After being absolutely blown away by the generosity of my friends during our baby shower, where we accumulated baby's entire wardrobe, and enough food to turn our fridge into a gourmet Mexican restaurant, I can only think now of my belly and await our new family member (who is currently taking a break from jabbing my ribs.)
Hooray for mommy blogs! I found this really simple tutorial from See Mommy Sew on turning a regular skirt pattern into a maternity skirt. Using some old fabric from my mom, this was the first skirt I turned out:
That was my belly in January. It's quite a bit bigger now, and the skirt is still fitting rather nicely. I've since realized that the tutorial works well with pre-existing skirts too. So slowly my old skirts are turning "maternity." I used to be afraid of elastic waistbands but now I understand their comfort. Just get the sweatpants image out of your head and everything will be ok. Although the ladies at the fabric store were curious as to what exactly I was going to do with 5 yards of 3" elastic. As if my belly didn't tell the story.
Not to keep going on and on about my belly (but well, this is the Belly Update) here's a funny little picture my friend Carye of Red Bat Press took of me messing around with my friend the Chandler & Price letterpress. As you can see, belly + feeding board don't work well.
mental note: no goofy faces when someone has a camera.
Ok, here's the latest belly picture. It's still actually from a month ago so we're even bigger now.
Can I just add that things I never knew could be sore are sore right now? And um more sore things to come. I know. And my belly button is doing some really crazy things.
Happy spring everybody. The narcissus here are a bit stunted. I look forward to the cherry blossoms, which are slowly awakening, and my new friend to emerge, who will hopefully not trash my body when he makes his appearance.