Natalie is getting way too reliant on 1.) Being held 2.) Having a pacifier. On the other hand, it's nice to know that whenever she's fussy there are two sure fire ways to get her to calm down.
We have gotten the thumbs up for her to be blessed in church on February 5. I started looking into getting a white dress and they seemed really over-priced. For my birthday, my awesome Dad got me a sewing machine so I decided that I could make a dress for cheaper. I started out looking at the simple pattern on this site: http://www.make-baby-stuff.com/baby-dress-patterns.html and then jazzed it up a bit, making my own pattern from tissue paper. I figured out the sleeves all by myself, added a few gathers at the waist and shoulders and will be putting snaps down the back instead of having it be a pull-over. It's not quite done, but here is my work in progress. I'm so proud of my work!!!