Friday, August 20, 2010
so we had a baby. he's wonderful. he looks just like his brothers and i'm sure will be every bit as ornery in time. he's just, you know, perfect. it's a good thing we waited til our thirties to start a family, because if i was a spring chicken i'd probably have more kids than the duggars. i just looooove newborns.
vital stats - he was born at 8:38am, weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces, and 20 1/2 inches long. he's the easiest birth i've had, only 8 minutes of pushing, and he's an expert breastfeeder right out of the gate. the older kids are so enthralled with him - no jealousy or issues there, except that the poor baby may get smothered with stuffed animals. they keep bringing him gifts and toys, fighting over who gets to throw away his dirty diapers. and it's awesome. i feel so incredibly blessed to have all this.
this weekend i am planning to do some sewing, my folks are keeping the older kids for a sleepover and i am excited to make some stuff. i have a quilt kit that arrived today - from quilts for kids. if you've never heard of it, please find out more, they do great work. there currently isn't a chapter in kansas, but i plan on trying to get some people involved. for now though, i wanted to give something back for all the goodness in my life. and the free kit i received is soooo great! it's amy schimler fabrics, with the cutest turtles and a fun quilt pattern. it's all precut and includes directions, so if you're a beginner, this would be a good project for you! they do ask that you return the finished quilt within 6 weeks, and also include another of your own making. i'll post some pics as i get started with it - hopefully saturday night!