Sunday, 16 May 2010

They Get Big Fast and a Sewing Confession

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? :-)

17 comments:

Lara said...

Oh, I need to see him again! I almost dropped by today ... and yes to the bittersweet.

But you have to let Safiya put one of her baby dresses on little Zed at least once ... and Katya would love to be there!

Rachel said...

He is absolutely precious! Congratulations!

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Lara said...

Marnie, checked in to see if you've written anything ... I'm missing you ... and that comment about Safiya growing up being bittersweet? Oh, goodness, I've been feeling it so this week. Katya's school day is so long. I miss her! And I don't want the damn job I applied for on Friday...

wackypink.com said...

Hi, Marnie!
This is Jenny, we met at Livia's birthday party! Just dropping by to say hello, I couldn't figure out your e-mail address, so the easiest way was to comment here. I miss your postings, but know that you're probably very busy right now. You're very welcome to visit my blog (but since it's in Russian I'll totally understand if you don't) and drop me a line when you feel like it (mishusha at gmail dot com). It was a treat to meet you guys, especially Janet told me so much about you :0)

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Nice blog. The little baby is so sweet. I think it is best time in your life. Congratulation for small baby.

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Sarah said...

hey there- did you start another blog somewhere that I missed? I used to read yours- i'm a fellow Toronto mum blogger- let me know if you're still blogging somewhere else! Sarah

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