Our doctor told us Angelica will likely be a around 4 pounds when she is born. Laura was 6 1/2 pounds and we thought she was teeny tiny. We had to go buy preemie clothes for her to wear the first month of life because the newborn clothes were way too big for her. So I wanted to make some little outfits that would fit Angelica. I found a free pattern (http://projectsbyjess.blogspot.com/2011/02/tutorial-baby-sleep-sack.html) and shrunk it down to about preemie size and made some cute little baby gowns for her. I love this pattern because it has the little pockets that fold over the baby's hands to keep her warm.
My favorite part was making some matching outfits for Laura and Angelica. When I first found out I was pregnant, I was so excited to sew matching outfits for my 2 children. So, as silly as it is, I just had to sew them one matching outfit.
And of course, I had to make matching hair accessories.
I'm not sure that she will live long enough to enjoy these little outfits, but it feels good to know that if she does, she will have a cute wardrobe. And I enjoyed sewing them so much. There is not a whole lot that we can do to prepare for this baby, so it was nice to have something to do.
Best of all, my mother sewed the most beautiful blessing/burial gown for her. She made it out of her wedding dress and it turned out so perfect.
She sent me some of the left over fabric so I could make a matching bonnet.
We are down to 4 more days before we go in to be induced. And although I am getting scared and sad that we will have to say goodbye to her so soon, we are excited to be able to meet our daughter after waiting so long for her arrival. I think it is going to be a very special, sweet experience.