Earlier today I shared a photo on Facebook and Instagram of my mom carrying a giant piece of green foam through the fabric store. I had a bunch of 50% off coupons that expired today and still needed to get some materials for the baby related things I was making. My mom took me to the fabric store, which was great. I accidentally got enough material to make 2 extra crib sheets and 3 extra pack n play sheets more than what I was planning on making……oops. All in all, I got enough material to finish the burp cloths, make a total of 3 crib sheets and 4 pack n play sheets, 2 cloth diaper pail liners and bumper pads.
My mom and I started with putting new pads in the couch cushions (hence the green foam). Whoever thought to glue foam into a couch cover should serious rethink their job……and couch cushion stuffer is a job definitely worth $15 an hour. At one point we had a large knife and were using it like a two man saw to cut through the foam. While trying to remove the cover from the cushion she was literally dragging me across the floor. We had a freaking blast!
I then got to work on the bumper pads. I know that they are not necessarily recommended by the pregnancy people but we have a plan to minimize/eliminate risk to the baby. I will eventually get a picture of them. Basically the bumper pads will be tucked down around the matress and held in place with flaps that tuck under the matress. We are also forgoing traditional ties and replacing them with a tiny piece of elastic to hold the top of the bumper in place. Little man will be unable to get trapped underneath the bumper pads nor will he be able to get stuck in ties. But if it becomes a problem they can definitely be removed. We opted for a reversible bumper as well so we can change it up if we feel the need.
In an unrelated, non-craft update: I made dinner tonight for the first time in literally 20 weeks. I struggled a bit and gagged a few times but I was able to make it through and it was delicious! I think I may be turning back into a wife!