Thankfully, they understood.
With a new baby comes lots and lots of diapers. So I went with two of my very favorite items to have on hand myself. A changing pad and a diaper pouch.
For the changing pad, I used two different echino prints for the cloth side and these two laminated cottons for the side that can be wiped clean. (I wrote a tutorial for this changing pad here.) This time, I used this zigzag tutorial for the binding which yet again was fantastic. I'm sold.
I love my diaper pouch. I'm not one to lug around a big diaper bag. I definitely don't need another thing to carry. This pouch is small enough to fit in my purse. It holds a few diapers and a pack of wipes. The design allows you to see how many diapers and wipes you have left. It's pretty ingenious, if you ask me. You can find the tutorial here.
For the lining on the (parrot) pouch to the right, I ran out of linen so I decided to use laminated cotton instead.
The stiffness of the laminate gave the pouch more body. I liked that. I think it was meant to be.
I also like to give new moms some of my diaper rash salve (tutorial here).
It's so easy and fun to make and it worked so well on my kids' sensitive skin.
And finally some (store-bought) baby yoga pants. Because babies look so cute in yoga pants.
My friend emailed me a photo of her one month old son on the changing pad and it absolutely made my day! I totally wanted to eat him up!
Newborns are so awesome... especially when I'm not the one doing the round the clock care of them! ;) Those days were precious alright, but I'm not ready to go back to them just yet... maybe someday.