Zoey’s Baby Quilt

by ilene on June 24, 2013 · 2 comments

in baby, sewing, Zoey's First Year

  I never blogged about my labor story with Zoey.   I wrote on my due date that if I didn’t go into labor naturally, I would be induced the next day.  What I never shared on my blog is that it didn’t go quite as we planned (of course. does it ever?).  When I […]


Since a few readers asked last week how we managed to sleep train Zoey, I thought I’d write about our experience in hopes that it may encourage other sleep-deprived parents out there.  I am in no way an expert in this area, but I can share how Jeff and I managed it and what we […]


Zoey’s 6 Months Old!

by ilene on April 30, 2013 · 6 comments

in baby, Zoey's First Year

We’ve made it to half a year!! Our sweet baby girl is now 6 months old! Our  little pumpkin continues to grow and flourish, much to our amazement.  I guess we are doing something right!  We just had our 6 month well baby checkup and Zoey now measures 25.5 inches long and 15.5 lbs.  She […]


Little Heart Tushie

by ilene on February 13, 2013 · 2 comments

in baby, holidays, sewing, valentines day

Hehe, how cute is Zoey’s little tush?   I shared how I bought some red velvet hearts from Michaels in my last post.  I saved one to sew onto her onesie.  My sewing machine has been stored away since I gave birth, so I just hand stitched it in place. This baby has the cutest […]


Nursing Covers and Pacifier Clips

by ilene on January 29, 2013 · 8 comments

in baby, sewing, tutorial

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 […]