My midwife's only real rule for postpartum is, which she directed to me, but stated while looking squarely at Mr. S., "No cooking, cleaning, or laundry for 10 to 12 days".
I don't see sewing on that list, do you? ;-)
So, a skirt that should have really only taken a half hour finally gets finished (10 minutes at a time, using this free pattern from Oliver + S) by a Mama grateful, nay overjoyed, that her ankles aren't swollen like bloated baobob trees anymore. I did promise Safiya that I'd finish the skirt.
Having such a tiny baby around makes it just a little bittersweet that Safiya is so grown up.
That's a girl in that picture, you know? A real girl. And I said to Mr. S. this morning, the funny thing about having a boy, for all my "boys wear pink" and "we don't do the princess thing" (not the Disney version, anyway) is....it just makes me want to sew a bunch of skirts for Safiya. Lots and lots of skirts.
That is, in between sleeping and diapers and feeding and not sleeping and spending inordinate amounts of time adoring this sweetness:
You didn't think I could get through a post without a picture of him, did you? :-)