Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pacing Myself

I thought I had been really pacing myself with projects for the baby this pregnancy but as the end draws near (I am now at 37 weeks) I feel like my "To Do Before the Baby Arrives" list has become a bit daunting. My list looks something like this:
  • Paint Crib and dresser
  • Bassinet and bumper pads
  • Pre-register at hospital
  • Buy a car seat and finish car seat cover
  • Bind baby quilts and make receiving blankets
  • Crib sheets
  • Burp clothes
  • Wash and organize baby clothes
I understand that a few of these I have waited on because I need my hubby's help: paint crib and dresser, which he does plan to tackle in the very near future. Most items on the list like: receiving blankets and bind quilts, I have almost done, but I just gotten around to finishing. But two things I did accomplish over the holiday were: burp clothes and bassinet bumper pads.

The tutorial I used for the burp clothes are from my amazing creative blogging friend, Amy from
Diary of a Quilter. I love her easy and straightforward Easiest Burp-Cloth Tutorial Ever and I love how my burp clothes turned out. I am planning on making a few more, I just need to get more cloths!!

I felt a great sense of accomplishment about these bumper pads. I didn't know exactly what I was doing and I didn't follow a pattern (typical), but I am really impressed with how they turned out. The flannel is so sweet and I love the stars!! I also love that the flannel is still baby but all boy. I bought the 1/2" thick foam padding at Joann and measured the sides of the bassinet and went to town without too many mistakes. I just need to figure out how to make a crib sheet with elastic thread for his mattress pad. If anyone has any tips, I would love to hear about them!!


Thimbleanna said...

Oh how fun! It looks like you did a great job -- those bumper pads are really cute!

Ella said...

That is quite the list! Did you forget about the car seat I have for you? I was going to bring it by this week in fact today but we never net up, If you still want it? You did a great job on the bumper pads, looks great to me. If you need me to do anything I will see what i can do to help you.

Samual said...

You need to ensure the quality of your baby beddings, especially the material to be used for the baby’s pillow, blanket and mattres.The baby clothes must be warm, light and soft for your baby’s skin.

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