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June 14, 2010

My labor project

Filed under: Personal, Pregnancy — Tags: , , , — llcall @ 6:00 pm

I mentioned before that one of the strategies from Birthing from Within that I really loved was the labor project.  The idea is to plan a project to pass the time during early labor so that you do not obsess over every contraction.  While most of the examples revolved around cooking (like making a birthday cake for your new baby, which sounded awesome until I realized that they meant I would be doing the baking), I knew immediately that I would use this as an opportunity to do some sewing.  Obviously, I went with practical over fun, but it was still enjoyable.

Washable nursing pads

Cloth diapers

(the reason I was so desperate for ball-point needles)

I also started to hem Neal’s new pants, but it turns out that 9-months pregnant + contractions + getting on the floor to measure do not mix!



  1. So cute! And blue and white–Cougar colors!! Hahaha

    Comment by Emily Tew — June 14, 2010 @ 6:56 pm

  2. Impressive! I don’t think I could have focused like that!

    Comment by Vickie Blanchard — June 14, 2010 @ 9:33 pm

  3. How do you like the washable nursing pads? I tried some and couldn’t handle them. But them I am a heavy leaker. I’ve worked my way through every brand except Lansinoh with uncomfortable results. I am now brand loyal, but since I go through so many, I always wish the washables worked for me.

    Comment by Aislin — June 15, 2010 @ 8:31 pm

    • I feel like I am a heavy leaker as well — though, of course, it is hard to compare those types of things. The ones I made are two layers of cotton thick, and at night I use 3 per side. It works for me…and they have actually gotten more absorbent with more washings. But I haven’t tried any other kinds, so I have no point of comparison.

      Comment by llcall — June 15, 2010 @ 8:35 pm

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