So, my sister is pregnant (yay!). This means that my life will be a mad dash of knitting and sewing until my niece/nephew arrives. This also means that my normal sewing/button-replacing/hemming pile will be pushed to the side in favor of knitting baby caps and booties and making a baby sling and blanket for my niece/nephew.
This is all very exciting, and I have so many ideas on what I want to make for my sister so that she will be so very prepared (and stylish!) when the baby arrives. I'm not the only one scheming though. My sister's mother-in-law is a big knitter, too, and has a head start on me. She's made several baby sweaters already and I'm sure is planning on out-doing me every step of the way. She is at a disadvantage, though. She's in Scotland, and I'm only 3.5 hours away from my sister, who is working on buying a house in Houston.
I do plan on being the coolest frackin' aunt in the world, though. I haven't been around babies too much, that is, besides all of Dave's friends who are in various stages of parenthood. Some have as many as 3 kids, and many are in elementary school already. Crazy.
Anyway, it will be nice to have the opportunity to get used to being around babies since I have 3 sisters and a brother, though it looks like only one is dead-set on breeding.