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What I would wear Wednesday…



I love to sew, unfortunately I haven’t had time, or patience to sew for myself.

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I love this skirt, I did try making it with jersey fabric tonight, but it just wasn’t working for me (the lack of sleep probably wasn’t helping). Tomorrow, I think I will try and make it with some thicker fabric.

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I love the colour, the style, everything about this shirt (or is it a dress? Either way, I want to make one like it!)

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I don’t know what it is about bows lately, but I am becoming obsessed with them. I love this dress.

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Something a little more casual. I have about 35894598435 meters of jersey knit fabric I could use…

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You had me a the ruffles and the buttons.

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Because maybe this will help me sleep at night?

I can’t wait to show off the things I make!




I don’t think I have been this stressed ever.

Not during high school (even during exams)

Not when I moved 9824239874239874 miles away from my darling baby daddy. (I was gone for 362 days)

Not when we were planning our wedding. Bridezilla, I was not. No really, we could have eloped and I would have been happy.

Not when we were pregnant with Little T.

Why am I stressed?

  • I have 52 days till Bubsie is here.
  • Bubsie still has no name.
  • I sewed a diaper up wrong and had to undo it all. I hope it works.
  • I’m stressed about pumping and taking care of both of my babies all while Rich is at work.
  • I’ve never used a haberman bottle, and now I have to use one full time with Bubs.
  • A friends brothers girlfriend just had a baby and baby had a cleft palate. Baby had a feeding tube and that scares me.
  • that I’m not giving Little T enough attention. I know I am, it’s just mommy guilt. (we cuddle and read as many books as he wants at night time.)
  • Little T still isn’t sleeping through the night. He wakes up at midnight (he hates being wet) and we change him and give him a bottle, then (depending on how I feel) he either stays in his bed or he sleeps with us. Which is painful, that kid is a mover.

Reasons to not stress.

  • I still have 52 days till Bubsie is here
  • Bubsie is a mover
  • Little T has been especially clingy/loving on mommy. I love it.
  • I know that I can pump, and that I will figure out a schedule for when Rich is at work.
  • I have an amazing support team, if Bubs needs a feeding tube I know that they will be with me to help me all along the way.
  • even though Little T is sleeping in our bed every night, and that he beats me all night long, I get the best hugs and kisses and cuddles in the morning. Definitely making it worth it.
  • I got all my fabric and snaps that I ordered. So far I have only used the snaps, but the fabric is washed/dried and ready to go!
  • I have an amazing husband who loves me, even when I am crazy.
  • My baby boy adores me.



*the childrens hospital not only saved my life (I was a 29 weeker) but will be where Bubsie gets all the treatment baby needs*

My to-do list. revisted.


So I started this list at twenty weeks, I think I have accomplished a ton!

Kaits list of stuff that needs to get done before Bubsie gets here:

  • decide if Bubsie and Little T are sharing a room or not. I’d like them to, but I don’t want Bubs to keep T up all night. The verdict is, sharing a room depending on Bubsies health
  • organize baby clothes, pull out all gender neutral items.
  • buy another crib. thank goodness we have that Ikea gift card!
  • finish the snuggly sleep carseat bag thing.
  • finish the newborn pjs that I have cut out, but not sewn together yet.
  • finish the kitchen (all that’s left is to tile the back-splash)
  • finish the tile in the master bathroom
  • re-arrange Little T’s room, it is driving me NUTS.
  • put the closet doors on T’s closet.
  • put the door on T’s bedroom
  • fence the backyard
  • have Gus fully house trained (he’s about 98% trained) (Since finding out that Bubsie has a cleft, we found a family home for Gus)
  • sell my valco baby stroller (anyone interested? have I got a deal for you!)

New things to add to the list

  • make these diapers in newborn/small size
  • finish making the baby blankets for T and for Bubsie
  • organize our bedroom
  • sort through our clothes and make a give away pile
  • finish and organize the pantry

I know there are more, but that should keep me busy for a few more weeks!

EDITED TO ADD: I added a new “page” called “crafty crafter” full of current and future projects that I am working on. Once the project is complete I will add pictures. I can’t wait to show everyone what I have done!



Things I have come to the conclusion of (in the past 10 days)

– I hate hate hate minky fabric.

– sinus colds suck

– Little T likes to pee in the potty. (yesterday he signed “potty” and “please” and the proceed to pee in the potty!! So far he has peed in the potty 5 times (3 yesterday and 2 today)

– when I feel like crap (sinus cold) my house reflects that. it does not help that Little T is intent on destroying EVERYTHING

– I have found even MORE projects that I want to make for Bubsie. I think I’m going to make a side-bar list of all that I have done/want to do.

– I’m going to finish Bubsies knit sweater (pictures to come this week) possibly tonight

– I love chocolate chip cookies. Yesterday I craved them, but only wanted them in my ice-cream. So I made a whole batch just for that.

– I made this for supper. DELISH. I made it with linguine instead of thick noodles…so good!!

– Little T’s 8th tooth finally came in. Now we are working on all 4 molars. Fun times. not.

– We went to Cirque du Soleil. It was amazing. thanks Joe!

– The night we left Little T, I slept for 9.5 hours, straight. I haven’t done that since before I was pregnant with T.

– We went to this pub after Cirque, it was so yummy.

– sleep training Little T sucks more than sinus colds.

– I sold our Valco stroller, now I’m on the hunt for a lightweight double. any ideas?

– our internet hates me. Every few minutes it stops working.

– Little T has been off dairy for 2+ months (raw dairy, if it is cooked like in cookies or cake etc, he seems to do alright with it). He is a different person.

– we had both of our doctor appointments. One scale said I was 150 (so 2lbs above pre-pregnancy) and the other said I was 153. I’m not sure who to believe.

– I am happy with my weight gain.

– 3 weeks till we see Bubsie again! I can’t wait to see that precious face!!


Rich has to go to work, so until later


Pity party.


Today has been a no good horrible rotten day.

This morning was great, I started sewing while HotBabyDaddy went to the Remembrance day service in town (Little T was sleeping, so we stayed home.)  and all was well with the world.

Then we went to the inlaws.

I love my inlaws, honestly I do. My sister-in-law (I call her my Seeester) is one of my nearest and dearest friends.

But sometimes they drive me up the wall.

Usually it is when I am PMSing. (Whic FYI, is not the case for today)

I don’t know what it was today, but all I wanted to do was cry, or punch someone in the ovaries.

It didn’t help that I found out today, that we don’t get to go to Mexico in January (thanks AHS, I’m still p’od at you). I know, what a thing to cry about.

People are starving everywhere and I’m upset because I don’t get to go on a vacation.

To top it off, there hasn’t been much sleep here, Little T is cutting a tooth, and has an ear infection AND last night his breathing was so bad that we took him to emerg. Turns out the Dr thinks it’s asthma, we’ll see.

I don’t want to complain. I don’t like complaining. But sometimes I feel like no one around me is listening.

I put so much hope into that vacation. It was our chance to get away from this crazy little town. Our chance to introduce Little T to something new and exciting (not that he will really care, or remember). It was what was keeping me sane.

Lé sigh.

Either really angry, or constipated.