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Here’s a picture of the dress I’ve been working on. I first saw the pattern online and loved it. I did have a few adventures trying to sew it (didn’t buy enough extra fabric for the alterations I wanted to make) but I just love how it turned out. It is very comfortable AND modest – something that I’ve had a hard time finding with maternity clothes. I’d like to make another from the pattern, but we’ll see.
I’m 24 weeks along in this picture. It just blows me away that I’m already 6 months pregnant. Time really has flown.
I do have some concerns about my weight now though. At the beginning, I lost weight, and when I gained it back, it was at a nice and slow pace. Now I’ve been gaining an average of two pounds a week. Even my doctor was concerned about that the last time I was in, but I haven’t really changed how I’ve been eating. It’s one of the things I’ll be asking about at the next appointment, but I suppose to some extent, it’s just one of those things that only time will tell how it goes.
My next project is probably going to be diapers. We already have all the prefolds we need, but the plastic pants I used with S are too worn out to work well with this wee one. When S got older, I made him some fleece diaper covers that worked really well, so I’m leaning toward making smaller fleece covers since I don’t have any little bitty ones. I wanted to sew some all-in-ones, but the prefolds worked so well with us that that’s probably what we’ll do this time around as well.
A diaper bag is on my to-do list as well. There’s some Amy Butler fabric I’d like to get for it, but at $8 and up a yard, I’ve been putting off buying it. Guess I’m too much of a tightwad to get it just yet. :tongue1_tb: Our local fabric store probably has some nice material, but I haven’t made it there recently to look.
A third project I’m contemplating is using some of my scrapbooking stuff to make thank you cards for after baby arrives. I’ve got a ton of nice papers, so all I need to do is actually sit down and do it. Ha! If it’s anything like S’s scrapbook, it’ll be a while. The pages I’m still working on for his book are from his adoption party – which was just barely over three years ago! Guess I’d better get working!