Monday, July 8, 2013

what i have been up to in my "free time"

Read "free time" as while I'm sitting on my butt pumping.

Hi everyone!

I have been so busy the past few months with Squirt and Roo, lots of family visiting from out of state, BBQs, parties and 2 weeks ago our beautiful little miracles were baptized.

Prepping for their baptism was what was taking up all my "free time" because I took on the crazy task of crocheting their baptism outfits.

I wrote many times how I always wanted to make a blanket that I would finally keep for my own babies, but I also dreamed of crocheting beautiful baptism outfits for their special day. Something special they could keep, look back on when they grow up and maybe if they have their own children they could wear it too. (I'm still working on the blankets. They probably won't be done till the fall)

So, today I wanted to share the finished products with you.

Squirt's outfit had shorts with suspenders and a short sleeve jacket. Those little suspenders and buttons kill me they are so cute! I love how the back loop stitch makes the outfit look ribbed. We found some cute plain white soft shoes for him.
The slip is shorter than the dress, but Roo kept pulling the dress up.
Roo's dress was a shell stitch so it made a pretty scalloped edge. The cap like sleeves were so big they made her look like she had wings. We found some cute lacy shoes for her. My Guardian Angel friend made her slip to go underneath. It was so special for her to be a part of it all.

They were both given hankie bonnet at my shower.

If you haven't heard of it a hankie bonnet is a handkerchief folded and with a little stitch and some ribbon is turned into a bonnet for them to wear.

Here is the poem that came with them.

I am just a little hankie, as square as can be;
But with a stitch or two, they've made a bonnet out of me.
I'll be worn home from the hospital, and on special days,

And then I'll be carefully pressed and neatly packed away.
Then on the wedding, I have been told,
Every well dressed Bride must have something old.
So what would be more fitting than to find Little Old Me,
A few stitches snipped and a wedding handkerchief I will be.
And if per chance, it is a boy, someday he still will wed.
So to his Bride he can present the handkerchief once worn upon his head.

That poem makes me cry every time I read it.

It was such a special day with family and friends. We invited everyone in our little church to celebrate with us. While they were in the NICU everyone was asking about them and praying for them. My Mom kept them updated every week with pictures, weights and milestones. I was told how they celebrated every little oz they gained and every little milestone they hit. After my Mom would give the update they would all clap.

I am crying so hard right now. Tears of joy. I know blessed I am and feel how much we love them, but knowing how much they are loved by everyone else is overwhelming.

I wanted to thank everyone again for all the thoughts, prayers and well wishes for them. All the support you gave me even though I have been MIA for so long.

Now that things have calmed down and we are on a really good schedule, I will be around more often. I miss everyone and can't wait to catch up on all your lives.


  1. Great to hear from you and see your little babes! Adorable!

  2. First, those twins are the CUTEST!!!! Second, how on EARTH did you find the time to take care of twins and make those unbelievably adorable are super mom!!

  3. Those outfits are beautiful, sand the twins are such cute models! So glad to hear everything is going good with you guys, can't wait to read more posts form you!

  4. SOOO good to hear from you! And those adorable outfits ... I am completely stunned. You are one talented woman, in many ways! I think about you a lot, and am glad that you posted an update ... love to you all!

  5. So happy to hear from you! What an awesome thing you were able to do for the babies. I wish I had half of your talent (and patience) to do something like that! Oh that poem, how sweet!

  6. great to hear from you! Your babies are adorable...and I cannot believe you had time to knit those gorgeous outfits! GO YOU!!! Precious precious babies :)

  7. Oh my GOSH they are so adorable and those OUTFITS! So pretty and precious!!! I'm so happy for you and I just adore that handkerchief idea!

  8. I'm so glad everyone is doing so well! Those outfits are amazing - I am sure they will become family heirlooms. The twins are adorable!

  9. Yay, an update!! I am so glad to hear from you and see your adorable twins! Preemies are such little miracles! I am amazed every single day. So impressed that you managed to crochet those wonderful outfits in the little (to none) time you have. Wish you guys all the best, Dorrie

  10. YAY! Welcome back! I missed you! :-) They are so freaking precious in those outfits! I can't believe you made them by hand -- they look so professional!

  11. So glad to see that the twins are doing well. Love the bonnets and the crocheted outfits!

  12. Long time reader, commenting the first time. I am so happy for you. Your babies are darn cute and your crocheting makes them even cuter. So glad everything worked out, I was worried while you were MIA. Glad to hear from you!


  13. Ohh sweetie - they are gorgeous, and I'm so happy for you. I'm finally back in the land of the blog and I was so happy to see this post. Those two are absolutely gorgeous and I am over joyed that you were doubly blessed!

  14. These outfits are absolutely gorgeous, as are the models! Good work, mama.

  15. So gorgeous! What a blessing to have! For you now and prehaps for them later!

  16. Just checking in to see how you're doing! I see from the ticker they are almost 8 months old!!! Update please! :-)

  17. hey there! just checking in on you! I haven't blogged in a long time...your babies are just so absolutely beautiful!

  18. Hey girl, hope everything's going well for your family. Saw you in my blog roll and thought I'd pop by to see what you're up to. I'd love to read an update post, even if it's a short one! xoxo


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