Wednesday, March 04, 2009


nesting has taken a different shape this time around. since i was working full-time up until 2 weeks before owen was born, i was in a panic to get everything ready just in case he came early. i spent the first few days off scrubbing every surface of the house and doing more laundry than i'd ever done in my life. and then, when everything was baby-worthy, and he did not come early, i sat around bored out of my mind.
this go around, i have had NO desire to clean. maybe it's because i have a toddler and the second after i clean it will just be messy again. or maybe it's because i live in an OLD house and can't really tell a difference when the house is clean because it's just that dang old. or maybe it's because i hate cleaning anyways and cleaning when 8 1/2 months pregnant sounds worse than being hung upside down by my toenails when 8 1/2 months pregnant.

this time nesting has been much more enjoyable.

take a gander:

the goods: 1 yummy minky/flannel blanket, 2 receiving blankets, 4 burp cloths, 1 beanie, 2 pairs of booties, 1 onesie.

so, i may have gone a little overboard to make sure this little guy has some home-made goodies from his mama. i think it may be that i feel a little bad that he will live his entire life in hand-me-downs and although owen has his fair share of hand-me-downs from his cousins (thanks miq!) he at least had a shower and got some new things that were all his own. so, i figured i would have to put my creativity to use for #2 and hope he doesn't notice the spit-up stains on all his onesies.
anything else i should add to the stash?


Mom said...

You wore all Miq's hand-me-downs and have gone on to be happy and normal. It's actually kinda nice to not have to find a home for all Owen's old clothes. And Owen ALWAYS looks adorable! (Kinda like his momma.)
The new things are very cute and special. Do you think you'll be up to teaching me how to crochet the cute booties while I'm there? JK
Love you!!!!!

PDCScarbroughpage said...

this is SO sweet. Someday I'll get a sewing machine and refine some barely-there skills. He'll be here soon!

amy said...

all your hand made goodies are to die for! can i pay you to make something homemade for my second little girl?!!! you are so talented, jess. really, have you ever thought about starting your own line of baby stuff?

Carlie said...

So Cute! The little brother onsie turned our ADORABLE! You need to make me some to sell (in all your spare time)! What a lucky little man.

Melissa said...

Your talent amazes me. If you every want to visit you can see all the wares that the talented people sell there. You could have your own store on Etsy. That would be awesome.

Madsen Family said...

jess, i'm impressed. i guess i better learn to knit before i have another little baby. i wish. i am getting so excited for baby #2. do you have a name chosen yet? well, good luck with all! love the baby stuff!