I don't know if you've heard but Christmas is coming. Eek! Have you started decorating? Have you started buying gifts? Me neither. But I've had a good reason, I've been working hard on new items for my Etsy shop and I am super excited.
The store is going to reopen on November 24th with a great coupon deal and new items, I hope you'll check it out.
So that you don't miss out, be sure to like me on Facebook and to follow the shop's brand new Twitter page. You'll be able to see sneak previews of the items, get coupons, and be the first in the know.
When I was 8 or 9, my mom taught me how to use a sewing machine. I needed it for my sewing Girl Scout badge. My mom grew up sewing, my grandma sews, it's a thing we do. I got a sewing machine for my 23rd birthday and didn't do much with it except make crafts and quilt. I had forgotten how to read a pattern properly and I was scared. My mom came to visit (babysit on drill weekends) when Hubs was deployed and on one visit, we sewed a dress. Since then, I have been making clothes for the kids, for myself, and I've even made stuff for Hubs.
Piglet is pretty easy to sew for, boys usually are but Blueberry, she is fun. Dresses, pretty tops, skirts, you name it. Recently, we went to Hilo and while we were there, I realized that over half her shirts and dresses that I had packed were handmade. And I just grabbed whatever was next in the clothes pile of her dresser. When we got home, I looked and sure enough, she has a ton of handmade clothes. At least 3 times week, she is in something I made.
Did I plan to sew half her wardrobe? Nope. But I sure like it. Going fabric shopping is one of my most favorite things and it's really sad that Hawaii doesn't have very good stores because I have to do most online. But, I still do it. And we're slowly running out of room. Okay, not really but I do have a ton of fabric. I can't help it. Making Blueberry clothes is so fun and easy.
And don't worry, Piglet is still getting his share of clothes, I am branching out and trying to sew more knits (perfect for little dudes) and he's getting some cute pjs too. And who doesn't love a good pair of pjs?
After what seemed like forever, the first trimester is done!
I've had 2 appointments, one was a dating ultrasound which confirmed the estimated due date of May 13th and one was the physical. The second one was a little stressful because the midwife couldn't find the heartbeat using the doppler, which okay, sometimes that early, you can't but then she went and got an ultrasound machine. She waved the wand over my belly to show an empty circle. A big whole of nothingness. I was freaking out. Hubs was getting nervous. We just saw the baby 2 weeks ago and it was doing the worm! Midwife left and got another one to help her. New midwife was like "dude, that's her bladder, it's full." She moved the wand lower and there was baby, sleeping. The heartbeat flicker was strong but neither of them knew how to turn on the sound so we couldn't hear it. Oh well.
I was still freaking out a little but Hubs assured me everything would be okay and to just have faith. Since the appointment, I've had symptoms in full swing. Saturday, I was completely laid up in bed with nausea. I barely ate or drank all day, it was miserable but Hubs read the pregnancy paperwork and went to the store to get the approved items. Half a unisom and 14 hours of sleep later, I was a new woman.
Lately, I've been feeling less "I ate a dozen doughnuts" and more "I've got a tiny baby inside of me" which is always nice. My back is already being touchy though and our non-reclining couch isn't very comfortable to me right now. I hope that changes because we only have 1 TV and I need to watch my stories. ;)
November is a super busy month, as is December so before I know it, we'll be halfway done. I have a 16 week appointment the week of Thanksgiving and another ultrasound in the actual ultrasound clinic with a real ultrasound tech so I can't wait for that.
Is anyone else obsessed with seeing their baby? I wish when a lady got pregnant, we got some sort of x-ray vision so we could see what's going on down there. But maybe that's just me?
Another Halloween has come and gone. This year was pretty fun because Piglet was old enough to grasp the concept of "trick or treating." We walked around almost the whole neighborhood and he went to every house. He said "trick or treat" and "thank you" and got a lot of goodies. Blueberry did okay, she mostly just stood there and said "thank you" when the people gave her candy, but that's okay, she's not even 2 yet.
Piglet was Super Mario and I think his costume looked great. Not to brag but we saw a store-bought Mario and Piglet looked WAY cuter. He loved his hat and is still wearing it.
Blueberry was Cinderella. Hubs said people would think she was Elsa and about 4 people called her that, even though her hair was in a bun, not a braid and the dress didn't even look like an Elsa dress. Oh well. She liked her costume too and in true Cinderella fashion, she ditched her shoes during the trick or treating process.
Hubs carved his pumpkin and was Super Luigi to Piglet's Mario. Only we couldn't find overalls so a green shirt and prop mustache was the best we could do. At least his hat was authentic. ;)
They kid's painted their pumpkin and then painted themselves. And then the table. And then each other and needed emergency baths before dinner but it's all in the name of Holiday Traditions right?
And then I tried in vain to get a group picture. Maybe one day....
Hope you had a happy Halloween. Let the Christmas countdown begin!