Last night we had a baby shower for my cousin Brooke who is due any day now with a little boy. Brooke is extra special to me - I spent a lot of time babysitting at Brooke's house when I was younger (and she was in high school). While I was sneaking off to parties (while tending) she was having parties (and cops came). Brooke also helped me out a few summers back when my mom had surgery. She tended Jake for a 6 week period and Jake loves her, and her dog Millie.
So when I found out Brooke was pregnant, after trying for awhile, add to that its a boy - I was so thrilled and excited for her I had to plan the shower. It was so much fun getting the house and the yard ready for the big day. I think it all looked great, although I took not one picture. Brooke looks so cute with her belly about ready to pop.
I loved watching her get so excited about the little clothes and the fun gifts she got. We passed around "Mother Knows Best" advise cards and read them to everyone. I loved that not one person said "Do this, or Never do that". All the advise was "listen to your heart", "enjoy each stage", etc.
I love watching mom's become a mom. Brooke has always been so good with kids, and this is her calling to be a mom. I can't wait to see her hold the little one and feel that "I'm a mom feeling" that you only get with your first baby. Last night I remembered that feeling - through my whole pregnancy with Jake, and then how it was so magnified once he was actually here. The love, the need to protect, the worry, and more love. I can't wait for Brooke to have this little bundle of joy. She now just needs to work on a name!
This quilt was so much fun to make, because I had Brooke in mind the whole time I was sewing. I bought these fabrics when I was pregnant with Jake, wanting to make this quilt, but sadly never got around to it. Once I got the binding on this quilt - I was in love. Its navy bind, hard to see in the picture, but I love the white with all the blue colors. Very clean and classy looking. I may just have to make this one again as I still have some fabrics.
This is my little helper. Anytime there is a quilt on the ground (completed or just the blocks laying there) he has to jump on it. This pattern is New Arrivals by Two Peas in a Pod. Very easy to put together with great results.
The back was polka dots - need I say more. Such a fun quilt to make. I hope Brooke enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it.