Sunday, August 23, 2009

A shift in paradigm.

Let me be the first to admit that I have always been a jeans a tee shirt kind of girl. ALWAYS. I was a tomboy as a kid, and things just went downhill from there. While I do clean up well on the rare occasion, I would prefer to generally look like a bum. Or as my loving husband calls it, 'frumpy'.

I am 33 years old.

When I got pregnant 10 or so months ago, I made myself pretty much all dresses for pregnancy attire. I lived in those dresses for my whole pregnacy. Now that i'm not pregnant, i'm finding that I still want to wear those dresses. Well, not those dresses, because they're maternity dresses, and they are starting to look a little frumpy since i've already lost 25 pounds. But I just want to wear dresses now. How could that be!? Could I possably be leaving behind my comfy jeans for more femine fare?

Don't get me wrong, i still have no desire to put on panty hose and heels (I should point out that I own about 12 pair of heels, altough I never wear them. Strange), but I do want to wear the dresses.
Now I have a reason to make all those great dress patterns i've been hoarding for the last few years for no other reason other than I thought they were pretty.

First up (I think) is going to be a vintage pattern. McCalls 5176. Ain't it sexy? I'm hoping I can get it done by Christmas. I have a new baby, and sewing time seems to be next to nothing. Also, it's at least a size or two too small, so i'll have to venture into the world of altering. Boo!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

She's a girl!

Ok, just so we're all on the same page, i'm starting this post at 5:48pm on Wednesday. Let's see if I can finish it before

12:01 am FRIDAY Suzanna Marie was born on Saturday August 8th at 1:45 am. No Lynn, I didn't hold out for you, she did! lol

She was 7 pounds 10 ounces, and 21inches long. She was awake and alert at birth. I atribute that to the fact that I didn't ahve an epidural during labor. I did have something that I can't reamember the name of at about 10 pm, but i'm sure it was pretty wore off by the time she was delivered.

(11:08 am, friday morning...)
This is Suzanna right after she was born. I'm working on getting a few current pics of her. I can't believe how pretty and chubby in the face she already is. She a little blonde too, just like me. lol

(3:03 pm) I'm hoping to have some newer pics up soon. But, as you can see, it's taken me two whole days to post these two. lol

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

40 weeks pregnant

40 weeks preggo today. The baby doesn't seem very interested in coming out.

All I know is I spent weeks 30 - 37 making sure I did everything to keep the baby IN. now that it's finally time to come out, baby isn't interested. Figures! I can't wait to be induced next week! Or not.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

39 weeks preggo

Yes, there's me on Tuesday the 28th at 39 weeks pregnant. I really don't think I can get much bigger.

I keep trying to convince the baby to come out. I tell the baby every day "Hey little baby, don't you want to come out and meet your family, play with your toys and breath actual air? Things out here have to be more exciting than what you got going on in there. Don't you want to come out?" Apparently this means nothing to a baby that has no concept of air, toys and family, because so far this kid isn't budging! lol

Anyday now. Kid can't stay in here forever!