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Baby Watch 2010

So, here's the update. I finished the baby hat and no baby yet. I'm doing better. It seems making me lie in a hospital bed for something like 40 hours made my blood pressure go down and my test results improve. Enough so that I'm no longer in that scary danger zone. So, the doctor sent me home yesterday morning with orders to be a slug. I'm not on strict bed rest but he does want me lying or sitting as much as possible. No doing dishes, no trips to the store, no working. Nothing much besides sitting on the couch and watching TV or lying in bed reading. Well, and crafting, of course. I'm a doctor sanctioned couch potato. All in an effort to give this little baby boy as much time as possible to mature and grow before he's born. I'm past 36 weeks, so its not too terrifying if he were born now but 37 or 38 weeks would be even better.

It's only been two days, so I'm still in the "Yeah! Time to relax and watch TV and craft!" stage. I expect the stir-crazy phase to set in sometime tomorrow. Brendan (the relaxation Nazi) even OKed some time at the sewing desk today. As long as I took frequent breaks to go lie down for awhile.

Do they still count as Easter dresses if I had every intention of finishing them before Easter?
Easter Dresses

Blue dress pattern. Green dress pattern (with a straight hem instead of the bubble skirt). I love these patterns- no zippers, no buttons. Old-fashioned. Girly. Modest. This is the fourth time I've made the Miss Lilly pattern. I see much the same in store for the Miss Mary.

Miss Mary Fabric Closeup
Miss Lilly Fabric Closeup
This year I choose very simple fabrics in colors to match their eyes. They so would have been done by Easter, except I'm stupid. I thought for some reason I could just guess at Anna's size rather than taking the five minutes to actually measure her. Yeah, bodice #1 was way too small. Then I tried to cut out bodice #2 while I was still all flustered. Yeah, not a good idea. Finally, bodice #3 was cut out correctly and in the right size.

The pictures of the girls actually wearing the dresses are not the best. I should know better than to try and take pictures at the end of a long day, after its already dark and after a dinner involving ketchup.
I'm going to try and take some better pictures tomorrow when the sun is actually shining and there is no ketchup in evidence.


kristib said…
Those dresses are adorable! I'll have to look into those patterns.
Jennifer said…
I made the Miss Lilly dress for my girls' Easter dresses too. I'm glad you're doing better =)
Meg said…
The dresses are adorable! Hope you're enjoying getting rest. Glad to hear everything is okay!
balloongal said…
They definitely count as Easter dresses. They're very Easter-y.
I'm glad Brendan is making sure you're resting, but I'm also glad you got some time at the sewing machine.
I'm sorry you're bored now, though.
Lillabilly said…
Those dresses are all the more sweeter with the grubby faces and messy hair. Adorable!

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