Apparently, I have decided to start nesting. I haven't done this with either of my other children, so I'm a little surprised to see the productivity available to an 87-month pregnant woman. Let's look at what I've done in the past couple weeks.
20: The number of quilt blocks I've sewn. (VERY very easy--I've never done a real quilt before--from this pattern.)
3: The number of newborn-sized dresses I've sewn. (The first is from this pattern, available for free on the internet. Also incredibly easy.)
Apparently, I have a thing for polka dots? (In my defense, the yellow with white polka dots was left over from the dresses I made for Olivia and Mimi for my brother's wedding.)
2: New maternity tops I've made for myself. (The other one, same pattern in solid green, was dirty and unavailable for photographs. The pattern is Built by Wendy from Simplicity--available at JoAnn, with this sleeve modification and a much higher neckline.)
3/4: Gallons of light blue paint used to cover the baby's room walls. I really need to figure out how to find the backlight setting on my camera. This picture is terrible.
87,000: Number of hours spent gathering the sides of this crib skirt.
2: Number of dollars spent on the materials for making my own crib skirt. (It might have been worth it to just buy a dang crib skirt from Walmart.)
By the way, the color of the wall in this picture is much closer than in the picture above.
1: New cover for the moses basket. The old one was just a tad too vintage for me.
5: Number of new crib sheets made. (Two for the moses basket, three for the crib.)
2.5: Dollars spent on materials for each crib sheet.
0.25: Hours spent making each crib sheet. (Definitely worth making your own. Use this tutorial.)
1: New diaper bag. Not made by me, but by Sara, who brought it with her when she came from Indy. Isn't it fantastic? She used this pattern.)
The only vital things left are:
a) get a crib mattress. (We completely hammered the two we used for the other girls, and I threw them away on the way out of Toledo.)
b) have the baby. This Saturday would be best. If any of you have extra time in your prayers you'd like to fill, you could certainly throw in a little plea for me.
c) think of a name. Suggestions welcome.