i may have a slight obsession with the fabric minky. its practically all i have used with Preston, and i figured that i would probably do the same with this babe as well. However, i was given lots of soft cuddly blankets for pres, so in order for baby girl to get her minky-fix i decided to make a few. Luckily lis had a baby girl as well so we have some of the same blankets that i made for little janer-girl, and then followed suit and made one for mine as well.
The first two are one sided minky, and the other side a cute soft cotton flannel. love how they turned out.
This next one is certainly more for me than for baby girl. It is quite large. I made it with the intent for me to stay warm during late-night/early-morning feedings. I used a darling flannel sheet set that i found at costco for one side and then just a already made soft pink blanket for the other, then just sewed the two together. its pretty fantastic, i tried it out the other night while preston woke up crying in the night and i rocked him back to sleep, so i know it'll get good use
and lastly, this one. probably going to be my favorite. A friend made Preston one just like this and I have deemed it his "favorite" blanket, although he doesn't really choose favorites....it is the blanket he sleeps with at night and when i ask him to get his blanket, that is the one he usually gets. It is double-sided minky, and really its the perfect size to grow into. So i duplicated it and made baby girl one too. First i made Jane the same one, same color combo, different minky styles though, and it might have been a bit of a learning process for me to figure out the piping-process, but i certainly improved on mine (however it is still far from perfect). I just finished this one this morning and LOVE how it turned out. i'm sure it will become a favorite of hers as well.
I still have quite the stash of minky, but hoping i won't have to make any more while i sit at home going stir-crazy waiting for her to get here.
I don't think she is in any hurry at all.
Chase, Melissa, and my father in law all have the same thought that she is going to be about a week-overdue. YUCK. i hope not, but we shall see. Chase thinks i am just much too comfortable to have a baby anytime soon. Pretty sure the castrol-oil trick will make me really uncomfortable in a hurry, but i don't think i'm quite to that point of desperation yet.