Hi!! It’s been awhile! Sorry I didn’t post anything last week. I kept meaning to but my colicky baby is keeping my hands full! (Literally.) I sat down to write this post a dozen times and kept getting interrupted. Hopefully I will get to press the “publish” button before the end of the night. If anyone has any tips on how to deal with colic, puh-lease let me know. I have tried everything – changing my diet, gripe water, gas relief drops, food allergy tests….. I’m out of ideas and nearly out of my mind. My pediatrician says that most babies grow out of colic around 3 months of age, so I am praying this phase will end soon. Colic is one of those medical mysteries that I just have to ride out and it is no fun.
Before Zoey came into my life and when I had way more free time and my arms were never as sore as they are now, I made these nursing covers:
I’ve made nursing covers before (see tutorial with helpful tips here) and its one of my favorite things to make for expecting moms. They make a great baby shower present and you only need half a yard of fabric. I bought the apple and the damask fabric a couple summers ago at my favorite fabric store in Cambridge, MA when we used to live there and these covers ended up being the perfect project for them! I’ve made so many nursing covers for friends, it was sort of surreal sewing these for myself finally!!
Hanging in the nursery closet:
A sidenote: If you were breastfed as a child, go thank your mom for that right now. It is HARD!! You have no idea how painful it is until you have to do it!
After I made the straps on the nursing covers, I realized that they were a little too long and had to cut them. Not wanting to waste the fabric, I turned them into pacifier clips!
The suspender clips can clip onto the baby’s clothing and the velcro can fasten around the pacifier handles.