Well, window shopping anyway. I'm sitting on the couch next to a feverish Little cub and doing some browsing for the belly and the baby. Eager to share...
One of my favorite baby splurges after Little Cub was born was a set of Adonis and Anais muslin swaddle blankets.
The perfect size and weight for a nursing cover, for swaddling, and for keeping the sun out of the stroller. And now, I have found a tutorial for making my own! Sweet. Because the ones I bought were not cheap at all and I'm sure that our little girl will not want to sport blue elephants. Not at all. Tutorial at The Crafting Chicks
On my wish list... the Blooming Bath
. You put this is your sink and wash baby as usual. When you're done, you can throw it in the dryer for 15 minutes or hang it up to dry. I love this because my version of the newborn bath is my bathroom sink lined with layers of towels and receiving blankets that make quite a mess. I do not like baby bathtubs... I do not like to hear babies scream while being bathed. This item is ingenious.
I am rather taken with the sweet Korean maternity dresses I keep running into on the internet. I'm sure I would have given in to my urge to purchase by now if certain barriers didn't keep coming up. Namely, shipping costs. And also being slightly uneasy about purchasing from unknown sources after a recent frustrating incident with a Chinese source (I was duped by a shop on Etsy). A final mental obstacle is that my limited experience with Korean apparel is that it runs teeny tiny. Pregnancy is not time to play around with teeny tiny.
Most of my pregnancy clothes are non-maternity and I find it much more comfortable that way (until the final stretch when nothing at all is comfortable). A recent outfit I was able to put together involved a new pro-life t-shirt from StandTrue
which is the youth outreach of Priests for Life. I bought the above t-shirt at a recent conference and am able to pair it with a Summer weight black jersey maxi-skirt I found at BJ's for $15. They are both size small but very light and stretchy. (Anyone else notice that size "small" is bigger than it used to be? I mean, no pregnant woman should be able to wear a size small anything. Vanity sizing indeed.) The t-shirt reads "Abortion does not kill a potential human person. Abortion kills a human person with great potential."
Add sandals and I have an outfit to rival sweats and a hoodie in comfort.
I thought I knew what I was wearing for Easter Mass but it seems that my belly got a good deal bigger than last time I checked. If I have time (haha) I'm thinking of converting one of my pretty, but older non-maternity skirts by adding a knit panel. I was inspired by the above photo and tutorial at Thrift Store Refashion
. In fact, I think I need to go find my scissors and a cotton guinea pig now...