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All Things Baby…and a Gender Reveal

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It has been a very busy two weeks.

I have been sewing up a storm and working very hard at this tricky little thing called online marketing.  And since my brain has been swimming with all the things that need to get done, I thought I would take a little mental break.  And what more perfect way to take my mind off all the craziness than to focus on my happy little bundle that is due in less than four months!

Four months!! Eeeek!!! 🙂

The past few weeks have also been a bit of a roller coaster when it came to finding out the gender of our baby.  Since I am a planner, and sewer, it was important to me that I find out the gender in advance so I could plan and get as much done as I could before the baby comes.  So when our doctor told us at our 12 week sonogram that she was 85% sure she knew what the gender was, of course, we couldn’t wait to hear!  Imagine our joy when she said it was a boy!  My husband and I were both over the moon and began planning the nursery, choosing names, and getting just plain excited.

Well, we knew we had to go back for the second sonogram so we decided that we would wait to start buying things until we were sure, but we had definitely everything picked out.  So the day of the second sonogram came and we excitedly went to the doctor, eager to see our son again.  As we enjoyed watching our little one on the computer, the technician asked if we were ready to know the gender…which, of course, we were.  I mean, we were ready for a confirmation of what we already knew.  So as the two of us waited to hear the words “It’s a boy” emerge from her lips, when she said very matter of factly, “It’s a girl!”

Wait, what?  

We both just about fell out of our chairs (or the medical bed in my case.)

A girl???  

As we scraped our jaws up from off the floor, my husband mentioned that last time we came they thought it was a boy.  “Well, that does happens sometimes, although it is rare.” was her response.  Oh.  Good to know.

Sooooooooo after going through shock, a complete mind shift, and a new name search, we are happy to announce we are having a girl!!!!

 And with all this exciting news, I decided it was time to dedicate a post to all things maternity and baby!

 

Let’s begin with this 1860’s photograph and a mother and child. Both of whom, I may add, are impeccably dressed!

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These 1910 maternity dresses are perfect for both pre and post baby!

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These two moms to be from the 1940’s look absolutely adorable in their maternity dresses!!!

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While I can’t say the super tight skirt looks all that comfortable, I adore the loose fitting top from this 1960’s sewing pattern.

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This entire 1940-1950 collection for a baby is just fantastic!  What a wide variety offered in this pattern!!

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And for when they get a little older, these little girl dresses from the 1910’s-early 1920’s  are absolutely perfect!

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And for some modern takes on vintage dresses, this ADORABLE dress tutorial by Craftiness is Optional is perfect in every sense of the word!  Link is under the image.

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Craftiness is Optional

And who wouldn’t want a few bonnets to match those precious little dresses.  This tutorial from Simple Simon and Company is as easy as it is sweet!  Link under image.

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Simple Simon and Company

 

So if someone ever says to you there is an 85% chance…..be highly doubtful!! 😉

Happy Friday everyone!!!

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2 Comments

  1. Terry says

    A girl!! Congratulations.

    This post was interesting to see — especially the maternity clothes. I don’t think that maternity clothes even exist anymore!

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