Friday, December 11, 2009

You could say this is my most important project to date


Baby's first booties, courtesy of Grandma

Now that I've had a chance to tell all the important peeps in my life, I'm happy (and relieved) to finally be able to share with all of you that Tim and I are expecting a new little person in our lives next year! I'm due in April and we're having a girl :)

I was tired the first couple of months but I feel fantastic right now. Just trying to stay in shape, eat well, and absorb all the ins and outs of caring for a baby. And of course, I've been checking out all the maternity sewing patterns (or lack thereof - ahem - I'm looking at you, Burda magazine!). Fortunately we're all aware that there are plenty of non-maternity options that easily accommodate a growing belly, so it's really not so bad, more on that soon.

97 comments:

redhotpepper said...

Congrats! Sleep and go to lots of movies now!!!

Best advice I ever got was, it's the hardest thing you'll ever do but it's the coolest thing you'll ever do.

Leslie said...

I am so happy for you two!!! CONGRATS!!!

Trudy Callan said...

What awesome news! Congratulations! You're going to love being a mom. What cute baby booties.

Beatrice said...

Congratulations! Great news!

Beatrice in Germany

Birgitte said...

Fantastic news, Cogratulations!!!

CarlaF-in Atlanta said...

What wonderful news. Congratulations :)

Rose said...

Congratulations! I'm very happy for you and your family.

Rose in SV

Susan said...

Nice! They are so cute. Great colors.

Susan said...

LOL - I just saw the other comments about sleeping and going to the movies now. I agree - I'm an experienced Auntie of 6! I get tired just looking at my brother and sister's schedule.

Congrats!

cidell said...

YAY!!! Huge congratulations to you and Tim! Here's hoping that the baby share the same birthday as your mom! *cough* ok, and me ;)

Cindy said...

So happy for you and your husband! Thanks for sharing. A lot of changes coming your way, and they are good ones!

Karin said...

Congratulations, that's fantastic news. I wish you a wonderful and carefree pregnancy. Enjoy!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Congratulations! You are in for the ride of your life...a good one but the ride of your life!!! And a little girl...such fun...enjoy!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Babies are awesome! And it's very clever of you to have a baby in April, so you have a tiny baby in the summer. It's nice not to have to lug the baby in and out of the car in the rain, and you can take lots of walks outside.

Cheryl (from Burdastyle)

Nancy K said...

Congratulations! As my son, who is expecting his first child in January said, it's an exciting time in your lives. There are much better pattern for little girl clothing out there too! I wish you an easy pregnancy.

Caitlin said...

Congratulations! I've always enjoyed reading your blog, and I can't wait to see how you make your pregnancy stylish :)

sewingsue said...

Congratulations! here is a link to a great stylish Mom's blog!! http://megannielsen.com/ NAYY

Cisa said...

Congratulations! I look forward to getting to that point sometime in the next few years :)

sonya said...

congratulations that is wonderful news

Rachel said...

Congratulations!!!!

Sigrid said...

Wonderful news. Congratulations and enjoy this special time.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

How exciting :) Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your future bundle of joy...I can't to see the stylish wardrobe you sew up.

Angie R.

Gorgeous Things said...

That is such wonderful news! Congratulations!!!!!

Hana said...

Congratulations!

Lori said...

How exciting, congratulations!

Digs said...

Totally sweet! warm congratulations to both of you.

Pammie said...

Congraulations!!!

Colette said...

Congratulations to you both!!!!! That is wonderful and very exciting news.

Faye Lewis said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Reethi said...

Congratulations!

Vicki said...

HOw exciting!! Congratulations.

Jessica said...

Congratulations!

lsaspacey said...

I knew it from the title in Bloglines! Congrats, I'm so happy for you two.

Anonymous said...

Christina, I am so happy for you!! That is just awesome. Glad you're past the sleepies too. :)

SherryV

melissa said...

Congratulations!! Now's the time to dig out all those old August BWOFs!

rhymeswithspoon said...

omg!! what exciting news! congrats! i hope i get to see you when i'm in town later this month.

Little Hunting Creek said...

Congratulations! What wonderful awesome news!

Uta said...

Congratulations! Enjoy your pregnancy.

Kennis said...

That is so exciting. Congratulations!

Dawn said...

WOW! Too exciting! Congratulations!

Shannon said...

Congratulations!

Debbie Cook said...

Congratulations to you both! Cute booties from Grandma too.

Jacqui said...

Congrats! What wonderful news to share!

Dana said...

Congratulations!

Sew4Fun said...

I knew it, I knew it, I knew it! LOL! When you weren't posting I somehow knew the reason. :) Congratulations!! What an exciting time for you both.

katherine h said...

That's great news! Wishing you well for your pregnancy.

Kelroc said...

Just wnted to add my congrats!

meredithp said...

Congratulations! Looking so forward to seeing sewn maternity and baby clothes. Love the booties! Very talented grandma!

laura said...

That really is big news!! My son was born on April Fool's Day (and Good Friday). Those little booties are so cute and I bet you can't wait to put them on her!

Joy said...

Congratulations! Now we'll get to see more little girl clothes (:

narcissaqtpie said...

