Saturday, October 16, 2010

The cutest sewing machine ever

Eight years ago on this day, we found out what unconditional love means when my first daughter was born. Today she is a little fashionista, very into clothes and making outfits. She has been asking for her own sewing machine for a while, and is very eager to learn to sew. I spent a lot of time looking for a sewing machine that would be kid-friendly, cute enough for a little girl, but not a toy so that she could actually learn to sew with it. I finally found the Hello Kitty sewing machine from Janome. It is smaller size, light to carry and adorable in minty green color, but it is a real sewing machine with all basic stitches. Our first learning project will be bedding for the American Girl doll bed. Easy enough with straight lines, and we can make really cute stuff with pop-out colors. I am almost as excited as my daughter. It has been way too long since I've had my hands on a sewing project - after all, I used to sew almost all my clothes myself when I was a teenager and dreamed of being a clothing designer... I can't wait to create something beautiful again!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Life with a New Baby

Life with a new baby is full of surprises. There is no routine - you follow the baby's needs and internal clock. Time seems to slow down, days and nights may blur and you are sleep deprived, shower deprived, food deprived, while your body is still recovering from the birthing experience and adjusting to nursing. The first few weeks are hard, and the only way you get through, is because you love that little amazing human being so much. You cannot stop smelling her beautiful baby scent, and looking at her tiny hands and feet. You get so happy when she looks you in the eyes and follows your movements when you change her. You could look at her for hours, and do.. Nothing this wonderful comes easy! 

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Love at First Sight

On October 2nd I gave birth to the most beautiful little baby girl in the world. As with my other daughters, it was love at first sight! Babies are so precious and such a wonder to behold. The little one is healthy, and looked very mature even right after the birth as she came in five days after her due date and had that extra time to grow and develop. She has a full head of dark hair, and looked just like big sisters.. Many people joked that we are copying the genes from one daughter to the next. But I know better - she is her own little wonderful person and we are so lucky and blessed to have this child.