Friday, March 29, 2013

And then there was three

I've been a bit quiet in the last few weeks. I've done a little bit of sewing but gave up after realising that I sewn rows of my HST quilt on the wrong way!
See? Sadly I didn't even realise until I decided to take some braggy blog photos. 
Really it's only a bit of unpicking and re-sewing but I was annoyed at myself so put it aside. Baby brain at it's best :o)

Then on Monday morning this little monkey woke us up at 5.00am
He must have known something big was going to happen that day....
Mummy and Harvey while Mummy had contractions,
and then....

We are thrilled to reveal our next wonderful creation

Lachlan (Lachy) Henry Fox!!!

Born 12.15pm on 25/03/2013

Weighing a HUGE 9lbs 4oz - 4.22kgs!!!
(which explains my ginormous belly)

I'm quite chuffed with this pic - six hour labour from start to finish and I worked bloody hard but I actually look fairly sprightly. Even if I do say so myself :o)

Lots of meat on Lachy's bones - explains where all of that ice cream I was eating went!

My boys.
Damn, I'm lucky!

Were home and settling in. Lachy seems to be feeding well and on day five is only 120gms under his birth weight. I feel like I'm re-learning breast feeding as Lachy learns but we're getting there.
We've already received lots of lovely congratulations via Instagram and Twitter (@copperpatch for both) and I thought I'd better get some pics up on the blog while I have the energy.

Time to catch some zzz's before the next feed.

Abbe xx

Monday, March 4, 2013

Dancing pants

I still have big ideas about developing some seamstress skills so that I can confidently make clothes for myself and the kids.
I made some Foxy Pants for the wee one to be with a cute fox fabric that I bought at Spotty.
They are reversible, made with the pattern from Anna Maria Horner's book, 'Handmade Beginnings'.
Way back when, I made some from the same pattern for Harvey.

Harvey and I went to our local PWS a few weeks ago and he saw this fabric and wanted to hold the bolt - they are all of his favourite animals at the moment.
I couldn't resist buying some.
I made him some PJ pants from the pattern from my newest book purchase, 'Make it Perfect' by Toni Coward. I really like this pattern, they seemed to come together really easily. 
Harvey particularly loves the 'elphants'!!
I will buy some plain tops and applique some of the animals to go with the dacks.

Another bet each way for the bubba-to-be.
Some pink piggy pants for a girly one and some roary lion ones for a boy flavour.
These were from the free tutorial from the Made by Rae blog.

I finished stripping a few weeks ago. I love how it turned out and I'll definitely be making a different version sometimes down the track. I'm hoping to get some batting and get this quilted before the birth-day but since I'm 37 weeks tomorrow.....we'll see.....

Today I managed to tidy the nursery and changed things around from how we had them for Harvey. I want things to feel different. I've unpacked lots of neutral jumpsuits and have almost got my head around the fact that the baby will be here within days and at most three or four weeks. Eeek!
Harvey seems to have settled into his new room and we're getting used to having a monitor on to listen to his rather hilarious morning chattering.
Time for bed.
And I'd better turn that monitor on now that I thought about it...oops!
Ab x