Tuesday, June 3, 2014

MMM 2014 Wrap-Up and Thoughts

Wow!  I'm still trying to catch my breath after a whirlwind month.  May 2014 totally kicked my butt!  I'm still reeling from giving birth, and the steep learning curve that is early motherhood.  I don't know if I'll ever have a real sleep routine again, but I'm at least getting some shut-eye and getting out and about a bit more.

As a result of all the new routines in my life, MMM 2014 took a bit of a back seat.  I definitely wore mostly second-hand and me-made items, but I had trouble keeping up with photographing and posting regularly.  I think I may have to use my mobile phone a bit more to photograph.  Surprisingly enough, with the help of my parents being in town, I was able to make new items!  I made a white sleeveless nursing top with some success and I even finished a Baby Surprise Jacket for the little dude.





Project: White sleeveless nursing top
Pattern: Simplicity 2317 - with a LOT of modifications to Top "A"
Things to change for next time - choose a smaller size!  I added darts to the bust, overlapped the top to make a nursing tank, drafted a higher back.

This year's MMM definitely made me realize that I inherited lots of maternity clothes, but very few nursing tops so my goal is to make some nice, fashionable nursing tops to get me through the summer and fall.  My jelly belly is also quickly shrinking and all my favorite maternity trousers are getting too loose.  Believe it or not, I'll miss a lot of those clothes - they're so comfy!  Perhaps it's time to bring back my old clothes?  We shall see.  Even though I'm shrinking, my body has changed a lot and I will likely have to make some new items or adjust old ones.  And, I also realized I need a hands-free way to hold the little dude.  I use a wrap when I'm going out, but I think I need to make a sling or something that's a bit faster to get him in and out of... perhaps learn new wrap ties, too.  So many goals!

8 comments:

  1. oooo he's a cutie pie! Love the cardi :)
    As for hands free, splurge and buy a ring sling or a woven wrap. It's best to buy them because of the special weave than to make them yourself and you know for certain they are safe to use! I used them a lot with both my kids!

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    1. I agree- the woven fabric is key. A friend and I have split a woven wrap in order to make our own ring slings... mine is still in progress. She's got more experience with them and already made hers. I love my wraps (1x Moby, 1x Didymos, 1x generic free trade woven), but haven't been able to figure out how to BF in them.

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  2. Wow, you are amazing. I think I slept through the first month of my first baby being around. Go you! Big respect.

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    1. I think I was so sick at the end of this pregnancy, that I think my body felt a lot of relief after labor. I have more energy now than in the last trimester! :D

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  3. Congratulations on your beautiful little boy!

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  4. He is adorable and you look fabulous! Don't worry, you'll sleep again. Maybe not soon, but someday.

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