Wednesday, September 3, 2008

did ya think....

I had the baby?? Well, I didn't.


If you've ever had a baby, or been married to a lady who's had a baby, you'll know what I'm going through. I'm done. Totally done being pregnant. The baby, on the other hand, does not seem to get this message. This week has been particularly difficult as it started out with what I thought were immanent signs of labor (stomach flu symptoms), but no, turns out I most likely had the flu. It's the worst feeling to constantly be anticipating something you really don't have control over. You would think it's no big deal, the baby has to come out sometime, right?? Well I don't think so. I think I might just end up being terminally pregnant. Sounds ridiculous, but that's really how it feels. You mamas, you know.


Well, I have been working a bit. Sewing and knitting my fingers to the bone. Getting ready to try the cloth diapers with this little one. I didn't want to try fitted diapers like I did with Finn, but decided to just go the pre-fold and wool cover route. And in an attempt to be so very resourceful, I made my pre-folds from old flannel blankets and t-shirts that were going to the rag-bag anyways, so my cloth-diapers have cost me next to nothing - we'll see if it actually works out. I have most of my wool covers made, and now they just need to be lanolized, and I will need to make some more pre-folds, but I think I have time, seeing as this baby is never coming and I'm just going to be pregnant for the rest of my life.


And, what do you know, this is my 500th post. My, oh, my. Because it's the cool "500th post" thing to do, I decided I would have a little give-away.

I've got another of my little vintage-y aprons (newly made from vintage fabrics, replicating a vintage style) that can be worn as either a smock or a half-apron, and a matching tea towel for you. If you want to enter your name, leave a comment - and share the love, pass the word. I'll pick a name when I'm slightly less cranky. That will probably be next week. Around Wednesday. Yes, I'll hopefully have a darling bundle in my arms and be far less cranky next Wednesday. Unless, of course, I'm right about this perpetual state of pregnancy, then I'll still draw a name, but I'll probably be cranky.

47 comments:

Mod Girl said...

Well, I thought you had the baby... I can so relate to how you are feeling right now, been there. It is not fun.

My you are productive. The most productive I've been at the end of my pregnancies is scraping dried paint off of windows and taking a toddler to the dentist.

Enter me. I love everything you make. Love the new header too.

annemcd said...

You poor thing! I think you're right -- the day you finally resign yourself to the fact that you will be pregnant forever and there's just no use in thinking about there actually being a baby in there, the craziest thing happens. You go into labor.

I'll pray for you and the littlest trouble maker! Keep us posted!

Lisa said...

I feel for you. I would probably still be pregnant with Isabella to this day, if no medical intervention was called in. Your doing a great job at keeping busy. Good luck with the cloth!

Picky Bear said...

I thought you had the baby. I even had a dream about it! Of course I knew we'd hear about it before I saw it on here...but still, I thought it was possible. You are in our prayers, we are so excited for another nephew!

marcy said...

does it help to know you made someone laugh like hell? with you, of course, not at you...

yes, please, i would like a chance at the fab apron booty! and i'll post tomorrow morning on my wee blog (it'll be number 53, i think) just in case you haven't picked a name yet (though i do hope you're feeling happier).

Bridget said...

Pick me to get that sweet apron and tea towel! I have no crafty skills what so ever, and if I win, I'll have a new apron!!! I totally want a new apron. We have 3 old aprons that are in plain colors. One blue, one white and one green.
I need an apron that Jason can't wear! He's the one who has made our aprons all icky looking. I need something cute in my kitchen! And it would TOTALLY match my country wall paper colors! :)
PLEEEEEAAAASEEEE pick me!! PLEEEEEAAAASEEE!!!!!

Oh, and that baby is totally coming out tonight!

Bridget said...

And by tonight, I mean Thursday September 4, 2008.

Vanillabean said...

Yep I thought you had the baby too. Shine a light maybe he'll try to go for it... raspberry tea... walking up hills.. a bunch of other mumbo jumbo I tried with Lucia and she still wouldn't budge.

passion2sew (Lalli) said...

Hope you have the baby soon. Good luck.

Please do enter me too. I really love the Apron and tea towel.

I am new to the blogging world, please check out my blog. Thank you.

Jenna said...

I hope you have your baby really soon, I do remember that feeling!

Great giveaway!!

Briana Almengor said...

I love vintage aprons and a towel to match..wow! Thanks for the contest.

Jennifer said...

I remember that feeling... I just wish I was as crafty as you when I tried to pass the time.

Cooper Family said...

Count me in for such a great giveaway! beautiful work.

I recently had our third baby - so I remember all too well the wonderful agony you are in...waiting for the baby to come!

www.cooperfamilytn@gmail.com

Sarah Anne said...

I don't even own an apron. Isn't that sad?!? I know the feeling of wanting to have that baby. My youngest is 6 mo. old and I remember all the anticipation and just plain old crankiness that comes with it!

Hope all goes PERFECT!

youthsarah@hotmail.com

vbacwarrior said...

Such a cute site! I hope I win ;)

This poem might help you a bit. It won't bring your baby any faster, but maybe it will make you feel better about this *very* important, last-minute "work" you're doing!

http://www.mothering.com/sections/poems/chant-for-transition.html

Brandi said...

