Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Third Trimester is the Worst

So lately I have had this awful pain in my left leg, along the inside joint area. It makes the simplest things really painful-putting on pants, getting into the car, getting out of bed, switching sleeping positions...basically any time I move my left leg. Once I start walking, the pain calms down, but getting started is more painful than it should be. So I talked to the Dr. about it today, and this is what is going on-normally during this late stage of pregnancy, my body sends out hormones or chemicals or whatever that cause the ligaments around my pelvis and pubic bone to relax and loosen, preparing for delivery. Mine went overboard, and now my pubic bone is all misaligned and that is what is causing me really annoying pain. The best part? There is nothing that can be done. It will fix itself after I give birth (thank goodness) but until then, I just have to deal with it. Maybe by itself it would be fine, but add on the back pain, and leg cramps, and thank you. All I can do is slow down, take it easy, and take frequent rests. Good thing we have netflix.

Ugh, k I had this big long post written but it turns out I published it to a different blog that I technically contribute to, but never actually contribute to. The above paragraph was all I was able to save-which is a shame because it is definitely the grumpiest. Here are the main points I lost:

-My mom is great at quilting and doing a craft fair, and wants me to send her some headbands to sell at her booth. So I'm making a ton. Pictures to come.

-I'm glad I never had the money to spend on stuff we don't need: read this article

-I'll have pictures of the baby's room soon.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011


Guyz. Just got back from a bunch of yard sales. I'm really proud of what I got, and since this is my blog and I get to write about whatever the heck I want, I am going to list my bounty below:

1 Baby Bjorn carrier
1 crib mattress cover
2 changing table covers
4 blankets
6 wee hats
1 hooded towel
8 burp cloths
2 pairs of tights
11 pairs of socks
19 onsies
2 hooded jackets
9 dresses
1 adorable cardigan
14 pairs of pants
11 footed sleepers/pj's
6 shirts

And I only paid $30 for all of that. Only a few of the items here were for newborns or 0-3 months. I got most of that from people selling clothes on craigslist. Today I started getting clothes for 3 months and beyond, because I did not want to be in a bind once Babygirl grows out of the smaller sizes.

I know this is boring information, but I'm really happy I got so much for so little.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Getting Ready

So I've started making headbands for Babygirl.

I am going to experiment a little bit with these. On the back I have sewn a little snap button. My plan is to make some elastic headbands, and sew the other side of the little snap button onto the elastic headband. That way, you can change the flower or bow on any given elastic band-I decided to try this because I wanted to make some headbands in fun colors, but didn't want to have to make a million. This way, I make one band in each color I choose, and then I can pick whatever flower or bow to snap on. My worry is that some of the larger flowers might be floppy when snapped on. We will see. If that is the case, I'll just give the larger flowers their own band.

We have also started to work on getting clothes for Babygirl. I would love to buy everything at baby gap, but unfortunately that is just not an option. So I have been stalking craigslist, and found a ton of ladies that are selling their barely used baby girl clothes for incredibly cheap. I have spent maybe $35 so far and have bags of clothes. This way I can get a couple awesome things from baby gap, and all the sleepers and day clothes for super cheap.

This week's project will be sewing the crib bedding and curtains. About two months ago I got some great old sheets at a thrift store. I'm going to make the crib skirt out of that, and I got some really cute flannel for the sheet. I'm using my old duvet cover from college to make the curtains. I really like the material, and I am excited to be able to reuse as much as I can.

I don't know if I will get around to this, but I have found some online tutorials for little dresses. I'm not too confident about my garment sewing if I never mention sewing clothes for Babygirl agian, assume that it did not go well. if it works out, of course I'll post pictures.

Jordan leaves for another trip this Tuesday. Don't worry, I've calmed down about his travelling a ton since his first trip. In fact, the second trip passed by so fast I hardly had time to notice it. K, exaggeration, but whatever. I get a ton done when he is on a business trip. I think it has something to do with me not doing any cooking or laundry.

Anyways, just wanted to share some of the stuff I'm making for Babygirl. My mom is awesome and sent me a ton of great fabric, so I will probably be making some bows out of some of that. Also my sister is in labor with her second boy as we speak, and I got some great houndstooth flanel for some bowties for her boys. I'll probably make something scholarly for Babygirl with the extra material.

Glue gun is still on. K bye.