10 January 2013

My December in review!

So I finally decided that I needed to get back on my blog and when I did I was horrified to find that I haven't blogged since October! YIKES!! I have even lost some followers because of it I'm sure.  So, I'm going to fill you all in on what has been happening these past 2 months.  

I suddenly became quite busy in November with 4 quilts, 2 of which I was commissioned to make from scratch not just quilt them. Well, for those who may have forgotten, I was very pregnant and it was a challenge to do all that I needed to do on top of the quilts.  

Well, the end of November came and I suddenly found myself on bed rest to prevent early labor. Just a side note, my due date was January 23 (notice I said was).  ANYHOW, one week later I ended up in the hospital in labor. Our littlest one came into our lives on December 4, 2012! That, my friends, is 7 weeks early! So, instead of even thinking about sewing or my blog or anything I found myself driving 25 minutes each day to the hospital to sit and stare at my baby. I was only able to spend 2 hours a day with him because we have other children. This was a difficult time. Another kink in the month was I still needed to finish the two BQ3 quilts and send them off before Christmas!

How about some stress? Well, I did finish those quilts and they will be posted tomorrow...wait til you see them....they turned out gorgeous!! Sadly, I was in such a hurry to get them out I forgot to photograph them bound and finished. Duh. Oh well...

I thought I might share some pictures with you all from this past month. Hope you don't mind, but there won't be many quilting related pictures, but I wanted to show off our new little love!

The above picture he is bigger than what he appears. He was 5 lbs 4 oz and 18 inches long.

This was a hard time for me.  I didn't get to hold him until he was a week old.

This was even harder for me because the ventilator made it so he couldn't cry or make sounds....I cried a lot. But it helped his lungs finish developing.

I finally got to hold my bundle of joy. Here he was 1 week old.

We just stared at each other for about an hour.

Proud daddy!

Finally off all the oxygen. This cap he has on was a preemie size and is now too small, but just to give you an idea of his size.

Finally the day he came home! December 23rd!! It was the best Christmas present ever!

 And this was last week! Love him!!!

What did you do this December? :) Thanks for sticking with me....let's start 2013 off with a bang and start sewing!


  1. Congratulations on the safe (but early!) arrival of your dear little boy! Rest up and enjoy this time together! (please don't feel the need to reply!)

  2. Awesome Nic!!!! Have you given him a lovely name? What a precious bundle. Congrats to you all. xox

  3. Congrats on your sweet little package...I am glad that he is ok now and that you are both home safe and sound.

  4. Congratulations! What a stressful time for you~ I am so happy to see your love home and growing! Blogging should have been the furthest thing from your mind. (Hugs)

  5. He's so beautiful Nicole. Such a wondering and trying time all rolled up together. So glad baby and mommy are united with the family and everyone is good.

  6. What a beautiful baby! Congratulations!

  7. He's so handsome! So glad he is home with his family.

  8. He's beautiful, congratulations and wow, you really were amazing to do all that! Hopefully your new year will settle down a bit.

  9. I need to come see him before he stops being a tiny little thing! :D

  10. Congratulations. He's adorable x


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