Friday, December 13, 2013

on the subject of BABIES!

This is it.  Our BIG weekend!   My husband is going in for a surgery that should make pregnancy possible for us again.  It has a high rate of success, but I'm definitely anxious about the outcome.  This is our one chance.  And, well, you could say that I have my hopes up...

heart.

Yes, that saying "don't count your chickens before they're hatched" has always been a hard one for me.

oh this bassinet!

Honestly, I figure that since I've already dreamed about chickens for like 5 years and am now handing over my Stitched savings for their possible existence (surgery = expensive and all out of pocket) that there's no way to raise those expectations any higher.  (Yes, I did say "Stitched" money.  Your patronage here at Stitched in Color is literally why we can have a chance at another baby.  My eternal thanks!!!)

Moses Basket bassinet

So this fall I bought this moses basket rocker that's been taunting me since we first added it to our family boutique in 2009.  I just think it's perfect - both a moses basket (the basket lifts off) and a cradle (it rocks) and the right height to rest by the bed for midnight feedings.  Isn't it dreamy?  The basket is handmade of corn and the fabrics are organic cotton.  Swoon.  I love how simple and old-fashioned it feels.  Gah, I. need. a. baby. in this basket!

We won't be able to start trying until the new year and we won't know if his surgery worked until we get pregnant or get tested out of frustration.  Since my family's maternity and baby webstores are closing on December 21st, I couldn't "wait and see", so I decided to go "all in" and indulge in the bassinet before my chance passed by!

my baby stash
 
Earlier this summer, I bought these baby things from EuphoriaBaby.com with money from pattern sales.  Thanks again!  I've tucked away these and some of my favorite things I've sewn lately for little people.

BumGenius fan here

Especially stocked up on cloth diapers.  Must have!

not-so-glamours feeding gear

And I even bought these so-not-glamourous breastfeeding supplies, because 70% off is too good a deal to pass by.

Liam and I in 2007
Since our last day in business is just a week away, I'm taking this last chance to spread the word on our closeout sale.  At EuphoriaBaby.com all items are on sale, most around 50% off (except the moses basket, which we cannot discount per agreements).  You'll find wooden and cloth baby toys, organic crib mattress pads, glass baby bottles, organic baby clothes, lots of sippy cups and even one lone remaining Beco Baby Carrier (which I totally recommend).

At EuphoriaMaternity.com the entire store is 70% off.  Discounts are calculated in the cart. Pop some items in and be amazed at how low it goes.  All sales are final since we're closing in a week.  But, as a friend who splurged on 17 items last week would attest, our items are all very high end, made in lovely fabrics, so at these prices it's so worth it. 

Ok, end of shameless baby day-dreaming and self-promotion.  When there is more to say about BABIES round these parts, I shall be tickled pink to tell you the news!

eternal gratitude

xo,

Rachel

55 comments:

  1. best of luck! I'll be crossing my fingers for you!

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  2. I hope everything works out for you! We are hoping to add a third to our family in the not-too-distant future as well and it is very exciting!

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  3. So sweet. I hope (and pray!) it works out just the way you're hoping. And soon! I got pregnant for my first in the month of January and I must say that pregnancy's timing was quite nice.

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  4. Good luck! There's nothing better than a baby. If I weren't so old, I'd have more!

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  5. Crossing my fingers for you and for us!!! :)

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  6. A baby for you is my Christmas wish :-)

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  7. How wonderful Rachel. My husband and I married late (we always say it took us too long to find each other!) and have been trying for a baby. Sadly we have experienced two miscarriages and now one month seems to follow another with nothing to show for all the baby making lovin we are doing!! I have been checked out and all is well - so pray for us too!

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    1. Hi Rhonda. Kia kaha. That is Maori for "stay strong" and is my wish for you. I hope you too are blessed with a baby. My best friend spent 10 years trying and going through IVF and her son was born in July. When you have hoped for them for so long, their arrival is even more sweeter than ever. Best wishes

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    2. Thanks so much Ali W. I'm a kiwi girl too, so Kia kaha is a sentiment I know and love. I'm positive for the future and I know we will be blessed with a little one when the time is right.

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  8. Keeping all my fingers crossed for you Rachel!

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  9. Your family definitely deserves all the best in this new adventure.

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  10. I will be praying that all goes well for you and yours :)

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  11. Hi Rachel. I so hope this is a success and you're blessed with a baby. Just reading your post I can feel the depth of your desire and emotional engagement. I have more than my fingers crossed for you and am very happy to have been a contributing consumer of your classes!

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  12. Good Luck, hope your dreams come true :)

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  13. thanks for the reminder, just bought myself some clothing! sitting here in my only pair of maternity jeans, which has not one but TWO holes in the crotch because my son recently puked on my only other pair of pants that fits (not maternity pants, they just still happen to fit, who knows how much longer)....so i'm excited to have some good quality clothes coming my way!

