Thursday, December 2, 2010

sweet little m

I have a new niece.  My very first niece!  She was born on Monday after putting my brave, rock star of a woman sister-in-law in labor for 27 hours.  About 21 of those were experienced at home with no medication.  Is she incredible or what?  The birth was a planned home birth, but as with most 'plans' things changed and she ended up being delivered in the hospital.

Here's Moonpie meeting her first girl cousin.  I wish you could hear what Moonpie was whispering to her. So precious.




Me and my perfect, new 9lb 8oz niece!
On Sunday morning after my SIL's water broke I began working on a little gift for the sweet one.  I sewed up Lucy's Kimono out of Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross.  My most used sewing pattern book of all time!  I didn't get any good pictures of it at home, but snapped some in the car on the way to the hospital.  This is made out of Anna Maria Horner's Little Folks voile.  So buttery soft!


Buddy saying "don't get my face, ok?"  Umm... ok.

I wish I had a picture of the taggy blanket Moonpie sewed up on her machine.  She did a really great job on it.  She also found a huge rock and polished it up.  When we got to the hospital she pulled it out and handed it to her aunt.  She explained that babies are the greatest treasure ever, so she wanted to give her a treasure (the rock) to remember that by.  That girl...


8 comments:

affectioknit said...

Congratulations! and blessings on the little one...I only have one niece and SIX nephews...funny...

The Farmers said...

That is precious-all of it. I love what Moonpie said.

Stacy said...

I have this book!!! Driving to Brenham so you can teach me how to use it...everything I've tried looks like crap. (Just learning to sew)

Mandy said...

Moonpie is one extraordinary little girl. Congratulations on your new niece.

Cheryl said...

I love babies beautifully swaddled! they are so sweet! congrats on the new member of your family. what a wonderful blessing for y'all!

Amanda said...

Oh, that kimono is just precious! Congrats on your new neice! We have no girl cousins! The labor and birth sound like mine with Eldest.

City Sister said...

what a sweet little shirt.

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

So so sweet! The cousins, the newborn, and the kimono!
Congratulations to your sister!