Saturday, April 13, 2013

Sewing For Baby Bump

I decided to pretend I'm actually good at sewing today. Maternity clothes can be expensive so I thought I'd try my hand at making a nice knit skirt with a stretchy yoga waist band. It cost me about $8.00 but next time, I'll make sure to use a coupon and hopefully save a bit more on the fabric. This is the tutorial I followed

I've yet to sew something without screwing it up somewhere along the way. I had several blunders today, but I have to say my favorite was when I accidentally sewed the top of the skirt completely together eliminating the hole to step through. I didn't even realize I had done it until I tried to attach the waist band and was startled to discover there was no longer an opening in the skirt! Whoops. It seems I spend a good deal of my sewing time unpicking my seams and fixing my mistakes. Oh well. In the end, it turned out quite cute and I'm certain I can make another one in half time with half the mistakes and hopefully half the price.

See my nice stretchy waist band. I have it folded down in the picture but I can also wear it up over my belly as it grows.

Here's my first baby bump picture at almost 15 weeks pregnant with twins!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Double Line

In case you're not friends with me on Facebook and missed the memo, here's a quick update from my life.

Nathan and Laurel sittin' in a tree,
First comes love,
Then comes marriage
Then comes……
You guessed it, the baby in the baby carriage! We are expanding our family this September. But wait, let's not forget the rest of the song.
Get out the diapers,
Get out the pins,
Laurel and Nate are having TWINS!

As a side note, while it may seem rather teenage pregnancy-ish to buy a pregnancy test from the dollar store, they really work. So next time, rather than paying $7.00 for a stick to pee on, just head to the Dollar Tree or Dollar General for a $1.00 test!

We are super excited and feel incredibly blessed for these two little miracles from God! We should find out the genders in 4 weeks, so stay tuned......

Not that you can actually see anything in this picture, but here's our ultrasound at 10 weeks.