Friday, December 29, 2006

For months, we've been thinking of this baby as a girl. We've only been discussing girl names, always calling her the "baby sister", etc. Well, the other morning we went and had a sonogram, and it turns out this baby is a BOY! It's a bit of a shock, just because now this baby feels like someone completely different, but we're just as thrilled and excited.

Last night I went through my stash of diaper fabric, and every single piece but one is super girly. (Maybe it is because of me that Ems is such a girly girl!) I sewed one itsy bitsy adorable little diaper last night, and now I get to have the fun task of going to Joann's and picking out a bunch more fabric. My grandma gave me a little serger awhile back, and I used it for the first time last night - not without a struggle. The serging looks horrible, but I still love the diaper just because it's so little and cute. I also applied the snaps wrong and put the elastic on the wrong piece of fabric. It still works, but I am definitely out of practice since I haven't sewed any diapers in over a year.

The other night we were eating dinner at Chipotle. Emma, of course, was wearing her princess dress, and several people stopped as they walked by to comment on how cute she looked. One couple looked to be in their forties, and they stopped and oohed and aahed over her, then the man asked if he could take her picture. I sort of stammered, "Uh...I don't know..." but Emma and already grinning and saying "cheese" and the guy already had his phone out and was snapping her picture. I guess it's no big deal, but that just struck me as odd. I don't think I like strangers taking pictures of my kid (darling though she may be).


the new sonny's grandma said...

What a charming diaper. It is funny, since our three sons are so wonderful, but I can't imagine any boy being as delightful as Emma is! I will have to get used to this idea also.

Anonymous said...

Think its great you are having a boy. Emma will be lots of help.
The diaper is cute and in the picture we can't tell you did anything wrong.
The guy taking her picture probably thought she was so adorable he wanted to capture the minute, but know how in this day and age it kinda freaks you out.
Have enjoyed the pictures of Emma in her wonderful costumes. She must be so much fun.

david said...

I hope you are still considering "Eustace" as a name for the fella.

Jen said...

A boy - how exciting!!!!

So, wanna sell me some girly-girl diapers? As soon as we move this spring, Ellie will be in cloth and the only girly dipes I have are the three I bought from you last year!

Anonymous said...

Cute dipe!
Congratulations to you.

Anonymous said...

happy new year to you and your whole big family!

boys are So Fun! i promise!

do you like firecrackers and paintballs and mudfights?

just checking!

Katie said...

How cute!! Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

That turned out great! You are a great seamstress! Wish I could make them look that nice!