Sleeeeeepy. Very sleep tonight.
After a long day of quilt making and a long night of nesting yesterday, I got up early this morning in order to babysit little Elijah today for my friend, Miranda. I had him from about 7 am until 4:30. It was the longest I've ever kept a baby his age. We had a blast. We ate, napped, cuddled and played all day. Having him for the day made me even more anxious for Hannah Mae to get here already! I'm so excited.
I have to tell you though... I have a lot to learn. Elijah was very patient with me as I muddled through a few feedings and oh my goodness, I have to get faster at changing clothes. He was super patient, but I could see where this may be a source of contention with Hannah Mae if I don't speed things up a bit.
Don't take this the wrong way, but being almost 8 months pregnant and baby-sitting a 3 month old is not easy. I overestimated my agility and balance for sure. There were times when picking him up off the floor and getting to a standing position felt like the most physical thing I've ever done in my life (and I'm a former gymnast). Having a basketball in your tummy and finding a comfortable place for a baby to snuggle is a sweet challenge indeed. Elijah was wiggly and kicked Hannah a few times, but don't worry Hannah got in a few of her own. ; )
Hannah Mae's blanket is coming along. Do you remember my post last September about how I had started my first quilt last summer? I wrote this about it:
I don't know if this is a summer activity, but I am in the middle of making my first quilt. I'm pretty pumped about it. Admittedly, it's not going to be perfect, but I've had a great time working on it. It's definitely a baby blanket. A baby girl blanket. It's all pink and yellow and green. I know I don't have a girl, or even a baby at home, but I've had such a sweet time praying over the little girl who will one day, Lord willing, use this blanket.
I remember writing this post and wondering if and when we would use this blanket. Literally, a month after I started working on it, I found out I was pregnant with our baby girl, Hannah Mae. It's a beautiful story that I can't wait to tell her when she's older.
Oh, and I know... how long does it take to make a quilt? Apparently, nine months.