Category Archives: Family

First Trimester

5 Weeks Pregnant

for comparative purposes only 😉 me at 5 weeks in a maternity shirt

6 Weeks Pregnant

a good smile from the big sister-to-be 🙂

9 Weeks Pregnant

starting to see a little belly!

11 Weeks Pregnant

...and, a BIG belly! (that's how i looked at about 16 weeks last time)

13 Weeks Pregnant

standing emphasizes the belly less. good-bye, first trimester!

 

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the Smock

Me @ 17 months

me at 17 months

My sister was born when I was just over 18 months old. When I was admitted to see my mom and first sibling, the story goes, I gave a brief “uh-huh” to the new baby and  launched into telling my mom about the hospital gown they’d put over my clothes. “Horsie,” I pointed out, and “horsie,” all over the gown. (I’m probably getting this all wrong, but that’s how I remember it).

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One-Yard Wonders

One-Yard Wonders is my absolute favorite sewing book! I refer to the “Sewing Fundamentals” section all the time, and I made H’s pinafore for her first birthday and smock for her second from patterns in it. I’m also working on its fabric barn playhouse, and have more fabric from Kathleen I want to use for two of the toddler dresses. I’ve bookmarked the “Charging Station,” “Tabletop Ironing-board Cover” (since I burnt a hole in mine), “All-you-need Sewing Kit,” “Not-Ugly Car Trash Bag,” “Matt’s Map Bag,” “Convertible Craft Apron,” “Growth Chart,” and “Checkers to Go” to make over the next year or so. It’s rare I find a book with so many patterns I really like!

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Belly

Here’s your first belly photo of this pregnancy 🙂 I’m 2 days shy of 12 weeks. Enjoy!

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February 22, 2012 · 12:57 am

Breathe

sadHer hands splash into the dirty kitchen sink. I remove them and roll up her wet sleeves.

“Breathe on me…”

She turns to pull a wet bowl off the dishrack. “Hands off,” I say in my nice voice.

“….breathe, oh breath of God…”

She gives me a glance, then takes one finger and pokes the bowl again.

“…breathe on me…”

Frustrated, I place her outside the kitchen, closing the sliding door between us. She bursts into tears.

“…‘til I love like you do…”

I open the door. She’s looking at me with that newly wet face. I kneel on the kitchen floor, arms open. She runs into them for a hug.

quoted lyrics from Newboys’ “Breathe

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Chopstick Baby

chopstick babyMy baby can use chopsticks. She’s 20 months old. I can’t wait to see all she’ll do in the next 20 years!

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Resolution: 2012

Resolutions 2012Do this: write down something for which I’m grateful… (almost) every day.

(using this free pdf or free app)

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