SO HAPPY FOR YOU! Congratulations to you & the family!

Lisette M said...

Congratulations!

Leslie in Austin said...

Warmest congratulations and best wishes to you!! I suspect we're about to see the most fashionable maternity wear ever...

stacysews said...

Congratulations!!!! I'm so excited for you both!

Melissa said...

What wonderful news, congratulations to you both!!!! I'm bettin' your daughter will be one stylin' girl! :-)

Sue said...

Fabulous news - enjoy this special time!

Handmade said...

Congratulations - what lovely news - best of luck with everything!

Christy (Columbia Lily) said...

yea for you~~ Congratulations!

AllisonC said...

Wow fantastic news, congratulations, hope you will be making lots of cute outfits to show us (not that you'll have much free time I suppose!).

anita said...

Congratulations!!! :)

lin3arossa said...

Congratulations. You make me reminisce: my 2 yo daughter was born April 2. Wish you the best...

loopylulu said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see what you whip up for the both of you.

nikkishell said...

A HUGE congratulations to you both!!

Tini said...

Congrats to both of you! The maternity patterns are always in the august issue of burda mag :) Ottobre also has maternity clothing in some of their issues!

meli88a said...

Congratulations!

Edris said...

Congrats! Life will never be the same. Enjoy the last few months of just two and get ready the happy years of 3 - or more :)

Amy said...

Congratulations!!! I have some baby patterns I'll give you. Such exciting news!

Saralyn said...

Delurking to say congratulations!

And also to say that one of my favorite maternity tops was a from a Burda pattern envelope.

yaiAnn said...

YAY!!!! Congrats to the both of you!!

Bunny said...

Congratulations to you both! This is wonderful news.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations!!! I had a feeling this news was coming for some reason. Yay, a baby girl to sew for!

gwensews said...

Congratulations, best wishes to you, your husband and that little baby girl who will steal your heart!

rosanne said...

Congratulations! What exciting news!!! I'm so happy for you, Christina! I wish you a joyful pregnancy - do your best to relax and enjoy every moment. From my experience, I really loved the August 2006 BWOF maternity collection the best. And also start thinking about clothes that are nursing friendly - no one told me this so I had a bunch of dresses that worked only for maternity. I wish I had considered nursing functionality at the time because my pre-preggers clothes are all too small and maternity (worn only in the 3rd trimester) are all too big, so I now need an *entirely* new wardrobe.

Nancy W. said...

Wow! Congratulations :-) I guess now you can start sewing baby clothes and layettes. I'm really happy for you.

Linda said...

Congratulations! How exciting -- and it's a little girl. That should make sewing even more fun.

Robyn said...

Congratulations! ((I am too, but it's still a secret! 9 weeks)) Good luck to you!

Cindy May said...

Yikes!! April is almost here!! Can you believe it's only like 12 weeks away! lol. I need to get sewing!!!

senaSews said...

Congratulations, Christina! That's so exciting! All my best wishes!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

How exciting! Congratulations!!!!

Gry said...

I am also delurking to say congratulations and good luck!

Jillian said...

Congratulations!

ambika said...

Congratulations! I have a feeling you'll sport some of the most stylish maternity wear ever.

Johanna said...

Wonderful news! Now you need to put Ottobre magazine on your holiday wish list- it's required sewing especially for baby girls. There's a Yahoo group for it and a Flickr group- you'll find lots of inspiration there! One of the earlier women's issues had quite a few maternity as well as nursing items. Enjoy these days- being pregnant is one of the most precious times we can have, and you get the best gift of all at the end of it!

Marji said...

Congratulations! I'm really excited for you.

Summerset said...

Congratulations! How Exciting!

Curry said...

Congratulations!

Shannon said...

Congratulations! Such exciting news. Yeah, good luck with the maternity sewing. There are some pretty good maternity consignment shops around Seattle, though. Labels on Phinney is pretty good and Me n Moms in Ballard and Lynnwood has a ton. They might be able to help you with some basics.

Katy said...

Congrats!! How exciting!!

Lashell said...

Congratulations!!!

Andrea said...

Congratulations!!!!

cheryl said...

Congratulations! Exciting Times! Maternity sewing is great fun, I know I enjoyed it alot. (Once you figure out the patterns! I swear the big four simply put a maternity label on some plus size fashions!)

http://passionflowermusings.blogspot.com/search?q=maternity

These are some of mine, but if you need any help, feel free to ask!

Enjoy the last few months of just the two of you!

Isabelle said...

Congratulations to you both!

Nishant said...

What awesome news! Congratulations! You're going to love being a mom. What cute baby booties.
Work from home India

Deepika said...

Congratulations! Such wonderful news. I just became an aunt so I've been researching baby patterns too. So much fun sewing and knitting for the little ones.

liz said...

Haven't checked in for forever. I too am pregnant and while I would normally do my blog checking late at night I was instead going to bed at 8:00. Congrats to you guys! Motherhood is great and the hardest thing you'll ever do. But u will love that little one more than u can imagine.

liz said...

Also- the Oliver +S patterns are the sweetest and most fun to sew.