Thursday, July 7, 2011

ONE Month

We hit a big milestone in our house today... little man turned ONE month old! I seriously cannot believe how quickly this past month FLEW by!

I've always loved when people take pictures of their little ones with a stuffed animal each month of thier first year and watch how the child grows. I found this stuffed horse at a Home Goods back in May. I knew it would be the perfect photo prop for our little one.

My husband works in the horse racing industry, and I instantly knew what I'd do for each month... make our little one a bodysuit to coordinate with the colors of the saddle cloths in horse racing! For example... the "1" horse will always be red with a white "1".

Thus, the inspiration for the custom bodysuit.

This last picture was on his changing table... where we seem to get the most smiles out of him!

I am looking forward to creating new bodysuits with each passing month and watching our little man grow... I just hope the next month takes a little longer to pass!!!

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

I was inspired to make a cute little 4th of July themed bodysuit for my little man.

We are lucky that he sleeps pretty well at night, so during his daytime naps I've been able to sew a little. I'm not expecting miracles, and know that there will be days that I feel like I'm doing nothing but feeding him. But I have been able to sew the past three days, and it feels great to be creative again!

You can expect to see these designs in my ETSY shop.

I'm so excited to have my own little model now! :)

Linking up to:

Sumo's Sweet Stuff

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Oh Boy!

It's a BOY!

We welcomed a bouncing baby boy to the world at 3:04am on June 7th. Michael weighed in at a whopping 9 pounds 10 ounces and was 22 inches long! I guess the extra 6 days of "cooking" really beefed him up!

His birth was by far the most spiritual moment of my life. Around 2am, after about 20 minutes of pushing my epidural was turned off, and I was started on pitocin because my contractions had slowed down too much. An hour later the epidural had completely worn off by the time Michael made his debut! I honestly don't remember the pain, just the prayers and chat I was having with God asking for his strength and help in successfully delivering my child.

I love this picture of him! I think it looks like he's pondering something very important.

One week after his birth, I had newborn photos taken. I cannot say enough good things about Jessica of AJ Nick Photography. Anyone in the Long Island/NYC area should really consider booking a photo shoot with her. You can also find her on facebook.

This galvinized bucket was a special gift from my NY bridesmaids at my bridal shower in 2006. They filled it with bottles of wine with a note attached for us to celebrate monthly anniversaries following our wedding. To see our sweet baby boy nearly five years later sleeping soundly in the same bucket is just awesome!

We are all adjusting to life as a family of three. So far the little guy has a wonderful disposition and I'm already finding time during his naps to start sewing again. I should be re-opening my ETSY shop soon!

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