My Bags Are Packed…

February 26, 2010

…but I don’t think I’m ready to go yet.

My guess is sometime next week, and boy for anyone who is keeping track.

I made myself a new diaper bag. It’s a DIY onbag, a lovely lady in the UK designed the bag specifically for babywearing. It is all soft with no hard parts so it is comfortable to wear while wearing your baby. She was even kind enough to share some DIY instructions for those of us who loved the bag and wanted to make it ourselves.

From the website:

“The Onbag is large enough to hold everything you need and, because it has no hard parts, your baby can comfortably sleep on the strap or rest a leg against it. You can wear an Onbag as a rucksack, shoulder or cross-body bag. You can even arrange the straps over your baby.

The great thing about the Onbag is that, being soft, it lies very flat against your body and looks small when you don’t have much in it – but when you need the space it expands to hold an amazing amount!”

It is certainly big, but I think big is what I need to pack cloth for both baby and Isaac. Since we didn’t have any available appropriate sized bags for the hospital, I’ve packed this one.

The inside, I added some velcro tabs for toys and a soother and some tiny d-rings for anything else I might want to attach

the front with the strap lining showing

the back and side pocket

front with the flap open

I altered the pattern a little bit. I made one of the side pockets larger to accommodate my water bottle. I also added a large pocket on the back with no closure as I find the one on my smaller diaper bag very useful for holding papers when we fly. I’ll have to use it a few times before I decided how well it works and what I want to do different next time. For now, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I would like to add something to the front flap as it’s pretty boring right now, but I didn’t have any really inspired ideas so it will wait for now.

There are three pieces of velcro on the front for different closing options depending on how full your bag is. Right now the bag has two baby outfits, some little hats, two receiving blankets, two nursing tanks, my toiletries, some little baby mitts, some snacks and other little bits and bobs. I think it will serve me well to accommodate everything I’ll need for baby and Isaac and I in the coming months.


38 wks

February 26, 2010

Here is a 38 wk shot.  No judging the outfit, I’m 38 wks pregnant and it’s comfy, okay 😉

38 wks with Isaac

38 wks with T2

More On Table Manners

February 25, 2010

Isaac decided that he wanted to eat at his table instead of at the big table with Mama (Papa was at work or he would have never indulged the little man this much)

Starting out fine

Using his fork properly

He wanted to switch chairs

Who needs a fork?

Mmmmm MEAT (one of his very clear words)

you need to pick your battles, at least he's eating and look he's even using his fork

….Ummmm…Yeah….table manners, we’re still working on that.

Table Manners

February 25, 2010

working on getting his feet up


….We’re working on it…

Dare to Compare

February 9, 2010

Isaac test

T2 test

Isaac 12 wks

T2 12 wks

16 wks Isaac

16 wks T2

Isaac 20 wks

20 wks T2

24 wks Isaac

25 wks T2

36 wks Isaac

36 wks T2 (in lovely maternity combat pants)

So what do YOU think, boy or girl?

This is why…

February 9, 2010

You don’t get your hair cut by some guy at the mall.

bad hair cut

cow lick or crown?

at least hair grows back