...at my pre-baby arrival to do list.
You may or may not know that I am currently "baking" a baby girl. Good gracious does that take a lot of energy! Do you know what else takes a lot of energy? A three year old, who has absolutely no regard for Mommy's condition. I wouldn't change it for the world though. We feel so blessed to have a happy healthy daughter and to be adding to our small family.
Becoming a big sister is still somewhat foreign to our little angel. We have tried to draw parallels for her using her cousins and classmates as examples, but those babies go home and don't really affect her much. I am sure I am not the first (or last) Mom to worry about how baby 1 is going to handle baby 2, but I am trying to anticipate some of this issues and avoid the ones that I can and, hopefully, ease the ones that I can't.
I decided to put together a big sister bag. I plan to give this to her when she comes to meet baby sister in the hospital. Of course, I had to make a bag first. Thank you again to Jeni Baker's lined drawstring bag pattern. This size is bigger than the free tutorial provided on her site. I am definitely getting my money's worth with that pattern.
I also made this great little portfolio that we will add to the bag. I used this tutorial, making a few tweaks here and there. I really like how it came out.
The bag will also have her official big sister t-shirt, a small digital camera we have but no longer use, and a necklace made by my very talented sister (you can find her here). I haven't decided if that is a complete list or not, but it is certainly a good start. Do any of you have any suggestions?
Hope you all have a great weekend!
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