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Thank you for all of the love and support in response to Mr. Baby’s birth story.  It is so appreciated, and it is so wonderful to be reminded of what a wonderful community sewists around the world make.

Now, it’s time to move on ahead and get back to the business of sewing!  Well, kind of.  I actually (amazingly) have had time (and energy!) to sew a few things since his birth, but first I’m going to share a couple of things I made for him in preparation for his arrival.  They’ve been FOs for five months or so, but I figured I would wait until after I had a baby to fill them to share.  If you follow me on Instagram, these next couple of posts will be vaguely familiar.

Here’s the second piece of clothing I made for the little guy (I’ll share the first with ya later!).  It’s Brindille & Twig’s Summer Romper.

B&T Summer Romper

If you have babies, toddlers, little kids and don’t know about Brindille and Twig:  you should!  Totally cute and well designed patterns, and some of them go up to size 6T!  So far I’ve purchased half a dozen of them and have been happy with the ones I’ve sewn up.

Full disclosure: those are referral links to B&T; I’ll get a bit o’ gravy to help feed my kiddo pattern addiction if you buy through them.

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The Sweetest Babe…

After an arduous 42 weeks and 1 day of pregnancy, I finally became this pumpkin’s mama 11 weeks ago:

{d1b97d80-d836-4905-98f6-7ec6329be1a0}_1As a superb primer to parenthood, nothing went as planned with his arrival.  There is no word that describes the situation better than:  clusterfuck.

Now that some time has passed, the trauma has begun to dull (hell, I have started plain forgetting things), but I’d like to share the verbose story of Mr. Baby’s birth with you all.  Sorry, lots o’ words and few photos.  And, in all honesty, a bit dry in parts.

If you are currently pregnant, maybe skip the rest of this post.  Or, if you just don’t want to experience that TMI that inevitably accompanies birth, same to you.  I ain’t holdin’ back, y’all.

Proceed at your own risk.

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A Tale of Two Blankies and the Uterine Squatter

Hey all!  What’s shakin’?  Not much is going on around here…  Remember how I had one more day until my due date as of my last post on July 13?  Well, I’m still waiting for my little guy to arrive.  More bitching and moaning about that later; time to talk baby blankets now.

I was very fortunate to go through my pregnancy with a buddy, who was due only 2 days after me, and sharing this experience has only made us closer.  She and her hubby joyfully welcomed their sweet, adorable new family member earlier this month, and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate his arrival than by knitting a blankie for him:

Cuddle Me in KP Simply Cotton Organic Sport

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The Final Maternity Dress

I just have this one last dress to show you:  Simplicity 1360.  It was one of those patterns that I really loved the looks of, bought, and then forgot about for the last 8 1/2 months or so.

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The Muumuu Dress

I made a shirt variety of muumuu-ness for my wardrobe, so I thought it was only right to round out my pregnancy with the dress variety.  This dress, OOP McCall’s 6347, is a “special” one. I finished it mid-May, but have been pretty blog apathetic as of late.

McCall's 6347

When I first saw this pattern, I was oddly attracted to the lines of it, but I knew it would in no way be flattering on me.  I ended up buying it with the thought “if I get pregnant someday, this would make a great maternity dress”  Alrighty then.

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