Remember my friend Saci from Hungary? Well, this morning at 6:40am she had her little baby boy. I was so fortunate to be with her and husband for a second time as they welcomed this sweet peanut into their family.
Her labor was about 3 hours start to finish, Jared was born in two pushes! Sarah, their older daughter was not so accommodating...so I was glad this time was easier for her. "Easier" is of course a relative term. Labors that are short tend to be fairly intense. Saci did a beautiful job of staying calm and relaxed while her body did some major work in a short period of time! I have been doing this doula thing long enough now that some of my moms are having baby #2 and that is so fun for me. I was tickled to again be present at such special moment and, of course, had a few happy tears for them.
(left to right: Stephanie-birth assistant, Me-birth assistant/doula, Saci, and Dzhan-midwife)
I wasn't on call this morning but was glad to be invited. And hey, these short little 3 hour in-and-out births are fun. I could get used to those. However long they last, it doesn't seem possible that I will ever tire of being a small part of such a miraculous event!
And, last night I finally snuck in some sewing. I have still been carrying around this bag and the wool fabric was all wrong for spring.
My new favorite color is yellow. I was trying hard to find a color combination that allowed me to have some yellow without being too annoying. I wanted the bag to be something that would go with almost anything. I used the pattern for the Pleated Beauty Handbag from Bend the Rules Sewing. I bought the fabric and then realized when I opened the book that it was very similar to the one in the picture.
I like the way it turned out and especially love the little button that I added for a closure at the top. (I like my bags to close...you never know what might fall out of it :)
Anyways, we are gearing up for a freezing cold weekend. The weather was unseasonably warm last weekend and now tomorrow we may get snow. I was planning to move my seedlings outside this weekend- but maybe I'd better wait. No matter, there is more sewing to do!