I recently received an email asking if the following book, pictured in the stack of books here, was a hint that we're expecting the fourth little plexichild.* The real reasons I added this book to my Amazon wish list are the dress on the cover, the quilt draped over the crib, and the pants pictured below. I also highly respect the author, Anna Maria Horner, who happens to be a talented fabric designer, a practicing Orthodox Christian, and a Nashville resident. B and I could have accidentally bumped into her at church when we lived there!
I am really excited to make the maternity dress because the pattern is modest, as in covering my knees. When I was pregnant with T, I was astounded that the only dresses I could find barely covered my thighs. Let's face it, the changes that pregnancy
The above pants are reversible. And adorable. And the pattern comes in lots of sizes.
*For those who are interested, we're not. At least to my knowledge. While we would welcome our fourth child with joy, B and I are growing another kind of baby: his dissertation. Of course the last time I said that was in October 2009. T was born in June of 2010. You do the math.