It’s no secret that I have always wanted a little girl. I love crafting pretty things and call me old fashioned, but I’m not gonna craft pretty things for little boys. Cute? Yes. Pretty? Not so much. I was confronted with my long going desire for a baby girl this weekend by attending a little girls 1st Birthday and baby girls shower. I also have another shower next weekend for a baby girl (in which I am in charge of decorations. Cue ovary explosion here). Guh!! Baby girls are everywhere except my womb! Anyhow…so Baby Girl Envy was in full throttle this weekend. The hubs and I have talked about having a second in the future but I’m not gonna lie…it terrifies me because I’m convinced we are destined to be a boy family. Every time I see someone pregnant with a little girl I think to myself “well, they’re taking all the girls! There won’t be any left for me!” I know…logical. Can you imagine my inner monologue while pregnant??? But of course, while my ovaries are crying on the inside, I’m smiling on the outside. The only thing that gets me through it, is creating pretty things for my friends
who are stealing all the with baby girls. No that I’ve had myself a little bit of dramatic tantrum, let’s move on.
Years ago, before a baby was even a twinkle in my eye, I opened a shop on Etsy called Peek-a-Boutique where I sell crocheted baby hats (and the occasional adult hat when requested). It’s been on break for a while because, quite frankly, I have been less than inspired in the baby hat department lately. However, thanks to my friends
stealing all the having baby girls, I have been inspired. I made one bear hat last week for one of the showers and since then I think I’ve made 8 or more. This last week (when I was not making decorations) I obsessed over these cute bunny and bear hats!
Here’s my pile! And yes, that is my work desk. I take my crochet everywhere! In fact, I get most of it done during my lunch break.
So, how do I cope with Baby Girl Envy?? By making all the pretty things!! What should I make next? (Besides my own baby girl 😉 )
***Disclaimer. Yes, I LOVE my SON!! Beyond words. I’ve always wanted a boy too. Really, I’ve always wanted one of each and if I could paint our family up any way I wanted, it would be boy first. So I am incredibly grateful for my sweet little boy who made me a Mommy. And I must have done something right to be in charge of such a lovable, fun, incredibly smart little boy.