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Where’s My Head?

It’s time to come clean.

Lately I just haven’t been myself.

I have been losing things like opened jars of jelly……then finding them here.

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I have had accident after accident and just seem to drop or bump into everything.
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I have had more tears lately.  At random times.  And lots of them all at once.
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And man, I just can’t get enough to drink.
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Or get enough of these to eat.
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And another thing, I wish there were more hours in the day to lay here. 
And in case you’re wondering, I’m the last person out of that bed……….and yes, I leave it just like that these days.  But, this way, it’s nice and ready to start from where I left off that morning.  Sleeping.
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But don’t you see? 

Something must be wrong.

So, I went to the doctor. 

And they sent me home with pictures like these.

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And then, supposedly this picture lets us know the gender of that little nugget growing inside of me.
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After the doctor’s appointment, I came home feeling much better.


I’m not crazy, clumsy, forgetful, exhausted, emotional, or expanding in the middle for no reason, afterall.
I’m pregnant.
(And haha, yes, I knew this whole time.  I didn’t really “finally figure it out” at the doctor.)
And we couldn’t be more excited.
My heart anxiously awaits our time to munch on this warm and squishy baby girl, all perfectly plump and delicate.  And stare for hours at her teeny tiny little features.  (Well, my last baby was about 10 pounds…..not exactly teeny tiny.)
So yes, I have been a little loopy, tired, and forgetful lately………so forgive me if you emailed me many months ago and I still haven’t responded.  Most likely, I was going to respond……but then got sick.  Or tired.  And now I can’t remember.  Oops.
But each time we find out the gender of our babies (no surprises here…), I love to start planning. 

And one of my favorite things in life……is staring at little baby clothes.  Even while not pregnant.  They are just too irresistible.

So, since this baby is coming in February, I had to make her a new spring dress that will fit her a few months later.



Anything mini is just that much cuter.


And don’t worry…….my older girl already has names picked out.
Like “Lyon-eela” or “Shmawna-loo”.
Real inventive and very easy to pronounce, don’t you think?
We’ll have to break the news to her that she doesn’t get to pick the name.
But even though there are minor adjustments in the household, we are all very excited to meet our newest little baby girl! 

So forgive any insanity, unanswered questions/emails, or any other unusual behavior…
We’ll just blame it on the pregnancy.

Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. greekmiss says:


  2. Booger Bear Creations says:

    Congrats! Love the story :)

  3. Courtney says:

    Congrats on your pregnancy! I am due February 7th with a daughter as well! I'm so glad you are pregnant and already working on dresses! I need to get goin with things for Caitlyn! Hope your kids are takin it easy on you and your pregnancy is going well!

  4. headbart says:


    I'm going to deliver my second baby in Feb 2011 too!

    Baby still won't show it's gender. But I think it's gonna be a girl too. My second girl. :D

  5. Shannon says:

    Well, I don't visit the blog for a few days – and then I come back and I'd missed the great news! Congratulations. I love love love your blog. I am also due in February!! Though, I don't know the gender of mine.
    Maybe you've done this in the past, but some time you should blog about HOW you make time to take pics of your awesome creations, and blog about them – let alone make them!! hehe :-)
    And do you do laundry and wash dishes in there somewhere too? hehehe
    Well, congratulations just the same! Babies are awesome!

  6. Heather says:

    You always have the best pictures on your blog! Who takes your pictures and what kind of camera is it? I'd appreciate it if you would let me know. ( PS — congratulations on your big news! I like the way you wrote about it — very cute!

  7. - Sarah :-) says:

    Oh WOW! Congratulations!! That is SO stinking exciting! And did you guys not know until you went to the doctors? It's pretty crazy… you already know the gender? I'm sure you probably knew and just didn't put it on the ol' bloger-er-oo, but I'm super curious. Feel free to ignore my nosy-ness. :-)

    Congrats again!!

  8. 3_Munchkins says:

    Congratulations Ashley :) Love the way you 'break the news' to your readers!LOL The itty bitty dress is adorable, can't wait to see it on her!

  9. Wife and Mother. says:

    Ooooh!!! I love how as a mother I somehow get giddy about hearing someone I don't even know in blogland is pregnant! I now, it's kind of weird. Kind of funny. But I don't care. I'm so excited for you and your baby on the way!

  10. Nicole says:

    So happy for you and your sweet family. My kids are about the same ages as yours I think and I just had a baby boy in May. It is so much fun to see the 'big kids' interact and love on their brother…I'm sure yours will love their little sister like crazy! Congrats!

  11. Leslie says:

    Mazel tov! And I love the names your daughter suggested! In your spare time, how about a tutorial for that amazing dress?

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  13. Kristie says:

    THAT had to be THE cutest little post I have read in a looooong time. Very cute blog too! Love the Halloween Buckets!!!


  14. sarahvine says:

    Aw, me too, in Feb! And your to die for layered chocolate cake was actually my first satisfied pregnancy craving….. =0)

  15. jeremy and steph says:

    Congratulations! I must say I am pretty excited you are having another baby…because now you can come up with even more cute little baby projects that we can all steal away :)
    So fun and happy! Hope you get feeling better soon. Thanks so much for all the wonderful ideas you are so quick and willing to share! Love you site!

  16. Lisa and Jamie says:

    Congrats!! I knew as soon as I saw the first pic! LOL

  17. Nicole says:

    Congrats hun!! While reading the beginning of the blog, the first thing that went through my mind was, "she's pregnant." I'm good at this type of things. I'm due in January with a little girl too, I can't wait to see more tutorial on little girl clothes!!

  18. Rafael's Mum says:

    Congratulations!! I hope you feel well during the pregnancy.

  19. sarah says:

    hiya ashley…
    lovely post! congratulations on the multiplication of love in your family! (: just one thought on the name the baby idea… my youngest two are 10 yrs apart… and i did let my 10 old name his sister… i knew it was going to be hard for him to get bumped, and it has created a bond between the two of them that couldn't have anticipated! the boy is now in high school and brags to his friends that he named his sister star…! more there are the more love being created!…blessings…s…

  20. kmel2u says:

    Congratulations to you and yours.
    I luv your site especially the shirt purses, your are so creative.

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