I mentioned a few posts back that I recently spent some time with my "little" cousin (who is actually 26 and very much a grown up... it's just that I refuse to accept it). She's pregnant for the first time and I don't know if I can express how excited that makes me feel.
See, I don't want kids. I like kids just fine. There a even a few that I love. I spent years babysitting (e.g. the aforementioned cousin) and really enjoyed it, for the most part. I just don't want any of my own. And neither does my stepsister. And my brother is disabled so he won't be having any. And I have another stepsister who lives a continent away and I don't have a relationship with.
So what I'm saying is: I kinda feel like my cousin's baby is going to make me an aunt. You know what I mean? This particular cousin is the closest female to me in age in the family (my step-sisters came after she was born, so they don't count for the purposes of my explanation) and I was absolutely smitten with her when she was born. My uncle and mother get along very well, so we spent a lot of time together when she was little. I see her as a little sister. And I know she sees me as a big sister.
(As a juicy aside: her father - my uncle - had a little fling when he was 18 or so and fathered a daughter that was put up for adoption. None of us knew anything about it and a few years ago, they were put in contact with each other for the first time. How cool is that? Just like that, I got another cousin! Yay! And it means that, out of 5 children, my uncle had 4 daughters. That's crazy town.)
But I digress (REALLY? YOU DON'T SAY!).
So now I need something from you all: ideas for handmade baby gifts.
I have made her some bibs and a few little washcloths. I'm also making her a market bag to use for whatever.
I know those little legwarmers thingies are the best thing evar, so I'm making some of them, too. They're teal and they're going to have lighter teal and mustard stripes. I am so smitten that want to make myself a pair.
So what else? She's due in March, so I gotta get crackin'!