Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Keeping busy while waiting for baby

While we wait patiently for the little miss' arrival, I've had a few projects going!

I finished the sheers for the kitchen window, and even did a little "mock up" of how I want the window seat to look. I used every red placemat, napkins, and even some dishtowels since I didn't have any red fabric to drape over the cushion. This is definitely a "rough" version :)

Is this the cutest thing you've ever seen? Hubby practiced the moby wrap newborn carry with a little bear. I love this man so much!

I made a nursing cover with some pretty pink and white fabric, following this tutorial. (The description is slightly... crass, but I'm thankful for the good tutorial)

This took me a really, really long time! Poor hubby had to put up with all my painting supplies being out for a while :) We received a cookie jar as a gift for our wedding, and it didn't match our kitchen. Since I never used it, I tried my hand at painting (again!) I really like how it turned out, and now it matches our kitchen exactly! It's becoming a counter top staple!

Last, but not least, Simplicity 4709 in the works for the wee one :) I used the leftover fabric from this skirt I altered. I can't wait to wear it and dress baby girl in the dress!

Also, I would like to ask for everyone's prayers that the delivery be quick and easy for mommy and baby. We are due Thursday, and I would love for baby to come very soon and on her own. My midwives won't induce till 10 to 14 days overdue, but I'd really like to avoid the "post date" testing that would start Monday. I would really appreciate prayers that she not be jaundiced (a few factors make her more at risk for this) and that we might be able to have a healthy birth without intervention of any kind, and that she would be a good nurser! Thankyou so much for your prayers. Most importantly, may God be glorified in the process and by this little life He has created!!

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee." --Isaiah 26:3


~ Shannon said...

Wow, you have been busy! I was so excited to see your ticker on the Sensibility forums today -- just two days! Now if baby will only arrive "on time"... ;-) I will certainly be praying for you, and I can't wait to see this new little one that God has added to your family!

Love in Christ,

Emily, wife of Jeremy said...

Consider yourself smothered in prayer!!!

I love to see your sewing projects. The nursing cover will become your best friend. They make great emergency blankets, sunshields, changing pads, napkin, etc. : )

Snossy said...

SOOO excited for you and looking forward to hearing about the birth and your new little girl!!!

Loren in AU (long time follower of your blog) :)

Jecca said...

praying for you! everything looks beautiful :)


Sommer said...

I will be remembering all of your requests in my prayers. May the Lord bless your labor and delivery and may you find joy in this sweet blessing soon to be with you!

Lots of love,

Anonymous said...

I am definitely in prayer for you; and SOOO excited about your coming baby girl! Be encouraged that our Lord gently leads those that are with young. :)
All your projects look great; I love the window seat! And Colin practicing the Moby is fabulous!

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you. May the Lord bless this birth.
~Shannalee from S&S forum

Jodi said...

I will be praying for a quick and easy delivery!! :) I know you are ready!

I know it's easy for me to say, but don't worry about the jaundice. My daughter had to stay an extra night and had several follow-ups because of jaundice. I was really freaked out, but the nurses told me it was very, very common and not a big deal. Don't let it worry you!

And the plastic grocery bags do make *excellent* wet bags for cloth diapers!

Mackenzie said...

Oh everything looks lovely! Your window seat mock up reminds me of our "Avon box coffee table" when we were first married. ;) All of your sewing projects look wonderful! I can't wait to meet your little daughter!! The pic with the moby wrap is so cute! (Let me know how you like it!) Joe loves "wearing" the babies too...which is great for when they start to get to heavy for the mama! Anthony has somehow scattered pancake over my entire living room, so this very very long comment will now end! :)

Jennifer Lavin said...

I love all your crafts, Lauren! You're such a wonderful homemaker! :)

Praying for you and your little girl's safe arrival. May the Lord bless you with strength and peace this week!

"when worries threaten to overwhelm me, Your soothing touch makes me happy" - Ps. 94:19

Keri said...

How exciting that your little girl arrives any time! Your projects are lovely (I especially like the cookie jar!) Have fun being a new momma!

Lisa said...

I am praying for you and baby. I wanted a natural birth too and read the book "Birth Skills" by Juju Sundin. I cannot tell you how much it helped me to manage the pain naturally.

I am sorry that I am telling you about this book so late but if you like I can give you more information about the natural pain management techniques that the book describes. Alternatively, do a search for the book and you might find some good information about it.

It helps you not to panic and to feel in control when the contractions get really strong.


Serena said...

I'll pray for a quick, easy delivery and healthy mama and baby! Also, if nursing is difficult, get help! Every bit of effort you put into it is SOOOOOOOOOOOO worth it! I can hardly wait to see pictures of your new daughter!

Gillian said...

Praying for you, Lauren! I hope all goes well and quickly (and soon!) Your projects are all adorable - I'm so impressed you're still sewing so close to your due date :)

Sarah said...

Praying for you too, dear Lauren! May the birth be uncomplicated and your wee one in your arms before too long!

Teal said...

Hi Lauren! I love you blog! It is now Saturday, so I hope there is a little baby in your arms and not in your belly! God is so good!


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