Sunday, June 20, 2010

Ch-ch-ch-changes...

You may have noticed a recent dearth of sewing for myself lately, although I've been catching up on much promised hubby and kiddo sewing.  I had been going great guns working on my summer 6PAC.  In fact, I have actually finished four of the seven pieces.
Then I hit a bit of a snag, you might say.  I have patterns, fabric, notions, even time and desire.  Unfortunately, due to a temporary medical condition, my waistline seems to have disappeared...  Don't worry - it'll be back!   But in the meantime, it looks like my summer wardrobe will need to have lots of elastic and by winter, well let's just say it's a good thing that Burda's June issue had a maternity section.  I'll be needing it.

In light of this new development, I'm going to put the white Simplicity top and the Colette dress on the backburner.  I think the Vogue jacket will actually still be quite useful, since it is cropped and unfitted.  This is my first non-summer pregnancy, so I'll be needing a jacket.  I'm also excited about sewing a maternity coat, and how convenient that the June Burda has a great one!
I have some lightweight wool (all I'll need for December in Texas) in a pretty baby blue and wouldn't it be cute to line it in pink?  Although I have a good collection of maternity clothes from my first two pregnancies, I will need some more colder weather appropriate things, so there will be some sewing along those lines, and naturally baby sewing.  Once we know pink or blue that is.

For those of you who may crave details, I am currently 12 weeks along (Why has my waistline already gone???), and the wee one will be due December 31.  And yes, we're really excited!!

43 comments:

  1. Congratulations! GReat news and a great excuse to sew a coat. ;)

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  2. Congratulations! Winter pregnancies are GREAT! Looking forward to seeing more exciting clothes...

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  3. Congratulations :)
    Ohhhh new baby sewing!

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  4. What exciting news! Many congratulations to you and all your family - a new year baby will be wonderful! In the meantime, indulge yourself and sew something lovely for you!

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  5. Oh Katie!!! I'm so happy for you! Congratulations! Your "temporary medical condition" is certainly the good kind. When I first read that I thought "Oh no!" and then I thought about it a bit more... LOL! Wishing you a wonderful, happy pregnancy!

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  6. Congratulations! Can't wait to see the maternity clothes you create.

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  7. Congratulations!! It'll be fun to see what you come up with for maternity wear.
    And yea...8, maybe nine weeks is all I got for my last two pregnancies :)

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  8. Oh, congrats!!! That's so exciting! My waist disappeared fast with the second one - an old attending stopped me in the hall one day and asked me how far I was (3 months), then told me I looked 5 months at least - nice! Good luck with your changing measurements!

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  9. Aaaw..congratulations. That is such good news!! I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy.

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  10. Congratulations!!! Wishing you an easy pregnancy and look forward to your fashionable maternity wardrobe!

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  11. Congratulations! Funny post! ;-)

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  12. Congratulations! Totally called it when you said "temporary medical condition." I'm surrounded by so many pregnant women it's just where my mind goes. :)

    Have fun sewing maternity clothes and then wee little bits of things.

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  13. AWESOMENESS! I was sort of wondering (your last photos of your knit tops looked suspiciously, uh, busty.... even for you.)

    As for no waistline, girl, trust me. The more you have within a few years of each other, the more people will start asking you if you're due next month... in your second trimester. (Try having two in one year... I looked like I was 8 months prenant at about five. It was sort of annoying. We won't go there on how I looked at nine months!)

    YAY! New baby! And I love that coat!

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  14. Congratulations and your entire family What a great news.... Enjoy sewing mat outfits....

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  15. Congratulations!!! Wow!! That is HUGE NEWS!! Perfect timing for a baby - especially due during the winter and still far enough away for your move to Utah!! That's great!!

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  16. Congratulations!!! That is so exciting to read about!

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  17. Congratulations! I think your waistline is gone because it's not your first pregnancy. Wonderful news :)

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  18. How exciting! Congratulations!! I hope this pregnancy leaves you lots of energy to keep up the great sewing, and to make some beautiful maternity stuff. (And baby stuff. I only discovered Ottobre after the kids were babies. I know what I'd be sewing now if...)

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  19. Congratulations! You'll certainly have your hands full with a newborn - hope it doesn't cramp your sewing style too much. How wonderful you are going to do some maternity sewing - can't WAIT to see that coat - if I was pregnant again I'd make a winter maternity coat too.

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  20. How wonderful! Such a blessing! Best wishes to you and your family.

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  21. Congratulations to you and your family!

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  22. Great news, by the time I was pregnant with Hayley (my 7th pregnancy in 7 years, even though 4 were miscarried), I lost any semblance of a waist at 6 weeks. It has taken 2.5 yrs to find one again, but then I am OLDDDDD :).

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  23. Congratulations - a romantic dinner with husband - should have realised this would be posted soon :)

    Yes, the waist goes very quickly - it is like your body 'remembers' and goes into pregnancy mode very quickly!

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  24. Congratulations. I am looking forward to seeing your maternity clothes.

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  25. What brilliant news! (After 27 comments saying congratulations I wanted to be different. Damn, I said it anyway!) I love that coat - I never made a maternity coat for any of my pregnancies, even the last (twins, when I was due mid-July (winter here). I just wore my normal coat, which was double breasted and I was just able to do up the top button. It still gaped a bit!

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  26. Well, that's great news! Waistlines have great memories, hehe!

    Wow, 3 kids. That's a good start (:

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  27. My first child was born December 21st. I had a summer/fall/winter pregnancy wardrobe. You'll have lots of fun. Enjoy. I've been waiting to hear where you might be moving with - hmm... I want to say residency but that's not the right word - with hubby - LOL.

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  28. Yaaaaaaahyyyy! HaPpY NeW BabY oN tHe WaY!!!

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  29. Aww, congratulations to you all! Look forward to seeing all your maternity wear :)

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  30. Yay! Congratulations!!!! I pray that you have a blessed pregnancy, and I'm glad that you won't be so hot in your 3rd trimester!

    The August issue of 2008 Burda has a really cute maternity jacket. I've started stockpiling maternity patterns for the next go myself.

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  31. Well, many felicitations and congratulations! I'm sorry to lose you on the 6PAC but it is for a good cause!

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  32. Eeeee!!!! Congratulations!! My two best friends are both due with their first children on Dec. 11th and 15th. Once I find out pink or blue from them, I'll be right there with ya on the baby sewing. :)

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  33. Hi Katie! Congratulations!!!! Imma be a mama too!! and my DD is 5 days b4 yours !! How cool is that!!! Cant wait for all the new maternity patterns! love..

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  34. Congratulations~!! That's so exciting!

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  35. Oh my goodness! Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations!!!

    Best of luck for a healthy and (reasonably) comfortable pregnancy and a happy and healthy baby!

    And aren't those Burda maternity clothes from the June issue amazing??

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  36. oh,oh,oh! The mommyvan makes more sense now! I ~heart~ pregnancy. I can't wait to see what you make. Both maternity and babywear. Long live Ottobre. Oodles of great things for the wee ones.

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  37. Congratulations! But you know now they will outnumber you and your husband! *LOL* Going from two to three was tricky but I'm sure you will handle it just fine!

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  38. Congratulations!! December 28th is an excellent birthday, by the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was due on the 25th, but I think my mother willed me to stay in until the 28th. She didn't want me to have to share my birthday with Christmas Day. She is a rather strongwilled lady!!!!!
    Will you still be moving? You may have answered that - I have had a lot going on and haven't been checking blogs as much lately.

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  39. Oh wow, that's such fantastic news. Congratulations!!!

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  40. Sorry...I haven't been by in a while...big congratulations to you all!

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