Here i go, jumping on the end of the year, wrap up blog post wagon....Everyone is doing it!
This year, lots of things were made. Quilts were quilted, and assorted things were crocheted and sewn but most important of all...my most crafty endeavor by far....i made a baby!! She is the sweetest and cutest one you will ever lay eyes upon ( of course i know all you other mothers feel the same about your own little ones!! and that is ok, we will just agree to disagree!).
Who knows what this coming year will hold. I don't make resolutions because i really need nothing else to feel guilty about in my life when i inevitably don't accomplish it...so i will set some goals. Small ones are very likely, and crafty ones and perhaps a few that have to do with being healthier. I can't commit to any just yet, perhaps that will be another post.
Have a happy new year everyone...you all have been wonderful blog friends. I hope that you are doing something fun tonight. I will be back soon with some more baby updates, of course, and a giveaway to start the new year.
You have to try this....i was blog reading the other day and came across this recipe for popcorn cake. It was so easy and it is so yummy. Avery and i took a little time together last night and threw this together in no time. Go check it out at Blissfully Content blog.
Today I am practicing a new skill....blogging while holding the baby. Typing with one hand and bouncing the baby with the other is tricky!!!
This little bit of a girl is changing every day....she is not getting bigger, just changing. Is that not the sweetest smile. She has even been making little happy sounds and squeals.
Here she is having the classic nap with Daddy...we were all up a little more than usual due to a extra feeding to fatten this baby up and the lunar eclipse so sleep was in order!
I will try my best not to make this blog only about a baby, but at the moment i have to say i am quite smitten and want to share the cuteness with all of my blog friends. One day i will sew, craft, quilt and/or bake again! I am sure of it.
Here is sweet Delilah, one week old...i feel like it is going fast already. :o( She is spending a little more awake time with us and is turning toward us when we talk to her. Isn't she sweet?
Here are just a few more pictures from the week. This one was while she and i were still in the hospital.
We are all getting to know one another and working on getting settled in.
It seems like Delilah might be a thumb sucker. I think i am ok with that. Why not right?
She is sleeping pretty great at night(one feeding and we are getting about 8 hours a night of sleep) and in the morning big sister takes over and holds her while we get dressed and have breakfast. I knew having big kids with a new baby was going to be good!
No pictures yet...but by this time tomorrow we will have a baby....well in under twelve hours we will have a baby. I am going in the morning for a planned c-section. I can not wait to share our new little person with everyone!!! We are split here in our house on whether it is going to be a boy or a girl. So keep us all in mind and say a little prayer if you think of it.
I am also being featured over at quiltstory tomorrow for the quilt i made my friend as she is going through breast cancer treatments. I hope if you have a minute and you have not already seen it you will take a minute and go check it out. Thanks Heather and Megan for featuring me, i am flattered again!
What came in the mail for us. I have the coolest blog friends!!! These two packages came to my door over the last weeks. I was shocked, excited and thrilled to receive them. Thank you's don't seem like enough.
This first one is from Kristin of Woollypetals blog. I have no idea when she had the time to make or send me anything when she is about to have a new little baby herself any day now. Isn't that the cutest hat you have ever seen?...and that beautiful fabric back there is a hooter hider, I love it!!! She also sent this adorable snowman as a memory/reminder of the time of your our new little person would be born. Isn't he cool? He is a little jar full of "snow". Thank you so much for thinking of us and taking time to make these things. I love them!
These cute things were sent to me from another blog friend....around our house we call her the other Leslie, since that is me too! She makes all sorts of fun things to gift and sell in her local area and blogs at Chasing Bluebirds Blog. She sweetly set aside this soft block for our baby. I love the ribbons all around it for the baby to play with! She did not want my big kids to be forgotten so she sent along these adorable owls that have a little pocket there on their bellies....for teeth. They are tooth owls! Cute right? Leslie, you already know i love it all. Thank you again.
Blog friends are awesome! I only hope that i someday get the chance to meet these girls in person.
My name is Leslie. I live in Virginia. I am a wife to Chris, a super husband/great daddy/army officer/PhD student. I am a mother to three very exciting kids, Avery and Mitchell, ages 13 and 10 and baby Delilah who is 4. I am a little crafty. I love fabric, quilting and I love my friends and family. I hope here I can keep up with all of you that are so very far away.
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