It’s a little on the blurry side, but I had gotten so many compliments on the skirt I’m wearing in this photo that I wanted to share this outfit with you. The skirt comes from Style J. I purchased it through a group that gets together and puts in a bulk order every now and then, so I got a really great deal on it! I seriously LOVE it!
I’ve been doing a lot of sewing this week (sorry for the super small diaper photo!) I’ve been showing a lot of my progress on the Raising Arrows facebook page via Instagram. (I’m amyarrows on Instagram if you’d like to see our daily life in photos…that is, when I remember to actually take a photo of what we’re doing!)
The blanket is probably not gender neutral enough, but the soft flannel was calling my name, so I caved. And yes, that diaper has a purple background, but I have no qualms about putting my boys in purple. I’m planning to post more about the diapers and pattern and all of that after I have more of my stash finished, but for inquiring minds, it is a Mama Bird pattern which used to be free, but is now for sale from what I hear.
And lookie! I’m having an onion! My 14 year old son who is out of town today asked that I call him and tell him what size the baby is as soon as the ticker turned over. The kids all sit around on Thursday nights and guess what the baby will be on Friday. It’s hilarious!
Other fun facts:
*This is the first week I have not felt nauseous at all. You have no idea how grand it is to be able to eat and not worry how you are going to feel in 30 minutes.
*There is this one particular Mexican restaurant I could eat at 50 times a week and never get tired of it. They know me by name. It is sad.
*On Sunday, we had some good friends over. All 3 of us mamas were pregnant. All 3 of us have suffered in some way…one with 2 stillbirths, one with a reversal that did not seem it would ever bring a new baby, and myself with our little Emily and 2 back to back miscarriages this past winter. What rejoicing there was (and a whole lot pregnancy talk)!
*Ty has me call him if it has been a while and baby hasn’t moved and then finally does. We’re a little skiddish.
*My middle kiddos call baby “the newborn”. They pray for Mommy and “The Newborn” every night.
*We haven’t even begun to look at names for this baby. We have a 5 letter rule (yes, I know, you have my permission to roll your eyes). We accidentally named our first 3 children with 5 letter names and then decided that was pretty cool considering my name is 3 letters and Ty’s is 2 and 3+2=5. Cheesy, but charming.
Have a blessed weekend!