It seems we'll be having a third go at raising a boy! We are over-the-moon excited (as are the littles, who give him lots of kisses) -- and now that we've actually settled on a name, the "real" stress is over. Forget birth and the ensuing 18 years of parenting, we're just relieved to have come up with a name! Seriously, how is it that my husband and I can come up with a list of girls' names as long as my arm, but when it comes to boys' names we are stumped? At any rate, I'm quite happy with what we've chosen -- hopefully our little guy will agree, once he's old enough to form an opinion on the matter.
With just about two months left in this pregnancy, I am nesting like crazy. I'm trying to work some of it off at the sewing machine (though so far, not many projects for the little guy -- I'm knitting a blanket, so I suppose I'm just using different needles?). Some salvaged leather and a felted wool sweater provided the materials for some little shoes, using this pattern. I have my doubts about how well they'll work and I'm almost positive they won't fit him this winter, but they sure are cute.
There's just something about leather and wool that I love! I have it in mind to make a pair of leather Toms (like these) for itty-bitty feet.
For the most part, though, I've been trying to tackle the little projects that have been building up -- lots of mending for the Littles, new charcoal and black maxi skirts for me (I'd worn out their predecessors!), some alterations to tops and scarves that were not being worn for easily-changed reasons, a nursing friendly knit dress, and a robe to wear at the hospital (and at home!) once our little guy makes his appearance. Did I mention that we're renovating our family room, including plastering the ceiling and filling in the grooves in the painted paneling? Once that's done we'll be painting virtually every surface in the room, including the fireplace but not including the floor... at least not intentionally. *wink* I seem fond of tackling large house projects with a large belly, considering that we laid several hundred square feet of tile at our last house when I was six months pregnant with Rosa! But I'm looking forward to some fresh new surroundings, and with a triple bunk underway in the boys' room (and a bed for Rosa to follow), there will be quite a bit in the way of new surroundings.
With so much on the to-do list, the time is flying by! And as the little fellow in my belly keeps reminding me with his hilarious antics (and frequent bouts of hiccups), Lord willing, the best is yet to come.