Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Exciting News!

We are expecting!!!  I'm so happy to announce that I will be working on a Me-Made Maternity for the next few months.

I'm now just over 12 weeks prego and we've started telling everyone (our families already knew for a few weeks now...).  I also recently got a part-time job in an office environment an now that I'm gaining inches (but not weight - weird) I am in need of some new bottoms.  Luckily I used to be about 20 lbs heavier, and even luckier still I kept some clothing from that time.  So I should be good for a little while, hopefully another month or so... by then I won't be able to keep it a secret at work!

Maternity clothes are ridiculously expensive, and since I am now sewing at a decent level, I figure I could probably make most of my own maternity clothes from scratch or by altering thrift store finds.  I made this set and this one on Polyvore of maternity outfits that I want to try and make.

I will also be posting lots of how-to's and DIY projects for baby things - I am a frugal lady, but I like nice things - especially if I don't have to pay top dollar for them!

All in all, we are so excited for the upcoming addition to our family (due January 2012) but I would be remiss if I didn't mention that this is not our first pregnancy... Initially I wasn't going to post anything, but I figured that since 1 in 5 women will have a miscarriage at some point, it's nice to show support for others who might be going through the same thing.  Bottom line: it sucks.  It is shitty and awful and totally unfair.  But it is important to remember that it is not your fault and that things do happen for a reason.  

So go ahead: grieve and cry your eyes out because it's only natural.  I have never cried so hard in my entire life and did so for several weeks.  It still makes me sad to think about it, even though I now have another little one growing inside.  I am utterly terrified that this pregnancy will not carry to full-term, but I am trying to stay positive and know in my heart that everything will be all right this time.

I heard this song by Xavier Rudd just as I was starting to come around after weeks of being in a really dark place.  I hope it brings you some comfort, or at least that you enjoy the beautiful music of Mr Rudd.

Happy Tuesday everyone!



  1. Hi Mia! These are great news, gongratulations on the pregnancy! We have one child already, and wish for a second one... I hope everything will be fine for you this time.

  2. Thank you very much for your kind words Janul! I wish you good luck for your second child.

  3. Congratulations! I sincerely hope all will be well this time. I had a miscarriage scare with my second pregnancy and it was awful!

    When I was pregnant the first time I didn't realize you weren't "supposed" to tell everyone right away. But as a friend of mine put it early in her own pregnancy---"I want this baby, so why would I hide it? If I lose it, I'm going to mourn it, and why should I hide that, either?"

    Good luck with the maternity sewing! I wasn't sewing much when I was pregnant and had babies, so I have no advice ;).