Saturday, October 27, 2012

Life Since Baby

Hello, how are you? Long time no chat!  Since Miss Imogen entered our lives we have been taking some time to work things out and settle in.  It has been an interesting ride to say the least but we are taking it all as it comes and figuring it out together.  There have been a few fun things going on around here too so I though I would share some snippets of the past few weeks.  If you follow me on instagram (@petticoatsandpeplums) you have probably already seen these.

life since baby 1

I arrived home from hospital to a parcel on my doorstep.  It was a couple of vintage dresses I had bough while on maternity leave.  They don't fit me just yet but they are inspiring me to get back into shape.  These were bought from RileyBella123 on etsy and I must say this store was a dream to buy from.  The sellers communication was incredibly helpful and prompt and the little sweater clip was included in my package as a free gift.

life since baby 2

I was spoilt by my work colleagues with a gorgeous bunch of flowers.  The came packaged in a hat box which I was able to keep once the flowers deteriorated.

I have also been thanking my lucky stars for the amount of help Corey has given me.  There were a few nights after hospital he tended to Imogen so I could catch up on my sleep.  I thanked him with a pancake breakfast one morning.  He is seriously the most helpful husband in the whole world and I am so grateful to have him!

life since baby 3

This past weekend was gorgeously sunny which called for my new hats first outing.  I am so in love with this hat and it was only $15 from Kmart.  Gotta love bargains!

My gorgeous sister came to visit last weekend and spent the majority of the weekend with Imogen snuggled into her chest just like this.  It was adorable to watch and I can't wait till she is here again in a couple of weeks.

While my sister was here we also went out for dinner to celebrate my birthday and I was able to squeeze into one of my vintage dresses.  To say I was stoked is a massive understatement! I currently fit into about 3 vintage dresses in my wardrobe.  The rest I are so fitted in the waist that it is probably going to be a while before they fit.

life since baby 4

I managed to squeeze a small bit of sewing in while Imogen was taking a nap during the week.  More on this to come shortly.

On my birthday my parents came around with dinner and a delicious caramel mudcake that my mum made.  It was absolutely delicious and very much appreciated!

And I was massively spoilt by Corey with a new sewing machine for my birthday.  It's an Elna 5300.  It has 50 stitches and 3 different buttonholes.  I have read through the manual but haven't had a chance to sew on it yet.  Hopefully this weekend while Corey is home.  The other super exciting present I got was from my mum and dad - a ticket to A Chorus Line! My mum and I are going in December and I can't wait!!!

So we are starting to fall into some resemblance of a routine so hopefully this means I will have a little bit of time for some crafting and be able to share some more exciting things with you all soon.  Until then....


  1. Hey Kat! I see you just left me a comment, just as I was about to leave you a comment!

    CONGRATULATIONS on your new baby, SO CUTE! You look gorgeous too by the way, not at all like you haven't been getting any sleep.

    And Happy Birthday too - I'm jealous of your fancy new machine, can't wait to see what you whip up.

    Bias binding thingy - i bought them on ebay, the only place I could find them. I found mine in a pack of three different sizes. But if you search 'bias tape maker' or something to that effect they should pop up. They aren' too expensive either.

    1. Thank you! I'm so excited about my new machine. I finally got a few spare minutes to sit down yesterday and do some sewing on it. It was awesome! I am in love.

      Yeah I was thinking I would have to turn to the online stores to find one because I am having no luck in the real life stores at all. Thanks for the advice!

  2. SO exciting to finally see your little one :) She's beautiful and I think you picked a gorgeous name for her! You're looking radiant yourself. Happy birthday, so glad it was a good one. Thanks so much for posting!

    1. Thanks Erin! Corey picked the name. I think he did an awesome job. Thank you for the comment xo

  3. Love seeing your new life on Instagram Kat :) motherhood suits you!! x

  4. Awww Imogen looks so cute, congrats and happy birthday too!!

  5. Congratulation!! I'm so excited for you guys and Imogen is such a cute name!! I can't wait to see all the adorable stuff you make her :) Happy belated birthday!

  6. Isn't Corey just a doll-not to mention the little one! How good a hubby did you choose, eh? And YAY you're back into the blue polka dot, keep breastfeeding and you'll be back into your fave yellow stripey one in no time.xx.

    1. Yeah I did pick a pretty good one :-)

  7. Wow, look at you!! You and your cute little family have settled into a routine so quickly. Good for you!! :) And yay for being able to go out for dinner for your birthday! I can't wait to see more of your growing family...and more of Imogen (such an adorable name!). xo

    1. we're getting there! Her routine seems to change day by day but we are slowly figuring it out.


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