lately. . .

He's here! Well, actually he's been here for almost 6 weeks and I'm just now getting around to blogging about it. Oops. I've done better about keeping up with things on IG though so there's that. So, his name is Liam and he's sweet and feisty and in a hurry to grow. I love him to bits which is a good thing because this whole newborn sleep deprivation thing is ROUGH. I know it won't last forever though so I just try to keep that in mind.

Birth story. . . it's pretty short actually and not at all what I had planned. Isn't that how it usually goes? I wanted an unmedicated VBAC and was lucky enough to find a doctor that is very supportive of that sort of birth. More than supportive really. Things were going well enough with my pregnancy but I was going in for weekly non-stress tests from 32 weeks on. I went in to the hospital for one of those tests on Monday, July 20th figuring I'd be there for 30-40 minutes and then I'd be on my way. I had Syd with me, my purse, and cell phone. Within minutes of getting hooked up to the monitors, the baby's heart rate started dropping. And that kept happening whether I was having a contraction or not (Braxton Hicks I assume because I was most definitely not in labor). So, it was another emergency c-section for me. Pretty much the exact same thing happened when I was pregnant with my daughter except that she was born at 33 weeks while Liam was born at 37. He was born around 8 that night weighing 6 lbs even and was 19 inches long. I managed to get us out of the hospital by Wednesday afternoon because I was SO ready to go home. It's been an adventure ever since!

In other news, I'm having a sale in the shop to celebrate "bringing home" my latest sewing pattern, the London Backpack. It was originally part of a collection for Willow & Co. To save 40% off your total purchase, enter code 'backtoschool40' at check out. Sale ends this Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 11:59 pm CST. I'm hoping to slowly get back into the blogging/sewing/pattern designing swing of things in the coming months because I'm going through sewing withdrawals! I have a pile of projects ready to be made but just need to find the time to make them.

p.s. the quilt in the last photo was made by Anna of Noodlehead - isn't it awesome??
p.p.s the sweet necklace Syd is wearing is from Madre Beads - absolutely love her stuff!


  1. Oh sooo sweet boy :) Congratulations +:)

  2. You are an amazing photographer! ❤️❤️❤️ And he is absolutely precious!

  3. Aw Liam!! He's such a sweet little guy! Bummer you couldn't have the VBAC but always good to just have the baby out safely. Glad they let you leave to recover at home! Take care in these sweet newborn days. So exhausting but so wonderful too. :)

  4. beautiful baby (and quilt, and photographs!) - congratulations!