I promise more food to come soon. This week is a flurry of testing recipes for various articles, classes, etc. There will be plenty of food to share. But I wanted to bring you something while I had a moment to spend with you.
So please indulge me while I show you that I’m learning to sew. You might remember my first sewing project. But this time I made some clothes. And I am pleased to announce that I managed to make my way through the pattern. This you see is a big deal for me, it is in fact the very reason why sewing has so often scared me. The patterns are written in an entirely new-to-me language. They speak in code I tell you.
I had a lot of help I have to confess. My mother-in-law walked me through the entire process. I would read through the next step and a puzzled look would wash over me. She would rush to my side, read the same step and intrepret this new language. I would then sew what she told me to. We were a great team. And we made some adorable reversible pants and a dress that I can not wait to put on my baby girl. I wanted to see it on a little body so badly that I even considered making my 2 year old boy try it on. Not wanting to pay for the counseling sessions later in life I stopped myself.
6 weeks folks. (Probably more like 7 or 8 – as my children tend to over-bake). I will be meeting my little girl in 6 weeks!! Do you remember my overwrought posts just weeks before number two was born? I had no idea how I would handle two. How would I manage to get them out of the car? How would I grocery shop?
You lovely people offered great advice and calmed my nerves. I learned through trial and error. For example, a 2 year old is not capable of understanding “stay here”. I learned that the hard way during my first outing with two kidlets. While mommy was trying to figure out which chocolate to buy, little Baron decided to wander. Passers by pointed out that he had left the store. I was frantic and vowed to never leave the house with two again. But I did and it’s gotten easier.
And soon there will be three. I’m pretty sure I will not leave the house for a few years. Thank goodness for grocery delivery.
Really though I anticipate that it will be insane. There will be tears shed by a frantic mommy and I’ll probably raise my voice and have to apologize again and again. But there will be laughs and hugs and there will be a baby that I am not planning on letting go until….. well, as of right now I have no plans to let go.
I’ve been a mom for almost four and a half years now and people told me that it goes fast. They told me repeatedly. You know what?! They were right. I see that now. So I will enjoy the craziness and cherish these days as I know I will soon long for them and miss them like a dear friend that came and left.
Until my baby girl comes I will try and enjoy these last weeks of being pregnant. They will most likely be the last time I will get to experience the feeling of having a little baby kicking and hiccuping in my belly. I said I will try but I’m not making any promises. I tend to get a bit grumpy at the end. Watch out.
Thanks for indulging me and my new sewing endeavors. I hope to meet you here again real soon with something to eat.
Both of these patterns can be found in this adorable book. Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby