Friday, June 22, 2012

I love my ERGO but.... I made a sling!

We didn't buy a lot before Miss Daisy was born. We had a few generous families give us all their girls clothes - WOW! And we had gifts from the Baby Shower which helped to clothe, wrap and entertain our little girl.

However, prior to her arrival we had our hearts set on two purchases. I guess you'd call them our Baby Essentials... cloth nappies and a baby carrier.

Well, we found both at the Sydney Pregnancy Baby and Kid's expo in 2010! 
We purchased a Birth To Potty Pack from Real Nappies - and currently have our two girls in them! We LOVE them! And we bought an ERGObaby carrier from Babes In Arms as well! 

The ERGO is such a wonderful carrier, loved by both hubby and I! I was actually wearing Miss Daisy on my back around town the day before her baby sister was born! Super comfy I tell you, even at 38 weeks pregnant!!

However, I've often eyed off cute little newborns curled up in slings with their mumma's. So I started googling today and found this easy pattern for a basic Baby Sling. The instructions were super easy to follow. I used a vintage sheet I had to make a prototype (the sheet was fraying/breaking just from being looked at so couldn't be used for much else!) I loved it - even though I was only game to try it out with dolly in it! 

I decided to make another one as I was happy with the pattern/style. However, I decided to sew in an added lining to make the sling reversible and also to give it some added strength/durability. Two more vintage sheets later and I had this beautiful sling! It took all my self control not to wake Miss Peppa up early to try it out!

The website the pattern came from also has a great page dedicated to sling safety and different positions you can use the sling in. I decided I'd give it a go with Miss Daisy in it today too! Excuse the dummy - we were having a needy morning!!)

Babywearing DIY sling - Just For Daisy
An easy one to sew together and a great way to get an extra baby carrier/sling in your collection without any added cost!!

Tell me!? What are your baby essentials?! 
We seem to be going without a lot of things this time around!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Baby Girl!

Our beautiful daughter Ivy Joy arrived on Monday. Two weeks early... a very quick and beautiful birth.

Will do a blog post once I've taken more delicious photos of our girls! :)

11-6-12 :: 6:02pm

Monday, June 4, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

This was taken this week in the Botanical Gardens when we went to take pregnancy shots of my baby sister! Miss Daisy kept herself occupied (and got soaked!) with this bubbler! 
She kinda got the hang of it!

Pregnancy is one of those things that can go fast and slow all at the same time! Here is my sister 41 weeks pregnant (she's now 41+3..eek!) when we took some pregnancy shots on Friday in the Botanical Gardens. 

She's on my left... does that count? ;) This was at my niece's 3rd Birthday Party a few weeks back.

Mummy has been tired of late (go figure!) and so we've been doing lots of fun things with art, craft, books and other exciting games to keep Miss Daisy occupied and give me some peace! :)
I love her new obsession with lining things up and stacking them! We do it with books, toys, food! Fun!

I was feeling a little plain and ordinary on Saturday morning... tired and grumpy even, perhaps! So I told hubby I was heading out into our garden for a while with the camera. Our whole yard was filled with mist/fog and I found this beautiful web. Nothing plain about this web.

That's me for this week's Scavenger Hunt! :) Linking up with Ashley over here