I’m full of it lately. Full of what? Nope, not shit (though, I have been accused of that from time to time). Full o’ big news. Big news that has nothing to do with sewing (but I promise you will see me sew again! I have a few things in the works now).
My Mid-Winter blogging malaise has been a bit prolonged this year. It usually lasts about a month. I just finished sewing my first garment in THREE MONTHS a couple of weeks ago. I have a good reason, though. A good reason that isn’t my oft wished desire to hibernate or my suspected case of SAD.
WE’RE HAVING A BABY!
Super exciting, and just a tad terrifying. I feel like that sums it up pretty accurately.
I found out I was pregnant the weekend after the first round of Pattern Review’s Sewing Bee (which I made this skirt for, and then only wore once after. We’ll see if it fits again later!). I was so completely devastated that I wasn’t chosen to go on to Round 2, to the point that I was sobbing, and finally said to Mr. 5 “Why am I crying so much about this?” HORMONES! That’s why!
And I’m really glad that was why, since I was starting to become convinced that I had completely gone off of my rocker about a contest that really had no impact on my life as a whole.
Anywho, it’s been a fairly uneventful pregnancy, which we are really grateful for.
I’ve just been a bit low energy, between the fatigue and the nausea (related note: have you ever eaten IN the shower? I now can say I have!), sewing and blogging have kind of dropped off the radar. Until now.
Last week we got to find out the sex of the baby…and we bought cupcakes to celebrate.
Boy or girl?
Balled up baby
Creepy claymation baby photo!
IT’S A BOY!
And now I have a lot of sewing to do, between maternity wear and baby stuff…a bit of a departure from my typical bevvy of tight waisted dresses and body skimming knits. And it needs to be done before Mid-July.
I’d love any suggestions you have on patterns for either! I’m pretty sure I’ve already purchased all of the maternity patterns that the Big 4 offers (at least those that appealed).
What have you made that you (or whoever you’ve sewn for) have found particularly useful during pregnancy or for baby?