Before I gave birth to Reese, I had very few pre labor signs like Braxton’s hicks or real contractions, but with this pregnancy, I had plenty of Braxton hicks contractions. We had been told that second babies tend to come earlier and faster than the first babies so it was hard not to be nervous about having him too early where we couldn’t have someone watch Reese in time or too fast where we had a car birth. So we tried to plan as much as we could for an event that really cannot be planned. This was the only time I was jealous of a person getting a c section or being induced because they knew which date they were going to have their baby(in general.) We had our bags packed for weeks before he came as well as a bag for Reese for the case where we might have to have her stay overnight with someone else.
For a while now, I have been eyeing this certain quilt. I am not a huge quilt person mainly because I am not always a fan of the patterns, or especially colors used on them. This is not to degrade the quilts that others make because an incredible amount of time, effort, and design go into those blankets. I grew up with my great grandma, grandma, and mom making an amazing amount of quilts among other crafty things from sewing, mending, crocheting, knitting, etc. I made my first mini quilt which was for my fifth grade class. I was sick one day and missed the instructions, and the paper that I was given failed to mention that it needed to be made from construction paper. So, I thought I had to sew a real quilt. I think it had to be 2′ by 2′ so pretty small. Anyway, within a few days and my mom’s verbal instructions, I made this small quilt. I then felt like an idiot when everyone else had a paper one,but now my nieces in Austin use it for their baby dolls so I guess not a total fail after all.