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  14. Crossing my fingers and toes that Santa and the new year brings you happy, healthy pregnancy and a babe to match!

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  15. Rachel I so hope it works for you guys. Good luck.

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  16. You and your family are in my prayers. Praying that your dream comes true!

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  17. Aw, best of luck to you guys and hope all goes well with the surgery. I just purchased a few maternity items. Now off to check out the baby stuff!

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  18. Oh Rachel, I'm so very excited for you, it's been a long time coming! And I'm glad I've been able to contribute (even if I got a class out of it). I hope for the very best little babe for you!

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  19. I know you've been wanting this for awhile. So excited for you and wishing your family all the best!

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  20. I know you've been wanting this for awhile. So excited for you and wishing your family all the best!

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  21. The very best of luck and blessings to you.....my fingers (toes, eyes, arms) are crossed for you.

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  22. I'm sure it'll work. Keep us updated!!! Best of lucks

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  23. Oh the very best of luck to you!! :)

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  24. Oh, Moses basket envy! Oh Rachel, praying, praying, praying!! xx

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  25. Wishing your family a hopeful outcome this weekend. In the meantime I hope you don't mind that I took the plan toys off your family's hands (#andlettheholidayshoppingfinallybegin)

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  26. I hope it all goes well for you xx

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  27. All the best Rachel.hope all goes so well! Very emotional and exciting time!

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  28. Just a word of encouragement from my own experience. I had tubal ligation after my 3rd baby and later regretted it so much. After 17 years, I had it reversed. Now the chances are not good after that long of ever conceiving again, and on top of that, my husband was and is chronically ill. But, I did conceive, had a miscarriage, then conceived again and we had our darling Abby who is now 19 years old. Her siblings are 17, 18 and 23 years older than her and she has been the blessing of our lives. Don't get discouraged, just keep praying and believing! Best of success to you!

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    1. Thanks for sharing your story, Carol. What a happy success you had!

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  29. The best of luck to you and hubby. Praying you get that baby. I love that basket!

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  30. Oh, I just love your excitement! Wishing you a speedy pregnancy!!!

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  31. As a mother of five I think the best advice is relax, don't stress and it will happen. I am a laid back Aussie wishing you all the best. Love reading your blog. Remember chill :) xx

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  32. Good Luck Rachel! I really hope the surgery works and you have a new addition to your family soon! I have 4 (12,12,10 and 7) and love having a full house, but I still get those baby yearnings, so I totally know where you are coming from :).

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  33. I will keep my fingers crossed for both of us! :) Good luck!

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  34. I hope you and your family get your new year wish! I'll be thinking of you!

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  35. I get so happy when I hear of people trying for a little bundle! Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you all :D

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  36. Best of luck to you, I hope all your dreams come true.

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  37. oh, I have been wondering how this was progressing for y'all! best wishes and prayers in your behalf that all comes together as planned. those are some really beautiful baby items! I'm glad to know my patronage has gone to this most excellent cause. so excited for you!

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  38. Good luck! We stopped at three but as Little Miss O has begun walking and talking it has definitely tug at my heart strings to have another. Sigh...instead I'll live through you! xo B

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  39. Good luck, dear Rachel!!!! I cross my fingers for you and your family :) Jola ***

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  40. Oh Rachel I'll be holding my breath for you, waiting for the happy news. As someone who also struggled with infertility but happily became a mom twice through adoption, I so understand all the stress and high hopes you carry with you each day. Good luck!

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  41. Good luck to you Rachel! May God hear your prayers and bless you. I watched my sister go through infertility struggles and gained a whole new level of gratitude for my own two precious children. You are brave to both share this and to go through this and I pray for your happiness! :)

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  42. Wishing you every success for a quick (and cheap), happy, healthy pregnancy!

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  43. Good luck! Hopefully everything will be successful.
    I used the Lansinoh products, too. At least some of them. Including the breast pump by hand. I liked the products and thought they were worth the extra money.
    The little Haba clown is part of our toys, too. ;)
    I like the churn dash quilt a lot.

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  44. I really hope you get your wish! Good luck!

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  45. Im a big fan of your blog and have been keeping an eye out for a post like this since your first post about trying for a third. My husband and I are entering our 4th year of trying for our first, with complications with both of us. I know how hard the process has been for me, so I am really rooting for you guys to have a quick easy solution! Best of luck!

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    1. Erika, my heart just aches to hear that. May 2014 be your year!

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  46. Wishing you well as you embark on this journey. Now that my little one is getting more independent, I'm starting open my mind to the idea of another, too... Good luck and have fun! ;)

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  47. Oh I hope everything works out for y'all!!

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  48. Thank you for sharing such personal thoughts. My heartfelt hopes for your family.

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