Protected: Babies, Babies, Everywhere!

November 13th, 2008 by Rachel

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Protected: Hooray!

October 20th, 2008 by Rachel

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Protected: Newborn Babywearing

July 7th, 2008 by Rachel

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Sugar Pictures & Birth Story

May 30th, 2008 by Rachel

Birth Story

The music is “With My Own Hands” by Jack Johnson and Ben Harper, from the Curious George soundtrack.

Pregnancy Update: 37 Weeks

May 22nd, 2008 by Rachel

This update is a little late this week, things have been busy around here. Thomas got the bassinet and car seat out this weekend, and he finished cleaning out our last closets that needed organizing. We are just about as ready as we can be now. I haven’t washed all of our old newborn clothes yet, but we have a lot of basic onesies, pants and socks washed. I can’t bring myself to wash and fold all the newborn boy clothes, so if it’s a boy, someone will be busy.

My appointment with my midwife yesterday was uneventful. Baby’s head is down with only a slight wiggle in my pelvis, which is good. I’m carrying ridiculously low, which is a comment I hear almost everywhere I go, as if I didn’t feel it every time I sit down, or when my belly bangs into my legs when I walk up stairs. I’m experiencing a lot of Braxton-Hicks contractions, and have been for the past several weeks, but they are getting stronger and more noticeable these days, often making me stop what I am doing if I’m walking around or something. A lovely self-portrait from today, the angle is a little off, but you get the idea:

Bud is just almost as excited as we are, which is so sweet. I hope the excitement lasts. A couple days ago, after his nap, I told him that I had a surprise for him. He looked up with such excitement, and asked, “Our baby came out?” It almost made me cry it was so sweet. We talk about Our Baby a lot, and it is really helpful that two of our good friends have had babies recently. We checked out the best book about having a new baby – “Hello Baby!” by Lizzy Rockwell. It’s the only book I’ve found that shows a mother nursing a baby, not the big brother/sister giving the baby a bottle, and other little tidbits like showing a baby with an umbilical cord stump are helpful, too.

Bud is unwavering in his belief that this baby is a girl, though we try to prepare him often that it could just as well be a boy. Out of curiousity, I asked him last night what Our Baby’s name is going to be and he answered, very matter-of-fact, “Our Baby.” Of course. This little video shows off Bud’s new, professional haircut after I managed to butcher it last week, and he shows a little of his knowledge about babies.

Protected: Baby Name Contest

May 17th, 2008 by Thomas

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Protected: Pregnancy Update: 36 Weeks

May 14th, 2008 by Rachel

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Protected: Pregnancy Update: 35 Weeks

May 5th, 2008 by Rachel

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Baby Sewing

April 28th, 2008 by Rachel

I finally finished my “essential” list of baby sewing items, I think. I just ordered some PUL so I might go ahead and make some diapers as time permits, but we’ll see. Preparations for teaching my first Bradley series are quite time consuming these days.

First, I ripped apart my old ring sling, added some brown backing fabric and made myself another pouch. I like my old pouch sling, but this one is a little roomier.

Then I made a new ring sling with a lighter fabric.

And a nursing cover…

I finally finished a mei tai carrier for myself. I revamped how I sew them (padded the shoulder and waist straps, added an adjustable crotch area so that you can carry baby forward-facing and put on a sleeping hood) and have gotten a lot of practice by making them as gifts. The first one is mine and the second one is one I made recently for a friend.

I gave my Moby Wrap away, so I need to get some material for that (or purchase some from a friend with extra?), but it takes no sewing. Now Baby will be adequately carried around while I chase Bud!

Protected: The Business of Being Born

April 14th, 2008 by Rachel

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