Love this apron and matching towel set...beautiful! Please enter me in the giveaway!

Praying your baby will come soon (hoping he/she has come already since you posted 5 days ago)!

Blessings,
Brandi

Kim said...

I love the apron and towel! Kimmym78@aol.com

gaitha said...

I wish I was this crafty. Love both the apron and towel!

Kirby said...

I LOVE the apron and towel! So precious! I'm hoping to pick up sewing soon!

And, I hope you're holding that precious baby..if not you soon will be busy! I have a 19 month old and an almost 10 week old, and life hasn't slowed down yet!

kirbyapel@gmail.com

Kirby

Elizabeth said...

I have really gotten into aprons lately so this is an awesome giveaway for me to win :-)

Thanks,
Elizabeth
zizziecards@gmail.com

Dan and Liz Duan said...

Hope your baby comes soon for you! My little baby girl just turned 5 weeks today and she is everything to me. I love reading your blog and you make the most amazing things! Please enter me into the giveaway! Thanks and good luck to everyone!

Mel said...

I am entering to win your awesome apron and towel. I love collecting these types of items. Thanks.

E said...

this would be so cool!

eunice

rsmile2u (at) dejazzd (dot) com

The Lady Riposter said...

Good luck!

That apron is darling. I'd love to win it!

jlsemon@mchsi.com

Jackie K said...

I feel for you. When I was pregnant for my first child I never thought he would come. I was involed in an accident three days before my due date and you would thought he would have came then. But no he had to come 6 days late. If it wasn't for the doctor inducing me I would probably still be pregnant (almost three years later:)). Good luck, I hope your baby comes soon. Please enter me into the drawing I would LOVE to win the beautiful apron and tea towel. Thanks!

pam said...

Hang in there, and thanks for the giveaway.

Stephenie said...

Please enter me in your drawing. My daughter and I love to wear aprons while we cook and clean.

Stephenie
stephjem95(at)gmail(dot)com

Nanci said...

This apron is so cute. I just love it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Danielle said...

Oh I so feel for you. As a momma to 4, the youngest being 3 months old , I am very familiar with how you feel. I am hoping the baby comes soon for you.

I love your apron and would be so happy to win it. Please enter me.

Danielle
ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com
http://homeschoolunitstudies.blogspot.com

Holly said...

Ugh! I know how you feel. I had a baby on Father's Day, but was in labor for four days before she finally decided it was really time to come.

That apron is pretty (on a happier note)! Great giveaway!

Jill said...

Would luv to Win this pretty set!!

Brooke said...

I love the apron! Wish I had the talent you do

April, Kevin, Amelia, and Tessa said...

I feel for you! I hope the baby comes soon!
I would love a new apron!

Caroline said...

I'm so sorry your still waiting for your baby to come! I've had three, and I know it gets tiring. I would love to be entered for the apron, I adore aprons!

Caroline
Im4Christ2@msn.com

passion2sew (Lalli) said...

Thanks a lot for visiting me Kelly. Being a newbie to the blogworld it feels soooo good to read comments. Thanks for your comments. I loved reading it. :)

GritsGirl said...

Congrats on the baby on the way! I hope it comes soon!

I would love to be entered in your giveaway! The apron is beautiful I love the fabric!!!

The Chambers Family said...

That's such a cute apron and tea towel! I was never that creative at the end of pregnancy. =)

This is my first time to your blog and I like it.

Hope you have your baby soon!

Meredith A. said...

I know what you are feeling! I am at the end of my pregnancy also, and can't wait for this little one to arrive! What a cute apron!!

Leslie said...

Love to win and good luck!

Honey said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Love the items you are offering.

Alicia said...

Thanks for the chance to win....both are beautiful!

lillian said...

oh what an adorable set!
i hope you have the baby soon!
my little guy is 7 months and i miss the newborn stage!

very cool site!

lillianprincephoto@gmail.com

Shanna said...

Your smock apron is so cute! I had my first baby 24 years ago on September 4, and so if I win, I'm going to send the apron to her so she can enjoy it (there's always fun in a late birthday gift, right?)...

Stephanie said...

I totally understand what you are going through i had my first baby on february 1st and those last few weeks were complete torture. It will be so worth it though when you get to hold that precious baby. Good luck and hopefully you will have a baby very soon.

Oh yeah and the apron and towel are adorable. I wish i was crafty enough to make things like that.

pinecone304 said...

I just had a baby, so I know how you feel those last few weeks/days. The tea towel and apron are adorable.

Bridget said...

Wow! Look at all these comments! Is this a record, Kelly? Impressive. Maybe I should have a giveaway on MY blog! :)

So since there are SO many others wanting to enter the giveaway, I'd like to be the first to enter a SECOND TIME!!!

I WANT THAT APRON AND TEA TOWEL SO BAD!!!!

It really would be the prettiest housewifey thing I have ever owned!

Praying for baby to come soon! :) Let us know when the little Musketeer ariives!

Sharon said...

Hmm.. I may be a bit too late on this giveaway, but I thought I'd go ahead and sign up because that apron and tea towel set is sooo cute! Please enter me if this giveaway is still going!