June 9, 2011

What's New at Our House

Well literally speaking, we have a new range! Our old one finally gave out and we had enough points saved to get this new range delivered and installed for a big whoppin' $20!  I never realized how awful my burner output really was!

I have also been sewing some more. I made these PJ pants for Leevster &
 my 4yo nephew. 

Of course we made GI Joe PJ pants out of the scraps!

 Next, this past Saturday when Rhea was working, I finally got around to making slipcovers for our 16yo glider rocker. This rocker does not match our decor anymore, as we have all dark wood pieces now, but this chair is so comfy and I have rocked all 4 kiddos in it, I just couldn't give it up. So, slipcovers it is! I had no pattern and with a lot of use from my seam ripper and lots of Velcro, I finally finished!

Then, it was time to make wetbags. These are reusable zipper bags to put soiled cloth diapers/wipes in when traveling or at home. They can also be used for carrying wet swimsuits or soiled clothes during the season of potty training! The bag gets tossed in the laundry with the dipes or other garments. The one above has PUL (waterproof fabric) on the inside and outside. I made 2 of those. One for me and one for my sister.

This bag I made in a larger size for our diaper changing area for our baby. It has cloth on the outside and PUL on the inside. BTW, I have NEVER done zippers before & they weren't that scary after all! I used a free online pattern/tutorial for the bags. I have 2 more to make. A medium one for the diaper bag/travel and an extra for the nursery. I have also finished my CD stash, thanks to my sister's help. We are ready to give this cloth diapering adventure a whirl! (well I am, but the other kiddos are still not too sure)

And finally, why you haven't heard from me most of all...
Our entire house came down with "the crud". The girls (including me) got it the worst, but we stayed on top of it with EOs, homeopathy, & herbal tinctures. Pookie and I sound the worst still as ours moved into bronchitis.  

28wk OB appt was yesterday. I had my 1 hour glucose test done, thyroid  blood work run, and the baby is measuring 2 weeks ahead of schedule! Sounds good to me, as we know I am not going to be going past 39 weeks. 

I did have a great visit with my OB yesterday about inducing. He wants me to labor at home and says as we get closer h will discuss with me some things we will try to get my body to go into labor early and me labor at home. I also told him how I "stall" during labor and in the past I have been given Pit and then I cannot stay on top of the contractions without and epi. I told him that at our homebirth that eventually the contractions got going again and everything was fine. 

He was very positive and said he wants to stay as non-invasive as possible and it will all come down to the NST results at the end. I have several friends who have used my OB and have been very pleased with how he handles L&D. Rhea and I are completely at ease with our choice in doctors. 

Well, I believe that about catches you up around here!


  1. I never would have thought to make wet bags or pajama pants at home. I'm impressed. I like your shiny new range too!

  2. I'm so impressed with all your projects! Love your new range!

  3. awesome new range - gas too! i sure wish we could have gas, but it would mean tearing up our second floor to bring a gas line down. :/ love your sewing projects. glad you and your OB are on the same page. great news all around!

  4. Love the range! And all of your other projects. Hope you all feel better soon.

  5. Great job on the sewing projects Shannon! So glad to hear the baby is doing well and test results are all good.

  6. Shannon - I haven't been to your blog in a long time. Congrats to you and your family. :-) I didn't realize you were expecting. So excited for you! Prayers as you get through the last stage of your pregnancy and for a safe delivery. Love, Sheila


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