Here is my latest belly pic.
|35 weeks 2 days|
The baby's room is totally done. The clothes are cleaned. We bought a diaper genie. I was just planning on using the diaper pail I bought, but my husband decided a diaper genie was a good idea.
It wasn't the easiest thing to put together, but here it is. ( The nursery is looking awfully crowded right now)
The only thing I have left to do is sewing.
I have made (and still have some to sew up) some burp cloths using receiving blankets and towels. I bought some colourful receiving blankets and cut them in half. I also bought some towels on sale- two bath towels for $6.98. I cut the towels in half and then in half again. I sewed the two right sides together on three sides. I then flipped them over and sewed the other end. I wanted something that would be pretty, but still absorbent.
So out of 1 towel, I got 4 pieces of terry cloth. I used 3 receiving blankets, and some of that duck fabric you see later on in this post.
I already made some homemade nursing pads using two layers of flannel and one layer of fleece. They work quite well and stay in place better than the commercial ones a friend bought me.
Here is how I made them.
|Step 1: I folded a piece of flannel in half. I happened to find this piece at a second hand store and I washed it up. I traced circles on it that were 4.5 inches wide.|
|I traced the circles using this trusty flower pot and a pen. Not the best way, but I didn't have a fabric pen.|
I also got my my ring sling and my udder cover in the mail this week.
|Here is the ring sling. It is cute comfy to wear. Just needs to be washed and ironed as it is very wrinkly.|
|Here is the ring sling in action. My cat was a good test subject. Don't mind my tank top... it can't cover my belly any more.|
|Here is the udder cover. It seems pretty nice. I will have to see how it works with the baby.|
Another thing I want to share is what a friend of mine gave me today.
|A Winnie the Pooh Quilt|
My final news is that I am going to be an Aunt again. My sister is expecting baby number 5
|This is her bump at only 8 weeks. They are checking for twins at her next ultrasound.|