Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Musical Rooms

We made the move... We moved Julia full-time into Cassidy's room. I thought we had better do it now and get them used to each other before little man makes his appearance. The first few days, not so happy Julia but now all is well. Cassidy wakes up loudly so she tends to wake Julia in the morning, but all in all... success. With her up there, all of her stuff went up there too. That once HUGE closet is now full, Julia must have 25 dresses and with the skirts and jackets, her clothes take up over half of the 8 1/2' closet. Plus she has two drawers in Cassidy's dresser and her own little night stand with three drawers of clothes. Shesh. So much clothing. Most are hand me downs that have gone through 4 girls prior to her but there is a good portion that were from Cassidy or Molly. I hope they get more wear.
With all of Julia's stuff upstairs, I brought all of the nursery/new baby stuff downstairs. Wowsers. In the last week alone, we were given four boxes of boy clothes. Thank goodness for hand-me-downs. So little man is pretty set for quite some time. It makes it seems so close to have all the nursing stuff and car seat and Boppy etc down and in the nursery closet.
Molly, oh Molly. She is a silly girl. She is constantly pulling faces and using voices during our conversations. It is quite comical, except when we are trying to be serious with her and she is off in her la-la land. She is doing better about staying in bed at night and naps are hit and miss, but we are gradually making progress. The hardest thing is when she gets up and cries to us that she has to go to the bathroom. She will usually pee but then will say she has to pooh, but most often she just seems to be stalling with that one. I want to encourage her to get out of bed and go to the bathroom but I want her to realize that if she really needs to go, she needs to get in and get out and go back to bed. Aghh. What do you do?
I am about 90% done with little man's blessing "romper" as the pattern calls it. I decided to take apart my old temple dress because it was just too big in the bodice and shoulders and I wanted to get a new one that fit up top but would also fit during the eighth month of pregnancy. I found one and tried it out last night- perfect. So back to the old dress. I thought that it would be neat to use it make blessing outfits for the little guy, so I took out all the seams (that took about four hours) and used the various pieces to make his outfit. It isn't exactly right because some of the instructions didn't make sense even when I asked someone for help, but I think I still made it work and it's cute. And HUGE!! I did the extra small size (0-3 months) but I think even the extra extra small would have been huge as well, it looks like it would fit a six month old. If this little guy is anything like Molly or Julia then he'll be swimming in this outfit. Oh well. I am really pleased that it is going so well. I want it done though and can't wait until Friday to finish it. There is no way that it would get done after he is born so gotta keep pushing through. I will say that I dislike sewing baby sized sleeves. AAAGGGGHHH!!!! Too small. Too tight. Too frustrating. But it will be something that he has that I made. Plus he's been to the temple (inside of me that is) more than the girls so it's kind of neat he gets to keep the dress. :)
That is my disjointed post. 35 1/2 weeks, we'll see how much longer till he comes. Two weeks? Three? Four and a half?!?! I hope not. :)