis! The stocking stuffers are all sorted into labeled bags and boxes so someone else can be santa at our house tomorrow night if I happen to be in labor.

And the final necessities for the baby are complete. I finished this car seat bunting yesterday; we have to keep the little one warm through the midwest winter! I am also starting to fight rising blood pressure and worsening edema. I will be mostly off my feet for the next two days in hopes that it will help with the issues, and we are starting to pray that we can just have a baby sooner rather than later! I promise to post as soon as I can after we have post birth photos, but for the mean time, I am signing off. Time for some maternity leave!

Love to all of you! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

16
Dec
10

Ready to bundle

We are esssentially ready and waiting over here when it comes to the new arrival. The birthing supplies are all in order in our room, the boys are excited, the belly is huge, the newborn hat has been knit, and some naturally hand dyed blankets have been sewn to swaddle the little one. These are marigold dyed silk and tea dyed flannel, and, yes, those are stars tea dyed onto flannel. I made a discovery a while back, and I finally figured out how to replicate it! We are hoping to have a few more days, but whenever this little one decides to arrive is just fine with all of us!

15
Dec
10

Stocked

When you think you might give birth right before Christmas, you also think that you should be prepared, you know, just in case you have a baby just in time for Santa to arrive. We are ready; the unborn, nearly unnamed, little one who will be joining us sometime in the next little while already has his/her own mama made stocking to match the big brothers’ stockings. Think I’m over doing it? Try explaining to your four and a half year old that the baby doesn’t have a stocking only a day or two after birth… Just try. Yep, I didn’t want to either!

25
Oct
10

My View

This is what I see when I look down most of the time. The belly, of course, is always there. The tiny 2 year old hands begging for mama to pick him up, while frequent, do take breaks when he is being held or playing or otherwise occupied. I love the fact that he likes to cuddle with mom (and dad) so much, and I am doing my best to eat it all up right now. He just won’t be the baby around here much longer.




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